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Canon SX280 HS

Canon SX280 HS
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A multi award winning and good spec compact camera, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 8 further awards from other expert sites
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 770 across all digital cameras.
92
Reviews
956 Reviews + 9 Awards
72
Features
Good Features
67
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus three other sites and a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The SX280 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Smaller 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

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the cameras.

The experts at websites Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Camera Labs all concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. The author at website Expert Reviews gave this Canon digital camera a "Best Buy" award and said it was very good and review website What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and concluded it was excellent. Also, the expert at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would highly recommend this digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site PC Mag who decided that this camera was breathtakingly good.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this Canon camera was very good. This was from Besteproduct.nl who gave it an "3.5 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 35 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 79%.

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Good User Reviews

SX280 HS owners on average rated this camera 84%. 530 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in January 2014.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Canon SX280 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than 85% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 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 the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Canon SX280 HS's optical zoom of only 20x is smaller than 65% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the SX280 HS of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 45% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon SX280 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 37% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SX280 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The SX280 HS's weight of 233g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 57% of all cameras when ranked 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 cameras.

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Supports Live View

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

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon SX280 HS supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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

The Canon SX280 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 35% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX280 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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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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Has a Carrying Case

The SX280 HS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has an External Flash Connector

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

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The SX280 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the SX280 HS of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 52% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon SX280 HS supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital 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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Average Image Sensor Size

The SX280 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX280 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon SX280 HS features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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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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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX280 HS has a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the SX280 HS of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The Canon SX280 HS's maximum memory card size of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon SX280 HS of only 6.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SX280 HS features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast 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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