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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review

Group Name

Type Point and Shoot
Features HD Video Recording
Optical Zoom 20 - 25x

Image Capture Device

Megapixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS


Focal Length 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


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 3,200 sec

Exposure Control

Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
Exposure Compensation Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

White Balance Control Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom


Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range 1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T))
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
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*
Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

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

Physical Specifications

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
Weight 8.15 oz. / 231g (including the battery and memory card), 7.34 oz. / 208g (camera only)