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.
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.
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
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)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 461,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**?
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
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
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
? Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto*1, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button