Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Green - 6196B001

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Great picture queality

on 4/12/2012

The camera makes great pictures. Canon did well by decreasing the focal length for this model compared to the SX 230. I was a bit skeptical about the The handheld night shooting mode but actually works! Shots that are a mess without it, turn very usable with it on. The pictures have great color and are very clear even when zoomed in 2/3 of the way (optical). I have done some full zooms, but have not looked at them closely yet. Read More

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Just the camera I was looking for

by Patricia McKinney on 4/21/2012

Canon makes a great camera, and this one is no exception. Small enough to carry easily. Great zoom (20X). I love the low light capabilities. Haven`t used the HD movie mode yet. The display is bright and very sharp,and of course the picture quality is great. Love it. Read More

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Product Overview

Capture It All.

The fact that the PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera is an ultra-slim camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle lens is only the beginning of its attractions. You'll see detail you never thought possible through the huge zoom and wide-angle lens, while the camera's 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor deliver the rich, clear low-light performance that is the hallmark of Canon's HS SYSTEM. 1080p Full HD video in stereo is more beautiful than ever, with new high-resolution, high-speed processing. Sophisticated advancements include improved Smart AUTO that optimizes settings for 58 predefined shooting situations, Face ID that prioritizes pre-registered faces, and GPS for tracking and recording your shooting locations.


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 6196B001
SKU 228690985
UPC 013803146479
UPC 14 00013803146479
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.
A 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image 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 58 predefined 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 to allow playback in slow motion.
Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.
Available in black, red and green.
Tech Specs
Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels : Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length : 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focusing Range:
Normal: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 2.0 in - 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%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture : f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1-1/3200 sec., 15-1/3200 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity :Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
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: 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. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 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 Specifications
Shooting Modes:
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto*1, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4
Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
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)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 240
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Optical Zoom (x) 20
Optical Zoom Range (x) > 15.0
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 4000 x 3000
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