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Canon SX280 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 20x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eight industry awards
Improved kit lens, Even more affordable
Popup flash position
434 Reviews + 8 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this age and type, this low megapixel digital camera is one of the most awarded.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this digital camera was good.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this Canon camera. This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who decided it was was good and the editor of review website PC Mag said that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. This camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this Canon camera was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera gave this camera a "Gold" award.

This camera received a "4 Star" award from Besteproduct.nl.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

SX280 HS owners on average rated this camera 79%. 327 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Canon SX280 HS features smile detection. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Canon SX280 HS has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. Low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Fourty-seven customers concluded that the Canon SX280 HS had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small and battery are good” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Awesome battery life”. Kruger45acp mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Very easy to use, takes great pictures, excellent battery life” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was quick to charge. J4me mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Apple product, good for high tech, fitness conscious, style Only drawback is need to charge every day”. C. Coffey mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “USB is clearly powerful enough to charge my HTC M8” but even so they only scored it 20 out of 100.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Fifty-one customers who reviewed the Canon SX280 HS reckoned that it was compact. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Relatively light and compact”. Cnet.com said “And overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “20x zoom, compact size” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Thirteen owners concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Not too heavy to carry around”. Idgnews.in mentioned “DesignWhile the T5i is slightly larger and heavier than the T5”. Tmchendry91 wrote “Love the heavy bass! These are only my 2nd pair in 3 years!” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people said in their reviews that it was thin. Bhphotovideo.com said “Lightweight and thin” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com wrote three years ago “Relatively thin and lightweight for such a large device” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. In April last year Aims gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “Perfect for work, slim, classy”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Three years ago Briansaliba mentioned “Lightweight, easy to use, full of features, great battery length, great photos”. Kk rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “This is a great camera! Lightweight and easy to handle”. Melissa said in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It is lightweight and easy to use” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Five people who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape. Bestbuy.com said “I love the smaller size body and the new features”. Four years ago Hobart Cz. wrote “The only thing I could wish for is a better build of the body, which stems from my previous ownership of the EOS D20”. Ross wrote in his review of this digital camera “You might want to consider a zoom lens #55-200mm or similar# to compliment this excellent DSLR body”.

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Heavy and Bulky

Thirteen owners concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Not too heavy to carry around”.

Idgnews.in mentioned “DesignWhile the T5i is slightly larger and heavier than the T5”. Tmchendry91 wrote “Love the heavy bass! These are only my 2nd pair in 3 years!” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Canon SX280 HS has a relatively standard weight (233 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (225g).

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Support

Full Manual Control

Twenty-five customers considered that the product had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Instructions are easy to follow”. Three years ago Walmart.com wrote “Its easy to follow the instructions” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Kalanimaialeta mentioned on Bestbuy.com “That feature is a great help in letting me continue to photograph”.


Smart TV

Fi and GPS

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that it had gps. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Built-in GPS and Wifi” yet they gave it a score of 15 out of 100. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Fi and GPS”. Four years ago Photographyblog.com gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The latest DIGIC 6 image processing engine, 60fps movies, quicker GPS and better image quality at the same price-point as last year's SX260 HS model”.

Two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The SX280 HS principally adds built-in wi-fi connectivity” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Martin Ohanlon wrote in his review of this digital camera “I, m disappointed that although it has WiFi connectivity it is quite slow”.

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Features

Wifi Transfer Features

Thirty-eight owners considered that the Canon SX280 HS had good features. Techtree.com mentioned “Comprehensive feature set” yet they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. What Digital Camera wrote “Wifi Transfer features”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “It packs a wealth of features into its svelte frame, including Wi-Fi”.


Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 461,000 pixels, the SX280 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SX280 HS has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon SX280 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The SX280 HS features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The SX280 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Nearly Silent Video Autofocus When Used With STM Lenses

Fifteen owners concluded that it was quiet. Techtree.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Nearly silent video autofocus when used with STM lenses” yet they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Live view and quiet lens”. Kameron mentioned “Don't be! The 18-55mm IS STM lens delivers silent (yes really) autofocus, even when in movie mode” in their review of this digital camera.

Six customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was noisy. What Digital Camera wrote “Low image noise”. Four years ago The Geezer wrote “The downside is the noisy zoom which makes a loud clicking noise, very evident in the audio” in their review of this digital camera.

