Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Black 12.1MP 20x Ultra Zoom Digital Camera, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Black 12.1MP 20x Ultra Zoom Digital Camera, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization
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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 12.1MP 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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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 12.1MP 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.


Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Ultra Zoom Digital Camera:

  • 12.1 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
    Featuring 1080p Full HD video, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Intelligent Image Stabilization, Smart AUTO, Face ID, High-Speed Burst HQ, Movie Digest
  • 4.5 - 90mm lens with 20x optical/4x digital zoom
    Equivalent to a 25 - 500mm lens on an analog camera and featuring TTL autofocus and manual focus
  • 3" TFT LCD screen with image editing features
    461,000 dots resolution
  • Built-in flash with Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off modes

Additional Features:
  • GPS tracker
  • Mini HDMI port
  • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for up to 230 shots
  • ISO Modes: Auto 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
  • File Formats Supported: JPEG, MOV
  • 4.19" x 2.40" x 1.29"; 8.15 oz

Compatibility and Warranty:
  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

What's in the Box:
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
  • Battery pack
  • Battery charger
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Specifications

Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Self-Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec
Camera Lens Type: Zoom lens
Focal Length: 25 - 500mm
Color: Black
Exposure Modes: Evaluative, center-weighted, spot ,  Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority ,  Subject-tracking AF
Optical Zoom: 20x ,  20x & Up
Display Technology: Display brightness control
Digital Zoom: 4x ,  4 x
Resolution: 461,000 pixels
Memory Card Type: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card ,  SD card
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Color Category: Black
Contained Battery Type: Canon NB-6L
Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 ? 1 x composite video/audio output ? 1 x HDMI output
Battery Life: Photo shooting - 230 shots ? Playback - 5 hours
Model: 5900B001
Minimum Shutter Speed: 15 sec
Number of Megapixels: 12MP - 13MP
Screen Size: 3"
Brand: Canon
Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
Flash Type: Pop-up Flash
Maximum Shutter Speed: 1/3200 sec
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Focus Type: TTL contrast detection ,  Automatic, manual
Has Flash: Y
Compatible Devices: USB port, CD-ROM drive
Material: Metal
Manufacturer Part Number: 5900B001
Accessories Included: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable
Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
Contains Batteries: Y
Features: Wind noise reduction ,  AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation ,  1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ) ,  RGB primary color filter, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, digital tele-converter, safety zoom, Smart Flash Exposure, HS System, Smart AUTO, 1080p Full HD movie recording ,  Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens, UA lens ,  H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps ? H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps ? H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ? H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps ? H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps ? iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
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Does the lens close automatically, or do you have to manually put a protective cap over the lens?
by levi 4/19/2013
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  • A. The lens closes automatically.
    by kashmir34697/26/2013
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  • A. Closes automatically when turned off
    by Aeromike7/26/2013
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  • A. automatically.
    by photoface7/10/2013
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  • A. The lens closes automatically when the camera power is turned off. A lens cap is not included and not needed.
    by Middleclass7/7/2013
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  • A. It closes automatically
    by CLondon6/25/2013
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  • A. The lens does close automatically.
    by bosslady12126/19/2013
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  • A. the lens is automatic
    by thrifftyshopper5/30/2013
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  • A. Yes, it closes automatically.
    by Jinx45/17/2013
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  • A. the lens covers itself when shut off
    by garyrfl5/7/2013
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by Noreen 1/31/2013
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  • A. Yes, this is an option within the camera settings.
    by kashmir34697/26/2013
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  • A. Yes. You have the option to use a date and time stamp on the picture.
    by Middleclass7/7/2013
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  • A. Yes it has that function plus gps to mark where pictures are taken if you choose to activate it
    by CLondon6/25/2013
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  • A. yes, and turn it on or off
    by thrifftyshopper5/30/2013
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  • A. yes and gps reading where
    by garyrfl5/7/2013
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  • A. Yes, you can date and time stamp, but once you add it to the photo, you can't remove it. If you're like me, there are some photos I don't want stamped, so be selective when you turn it on and off.
    by jv2beach2/21/2013
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  • A. There is a setting to allow each picture to reflect the date and time it was taken. Note that you have to set the time and date.
    by GlnPat2/18/2013
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  • A. Yes that is a feature you can turn on and off. Most new cameras have that.
    by Vacationman12/11/2013
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by larry 10/25/2012
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  • A. Optical zoom means the lens on the camera is zooming in on the subject like a telescope. The pictures come out clear, as if there was no zoom. Digital zoom means the computer on the camera is resizing the picture to make it look closer, like you can do with pictures on your home computer. They both look good on a computer screen, the big difference is when the pictures are printed. The optical zoom pictures look like regular pictures, the digital zoom pictures can look pixelated or grainy.
    by Middleclass7/7/2013
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  • A. the full effect of both manual and optical zoom is about 80
    by garyrfl8/2/2013
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  • A. Bottom line, optical zoom is done with the lens and will not cause any distortion in the image. Digital zoom is merely a magnification of the existing image, and the more magnification the more distortion. This is an oversimplification, but the important number to consider is optical zoom. This is why pros carry around those huge zoom lenses. They zoom optically.
    by jv2beach2/21/2013
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  • A. Optical zoom uses the lens to get a closeup of the picture object. Digital zoom enlarges the optical image by essentially enlarging the image and cropping it.
    by GlnPat4/2/2013
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  • A. It's too much to write but only the optical zoom is the important one. You can google the difference. Digital zoom just makes the image appear larger. Not important at all.
    by Vacationman12/11/2013
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  • A. Optical zoom: If taking a lot of photos from far away subjects is important to you, be sure that the camera you buy has an optical zoom. An optical zoom is a true zoom lens, like the zoom lens you’d use on a film camera. They produce much better-quality images. Digital zoom: which is simply some in-camera image processing. When you use a digital zoom, the camera enlarges the image area at the center of the frame and trims away the outside edges of the picture. The result is the same as when you open an image in your photo-editing program, crop away the edges of the picture, and then enlarge the remaining portion of the photo. Enlarging with the digital zoom also enlarges the pixels and reduces the image resolution and the image quality
    by zeppo92/7/2013
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  • A. To put it simply, optical zoom is high quality, and digital zoom is not. When buying a camera I'd pay no attention to the digital zoom rating.
    by Photobugi2/1/2013
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1/20/2013

