At 25mm the SX260 HS is able to capture wide landscape scenes such as this.
Zoom all the way to 500mm and you’ll just about be able to make out the birds nesting on the island.
The SX260 might ‘only’ have a 12.1MP sensor, but it still captures plenty of detail – especially in good even light.
The camera includes a useful Macro mode that lets you get as close as 5cm away from your subject.
The Smart Auto scene recognition mode does a good job of capturing sunsets.
Even with the My Colours function switched off the SX260 produces pleasingly lifelike colour and good levels of contrast.
In more challenging light, the SX260’s metering is consistently accurate.
For a small-sensor compact the SX260 delivers very good tonality.
Score in detail
Design & Features 8
Image Quality 8
Build Quality 9