Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 500 mm (20×)
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 ?
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 12 megapixels ?
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) ?
Sensor type BSI-CMOS ?
Processor Digic 5
Image
ISO Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ?
White balance presets 6 ?
Custom white balance Yes (1) ?
Image stabilization Optical ?
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal ?
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25–500 mm
Optical zoom 20×
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F6.8 ?
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
?
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes ?
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97) ?
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3 ?
Screen dots 461,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type PureColor II TFT LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type None ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.50 m
External flash Yes (optional HF-DC2)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive 2 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)
Format H.264
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps iFrame Movie (HD)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (Mini) ?
Remote control No
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 230
Weight (inc. batteries) 231 g (0.51 lb / 8.15 oz)
Dimensions 106 x 61 x 33 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.3)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS BuiltIn
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