With the PowerShot A2600 digital camera's 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 5x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera’s advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.
The 5x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28–140mm) in the PowerShot A2600 digital camera delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. It gives you a great range of potential images from a single location, which is perfect for sporting events and other occasions when your shooting stance is fixed, or times when moving in too close might disrupt the action you're trying to capture. The lens' 28mm wide-angle perspective puts more image in every frame for dynamic, exciting shots.
Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A2600 gives you Smart AUTO — sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom
16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD
5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
Normal: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W)
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600 (in P mode)/6400 (in Low Light mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2
*1 Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect AE).
*2 Fixed to center.
Exposure Control Method
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.9 - 6.6 ft. (T) / 50cm - 3.0m (W), 1.2m - 2.0m (T)
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button.
Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec delay/custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments) can be specified.
Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode)
Approx. 2.9 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monoaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
[Large]: 4608 x 3456
[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448
[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200
[Small]: 640 x 480
[Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592
* 2304 x 1728 when in Low Light mode
1280 x 720*1, 640 x 480*2
[Other than the above]
1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps*3)
*1 Shooting: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
Playback: 25 fps.
*2 Shooting: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Playback: 30 fps*3
*3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
|Large (L)||Medium 1 (M1)||Medium 2 (M2)||Small (S)||Widescreen (W)||Medium
|File Size (KB)||4,093||2,060||558||150||3,069||1,144|
|HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480||HD: 1280 x 720||SD: 640 x 480|
|5x||10x||20x||5x||10x||20x||25 fps||30 fps*3|
|5 fps*1||2.5 fps*1||1.25 fps*1||6 fps*2||3 fps*2||1.5*2fps|
|Movie Size (KB/sec.)||487||243||122||246||123||61||2,621||1,416|
|8GB||4 hr. 00 min. 33 sec.||7 hr. 34 min. 23 sec.||13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec.||7 hr. 34 min. 23 sec.||13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec.||22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec.||49 min. 15 sec.||1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.|
|32GB||16 hr. 11 min. 39 sec.||30 hr. 35 min. 22 sec.||55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec.||30 hr. 35 min. 22 sec.||55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec.||91 hr. 46 min. 07 sec.||3 hr. 19 min. 00 sec.||5 hr. 59 min. 05 sec.|
Playback Modes File
Still Images and Movies:
Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search (Date, Movies, Still Images)
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display (Histogram, Overexposure Warning), Resume Playback, Transition, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Photobook Set-up
Normal Playback*1, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
- Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available
Single Image*, Erase All
The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).* Movies can be erased individually.
Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
NTSC/PAL (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Monaural (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L
Normal: Approx. 220 shots
ECO Mode: Approx. 300 shots
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.85 x 2.20 x 0.78 in. / 97.7 x 56.0 x 19.8mm
Approx. 4.23 oz. / 120g (Body Only)
Approx. 4.76 oz. / 135g (CIPA Standard)