The SX280 model has KNOWN Battery related problems
W. Griffith "EveStev", Amazon
13 January 2015
Summary: This camera has issues when taking video, the low battery flashes when you try to use the zoom, and the camera will prematurely shut down. Search for this issue on the internet, and read the complaints before spending money on this Cannon camera -- I wish I had.
Summary: I had to rate it 1 star purely for the major disappointment in the video/battery performance. This was the main reason I purchased the camera. I wanted to merge my video and still cameras into one portable hybrid.
Summary: Save your time and money. This camera was brand new when I received it and upon first use the low battery indicator was showing. This happened after I had fully charged the battery. It appears that I am not the only one that encountered this issue.
Summary: Seriously, don't buy this camera... It's a great camera. Takes good pictures. Video quality is average if it can figure out what to actually focus on. 1 star rating is for the battery problem that makes the camera pretty much unusable.
Summary: The camera is fine, except for the wifi. You have 2 wifi choices: bad and worse. 1. you can connect to your phone, to do so, you must start up the wifi on the camera, then switch to the phone and have the phone's wifi connect to the camera's wifi, then you have to start up the canon app on the...
Summary: AMAZON DO THE RIGHT THING - dont allow any more sales of this camera!! Pictures are amazingly sharp, video playback was excellent, but this camera has a notorious battery issue that Canon has yet to address which makes the camera useless.
Summary: I just got purchased this camera January 2014. I read some review on a battery problem, but it was said the latest firmware fixed this issue. IT DID NOT. I got the camera, charged a new battery and put it in.
Summary: I was so looking forward to purchasing this camera as I have owned several Canons and this looked to be the best point-and-shoot so far. It had so many good reviews, I was so disappointed to apparently get a lemon.
Summary: I recently order the Canon Powershot SX280 from Amazon with the intent of using it myself and then if I liked it to give one to my daughter as well. It was in response to my daughter asking for advice on her next camera.