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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Compact Digital Camera (Black)

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  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens
  • Improved Smart AUTO
  • Versatile Still and Video Shooting Options
  • UA Lens Technology
  •  Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Compact Digital Camera (Black)

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    Capture It All.
    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.

    • Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance.

      Astonishingly Slim.
      At just over 1 1/4 inches thick, the PowerShot SX260 HS is an ultra-slim digital camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom. But because its lens embodies the quality and legacy of Genuine Canon Optics, its advantages go far beyond making the camera slim enough to slip in your pocket and carry anywhere. With a range of 25mm-500mm (35mm equivalent), the lens gives you the power to capture the full breadth of scenes, with details you've never captured before. Images are bright and vivid with spectacular clarity thanks to Optical Image Stabilization.
      Optical Image Stabilizer
      Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.
      UA Lens Technology
      Pioneered by Canon, UA Lens technology makes possible compact lenses with remarkable optical performance. By using molded glass with an ultra-high refractive index in aspherical lens elements, Canon has succeeded in reducing lens size while significantly reducing image aberrations. Another stellar example of cutting-edge Canon optics, UA Lens technology helps make PowerShot digital cameras pocket-friendly and capable of astounding image quality.
    • A 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon's HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance.

      Experience the Power.
      The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot SX260 HS incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of ISO 3200. The Canon HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.
      Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
      The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the new Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background.
    • Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.

      Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD
      In addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot SX260 HS makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot SX260 HS can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second.
      Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture
      It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX260 HS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot SX260 HS also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot SX260 HS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.
      HDTV playback via HDMI output and CEC
      It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot SX260 HS. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot SX260 HS supports HDMI-CEC technology, you'll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. (CEC - Consumer Electronic Control - is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.)
      iFrame
      With the PowerShot SX260 HS, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

      *Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
      **Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
    • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the new Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.

      A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos.
      Smart AUTO for the PowerShot SX260 HS has been significantly expanded, making it easier than ever to capture the sharp, bright, colorful images – and videos – you're looking for. By assessing various factors in both the background and the subject, the system recognizes 58 predefined shooting situations and automatically selects the camera settings that will yield the best possible results. Simply frame the shot you want, and in dozens of common or challenging scenarios the camera takes care of the rest. Hard-to-capture shots such as moving subjects, night scenes, backlit subjects, and landscapes at evening or on a bright snowy day are instantly and effortlessly captured as ?keeper? shots. Smart AUTO makes the PowerShot SX260 HS ideal for capturing excellent quality still images and video on the go.
      Face ID
      Face ID is one of the most advanced and exciting new features of the PowerShot SX260 HS, giving you an easy way to improve every shot of the people you love. Simply take a picture of up to 12 faces you would like the camera to register, then enter names and ages. Once a person is registered, the camera will pick him or her out of a group (even against a busy background) and adjust focus and exposure to his or her face, even recognizing faces in profile. Face ID is particularly great for shots of babies and children. The system can pick your baby out of a group of children, focus on your baby when pictured with an adult, and capture her best smile by taking three successive images when the smile is detected. The flash is even disabled so as not to startle the baby and interrupt the moment. Older children in motion are tracked, with focus and exposure continually adjusted with Servo AF; with one shutter press three successive images are captured so the best shot is never missed. And because you?ll identify each face you register, Face ID makes it easy to search images by name.
    • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

      A Steady Image Is a Beautiful Image.
      The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.
    • Remember where you were when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker to record your location, and a logger to view the locations on a map via Canon's software.

      The Ideal Traveling Companion.
      The PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)* technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos. The camera can also use the GPS unit to automatically set the exact time. You can maximize the usefulness of the GPS feature by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes it fun to share the memories of your world adventures. In addition to displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo - a great way to visualize each trip! You can also create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides with friends and family members.

      *In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country.
      As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.
    • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames* while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.

      Versatile Still and Video Shooting Options.
      Utilizing the increased processing speed and power of the new Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, High-Speed Burst HQ makes it possible to capture fast action stills at full resolution during continuous shooting. The results are exceptionally high-quality images recorded in rapid sequence. In this mode, the PowerShot SX260 HS can capture a maximum of 10 shots in a single burst.*

      *The continuous shooting speed is approx. 10.3 fps.
    • Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

      Turn Your Memories into a Highlights Reel.
      With the PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera, capturing trips and special occasions with a high-quality video "highlights reel" is as easy as switching on the Movie Digest feature. When activated, the feature automatically records the four seconds before each still shot as video, then auto-edits them into a short movie. Played back together, the video clips capture the mood and ambiance of special days in a way that's completely different from still images, both documenting the creation of still images and providing a unique stand-alone memory preserver. New with the PowerShot SX260 HS, the video is captured in 720p high definition so that it looks smooth and beautifully detailed when played back on your HDTV. With bundled software ImageBrowser EX, you can easily delete any scenes you don't want.
    • Available in black, red and green.

      Pick Your Color.
      The camera's silky-smooth coating provides a luxurious feel and radiates a deep, subtle sheen. And the fact that PowerShot SX260 HS is packed with serious specs and technological advancements doesn't mean you're limited to basic black: your color choice is as individual as the images you'll create. Choose from black, red and green.
    Canon Powershot SX260 HS Digital Camera Specifications
    • Type: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
    Image Capture Device
    • Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
    • Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
    • Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
    Lens
    • Focal Length: 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
    • Digital Zoom: 4x
    • Focusing Range:
      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)
    • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
    Viewfinders
    • Optical Viewfinder: N/A
    • 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:
      1-1/3200 sec.
      15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    Exposure Control
    • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
    • Light Metering Method:
      Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**?
      * 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
    • Exposure Compensation:
      Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
      Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
    White Balance
    • White Balance Control:
      Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
      * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
    Flash
    • Built-in Flash:
      Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
      ? Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
    • Flash Range:
      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
    Shooting Specifications
    • Shooting Modes:
      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
    • 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*
      *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
    • Self Timer:
      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
    • Continuous Shooting:
      Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
      Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)*
      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)
      * Max. of 10 continuous shots per burst
      - Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
      - Differs according to zoom position.
    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
    • Image Recording Format: Superfine, Fine
    • JPEG Compression Mode:
      till Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
      Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (2-channel Stereo))
    • Number of Recording Pixels:
      Still Images:
      [16:9]
      Large: 4000 x 2248
      Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
      Medium 2: 1920 x 1080[3:2]
      Large: 4000 x 2664
      Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
      Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
      Small: 640 x 424
      [4:3]
      Large: 4000 x 3000
      Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
      Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
      Small: 640 x 480
      [1:1]
      Large: 2992 x 2992
      Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
      Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
      Small: 480 x 480

      Videos:
      [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
      [Miniature Effect]: 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 Specifications
    • 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)

      Still Images:
      Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

      Videos:
      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
    Erasing Specifications
    • Erase Modes:
      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.
    Interfaces
    • Video Out:
      NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
      Mini-HDMI connector
    • Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    • Other: SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
    • Power Source: Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
    • Shooting Capacity: Approx. 230 shots
    • Playback Time: Approx. 5 hours
    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)

    Note: 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). All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.


    - PowerShot SX260HS Body
    - Battery Pack NB-6L
    - Battery Charger CB-2LY
    - Wrist Strap WS-DC11
    - USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
    - Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM


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