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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX260HSBLK

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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX260HSBLK

Capture It All.

The fact that the PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera is an ultra-slim camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle lens is only the beginning of its attractions. You'll see detail you never thought possible through the huge zoom and wide-angle lens, while the camera's 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor deliver the rich, clear low-light performance that is the hallmark of Canon's HS SYSTEM. 1080p Full HD video in stereo is more beautiful than ever, with new high-resolution, high-speed processing. Sophisticated advancements include improved Smart AUTO that optimizes settings for 58 predefined shooting situations, Face ID that prioritizes pre-registered faces, and GPS for tracking and recording your shooting locations.

Features:

  • Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance.
  • A 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon's HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance.
  • Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the new Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Remember where you were when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker to record your location, and a logger to view the locations on a map via Canon's software.
  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames* while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.
  • Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

Specifications:

Type

  • Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

  • Type 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
  • Total Pixels Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Range Normal: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T) Auto: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T) Macro AF: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
  • Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinders

  • Optical Viewfinder N/A
  • LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT Color
  • LCD with wide viewing angle LCD Pixels Approx. 461,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)
  • Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec. 15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
  • Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**? * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
  • Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

  • White Balance Control Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Flash

  • Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off ? Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range 1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T)) Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
  • Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto*1, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4 - Shooting movies is possible with the movie button *1 Smart Auto also available for movies *2 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*5, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist *3 Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap *4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie *5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
  • Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color* *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
  • Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom* *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
  • Wireless Control N/A
  • Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode) Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)* AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode) Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode) LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode) Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode) * Max. of 10 continuous shots per burst - Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. - Differs according to zoom position.

Image Storage

  • Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording Format Superfine, Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG) Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (2-channel Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels Still Images: [16:9] Large: 4000 x 2248 Medium 1: 2816 x 1584 Medium 2: 1920 x 1080 Small: 640 x 360 [3:2] Large: 4000 x 2664 Medium 1: 2816 x 1880 Medium 2: 1600 x 1064 Small: 640 x 424 [4:3] Large: 4000 x 3000 Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 Small: 640 x 480 [1:1] Large: 2992 x 2992 Medium 1: 2112 x 2112 Medium 2: 1200 x 1200 Small: 480 x 480 Videos: [iFrame Movie, Video made in Movie Digest mode] 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) [Super Slow Motion Movie] 640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3 [Miniature Effect] 1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4 [Other than the above] 1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) 640 x 480 (30 fps*1) *1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps. *2 Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1. *3 Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1. *4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1 *5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

Number of Recordable Images

  • Image data
    • 16:9 3:2 4:3 File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB Large (L) SF 3,903 1,996 8,059 4,625 1,681 6,789 5,208 1,497 6,044 F 2,311 3,318 13,396 2,738 2,822 11,394 3,084 2,505 10,115 Medium 1(M1) SF 2,026 3,778 15,251 2,405 3,189 12,874 2,720 2,855 11,526 F 1,210 6,297 25,418 1,436 5,339 21,550 1,620 4,723 19,064 Medium 2(M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044 1,002 7,442 30,040 F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314 558 12,927 52,176 Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919 249 27,291 110,150 F 113 49,125 19,8271 133 40,937 165,225 150 40,937 165,225 Medium* (M) SF N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 836 8,771 35,405 1:1 File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB Large (L) SF 3,885 1,996 8,059 F 2,301 3,364 13,579 Medium 1(M1) SF 2,026 3,778 15,251 F 1,210 6,297 25,418 Medium 2(M2) SF 760 9,824 39,653 F 420 16,374 66,090 Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 F 113 49,125 198,271 Medium* (M) SF N/A N/A N/A F N/A N/A N/A Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine * When in Low Light mode.

Time of Recordable Movies

  • Movie data
    • iFrame Movie & Movie Digest Miniature Effect Super Slow Motion Movie HD: 1280 x 720 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240 30 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 120 fps 240 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps Video Size (KB/sec.,) 4,701 573 287 143 246 123 61 4,914 2,457 8GB 27 min. 39 sec. 3 hr. 35 min. 27 sec. 6 hr. 49 min. 22 sec. 11 hr. 22 min. 17 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec. 22 hr. 44 min. 36 sec. 26 min. 24 sec. 52 min. 28 sec. 32GB 1 hr. 51 min. 37 sec. 14 hr. 29 min. 36 sec. 27 hr. 32 min. 15 sec. 45 hr. 53 min. 45 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec. 91 hr. 47 min. 32 sec. 1 hr. 46 min. 35 sec. 3 hr. 31 min. 49 sec. Other Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 24 fps 30 fps 30 fps Video Size (KB/sec.,) 4,355 3,054 1,416 8GB 29 min. 39 sec. 42 min. 11 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec. 32GB 1 hr. 59 min. 43 sec. 2 hr. 50 min. 19 sec. 5 hr. 59 min. 10 sec.

