The PowerShot SX260 HS has strong video features for such a compact PowerShot camera model, making it a great camera to reach for when a potential buyer mentions an interest in recording video, or if you are looking for some additional strong selling points for the PowerShot SX260 HS. The impressive features include:
Full HD recording
Full HD 1920x1080 video recording: Eliminating the need for a separate
camcorder, users can casually capture hi-def footage during your next ski trip and still have the ability to comfortably store the camera in your jacket pocket.
Optical zoom is available
during video recording
The ability to zoom the lens optically throughout its range during video recording (as opposed to digital zoom): Optical zoom relies on the lens (optics) to bring subjects closer whereas the digital zoom essentially enlarges the part of the scene you wish to
bring closer. The optic advantage is apparent in the resulting image quality — and not something possible during video with all compact digital cameras!
High quality movies
New! Refined movie resolution: More sensor and pixel info is used for processing each video frame for higher quality movies. Detail and textures in HD video files has improved significantly. This feature is unique to the PowerShot SX260 HS among Canon’s new 2012 PowerShot models.
Improved sound recording
Stereo audio recording: Increasing the
sound quality in your movies, users can enjoy
movie playback that is less distorted, and
Super Slow Motion
An option for Super Slow Motion video at up to 240 fps: From having fun to making scenes more dramatic, users have easy access to super slow motion movie capture within this convenient and very portable SX260 HS.
Image Stabilization System: This system is now optimized to increase the stability of movies whenever video is being recorded. Sometimes holding the camera with your hand as opposed to a tripod can lead to camera shake, but this system helps correct camera shake whether the camera is handheld or used on a tripod.