• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
  • Nikon V3
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Predecessor: Canon SX230 HS
SX230 HS vs SX260 HS
Nikon V2
V2 vs V3
Successor: Canon SX280 HS
SX260 HS vs SX280 HS
 
General
Model Number: SX260 HS V3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $349.99 $1199.95
Street Price: $349.48 $1,196.95
Date Available: 2012-03-15 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.1 oz (231 g)
includes batteries
14.3 oz (404 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(106 x 61 x 33 mm)
4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(111 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 18.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 2.52 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:   52
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   20.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   10.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   384
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, 3:2),
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, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
5232 x 3488 (18.2 MP, 3:2),
3920 x 2616 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2608 x 1744 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.3 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p/​120p)
320x240 (240p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (120p)
768x288 (400p)
416x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Stereo Audio: Linear PCM) MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon 1
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 500mm 27 - 81mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 90mm 10 - 30mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.8 (tele) - f/8.0 f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection; Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to center) Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Included, detachable DF-N1000 EVF: 0.48-inch, 2359k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 16mm eyepoint (-1.0 m-1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass), -3 to +1 m-1 diopter adjustment, eye sensor, brightness adjustment
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   160
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; up to ISO 6400 in Low Light mode at 3MP resolution Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/3200 - 15 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Scene modes (Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto); Creative mode (includes creative pallet, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect); Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View, Active Selection, and Smart Photo Selector); Advanced movie mode (includes HD movie, slow motion, fast motion, jump cut, and 4-second movie); Motion Snapshot
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T) Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/250 (mechanical shutter), 1/60 (electronic shutter)
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Nikon 1 Accessory Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264; Stereo Audio: Linear PCM) MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Included Memory: No memory included 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional ML-L3 IR remote
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Micro (Type D) HDMI, stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.08 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   70
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.3 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 40
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   60.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   40
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   58.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   40
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.52 seconds 0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.43 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.049 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.34 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.079 seconds 0.047 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF shutter lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.120s
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.5 seconds 1.9 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6 Proprietary EN-EL20a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
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. New 18.4MP CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4A image processor, 20fps full-res burst mode with AF (up to 60fps with AF locked), 1080p60 Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi. New 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip included in bundle. Available in black only.