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Has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 processor. The 25mm wide-angle lens has a 4x digital zoom.

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Pros

It has many advanced features like you would find with a D-SLR camera, such as pre-set scene options and effects

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It takes high-quality photos and video for a point-and-shoot camera

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This camera comes in a small, slim size that makes it easy to take with you

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Cons

The video quality is not very good in low light situations

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There is a long delay between shots so you can miss the moment

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It’s a bit heavy for a slim camera that you want to take with you

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The Canon PowerShot CMOS Digital Camera has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 processor. It includes image stabilization, 1080p high definition video shooting, an LCD display screen, 58 pre-set automatic shooting options and many other advanced features. The 25mm wide-angle lens has a 4x digital zoom and a 20x optical zoom. This camera has a skinny design. 

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Features

  • 12.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • 25mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilizer
  • 20x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 80x combined zoom
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
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What's in the Box

  • 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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Body and Lens

This camera is slim at about 1-1/4 inches thick. Its lens has a 20x optical zoom with a range of 25mm to 500mm. 

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UA Lens Technology

Canon's UA lens technology offers small lenses made with molded glass that give an ultra-high refractive index. This technology creates smaller cameras that take high-quality images. 

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CMOS Sensor

This camera comes with a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. This is designed to capture high-quality, colorful images. 

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Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor

The DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides power to give you fast speeds. It also provides a quiet experience. This processor enhances continuous shooting, low light shooting and other situations. 

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Video Shooting

This camera can shoot video in 720p high definition for about 30 frames per second. It can also shoot 1080p high definition for about 24 frames per second. It works by pressing a movie button. 
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Smart AUTO

With this feature, the camera chooses the best settings for each scene from 58 pre-set options. 
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Face ID

This feature allows you to register up to 12 faces. After that, the camera is able to recognize the person and create the best shot of that person in each photo.
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GPS Technology

With this feature, the camera can track the location of each image. This feature works well for travel photography. 
 
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Image Stabilization Technology

This camera includes image stabilization to prevent shaking and create crisper images. It works for both still shots and video. The camera automatically chooses from different modes depending on the situation. These include: 
 
  • Normal
  • Panning
  • Macro (Hybrid)
  • Dynamic
  • Powered
  • Tripod
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Shooting Modes

  • Manual
  • Smart AUTO
  • Aperture-priority
  • Shutter-priority
  • Program
  • Live View Control
  • Smart Shutter
  • Easy
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Super Vivid
  • High-Speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Underwater
  • Stitch Assist
  • Creative Filters
  • Soft Focus
  • Fisheye
  • Miniature Effect
  • Toy Camera Effect
  • Monochrome
  • Poster Effect 
  • Color Accent
  • Color Swap
  • Discreet Mode
  • 720p HD Video
  • iFrame Movie
  • Super Slow Motion Movie
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is this camera a good choice when it has 12 megapixels instead of 16?

    This is a good camera because megapixels are only a part of the whole picture. This camera also supports 24p for video, it offers panorama, it has a CMOS sensor and it includes many other features.

  • How is the Canon 260 better than the 230?

    It has a 20x zoom compared to a 14x zoom, its lens is 25mm wide compared to 28mm, it has a DIGIC 5 processor compared to a DIGIC 4, it has a standard screen size compared to a widescreen and it has a better grip.

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