The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera features an ultra-slim design featuring a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and a 25mm wide angle lens.
Experience image detail like never before with a large zoom range and wide-angle capability, combined with the Canon 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The sensor and processor combination helps deliver the rich, clear low light performance that is the hallmark of Canon's HS system. The PowerShot SX260 HS utilizes improved resolution and high speed processing to capture Full 1080p HD video, complete with stereo sound. Additional features include an improved Smart AUTO that optimizes settings for 58 predefined shooting situations, Face ID that prioritizes pre-registered faces, and GPS for tracking and recording favorite shooting locations.
Astonishingly Slim with 20x Optical Zoom
The PowerShot SX260 HS measures in at just over 1 1/4 inches thick, ideal for carrying just about anywhere. The 25mm - 500mm (35mm equivalent) lens range covers almost any subject, with Optical Image Stabilization to help produce bright and vivid images with spectacular clarity.
HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The HS system combines the 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, for bright and clear captures with an even wider range of shooting situations. Low light captures are accomplished with minimal noise and maximum detail in both the highlight and shadow areas, up to 3200 ISO. The improved white balance analyzes several areas of the scene to determine whether different adjustments are needed.
Smart AUTO and Face ID
The expanded Smart AUTO makes it easier than ever to produce sharp, bright and colorful image and video captures. The Smart AUTO system recognizes 58 predefined shooting situations, then automatically selects the camera settings that will yield the best possible results.
Face ID provides an easy and advanced method for improving captures of friends and family. Simply take a picture of up to 12 faces for the PowerShot SX260 HS to register, then enter names and ages. Once a person is registered, the camera will identify them out of a group and adjust focus and exposure to properly capture the face. Face ID can follow subjects against busy backgrounds and is ideal for tracking active children. The Servo AF feature captures three successive images with one press of the shutter.
Close up images of babies can also be achieved, with the PowerShot SX260 HS taking three successive images to insure that the best smile is captured. The flash is also disabled to avoid startling the baby.
Intelligent IS and GPS Technology
The PowerShot SX260 features Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for each situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. For video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. Intelligent IS allows for concentrating on image capture, while the camera makes the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.
The PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera is also equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of captured stills and videos. The included Map Utility software displays all locations on to a world map, providing a visual travelogue to share with family and friends.
Versatile Still and Video Shooting Options
The High-Speed Burst HQ feature utilizes the increased processing speed and power of the Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Capture fast action stills at full resolution during continuous shooting, with a maximum of 10 shots in a single burst (approx. 10.3 fps).
The PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera features a 720p Movie Digest, which creates a high-quality video "highlight reel" of an event or special occasion. Simply switch on the Movie Digest feature and the PowerShot SX260 HS automatically records the four seconds before each still shot as a video capture, then auto-edits them into a short movie. The 720p HD resolution looks smooth and detailed when played back on an HDTV, plus unwanted scenes can easily be deleted with the included ImageBrowser EX software.
Image Capture Device
Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom: 4x
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
Optical Viewfinder: Not Available
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)
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method:
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
Recycling Time: 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
*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
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
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
Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)
Max. of 10 continuous shots per burst
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)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs according to zoom position.
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
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
Large: 4000 x 2248
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360
Large: 4000 x 2664
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424
Large: 4000 x 3000
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
Large: 2992 x 2992
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480
[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
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.
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)
Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
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
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.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Included: Battery Pack NB-6L
Optional / Sold Seprately: Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
Shooting Capacity: Approx. 230 shots
Playback Time: Approx. 5 hours
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D):
4.19 x 2.40 x 1.29 in. / 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm
8.15 oz. / 231g (including the battery and memory card)
7.34 oz. / 208g (camera only)
30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese).
Specifications are subject to change without notice