Mark Peters : February 12th 2012 - 14:55 CET
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS camera with GPS functionality : Besides the PowerShot SX240 HS, Canon also introduced the versatile and powerful 12.1 Megapixel Canon PowerShot SX260 HS compact camera. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS also features integrated GPS, making it even easier to record your travels and retrace your route on a map from the comfort of your armchair when you return home. Combining a sleek and modern design with an impressive 20x optical zoom and advanced imaging technologies, the new Canon PowerShot camera is the ideal travel companion for recording everything, from family holidays on tropical beaches to action-packed adventures, in stunning detail and Full HD video. |
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS super zoom camera
Whether it’s the holiday of a lifetime or a precious family moment, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is designed to bring you closer to the action than ever before thanks to the enhanced 25mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer. New 'Zoom Plus' technology further extends the reach of the optical zoom to 39x by harnessing the processing power of Canon DIGIC 5 and the high resolution sensor to produce a more accurate and detailed digital zoom.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS camera display
The Canon PowerShot camera features a large 3-inch PureColor II G LCD display with 460,000 dots of resolution and a tempered glass layer, for improved viewing and protection against the bumps and knocks of travel, also allows you to review your photographs and movies in rich color and crisp detail. To better understand the features of this new camera, download the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Technologies Explained PDF sheet.
Canon SX260 HS features
• 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 5
• 20x optical zoom lens
• 25mm wide angle lens
• 3-inch PureColor II G LCD
• GPS camera functionality
• High-speed photography
• Full HD video recording
• Intelligent Image Stabilizer
• 58 Smart Auto scenes)
• Canon Face ID
• 40m Waterproof case (optional)
Creative digital photography
The Creative Filters in the Canon SX260 HS means you can add a new level of creative photography with eight effects to make your pictures and movies stand out. Add a romantic touch with the new Soft Focus, and produce perfect portrait photos with the Smooth Skin setting which evens out skin tone for a more flattering effect. Alternatively, change the way you look at landscapes with the Miniature Effect filter making the scene resemble a scale model.
Canon GPS Technology
The Canon PowerShot SX 260 HS 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 photos and videos. The Canon GPS camera can also use the GPS system 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 pictures' locations on a world map, the camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo - a great way to visualize your trips.
Special PowerShot features
You can capture great pictures in religious monuments or museums without disturbing other visitors thanks to the new 'Discreet photo mode' and with the optional Canon waterproof case, you can also take your digital camera to depths down to 40 meters - capturing all the beautiful scenery both above and below the waves. The Canon PowerShot SX260HS camera allows you to create short 'behind the scenes' video clips of the day’s images with the improved 'Movie Digest' feature, which records the last four seconds of action before each photo is taken and combines them into a single video clip - a great alternative way to tell the story behind your perfect pictures in 720p HD quality.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS price & availability
The Canon PowerShot camera will be available in four trendy colors; black, silver, green and red. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is available from March 2012, and carries a suggested retail price of €380 Euro / £330 GBP / $350 USD including VAT. Colors and prices may vary from country to country. There are also several optional Canon accessories available, including a waterproof camera housing. Visit the Canon Imaging website in your region for more info.
Canon PowerShot Sales package
• Canon PowerShot SX260HS camera
• Canon battery charger
• Canon PowerShot manual
• Canon battery pack
• Canon wrist strap
• Software CD
• USB cable
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS test photo
Canon published a sample photo captured with the new PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera. You can check out the image quality of this new PowerShot camera yourself, download the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS sample photo.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review. In the mean time we recommend you to read our Canon PowerShot SX230 HS review.