The Canon Powershot SX260 HS packs a wide range of features into a relatively small body size. One of the big attractions is the 20x zoom lens. This length of lens gives you enough flexibility to capture a wide range of typical photo opportunities.
Although the Powershot SX260 HS can be used as a simple point and shoot camera it also has a lot of features that are likely to appeal to the more serious photographer. This can make it a good choice for a family where there is a range of different photographic abilities.
Key features include 12 megapixels, a 3 inch LCD screen and a macro mode that can focus from 5cm away from your subject. More advanced features include manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority) and GPS tracking.
Canon have equipped the Powershot SX260 HS with a number of different features for shooting movies. It is capable of recording High Definition movie clips with stereo sound. You also have the option of recording movies to be played back in slow motion. Image stabilisation can be applied to both movie recordings and still images to help keep your still photos sharp and your videos steady. This camera can also record movies in iFrame format.
SD, SDHC, SDXC
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1
Focal Length Equivalent:
25 – 500mm
15 to 1/3200 seconds
f/3.5 – f/6.8
AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings:
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Discreet
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1920 x 1080
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
4 GB or 29 minutes
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Canon Powershot SX260 HS Specification