Canon SX260 HS Review

 
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General
Model Number: SX260 HS
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $349.99
Street Price: $299.95
Date Available: 2012-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.1 oz (231 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(106 x 61 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, Other),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.3
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 24p, 30p, 30p/120p, 240p
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 12.80
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.3 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type: CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 12.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 500 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.8 (tele) - f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 461,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; up to ISO 6400 in Low Light mode at 3MP resolution
White Balance Settings: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: SCN: Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist; Creative Filters: Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Stereo Audio: Linear PCM)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Mini HDMI
Included Software: Canon software suite
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 230
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, DIGIC 5, 1080p Full HD Movies with stereo audio and optical zoom, Smart Auto, Face ID, GPS logger and tracker. Available in black, green or red.

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