Takes great quality pictures but big power problem
4 weeks ago
Summary: I am using this camera for now. I carry 2 extra batteries and use masking tape over the middle battery electrode and am able to make full use of the video. I could love this camera but am disappointed with the power failure and the Canon response.
Pros: Easy to use and carry. Wonderful pictures at low light Great depth of field. Super zoom..
Cons: Power fails using video! No viewfinder. Poor customer relations by Canon
Conclusion: I got this SX280 HS when my SX260 HS was lost. The image quality is okay for a normal point-and-shoot, but this is considered a high-end point-and-shoot. Image quality is a bit poor, despite having the settings at best quality. The SX260 HS this camera replaced actually had better image quality (fewer artifacts, crisper images, etc.).
Conclusion: If you prefer performance over battery this is perfect. Very short turn on time. Fast response of Zoom and focus lens. Burst HQ is perfect for children. Optical zoom 20X is perfect for shooting video without having to camera "in your face". Very good image cleaning algorithms for low light.
Conclusion: The camera takes very good pictures and I want to like it but so far my experience has not been good overall. The wifi button when pressed would not display the menu as shown in the manual and the camera would connect to wifi or my computer. So, I am unable to transfer pictures without using the cable. I had to send the brand new camera back to Canon for repairs which I am not happy about at all.
Conclusion: I recently upgraded from an SX260HS. Although connecting to the Wi-Fi took a little getting used to, it works great. I always buy an extra battery for my cameras, so battery life wasn't an issue. This camera is very easy to use, and would recommend it to the Novice, expert.
Conclusion: Bought this after my reliable Canon point and shoot bit the dust after a drop. Looked like it would serve all my needs and indeed takes really beautiful photos for a point and shoot. But the battery drained quickly over the 12 days I was out of country (combo shooting video and stills) needing to be charged nightly. Got back from that trip and used the camera one more time for a few hours on a short trip in the city and the battery never worked after that.
Excerpt: Canon is the one of the world’s best known camera brands. Its powershot series has got some outstanding cameras for professional photography and videography. I bought the canon powershot sx280 hs on my friends recommendation.
Conclusion: Great camera. Easy operation, stunning videos. But battery does not last long especialy on videos. Need two or three if on vacation or away from power for charger. The only thing I really hated about this camera...was it lasted only a 11 months. wont power up. bought a new battery but still no response. took good care of it too. never got wet or dropped. just Died.