Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Red 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera, 16GB Bundle! Includes 16GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and More! - E3CNPSSX260HSR

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Canon Powershot SX260 Camera

by W.B.T. on 6/11/2012

So far, so good. Really nice camera, compact and easy to use. Love the wide LCD viewing screen to preview the pictures. Very nice pictures. Haven't tried all the features yet, there are so many, but love it so far. 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# E3CNPSSX260HSR
SKU 230014197
UPC 845251035919
UPC 14 00845251035919
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
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
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
Optical Viewfinder
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. (Total shutter speed range)
Exposure Control
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
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
White Balance Control
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
? Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
Flash Range
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
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
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*5, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
*3 Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
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*
*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control
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)
* Max. of 10 continuous shots per burst
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
Differs according to zoom position
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