Customer review by jacklap

5.0 stars 1/20/2013 by jacklap
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For a compact ultra zoom camera this Canon product is a winner. The Auto and Easy modes hand over setting up the photo to the camera making it simple for me to take great pictures. Other modes give me more creative control. The GPS function works good and will prove to be useful to me, I think.

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Ionia, MI
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Just a novice
1/5/2013

Customer review by FloriGirl

4.0 stars 1/5/2013 by FloriGirl
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I bought this camera to replace an old Canon PowerShot, which takes great pics but is very slow between pictures. I often missed a shot waiting for it to capture the image. I haven't used the new camera much yet but did test out the zoom, which is amazing. The shutter speed doesn't seem a whole lot faster... BUT I have not tried the speed shutter yet. The directions are on a disk rather than a manual. I will have to download them from a PC with a CD drive to read them. So far that's the one of two complaints I have. Here's other: The flash pops up on the top left of the camera... which is where my finger is when I hold the device. This keeps the flash from coming up, and you have to re-power the camera to reset it. This new one is not as easy to hold as my older Powershot.. which had the thicker side as a handle... very stable. I expect to be happy with the technical side of things though since I read many reviews by people who know what they're doing. No one mentioned the comfort/handling/flash issue, so it must just be me.

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FloriGirl
Fla
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Usage:Once per month
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Great Little Camera
6/18/2012

Customer review by Wallmartee

5.0 stars 6/18/2012 by Wallmartee
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I have high expectations for my cameras and tried (and returned or sold on ebay) a few before settling on this one. I bought this Canon to carry with me in my purse as I always like to be ready to take a photo. My Iphone camera just doesn't cut it. I also have a Canon DLSR. This camera takes great photos. I tried it in low light and with the flash and all the photos came out extremely well. The shutter speed is very fast. While I'm not a professional photographer, this has met all my expectations for what I need in a camera. I've come to the conclusion that Canon makes the best digital cameras.

