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- Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera Review$349.99
Videos may be recorded in 1080p, 720p, or 480p; each at 30 frames per second. A dedicated option for shooting iFrame movies intended for Apple devices is available, along with a Super Slow Motion Movie setting capable of shooting at either 120 or 240 frames per second, however these limit resolution to 640x480 or 320x240 respectively. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content
Most recording options can be automated and will update continuously while a recording is in progress. These include both exposure and focus. Some scene modes are also compatible with video capture, though others seems to have no effect. Picture effects seem incompatible with video.
Optical zoom is unlocked while a recording is in progress but, as is often the case, adjustment speed is slowed to cut down on mechanical noise. While operating zoom, the camera will often lose focus, and take a second or two to achieve another lock.
Manual focus, while a pain to use with this camera, is available for video shooting. You must specify focus beforehand, and the setting cannot be adjusted while a recording is in progress, but the feature is at least there if you want it.
GPS settings may be individually configured for the video mode, and the same is true for color modes and white balance settings (including custom options).
The popular Wind Filter option is available, however this is the only audio-oriented setting in the entire menu. Level control is not supported, and only the stereo microphones on the top plate may be used for recording.