Canon PowerShot SX260 HS First Impressions Review$349.99
Design & Appearance
Like all of the SX2-series cameras before it, the SX260 HS takes a strong ELPH design influence. It's obviously larger than, say, the ELPH 100 HS point-and-shoot because it needs to accommodate a much larger lens. But it's still small enough to even fit in some pants pockets, and feels well-built.
It looks very, very similar to last year's SX230 HS. All the edges are curved, with no hard lines anywhere to be found. Canon did add a rubber tab to the front of the body for an improved grip, and swapped last year's silver accenting for a grayer tone. One of our reviewers said that it reminded her of an "old-people's camera" because it's so puffy and round, and the styling definitely isn't for everyone, but it's a much slicker camera than anything in the SX100-series, for example.
The SX260 HS will ship in black, green, and red, though we only got to see the black version on the showroom floor.