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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera, 12.1 Megapixel, 25mm Wide-Angle Lens, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, 1080p Full HD, Green

SKU: ICASX260GN MFR: 6196B001
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About the Canon SX260 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera is a stunningly powerful point-and-shoot with a number of useful features. To start, the SX260 has a 12.1Mp high-sensitivity CMOS sensor along with the company's DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Together, these two comprise Canon's HS SYSTEM for great looking images, even when shot in low-light. In addition to capturing quality stills, the SX260 also records full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. The camera also boasts a dedicated movie button for one-touch recording.

Helping to cull all that beautiful footage would be the 25mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization and 20x optical zoom. Auto features like Smart AUTO, Intelligent IS and FACE ID all help you to get great shots without the guesswork. The built-in GPS tracker helps you to recall images by location for geo-tagging or simply for storage. Other features include Movie Digest - for a day's worth of video clips - and High-Speed Burst HD for continuous capture up to 10 frames and Super Slow Motion for slow motion playback.

The Canon SX260 HS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon SX260 HS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SX260 HS: Durable, Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast auto-focus, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good low-light performance, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice body color, Nice features/settings, Simple controls/menu and Super-sharp images.

Canon SX260 HS Includes

  • Digital Camera PowerShot SX-260
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Battery Pack NB-6L (w/terminal cap)
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Solution Disk V112
  • 1 Year Canon Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight/portable (42) , Easy to use (42) , Large clear LCD (41) , Excellent image quality (41) , Nice features/settings (38) , Good low-light performance (30) , Simple controls/menu (27) , Durable (26) , Good battery life (23) , Fast auto-focus (5) , Super-sharp images (4) , Good image quality (4) , Zoom range/performance (4) , Good image quality (4) , Nice body color (4) , Image stabilization (3) , Easy to use (3) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (3) , Image stabilization (3) , Compact (3)
Cons:
Short battery life (15) , Complicated controls/menu (9) , Poor image quality (7) , Poor low-light performance (7) , Missing features/settings (5) , No viewfinder (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (6) , Family photos (4) , Low light (3) , Landscape/scenery (3) , Travel (3) , Video (3) , Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Photo enthusiast (4) , Semi-pro photographer (1) , Casual photographer (1) , Pro photographer (1) , Casual photographer (1) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Canon SX260 HS Features

  • Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance.
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor Processor creates Canon's HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance.
  • Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58predefined shooting situations and the new FACE ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Remember where you were when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker to record your location, and a logger to view the locations on a map via Canon's software.
  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames* while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion movie records video at high speeds allow playback in slow motion. *The continuous shooting speed is approximately 2.4 fps.
  • Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting aphoto and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

Canon SX260 HS Specifications

Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 4.5 (W) to 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 2.0 in (5cm) to infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) to infinity (T)
Auto: 2.0 in (5cm) to infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) to infinity (T)
Macro AF: 2.0 in to 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (W) to f/6.8 (T)
Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range 1.6 ft. to 11 ft. (W), 3.3 to 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm to 3.5m (W), (1.0 to 2.0m (T))
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)
AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Superfine, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (2-channel Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Images [16:9]
Large: 4000 x 2248
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360
[3:2]
Large: 4000 x 2664
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424
[4:3]
Large: 4000 x 3000
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
[1:1]
Large: 2992 x 2992
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480
Number of Recording Pixels Videos [iFrame Movie, Video made in Movie Digest mode]
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
[Super Slow Motion Movie]
640 x 480, 320 x 240
[Miniature Effect]
1280 x 720, 640 x 480
[Other than the above]
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Playback Modes File Stills & Videos Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
Playback Modes File Still Images Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Playback Modes File Videos Normal Playback, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward
Erase Modes Select Image, Select Range, All Images
Video Out NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Mini-HDMI connector
Audio Out Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other Interfaces SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
Shooting Capacity Approx. 230 shots
Playback Time Approx. 5 hours
Operating Temperature 32 to 104Deg.F/0 to 40Deg.C
Operating Humidity 10 to 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.19 x 2.40 x 1.29 in. / 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm
Weight 8.15 oz. / 231g (including the battery and memory card)
7.34 oz. / 208g (camera only)
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