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8.3 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX280

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX280

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Overall 2
2.0

Battery Life is a SERIOUS issue.

Nicole, Canon
7 September 2014
  • 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.
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Value for money 4
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Features 6
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Performance 4
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Overall quality 2
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Do not like this camera

Bill, Canon
17 July 2014
  • Conclusion: I have been a longtime Canon customer. This is NOT their best effort. This camera has needed to be sent back for repairs twice. Same problem they have not been able to fix. When using Video mode, the battery light blinks and camera shuts down. Even with a full battery. The camera needs to be recycled to work again. This is very inconvenient and unlike a canon camera.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
  • Cons: Short battery life
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Value for money 2
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Features 6
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Performance 2
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Overall quality 2
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Horrible battery life

CHARAA, Canon
23 June 2014
  • Conclusion: I have owned several Canons over the many years and have always been happy with them. I bought the SX280HS for a trip to Ireland and had terrible problems with the battery. It would take 10-15 pictures and then I would get a "Charge Battery" indication on the screen. I turned off the GPS to try to extend the life but didn't seem to make a difference.
  • Pros: excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
  • Cons: Short battery life, undependable
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Overall 2
2.0

SX280 Lemon

ruko_ruko, Ebay
22 April 2014
  • Summary: People, please check out Canon's forum web site concerning this camera. Canon refuses to fix the battery problem this camera has. Very poor response from Canon. Shoddy.
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Value for money 2
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Features 2
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Performance 2
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Overall quality 2
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Battery dies in Video Mode after few mins of use !

rue, Canon
16 April 2014
  • Conclusion: I bought this camera New charged the battery overnight and took it to my son's 45 minute Tae Kwon Do class. I took about 30 pictures and 5 minutes of video. Suddenly taking another Video the battery indicator flashes red and the camera turns off ! Now researching other reviews this camera has many BAD reviews of batteries dieing while taking videos. My 8 year old Canon ELPH works better than this new Canon piece of junk!!
  • Cons: Short battery life, battery dies taking videos !
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Overall 2
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Value for money 2
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Features 8
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Performance 2
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Overall quality 2
2.0

Worst camera I have ever owned

Anonymous, Canon
5 March 2014
  • Conclusion: I am extremely disappointed with this camera. Very poor battery life. Pop-up flash jams with the slightest interference requiring a reset by turning camera off/on causing many missed photo opportunities. After less than one year, the camera will not operate at all.
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2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Performance 2
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Much potential

T, Canon
21 February 2014
  • Conclusion: - The short battery life and type are serious problems. - The long lens and lack of view finder is a serious problem. Battery issues. For the next of this generation camera, add an accessory that holds multiple AA batteries, functions as a handhold, that mounts to the bottom of the camera. View finder: Add a mount and electronic information interface for the DC1 electronic view finder built for the G-1 X Mk II.
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Overall 2
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Value for money 6
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Features 6
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Performance 2
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Overall quality 2
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Worst Canon out of 4 owned

Sasi, Canon
20 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Takes beautiful pictures if you can use it. On my China trip my iPhone outperformed this camera. I sent it back to canon to see if they can do something about the totally unacceptable battery life. If problem is not solved, good bye. Forget about using Video.
  • Pros: good pictures
  • Cons: horrible battery life makes the camera useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not usable because of battery issue

Kenz, Canon
30 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Brought this for my father. He has been using only Canon camera for many year because of its great quality. This camera made him so disappointed. Have the same battery issue like everyone else but couldn't find a solution. Very disappointed with Canon.
  • Cons: unreliable camera due to super short battery life
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2.0
Value for money 6
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Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
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Overall quality 6
6.0

Wifi is terribly implemented

JMig, Canon
29 December 2013
  • Conclusion: I've worked for over an hour to set up wifi and still have not been able to, though I work as I technology product manager. This implementation is horrible. Not worthy of Canon.
  • Pros: Nice features/settings, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
  • Cons: Difficult to use, Complicated controls/menu
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