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Noise Control

Six customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was noisy. What Digital Camera wrote “Low image noise”.

Four years ago The Geezer wrote “The downside is the noisy zoom which makes a loud clicking noise, very evident in the audio” in their review of this digital camera.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon SX280 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The SX280 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX280 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX280 HS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it had good exposure controls. Mike mentioned two years ago “In a great compact format, full manual shutter or aperture control” in his Canon SX280 HS review.

Rotating LCD Screen

Twenty-eight owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Techtree.com wrote four years ago “360degree titltable screen” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Techtree.com also wrote “Rotating LCD screen” in their review. Techtree.com also mentioned “Useful variangle screen” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Bestbuy.com said three years ago “I like the new view finder that moves around”.

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Low Image Noise

Two hundred and fourteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “Takes fantastic photos”. Techtree.com also said “Excellent image quality” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their Canon SX280 HS review “Great overall image quality” .

Seventeen people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fast continuous shooting up to 14fps albeit for only seven frames”. Techtree.com wrote “4fps shooting”. Techtree.com also mentioned “5 fps continuous shooting rate” in their review.

Eleven people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Techtree.com said “Sensor records lots of detail” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100. Bestbuy.com gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Sensor cleaning everytime turned off”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag four years ago “Images from the 12-megapixel CMOS sensor are sharp, al”.

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Peru4 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Very easy to use great low light pix i love the video too” in their review of this digital camera. Leslie, Videographer mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I took some in my apartment (there is not alot of light in my apartment), you couldn't even tell it was a low light situation”. Leslie, Videographer also mentioned “I am extremely impressed with the pictures it takes in low light settings” in their review.

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Techtree.com said “High ISO range”. Techtree.com also wrote “Bonne qualit d'image jusqu' 3200 ISO, cran LCD tactile mont sur rotule d'excellente qualit” in their review. Melissa mentioned “My favorite features are the ISO and the HD video”.

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Good Video Capture

Seventy-five customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Four years ago Techtree.com wrote “Ottima qualit d'immagine, schermo multitouch orientabile, raffica da 5 fps, ottima ergonomia, buona qualit video”. Camera Labs said “1080p video with zooming, stereo sound” but despite that they rated it 1 stars out of 5. Techtree.com also wrote “The Canon EOS Rebel 5i retains the great articulated touchscreen implementation that's optimized for video” in their review.

20x Zoom

Fifty-five customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Powerful 20x zoom”. Also four years ago Cnet.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.com “A useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization”. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “It offers a lot of zoom and feature set ideal those wanting a versatile snapper for their travels”.

Twenty-five owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Four years ago Techtree.com mentioned “New videofriendly kit lens” but they only scored it 60 out of 100. Techtree.com also said “Newgen kit lens is great to work with” in their review. Techtree.com also wrote “The Canon EOS 700D with the brilliant new 18-135 mm lens is a delight to handle, save for the processing issues” in their review.

Seventeen people agreed that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Techtree.com said “Naar alle kanten draaibare hoge resolutietouchscreen, negenpunts autofocus met negen kruissensoren”. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Nice autofocus performance” and rated this digital camera 70 out of 100. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said “Fast Accurate Auto-Focus” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Bestbuy.com said “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Jrma wrote four years ago “Great built in stabilizer, good for when video shooting which the T3i did not have” in their review of this digital camera. Pepper wrote “The images produced by this camera are very clear even at the further reaches of the zoom and the image stabilisation system works well too”.

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Popup Flash Position

Eleven customers who reviewed the Canon SX280 HS reckoned that it did not have a good flash. What Digital Camera mentioned “Auto pop up flash positioning”. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “The flash isn't in a great location” but despite that they still scored it 80 out of 100. Techtree.com said four years ago “Assistance AF par flash peu discrte” in their review of this digital camera.


Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The SX280 HS has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The SX280 HS has a carrying case, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The SX280 HS has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The SX280 HS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The SX280 HS has a battery charger included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SX280 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the SX280 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($493.16) (24x and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,200mm. At 500 millimeters, the SX280 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2. At 6.8, the SX280 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. The Canon SX280 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SX280 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon P500 which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX280 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon S110, and the Olympus PEN E-PM1 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX280 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX280 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX280 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the LUMIX GF3K ($459.95), or the Lumix DMC-FX77 both from Panasonic or the Canon S110 which has better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The SX280 HS has a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and spec. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, 16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360, 3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424, 1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112 and (M2) 1200 x 1200 and (S) 480 x 480. Cameras that were released around the same time as this camera still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon SX280 HS supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the S110, or the S120 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX280 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the SX230 HS, or the S110 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Supports Direct Printing

The SX280 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support direct printing.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX280 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Custom Colour

The SX280 HS has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a custom colour.

