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Canon SX280 HS

Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and 3 year old compact digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon SX280 HS Review

With excellent reviews but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Canon SX280 HS number 736 across all digital cameras.
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954 Reviews + 10 Awards
38
Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus three other sites and a "Gold" from What Digital Camera. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital 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 2017.
The SX280 HS is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Fairly large closest focusing distance
Very small maximum memory card size

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

10 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Canon digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The authors at websites Techradar, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Camera Labs all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all thought that this Canon digital camera was very good. The author at website What Digital Camera said that this camera was marvellous and gave it a "Gold" award and the writer at website Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and thought it was a sensible purchase. This digital camera also received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site thought that this Canon digital camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

This camera received a "4 Star" award from Besteproduct.nl and it received a "Best Product" award from Kamerabild.se.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on 39 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 915 owner reviews this Canon digital camera has an overall owner rating of 84%. Over 81% of 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 Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 35,686 expert and user reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the SX280 HS of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon SX280 HS of 20x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 4% 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 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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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 digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX280 HS has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Canon SX280 HS's weight of 233g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all 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 66% of digital cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon SX280 HS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon SX280 HS's closest focusing distance of 0.05m is in the largest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX280 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The display diagonal of the Canon SX280 HS of 3" is in the largest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX280 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Canon camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 13 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. The maximum memory card size of the SX280 HS of only 8GB is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

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

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX280 HS has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX280 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Two Aspherical Lenses

The Canon SX280 HS has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. This Canon camera is a two aspherical lens camera compared to most of the cameras which only have one aspherical lens.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon SX280 HS has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon SX280 HS features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon SX280 HS of 500mm is fairly long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The SX280 HS's digital zoom of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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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 Live View

The SX280 HS supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SX280 HS features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the SX280 HS of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX280 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX280 HS has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The SX280 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since July 2014.


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