If you're a casual or intermittent photographer (or a professional wanting a day to day compact digital camera without carrying a luggage everywhere) that's interested in looking for a well refined compact digital camera, yet has manual controls usually found on more advanced DSLR (or higher end point and shoot camera), this is it!For the price I don't think this camera will be beat and I would purchase it again. If you want more than this camera provides you're bordering on needing a professional quality model.Canon has carved a nice niche for itself within the intermediate camera market. Its
more complex PowerShot models remain relatively thin, but carry nice features, like large zoom lenses and large LCD screens.The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is one other strong contender in the Canon family. It has quite a few advanced features for a compact digital camera, including an amazing 20x optical zoom lens plus a popup flash unit. As the SX260 might be a little chunky to fit in a pocket comfortably, it is still a tiny model that's easy to tuck away while traveling. The SX260 is a nice-looking camera, offered in dark pink, black, or blue-green; with black trim on the top panel.
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