Canon PowerShot SX-260 HS review

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Canon PowerShot SX-260 HS review
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Canon PowerShot SX-260 HS review
Features, specs and full video review of the Canon SX-260 HS digital camera

Canon PowerShot SX-260 HS review. Today at we are going to take a look at one of the best point and shoot digital cameras currently on the market.

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.

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Canon PowerShot SX-260 HS specifications:


Brand: Canon
Series: PowerShot SX Series
Model: SX-260
Type: Compact

Image Sensor

Image sensor: CMOS
Effective pixels: 12 MP
Image stabilization: Optical Image Stabilization


Optical zoom: 20X
Wide angle: 25mm


Focus type: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes


Flash Mode: Auto, Manual (3 levels), Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Range: 2.5 – 11.5 ft. (W), 3.3 – 6.6 ft (T), 75cm – 3.5m (W), [1.0 - 2.0m, (T)]


Exposure control: Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
Exposure compensation:  -2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System: Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot
Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
 Metering frame is fixed to the center
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

White Balance

White balance: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD: 3.0″ 461K


Continuous Drive
Normal (P Mode): 3.2 shots/sec.
High-speed Burst: 8.1 shots/sec.
Shooting Modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Easy, Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, SCN, Creative Filter, Movie
- Stills & Videos: Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Filter Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Location Information Display, Resume, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, i-Contrast
- Videos: Normal Playback*, slow motion**, skip backward, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind, editing, resume* Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.

Recording System

File Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card


Movie format: MOV [Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)]
Movie recording: Yes
Max. recording Resolution: 1920 x 1080


A/V Out


Battery: Battery Pack NB-6L


Features:  High sensitivity sensor; Digic 520x 25-500mm IS; Intelligent IS; Smart auto 58 scene; GPS


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