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Great Canon photo quality and excellant value.

For a compact ultra zoom camera this Canon product is a winner. The Auto and Easy modes hand over setting up the photo to the camera making it simple for me to take great pictures. Other modes give me more creative control. The GPS function works good and will prove to be useful to me, I think.
This had more options than I even expected from it. One option I haven't found and don't think it has is an "outdoor scenery" option like all my other cams have had. That's disappointing and so I give it 4 stars for that but that's the only thing I can think that is missing and that even may be there, perhaps I haven't found it. There are no instructions with this camera as all other users have mentioned. Boo to that as well.

Excellent camera for general picture taking.

This camera is a great all around camera. Excellent pictures on what I have used it on so far. Very fast when turns on and ready to take a picture. Image Stabilization is fantastic and really helps eliminate blurry pictures. The only thing so far that I don't like is the location of the flash. It pops up right where you want to hold the camera with your left fingers. Have to learn to hold it differently I guess. I like the size of the camera as it will fit in my pocket and still has alot of the features I wanted. Really like the LCD size and quality picture it shows. Overall, real happy with the SX260.
This camera meets all my expectations, and I'm happy with it. Just yesterday I shot over a hundred images with it: indoor with flash, indoor with no flash, outdoor in cloudy weather, outdoor in sunny weather, images of the ocean, images of the sunset, and videos of a party. The 20X zoom is great, photos without flash are very good, as are photos with flash. Distance shots are good, as are very close shots. Focusing is excellent. The videos are beautiful, and the image stabilization is great. The camera is compact, and it fits in a pocket (probably not in tight jeans, however!). Opening and closing are easy, and access to adjustments is intuitive. I hardly paid any attention to the manual, but I'd certainly recommend that a new user do so.

SO far so good!!! :)

I researched like crazy for a good new camera!!! I really love this camera so far!!! I have a very active daughter that is 2 and goes and goes, and I captured a great pic of her in motion and from across the room and the auto option caught it perfect! :) I have played with the zoom from across the room and it's fantastic! I am looking foward to digging in and really playing with all of the great options, but I love the AUTO feature so much!Oh and I even tried moving around while taking a pic of my object and it straightened it and didn't even blur!!! :) Kudo's!

Just a novice

I bought this camera to replace an old Canon PowerShot, which takes great pics but is very slow between pictures. I often missed a shot waiting for it to capture the image. I haven't used the new camera much yet but did test out the zoom, which is amazing. The shutter speed doesn't seem a whole lot faster... BUT I have not tried the speed shutter yet. The directions are on a disk rather than a manual. I will have to download them from a PC with a CD drive to read them. So far that's the one of two complaints I have. Here's other: The flash pops up on the top left of the camera... which is where my finger is when I hold the device. This keeps the flash from coming up, and you have to re-power the camera to reset it. This new one is not as easy to hold as my older Powershot.. which had the thicker side as a handle... very stable. I expect to be happy with the technical side of things though since I read many reviews by people who know what they're doing. No one mentioned the comfort/handling/flash issue, so it must just be me.

Great Camera for the money.

I have Several Cameras and needed a good point and shoot. The Cannon SX260HS is very compact. takes great pictures indoors and out. It is easy to use and great for taking on trips where the larger DSL's are not as covenient. It does take a little getting used to holding to avoid the flash when it comes up. With a little practice it gets easier to use. For the money it is a great camera and fun to use.
This is a great camera. The video is excellent 1080p. I use it on vacations when you don't want to carry big bulky professional grade cameras. Great zoom.

Amazing Camera

I bought this camera specifically because I wanted a camera with higher zoom. At the same time, I didn't want one of those bulky DSLR cameras. I've been watching for sales on this camera for a long time. I've seen it regularly priced for $300 which is a bit more than I wanted to spend. Wal-Mart had this on sale with an 8 GB memory card and carrying case for $239. Great value! I first used this last week at a music festival and was able to zoom and take pictures way down on the stage even though I was in the reserved seating way in the back. I was amazed at the clarity of the pictures and how far it could zoom. The camera is a little heavier than your normal point and shoot but it is still small enough to fit in my pocket. I love it!!
Got this camera for my daughter because of the manual options it has. So far she loves it. She has alot of the control that she would with a DSLR but in a compact camera. WalMart's shipping was a little slow, but I was expecting that. Would recommend camera and WalMart on-line.

Great travel zoom camera!

I was looking for a replacement for my Canon point&shoot that had zoom capabilities, and this is the perfect choice. I have only had it a couple of weeks and haven't tried all the features, but so far it is performing perfectly. It has lots of features that are available on entry level DSLRs, and is only slightly larger than a point&shoot. And I LOVE the 20X zoom. It is truly amazing. I looked at other models, but ultimately went for this camera because of the longer zoom, and the fact that I've had excellent performance from Canon cameras in the past. If you want a small travel zoom camera with lots of features, this is the one for you.
This is my first digital camera and is very easy to use. Instruction book that comes with the camera should include more basic info, had to go online and download the 285 page instruction book for some simple answers. The pictures in the camera look great, and reviewing and deleting them is simple. In reviews I read, it did say that the flash and power button are too close, they are but I figure over time I can adjust. I would recommend this camera to everyone.

Great for families.

We love this camera for its many options, versitility, and power. It has the ability to take different kinds of stills and moving pictures at different magnifications making it the go-to machine for families with many different needs. We have had an older model Canon Power Shot for the last 6 yrs. and are impressed with its value and longevity enough to invest in another. This camera does record the photographer's GPS local making me pause before posting pictures of my children on the internet.

Big & heavy

This camera is 1/3 again bigger & twice as heavy as other compact cameras. I need a camera that fits in my pocket as I take many photos everyday. I ordered it on-line, so had no idea until it arrived. It is probably a great camera, but it didn't fit my needs. I took it back.

Picture is not sharp

Pictures were not sharp. I wanted a camera with a good lens to take clear photos. This camera produced grainy, soft, pictures - like an impressionist painter. I returned the camera.

Great camera still learning to use it

Not much to report so far as it is similar to a previous Cannon camera that I wore out. The unit is smaller in size than the previous model Cannon and has more features so I expect this camera to be a good value.

excellent point and shoot camera

Excellent point and shoot camera. Very good bang for the buck. My only complaint is the location of the flash on the top left hand corner of the camera. The zoom lens is fantastic. All other features of the camera are very good.


Bought this camera for my wife so she would stop using my expensive cameras... now I am borrowing hers! Great little camera and easy to take with you anywhere! Takes great low light pictures and has awesome zoon.

GREAT little camera

Far exceeds my expectations, a great little camera full of features. The ONLY negative comment is the location of the flash. It pops up where you would normally place your left index finger.

Picture quality is great

Canon makes good cameras as far as picture quality. This model does not shoot 1080 HD video which I like, and as always, the shot to shot lag is noticeable.
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