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Canon PowerShot SX280
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Canon PowerShot SX280

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Overall 8
7.8

Canon PowerShot SX280: Review

Review guidelines
27 July 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a digital camera with reduced size but with a little more compact than the classic, such as manual controls, Wi-Fi and integrated GPS receiver. Also of interest are the optical zoom, HDMI, Full HD movies, the optical stabilizer and high-speed burst.
  • Pros: Stabilizer, manual controls, GPS, Optical Zoom, Display resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity, Smart Auto, HDMI connector.
  • Cons: Sensitivity is not high, Not high resolution sensor.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

reviewed
17 July 2013
  • Summary: Canon's uninspired travel zoom is a step in the wrong direction.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
27 June 2013
  • Summary: The new Canon Powershot SX280 HS is an easily pocketable compact P&S digicam with a long 20x zoom lens. The SX280 HS won’t turn any heads or launch any trends. In fact, the polycarbonate bodied SX280 HS is a rather plain looking point and shoot (especially the black version – the camera is also...
  • Pros: 20x zoom, compact size, Finger rail grip, Better than average noise control
  • Cons: Center AF only in manual modes, Poor placement of the one touch video stop/start button, Soft telephoto images, battery life could be better
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ( Red)

CNET
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.
  • Pros: The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced; a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization; and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.
  • Cons: Battery life is short, especially if you use the Wi-Fi and GPS features or movie capture. The flash isn't in a great location, and there are no easy panorama or HDR shooting options.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Review

Digitaltrends
23 May 2013
  • Conclusion: When it comes to compact superzooms, Canon puts together a pretty impressive list of specs with the Powershot SX280. Cameras like this show the performance and features of advanced point-and-shoots continue to evolve and there’s still a place for them amidst the rise of cell phone photography, but...
  • Pros: Powerful 20x zoom, Sharp images in well-lit/daylight situations, Nice autofocus performance, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Cons: Poor placement of built-in flash, Noisy at high ISO settings, Barrel distortion at wide angle
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

PC Magazine
16 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS puts 20x zoom in your pocket, along with Wi-Fi, GPS, and 1080p60 video capture. It's an ideal travel camera, and earns our Editors' Choice award.
  • Pros: Sharp lens. 20x zoom range. Speedy performer. GPS. Wi-Fi. 1080p60 video capture.
  • Cons: Narrow aperture. Smudged details at high ISOs. Not the sharpest LCD.
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Overall 8
8.3

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Camera Labs
1 May 2013
  • Summary: Viewed in isolation, the SX280 HS is a good, solid super-zoom camera which handles well and delivers pretty good photo and video quality. The 20x lens range covers a huge range of situations, allowing you to capture an expansive landscape or large building at one moment before zooming-in to...
  • Pros: Slightly superior image quality to peer group, but not by much., Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in pocket body., 1080p video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS and Wifi., Fast continuous shooting up to 14fps albeit for only seven frames.
  • Cons: No touch-screen nor the ability to move the single AF area mode., No remote control over Wifi, only image transfer., Convoluted quality selection for miniature videos., No HD for slow motion video., Can't recharge battery over USB. Need to use mains charger.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280

GadgetSpeak
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This has 20x optical zoom and its added weight is well distributed to make it holdable even with a substantial amount of zoom. While some may consider that 12.1MP is a little ‘small’ it is all down to the quality of the CMOS chip.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280

GadgetSpeak
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This has 20x optical zoom and its added weight is well distributed to make it holdable even with a substantial amount of zoom. While some may consider that 12.1MP is a little ‘small’ it is all down to the quality of the CMOS chip.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280HS

Trusted Reviews
22 July 2013
  • Summary: A great travel camera with 20x zoom, Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Pros: Good compact design, Impressive image quality, Built-in Wi-Fi, High speed shooting mode
  • Cons: High speed mode is in reduced MP, Poor battery life, Pop-up flash position
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