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Canon SX280 HS

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Canon SX280 HS

Canon SX280 HS
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Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Jan 2014
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Canon SX280 HS Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon SX280 HS number 840 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
441 Reviews + 9 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 441 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
20x zoom, 25mm lens
HS system: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6
Intelligent IS, enhanced dynamic IS
Wi-Fi
Full HD movies (60fps)
7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G LCD
GPS with A-GPS
Hybrid auto, smart auto
Manual, av and tv modes
High-speed shooting. optional waterproof case
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

How Big is the Canon SX280 HS?

The Canon SX280 HS is 106.4mm wide and 62.8mm tall. It is 32.6mm deep and weighs 233g.

Canon SX280 HS front dimensions
Canon SX280 HS size in context

Canon SX280 HS In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon SX280 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than 84% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX280 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon SX280 HS of 20x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 79% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The SX280 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 57% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the SX280 HS of 3.5 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX280 HS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the SX280 HS of 233g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 57% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX280 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon SX280 HS supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX280 HS supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Supports Live View

The SX280 HS supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SX280 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the SX280 HS of only 6.8 is smaller than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the SX280 HS of only 8GB is in the smallest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The SX280 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SX280 HS features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX280 HS supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon SX280 HS features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX280 HS has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon SX280 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 42% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX280 HS has an orientation sensor. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX280 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SX280 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX280 HS is 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX280 HS has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon SX280 HS has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX280 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon SX280 HS has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon SX280 HS features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8225b011aa

Barcodes:

00013803220438, 00013803221725, 00138032204384, 00138032217254, 04960999980270, 05053973870168, 05053973870175, 08714574598567, 08714574598574, 08714574598604, 08714574598611, 08714574598628, 08714574602387, 08714574602516, 08714574604183, 08714574604190, 08714574604206

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