Takes great quality pictures but big power problem
7 March 2015
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: 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.
Conclusion: Had this camera for 4 months and loved the features and the shots turned out well - but I kept having problems with it freezing. Good thing I bought it from Best Buy with a warranty - returned it for a sx700 hs and hopefully will have better luck with it.
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Conclusion: Very poorly desinged. The flash pops up where your fingers automatically rest when trying to take a picture. Everyone who uses it comments on it. Also don't like how the only way you can force flash it to use the Live setting. Slow to take another flash picture at times too.
Conclusion: First off, I love canon's. This would have been my sixth canon however ... While the SX280 HS is a sturdy camera with a 20x zoom with decent image quality, a few issues really spoilt it for me: On/off button and flash ill positioned; memory card/battery cover hard to open at times (often times...
Conclusion: I am very disappointed. I had read reviews about the battery life but I guess I thought it wouldn't be that bad. With a fully charged battery, I was able to record barely 10 minutes. I would never have purchased this camera had I known that the battery charge would last only 10 minutes.
Conclusion: Just bought thsi camera and then read the reviews, they all say bad battery life. I decided to try the video and sure enough the camera went dead in less than 5 min. So I took it back to the store. Not impresssed.
Conclusion: My husband brought me this camera for Christmas a few months ago and I just recently started using it and downloading pictures. I use my camera's a lot for taking short videos and as soon as I hit the button to start video taping the battery gets drained, even after having just charged it.
Pros: zoom is great., clarity of pictures is wonderful.
Cons: battery drains as soon as you start taking a video, pictures come out pink sometimes., videos won't play on windows. not compatible.
Conclusion: The camera has great capabilities. I use Canon products but this camera with its power failure has disappointed me. I won't repeat the many comments I have seen. Simply, the battery indicator signals low and the camera shuts down when using video, especially with zoom.
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use, nice design