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File
    • Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    • Still Images: Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    • Videos: Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2 - Displays playback position and shooting time Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer. *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels *2 Approximately 4 seconds *3 Slow motion available

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes
    • Select Image, Select Range, All Images - The image data in the memory cared stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.

Interfaces

  • Video Out NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video) Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio Out Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Other SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power Source Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
  • Shooting Capacity Approx. 230 shots
  • Playback Time Approx. 5 hours

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity 10-90%

What's In The Box:

  • PowerShot SX260HS Body (black shown here)
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.29"
  • Height: 2.40"
  • Width: 4.19"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12 megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.40"
Width (inches)4.19"
Depth (inches)1.29"
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10/2 seconds
Shutter Speed1-1/3200 sec. 15-1/3200 sec
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceBattery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.1

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Large clear LCD (43)
  • Lightweight/portable (42)
  • Excellent image quality (41)
  • Nice features/settings (38)

Cons

  • Short battery life (15)
  • Complicated controls/menu (9)
  • Poor image quality (7)
  • Poor low-light performance (7)
  • Missing features/settings (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Low light (4)
  • Family photos (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera

I have owned one Canon Camera with each DiG!C image processor in the past 10 years. PowerShots: S50, A700, SD850 IS, G10 and now this SX260 HS. I took around 2,000...Read complete review

I have owned one Canon Camera with each DiG!C image processor in the past 10 years. PowerShots: S50, A700, SD850 IS, G10 and now this SX260 HS. I took around 2,000 pics in my last 5 day trip to NYC. This is a quick performer right out of the box. But you can't forget this is a pocket point and shoot camera. Yet you'll be amazed with the features. Taking panoramic no flash images at dawn or night is impressive. First night I had the camera I took a picture of the moon, no tripod, it was not only focused, (something I have not been able to do with my higher end G10) but I could see details on the screen I couldn't see with my bare eyes. The 20x lens is a great one, I took pictures from the Observatory of the Empire state and you can see a slight curvature of the lens on distant objects but nothing unacceptable. Recording @ 240 fps can only be done @ a lower resolution other that full HD, not so good for video editing, but its a fun cheap camera with features rivaling more expensive ones. If you have used Canon digital cameras before you'll love the DiG!C 5 new features and if you are new to canon, just compare and see the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

PowerShot SX260HS Fails

I bought my SX260HS camera on January 11, 2013 looking forward to taking many pics of my grandkids in an upcoming visit. I practiced with movies, snapshots, etc until I felt comfortable....Read complete review

I bought my SX260HS camera on January 11, 2013 looking forward to taking many pics of my grandkids in an upcoming visit. I practiced with movies, snapshots, etc until I felt comfortable. Then, just 7 days later, on Jan 18, I opened the camera to take some more practice pics. I knew the battery was low so didn't worry too much about the fact that the camera quit working at all. No power, no pictures, nothing. Changing to a new battery didn't help. I took it in to a local Canon shop for repair after talking with the dealer (who said these were a real problem) and was told that I had mishandled the camera. Never was I told how. All I can say is that Canon refused to refurbish/repair my unit. After 7 days, treating it just like my cell phone (which has lasted over a year). I feel Canon has some real quality problems with this unit and they are refusing to acknowledge it by saying the consumer has "mishandled" it. Would suggest not purchasing this unit at all.

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5.0

Easy to use

By Ralphie123

from Midland, TX

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

  • poor "getting started" guide

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    We bought the camera just before going on a trip. We aren't professional photographers but like to take a lot of pictures on vacation, with family, etc. The "getting started" guide is very basic and doesn't tell you much more than putting the battery and memory card in and taking a picture. When we got home and downloaded the images onto our computer, we discovered the images were around 2.5 MB to 3.0 MB. There isn't any guide in the getting started guide about setting the image size. Having images this large is not very easy to share. You have to do some digging to find out what the right image size is for you. We are a little disappointed that the factory setting is on the max size.

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    1.0

    LCD Screen Fails

    By Snapper95

    from Boston, MA

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Great zoom

    Cons

    • lcd screen fails

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I've had this camera for a year and a half. I loved it and used it all the time with spectacular results (amazing nature shots with the zoom!) until the LCD screen started going dark on me unpredictably. I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out what was wrong and finally googled around on "SX260 HS dark screen" and found that there were a bunch of other people that had that same problem. Now I am trying to figure out what to do about this.

