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Canon PowerShot SX280
7.6 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
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

I'd recommend do not buy this camera

AOsetroff, Canon
29 December 2014
  • Conclusion: I bought this camera for my mother to take some happy snaps with, it's so bad it's a joke really. Apart from all the corrupt files it constantly produces, it also turns off regularly.
  • Pros: Easy to use
  • Cons: Poor build quality, Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

great camera, rubbish battery life - AVOID

M Boddington, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: The camera is possibly ok if you just want to take pictures, but if you want to take short video clips too then look elsewhere. The battery only lasts for at most 50 shots. If you take a video it could be as little as a couple of minutes.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad for the Blood Pressure

Roger A Lorton, Amazon
1 August 2013
  • Summary: Don't waste your money. A nice camera ruined by software glitches. Use the zoom, and the camera will shut down telling you to recharge the battery, regardless of actual battery life. Sometimes you can fool it by changing the settings and it'll all start up again, but by then the shot is long gone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buy 260 version instead

F. Macrae, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Battery life is awful. The 260 is almost identical to it and cheaper. It seems to take better photos in some conditions and has around twice the battery life. I have upgraded the firmware but no improvement. Customer service was poor too.
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Overall 2
2.0

Crap do not buy one

Wayne Molyneux, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Problems with battery condition showing flat when using video mode, Canon have not really solved the issue even with software updates.
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Overall 2
2.0

Battery Eater, Awfull

luckycat, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Really disappointed with this camera, yes it suffers from the low battery life warning which I should have researched before purchase , the problem is certainly not an isolated one, Firmware was updated to the latest version , Great pity because image quality was great.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good for simple photos But doesn't last long

Florent B., Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Good device for those who are not too demanding with photography. The device is simple but efficient. The photos are clear and defined enough for small size output printing. But huge Cons: after only 1 month, there is a dust inside the lens that let a big black area on each photo!
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

C. Park, Amazon
31 July 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Never buy anything Canon again

hudson, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Do not buy this camera--it has excellent properties but they are useless if the battery does not allow you to use it. There is something seriously wrong with this item. I have wasted £140 on this thing but will walk away and buy something else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Forget all of the photographic features.

C. Coffey, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: What killed this camera for me is that you have to take out the batteries and charge them in a separate cradle. For me, this means it has barely been used. It was an unfortunate oversight on my own part when purchasing the camera.
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