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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX260HSBLK

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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX260HSBLK

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.

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.
  • 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.

Specifications:

Type

  • Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

  • Type 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
  • Total Pixels Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Lens

  • 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

Viewfinders

  • Optical Viewfinder N/A
  • 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

  • Sensitivity 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.

Flash

  • 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 N/A
  • 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.

Image Storage

  • 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 Videos: [iFrame Movie, Video made in Movie Digest mode] 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) [Super Slow Motion Movie] 640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3 [Miniature Effect] 1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4 [Other than the above] 1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) 640 x 480 (30 fps*1) *1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps. *2 Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1. *3 Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1. *4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1 *5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

Number of Recordable Images

  • Image data
    • 16:9 3:2 4:3 File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB Large (L) SF 3,903 1,996 8,059 4,625 1,681 6,789 5,208 1,497 6,044 F 2,311 3,318 13,396 2,738 2,822 11,394 3,084 2,505 10,115 Medium 1(M1) SF 2,026 3,778 15,251 2,405 3,189 12,874 2,720 2,855 11,526 F 1,210 6,297 25,418 1,436 5,339 21,550 1,620 4,723 19,064 Medium 2(M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044 1,002 7,442 30,040 F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314 558 12,927 52,176 Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919 249 27,291 110,150 F 113 49,125 19,8271 133 40,937 165,225 150 40,937 165,225 Medium* (M) SF N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 836 8,771 35,405 1:1 File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB Large (L) SF 3,885 1,996 8,059 F 2,301 3,364 13,579 Medium 1(M1) SF 2,026 3,778 15,251 F 1,210 6,297 25,418 Medium 2(M2) SF 760 9,824 39,653 F 420 16,374 66,090 Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 F 113 49,125 198,271 Medium* (M) SF N/A N/A N/A F N/A N/A N/A Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine * When in Low Light mode.

Time of Recordable Movies

  • Movie data
    • iFrame Movie & Movie Digest Miniature Effect Super Slow Motion Movie HD: 1280 x 720 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240 30 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 120 fps 240 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps Video Size (KB/sec.,) 4,701 573 287 143 246 123 61 4,914 2,457 8GB 27 min. 39 sec. 3 hr. 35 min. 27 sec. 6 hr. 49 min. 22 sec. 11 hr. 22 min. 17 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec. 22 hr. 44 min. 36 sec. 26 min. 24 sec. 52 min. 28 sec. 32GB 1 hr. 51 min. 37 sec. 14 hr. 29 min. 36 sec. 27 hr. 32 min. 15 sec. 45 hr. 53 min. 45 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec. 91 hr. 47 min. 32 sec. 1 hr. 46 min. 35 sec. 3 hr. 31 min. 49 sec. Other Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 24 fps 30 fps 30 fps Video Size (KB/sec.,) 4,355 3,054 1,416 8GB 29 min. 39 sec. 42 min. 11 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec. 32GB 1 hr. 59 min. 43 sec. 2 hr. 50 min. 19 sec. 5 hr. 59 min. 10 sec.

Playback Specifications

  • 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)
    • 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
    • Videos: Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2 - Displays playback position and shooting time Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer. *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels *2 Approximately 4 seconds *3 Slow motion available

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes
    • Select Image, Select Range, All Images - The image data in the memory cared stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.

Interfaces

  • 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 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

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity 10-90%

What's In The Box:

  • PowerShot SX260HS Body (black shown here)
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.29"
  • Height: 2.40"
  • Width: 4.19"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12 megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.40"
Width (inches)4.19"
Depth (inches)1.29"
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10/2 seconds
Shutter Speed1-1/3200 sec. 15-1/3200 sec
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceBattery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good image quality (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Image stabilization (5)
  • Zoom range/performance (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Low light (4)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Perfect camera

    By Gravestoner

    from Columbus GA

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        I've had this camera for about two years and I'd buy it again and again. Great shots, even at zoom.

        Comment on this review

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Little Camera

        By RedRyder

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Superior build quality
        • Super-sharp images

        Cons

        • pop up flash unnecessary complication

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I have used Canon cameras for many years, starting with film B&W and heaving my own lab. When my current Canon A630 lost its flash I looked for a replacement. I liked the viewfinder and swing out screen with great macro capability. However NLA. I looked at reviews and specs and chose the SX260. Its a small camera with great capabilities . It also has a program mode where I can customize its settings. The auto settings work well too. I tested the camera in multiple settings and it preformed well. The film mode was amazingly clear for such a little camera..I considered buying a larger camera such as the G12 along with this one but for now the SX 260 does everything I want a camera to do. Being able to take a camera with you in your pocket makes it available when a shoot is to be had. The camera is as good as you are. Photography is in the eye of the photographer, this camera will do the job. I would have liked a view finder for sunny days, and the POP up flash does not make sense since it uses more power and is where I like to hold the camera. The camera with its great long lens is power hungry so buy a spare battery. Screen protector is also a good addition.

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          5.0

          A great Camera for a busy family

          By Adi

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            A great camera for every day use when we do not want to carry our Canon SLR around. Real compact when it comes to storing it. Does not compromise space in the diaper bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome Digital Camera

            By Raj

            from Somewhere in NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

            • Locatin of flash

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            Great Camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Love my new canon SX260HSBLK

            By Leo

            from New Windsor NewYork

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            On time Delivery

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Never ceases to amaze

            By lawrence

            from syracuse, ny

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Battery Life
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I bought this camera for traveling and it is perfect. In museums it took great pictures of priceless works of art even though I wasn't allowed to use the flash-honestly it didn't need it. The video quality is excellent and is the main reason I bought the camera. Its battery life is great, I can take almost 400 pictures and videos before it dies (better than the 230 pictures the user guide said I could take). If you are a traveler this camera is perfect-its light, takes excellent pictures and videos, and has useful modes that actually work for almost every situation. If you want a great camera, I recommend researching this one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great Camera!

              By amatphotog

              from glenview, il

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Advance point and shoot
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Lightweight heavy feature
              • Manual Settings
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No view finder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I was looking for a camera that has the same feature with the g11 without the bulk and weight.
              Product is user friendly. An advanced point and shoot but easier and less complicated than a g11. This is a good camera for people who want to learn and play around manual settings due to simpler settings. Settings are straightforward. Good for traveling or a good substitute for a slr if you just need it for travel and needs something light. The only con is if you are comfortable with a viewfinder you will be disappointed since this does not have one. But overall it is a good camera for the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              One great Camera!

              By OLD JIM

              from Naperville Illinois

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Canon Powershot 12 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                As an Owner of A CrossFit Box I take action shots as well as Video of members on a weekly basis! The camera adjust quickly to every situation. When I read some of the initial reviews of POOR bettery life I purchased a backup battery BUT HAVE NEVER USED IT!!!!!! The initial battery works great! LONG LIFE!!!! shot over 300 phots and two videos with no issues!!!

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