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      5.0

      Great Portable Camera

      By 14thcvi

      from Connecticut

      Pros

      • Compact Size
      • Fast auto-focus
      • Superior build quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I use this camera for events where I can not bring my large camera, i.e. concerts and some outdoor activities. With the 20X optical zoom it is easy to get close to the action. If the Megapixels were a little higher it would be more than 5 stars, but for something compact you can't beat it.

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Canon

          from San Diego, CA

          Pros

          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

          • Slow Auto-Focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            It is a great camera for anybody to use and doesn't have very many down sides great quality of pictures and portable.

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By franky

            from Las Vegas

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • good low-light performance
            • Just the right size
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings
            • Simple controls/menu

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                This was a refurbished camera. No idea of what was wrong if anything from the original owner if it was infact owned. Possibly it was reject at the factory. It has been a great camera. Light sensitivity is wonderful. I went outside at night and took a picture of a star constelation and it came out great. I used a tripod. I purchased it for my wife who was going on a Mediterranean cruise. She is totally technically challenged when it comes to these devices. She took over 1400 photos that were absouletly perfect and had no difficulty. She took photo's out of a tour bus window on many occasions and you simply can't tell.

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                5.0

                Great camera

                By annieb1110

                from Mishawaka, IN

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • good low-light performance
                • lightweight/portable
                • Nice features/settings

                Cons

                • Complicated controls/menu

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  I love this camera and all pictures I have taken with it. I have had other brands and hands down best camera. I am still learning how and what settings to use, the best one's for different times of light settings. I have wanted a canon for some time, I couldn't afford a DSLR but I am not regretting my choice. I would still like a DSLR, but will definately keep this one. I bought this for our trip to Disney World last year and I can not complain about any of the pictures taken. Night pictures, fireworks, day, indoor, outdoor. My only complaint and it irritates me everytime I use my camera is when changing my exposure compensation, turning the dial I hit the flash button. It is a pain in the butt. If they could figure out how to put it a different way this camera would be the best camera.

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                  5.0

                  Super Easy Point & Shoot

                  By RS

                  from Mich

                  Pros

                  • Bright LCD
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • Good battery life
                  • good low-light performance
                  • lightweight/portable
                  • Nice features/settings
                  • Simple controls/menu

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                      Had this camera for abt a year. This works better than the rest. I've has many different Powershot's including the SX230HS. This camera out shines them all. Great pic quality and easy to operate in all menu modes. If I did not have an EOS too. I would buy another SX260HS for just to have in the truck. I highly recommend this camera, But you need to understand its menu. I think it is easy.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good performer

                      By white336

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Bright LCD
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Excellent Image Quality
                      • Good battery life
                      • good low-light performance
                      • lightweight/portable
                      • Nice features/settings

                      Cons

                      • Complicated controls/menu

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                        I have owned previous PowerShot camera's over the years and this is a definite improvement. It is worth is for the price. A lot of people are complaining about performance but I haven't seen many problems. With the correct settings and a tripod in certain instances it performs well. Low light is good if you don't move. No camera shoots well, or while zoomed, in low light without a tripod. I recommend the add on flash for the point and shoot cameras. Blown out, blurred, or bad pics are usually caused by incorrect settings. The burst works good for action shots. Just delete the bad ones. I haven't had any battery issues. I've shot 20+ min of HD video on the same battery. You must have an SDXC card to shoot a long video because of the file size. Video on full zoom is good without a tripod. The auto focus works well. Main problem that people have is they don't understand how their camera operates. Take the camera out and practice with it. No camera can do everything for you.

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                        5.0

                        Best medium sized pocket camera

                        By Pietro

                        from Upstate NY

                        Pros

                        • Bright LCD
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to use
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • good low-light performance
                        • lightweight/portable
                        • Nice features/settings
                        • Pocket sized
                        • Simple controls/menu

                        Cons

                        • flash pops up where left fingers grip

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          My wife and I are retired and we travel in a little 4 WD pickup truck camper, with a kayak on the roof, visiting cities, attractions, parks, forests, deserts, coasts, swamps, caves. We are nurses and treat equipment gently but we are out in all kinds of weather, in sometimes harsh conditions, hiking, camping, exploring, paddling . I've taken thousands of wonderful everyday photos with this camera ranging from portraiture to around the campfire to museums and theaters to the grandchildren to the forests and deserts and caves to Mardi Gras at night to dis-assembly documentation to an engineers idea of art. For this type of photography I have found it excellent. It is durable, versatile, forgiving with a superior collection of features appropriate for this purpose. Brava! Bravo!

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                          5.0

                          Perfect camera

                          By Gravestoner

                          from Columbus GA

                          Pros

                          • Fast auto-focus
                          • Superior build quality
                          • Super-sharp images

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              I've had this camera for about two years and I'd buy it again and again. Great shots, even at zoom.

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