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Supports Live View

The SX280 HS supports live view. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support live view.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon SX280 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SX280 HS features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Histogram

The Canon SX280 HS features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Design

Noise Control

One hundred and three customers wrote that the Canon SX280 HS was easy to use. Techradar rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Full manual control”. Techtree.com mentioned “Impressive noise control” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars out of 5. Digitalcamerareview.com said four years ago “Better than average noise control” in their review of this digital camera.

Fifteen owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Settings are easy to use” . Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Just point and shoot with the automatic settings or use the manual settings if you wish” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Has simple settings as well as ability for technical use” in their review.

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Timefeeler said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “They fit and feel very comfortable in my ears” but they gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Colin said “The camera kept tracking focus beautifully and I realised I had a winner in my hands” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Happy Guy said in their review of this digital camera “Very comfortable ( I often struggle with in-ear phones), sound is really good”.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Techtree.com wrote “Accessible user interface”. Techtree.com also wrote “Gebruiksvriendelijk interface” in their review. Chip.com.my said in their review of this digital camera “Easytouse Touchscreen interface”.

Four owners considered that the product was easy to handle. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Aside from improved handling characteristics and the addition of WiFi features” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Freda Marshall wrote “Looks good, handles well and produces excellent results”. The Geezer mentioned on Amazon “The canon is superior in handling and image quality”.

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Pretty Comprehensive Video Mode

Thirty-three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Techtree.com mentioned “Pretty comprehensive video mode”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “When it comes to compact superzooms, Canon puts together a pretty impressive list of specs with the Powershot SX280”. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Camera Labs “The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a good, solid super-zoom camera with pretty good control, quality”.

Eight owners who purchased it agreed that it was well designed. What Digital Camera mentioned “Compact design”. Thebrutux168 said “When I got my pair of these, I looked at the design and it was very nice”. R D. Napoli wrote in their review of this digital camera “A good design and takes very good photos, even if at times the colours can be a little bit too saturated”.

Five people reckoned that it was smooth. Sammy said last year “The kit lens is good too as it has STM for smooth and quiet auto-focussing” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. John Boy said in his review of this digital camera four years ago “Full HD video is smooth and can be set for 60 fps so that playback can be run in slow motion” . Chris Hoare gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “In video mode you can take smooth full HD 1920 x 1080 at 60fps in the higher quality MP4 format” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners reckoned that this digital camera was neat. Thinker said on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The presentation is nice in a tidy cardboard box with the in-ear headphones/case showing” in their review of the Canon SX280 HS. Brian Clegg wrote on Amazon three years ago “I was perhaps over-excited by the idea that it does GPS tagging, as it's a neat feature to have you images tagged with the place where you took them” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was rough.

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High Quality Video

One hundred and fourty-one owners reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Four years ago Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Slightly superior image quality to peer group.”. Digital Versus gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Full HD video at 60 fps (progressive scan) with good picture quality and management of light”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Good build quality, nice design” in their review.

Robust Build

Twenty-one people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made. Techtree.com said “Robust build”. Techtree.com also wrote “Delivers the same excellent photo quality and solid video as its predecessor” in their review. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “The camera features a 20x optical zoom, high speed shooting, built in GPS” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The SX280 HS is a compact, well designed, sturdy”. Susan she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “The grip on the camera (front and back) is very sturdy and I prefer to hold the camera without a strap”. N. Womack mentioned “Robust enough to withstand day to day handling”.

One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Shay mentioned “POOR broke after having them less than a month” in her review of this digital camera nonetheless she gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. John Boy mentioned “Accessories include an underwater case suitable for down to 40 metres”.

One person concluded that it was reliable. Mrs. P. Groves wrote on Amazon three years ago “Just a bog standard reliable camera that takes good clear, photos on auto setting?” however despite that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SX280 HS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon SX280 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the SX280 HS.


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