Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
The SX260 HS has what's probably the best photo quality you'll find for this category of camera. Its features and shooting performance are a bit behind competing models from Sony and Panasonic, but if the results straight from the camera are what matter most, get this.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $229.99
The good: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced, a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization, and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.
The bad: The SX260 HS' menus and controls can take some getting used to, it's got a short battery life, and photos get noticeably softer-looking indoors or in low light.
The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom.
October 31, 2012 3:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Lori Grunin, Joshua Goldman
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