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Canon Powershot SX260 HS Digital Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringBuilt-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon Powershot SX260 HS is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-3200. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Canon Powershot SX260 HS to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/3200 to 15s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/3200, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon Powershot SX260 HS

The Canon Powershot SX260 HS features a Contrast-Detect AF system. Manual Focus is also available.

Although this camera offers full manual controls, it does not have any control-dials to change exposure parameters directly. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Canon Powershot SX260 HS and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelPowershot SX260 HS
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/3200 - 15s
Lens25 - 500mm F/3.5 - 6.8 / 8Mininum Focus5cm (w) / 1m (t)
ZoomElectronicManual Focus Electronic
Filter Diameter Focus System Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes10Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 2.4 FPS, Unlimited JPEG *0.8 FPS with AF-C. 10 FPS @ reduced resolution, max 10 frames. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 1-10 shots @ 0-30s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 3.5 - 2m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 24 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format Quicktime H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS Position
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 230 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2012-02-07, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 107 x 61 x 33mm (W x H x D) Weight 231g

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Canon SX260 HS Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels Travel ZoomISO 100-3200
20X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/3200-15s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
2.4 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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