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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 20x Superzoom Camera (Black)

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The best under $250 compact digital camera in Australia, hands down. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is the great compact super-zoom that replaces the popular SX230 model and its biggest feature is its wider, more powerful zoom lens. Other things that have been improved include advanced image processor, image stabilization system, Smart Auto mode, and burst mode performance. The SX260 retains the same 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 20x Optical Zoom, 3-inch LCD, GPS receiver, and Full HD movie mode of its predecessor.

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Manufacturer Canon
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $399.00

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Canon SX260 Features

l   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.

l   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.

l   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.

l   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.

l   Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

l   Remember your travels throughout Australia with a GPS tracker to record your location, and a logger to view the locations on a map via Canon's software.

l   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.

l   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.

Astonishingly Slim.

Ultra-slim Camera with powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle Lens

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.

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    i had cameras that cost twice as much but do not perform as good as this little beauty. very solid camera for this price. (Posted on 23/05/13)

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IMAGE SENSOR
Type1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1M
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
TypeDIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length4.5 – 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 500 mm)
ZoomOptical 20x
ZoomPlus 39x
Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 80x
Maximum f/numberf/3.5 – f/6.8
Construction12 elements in 10 groups (1 UA lens, 2 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image StabilisationYes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Intelligent IS
FOCUSING
TypeTTL
AF System/ PointsFace Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point SelectionSize (Normal, Small)
AF LockOn/Off Selectable
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes
Closest Focusing Distance5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modesEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE LockOn/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity*AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
SHUTTER
Speed1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default) 
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
TypeTTL
SettingsAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
LCD MONITOR
Monitor7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
FLASH
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync SpeedYes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure LockYes
Manual Power Adjustment3 levels with internal flash
Second Curtain Synchronisation50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
External FlashCanon High Power Flash HF-DC2
SHOOTING
ModesSmart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filter (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Discreet, Movie
Modes in MovieSmart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Live View Control, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo EffectsMy Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modesSingle, Auto drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.4 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 10.3 shots/sec., up to 10 shot¹²
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS) 
*XS is half the length and width of S
CompressionSuperfine, Fine
Movies(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
Movie Length(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
FILE TYPES
Still Image TypeJPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
MoviesMOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
iFrame
GPS LogLOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant¹]
DIRECT PRINT
Canon PrintersCanon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridgeYes
OTHER FEATURES
GPSYes¹, GPS tagging, GPS Logger, automatic time update
Red-Eye CorrectionYes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My MenuStart-up image and camera sounds customisation
My CategoryImage tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
HistogramYes
Playback zoomApprox. 2x – 10x
Self TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian,Indonesian, Vietnamese
INTERFACE
ComputerHi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
OtherHDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & MacintoshWindows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
SOFTWARE
Browsing & PrintingImageBrowser EX
OtherPhotoStitch, Map Utility
POWER SOURCE
BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 230 shots¹ (Measured with GPS features off)
Approx. 300 min. playback
More than 48 hours using only GPS Logger
A/C Power SupplyOptional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
ACCESSORIES
Cases / StrapsSoft Case DCC-1500
Waterproof / Weatherproof CaseWaterproof Case (40m) WP-DC46
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
FlashHigh Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
OtherCanon HDMI Cable HTC-100
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7 mm
WeightApprox. 231 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
CNET.com
"... the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom."
Editor rating: 8.5/10 Excellent
photographyblog.com
"... the build quality of the SX260 HS is the solid mixture of plastic and metal, with the camera feeling sturdy enough to withstand the odd drop or knock."
Editor rating: 4.5/5


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