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Canon PowerShot SX260 & SX240 HS Digital Compact Cameras

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PowerShot SX260 HS
PowerShot SX260 HS

The new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS are Canon’s slimmest 20x zoom cameras and they feature GPS, Intelligent IS technology and DIGIC 5-powered HS Systems.

PowerShot SX260 HS key features:

  • 20x zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens; compact body
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • GPS
  • Intelligent IS
  • Full HD movies
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes); Face ID
  • Manual, Av and Tv modes
  • High-speed shooting
  • Optional 40m Waterproof Case
  • Price: £329.00

PowerShot SX240 HS key features:

  • 20x zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens; compact body
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • Full HD movies
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Face ID
  • Manual, Av and Tv modes
  • High-speed shooting
  • Optional 40m Waterproof Case
  • Price: £299.00
Canon's PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS feature 25mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom lenses with 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer (IS). Canon's ZoomPlus further extends the reach of each lens to 39x.

The new Intelligent IS technology selects the most appropriate IS settings from seven (Intelligent IS modes include: Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro IS, Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Dynamic & Macro IS, and Tripod Mode) modes for steady, blur-free shots. While Canon’s acclaimed Smart Auto mode which now detects up to 58 different scenes to determine the most appropriate settings to achieve the best possible result. The camera's also feature Advanced Multi-area White Balance technology which detects multiple light sources and corrects the colour balance for each, removing unsightly colour casts to give more natural results.

Face Identification and Creative Filters come as standard but if you want more control over how your compact shoots, the two new PowerShot models let you switch to full manual controls so you can change the ISO, shutter speed and aperture for each of the images you take.

For action shots, the cameras can capture full-resolution images at 10.3 shots/sec, or you can slow the pace right down with 240fps Super Slow Motion Movie. Both cameras shoot Full HD with stereo sound.

The integrated GPS Logger function has been enhanced, logging the location of the camera at regular intervals more rapidly and offering more than 48 hours tracking on a single charge. Using the Map Utility software included, you can then view your journey on Google Maps or share it with friends and family across the world through applications such as Google Earth*. Both models also feature the Movie Digest feature, which records the last four seconds of action before each shot is taken and combines them into a single movie.

The PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 are available from March 2012. The SX260 HS is priced at £329.00 and the SX240 HS is priced at £299.00 (both RRPs include VAT.)

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*Google, Google Maps and Google Earth are trademarks of Google Inc.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/6.8
35mm equivalent25mm - 500mm
Optical Zoom20x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution461,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Manual
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/3200sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting2.4fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L
Battery Life (CIPA rating)230shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight231g
Width106.3mm
Height61mm
Depth32.7mm

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/6.8
35mm equivalent25mm - 500mm
Optical Zoom20x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution461,000
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/3200sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting2.4fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo Data
Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L
Battery Life (CIPA rating)230shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight224g
Width106.3mm
Height61mm
Depth32.7mm

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