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New York, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
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Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
1/29/2013

Customer review by Photobugi

5.0 stars 1/29/2013 by Photobugi
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This camera meets all my expectations, and I'm happy with it. Just yesterday I shot over a hundred images with it: indoor with flash, indoor with no flash, outdoor in cloudy weather, outdoor in sunny weather, images of the ocean, images of the sunset, and videos of a party. The 20X zoom is great, photos without flash are very good, as are photos with flash. Distance shots are good, as are very close shots. Focusing is excellent. The videos are beautiful, and the image stabilization is great. The camera is compact, and it fits in a pocket (probably not in tight jeans, however!). Opening and closing are easy, and access to adjustments is intuitive. I hardly paid any attention to the manual, but I'd certainly recommend that a new user do so.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Good performer
12/30/2013

Customer review by white336

4.0 stars 12/30/2013 by white336
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I have owned previous PowerShot camera's over the years and this is a definite improvement. It is worth is for the price. A lot of people are complaining about performance but I haven't seen many problems. With the correct settings and a tripod in certain instances it performs well. Low light is good if you don't move. No camera shoots well, or while zoomed, in low light without a tripod. I recommend the add on flash for the point and shoot cameras. Blown out, blurred, or bad pics are usually caused by incorrect settings. The burst works good for action shots. Just delete the bad ones. I haven't had any battery issues. I've shot 20+ min of HD video on the same battery. You must have an SDXC card to shoot a long video because of the file size. Video on full zoom is good without a tripod. The auto focus works well. Main problem that people have is they don't understand how their camera operates. Take the camera out and practice with it. No camera can do everything for you.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent camera for general picture taking.
1/5/2013

Customer review by sgjmm

5.0 stars 1/5/2013 by sgjmm
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This camera is a great all around camera. Excellent pictures on what I have used it on so far. Very fast when turns on and ready to take a picture. Image Stabilization is fantastic and really helps eliminate blurry pictures. The only thing so far that I don't like is the location of the flash. It pops up right where you want to hold the camera with your left fingers. Have to learn to hold it differently I guess. I like the size of the camera as it will fit in my pocket and still has alot of the features I wanted. Really like the LCD size and quality picture it shows. Overall, real happy with the SX260.

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Viroqua, Wi
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2/1/2013

Customer review by Stuffed Shirt

2.0 stars 2/1/2013 by Stuffed Shirt
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I bought my SX260HS camera on January 11, 2013 looking forward to taking many pics of my grandkids in an upcoming visit. I practiced with movies, snapshots, etc until I felt comfortable. Then, just 7 days later, on Jan 18, I opened the camera to take some more practice pics. I knew the battery was low so didn't worry too much about the fact that the camera quit working at all. No power, no pictures, nothing. Changing to a new battery didn't help. I took it in to a local Canon shop for repair after talking with the dealer (who said these were a real problem) and was told that I had mishandled the camera. Never was I told how. All I can say is that Canon refused to refurbish/repair my unit. After 7 days, treating it just like my cell phone (which has lasted over a year). I feel Canon has some real quality problems with this unit and they are refusing to acknowledge it by saying the consumer has "mishandled" it. Would suggest not purchasing this unit at all.

Stuffed Shirt
Garland, TX
Would recommend to a friend? No
SO far so good!!! :)
1/23/2013

Customer review by HisMineAndOurs

5.0 stars 1/23/2013 by HisMineAndOurs
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I researched like crazy for a good new camera!!! I really love this camera so far!!! I have a very active daughter that is 2 and goes and goes, and I captured a great pic of her in motion and from across the room and the auto option caught it perfect! :) I have played with the zoom from across the room and it's fantastic! I am looking foward to digging in and really playing with all of the great options, but I love the AUTO feature so much!Oh and I even tried moving around while taking a pic of my object and it straightened it and didn't even blur!!! :) Kudo's!

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HisMineAndOurs
Kansas City, MO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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7/26/2012

Customer review by irishstu

4.0 stars 7/26/2012 by irishstu
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A great "point & shoot" camera for those of us who don't want something more complicated & expensive.

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irishstu
Longwood, FL
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Usage:Once per week
Nice, but could be great!
11/20/2012

Customer review by EdConexion

3.0 stars 11/20/2012 by EdConexion
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At my company, we communicate with the world using images – we are a social media agency for chambers of commerce and other business organization and we take photos at more than 100 events per year. We absolutely love the zoom capability of his camera; we can stand in back of a ballroom and still capture great shots. We truly dig its ability to adjust in dim settings (networking events have many of them), its facial recognition, shot stability and grid modes make our work versatile. We’ve also found video capability is not too shabby either – we recently covered an event with celebrities and got great content. HOWEVER, that flash pop-up on the left hand side is a total disaster, particularly when you only get seconds to capture the moment, and rather than fidget with the flash we’d rather be shooting in different modes to ensure success. We find we get good shots without a flash (most of the time), but we’re seeking GREAT shots.

EdConexion
Los Angeles, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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