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8.5 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX280

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Great pocket size camera

SeeUlater, Canon
3 days ago
  • Conclusion: I'm married to a travel agent and lucky enough to take several trips a year. I recently purchased as SX280 HS to replace a 5 year old SX110 IS. I was looking for a pocket size camera with a good optical zoom. The optical zoom on the SX280 HS is fantastic for a camera this small. The 80 power digital zoom produces good photos if you steady the camera.
  • Pros: excellent image quality, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use, fantastic zoom lens
  • Cons: Short battery life, low battery indicator
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent mid-range camera

Reverend Daniel, Staples
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Positives Easy to operate for basic pictures, right out of the box. Issues to be aware of – not negatives WiFi does not work with Windows 7 however does work with Windows 8. Battery must be removed to charge, requiring the date and time settings to be reset each time the battery is replaced. The menus and tools that allow for greater control of the images and functions are not necessarily fully intuitive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera for great price

Casey, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is a really nice camera for not a lot of money. The one thing that I really like is that the flash is automatic, although the placement of it could be better. I've only used this camera a few times since receiving it but overall I really like it. The picture quality is good and the zoom is really good for a small camera. This was definitely an upgrade from my 6 year old, 7mp Canon.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder
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Overall 8
8.0

Good general purpose point & shoot

918 VICTOR, B&H Photo
13 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the product professionally, to document technical projects. I needed a small point &amp; shoot that would fit in a duty bag or pocket. I also use the SX280 for leisure.<br /><br />The price at B&amp;H was the best I could find, and I purchased the &quot;bundle&quot; - SX280, carry case and card.<br /><br />Having read many reviews, I was aware of the battery lifeissues, and purchased extra batteries which I keep in the carry case.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
  • Cons: Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Satisfied

Lynn P., Newegg
7 March 2014
  • Pros: Takes a great picture. Easy to use. Also, this vender gave great service!
  • Cons: I really miss the view finder on the PowerShot Cameras. The initial battery could have more power. But I also purchased the "H" model of the same battery and will also carry it in the camera case. Flash location is also a little awkward for my large hands.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

User Review

gunazo, Walmart
5 March 2014
  • Summary: Over all, is a pretty good camera, I am an old guy and I think that we still far away of the quality and fun of the old technology including pinhole cameras,
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Camera

Lynn P., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Pros: Compact style, takes very good pictures, and great service from the vender. Easy to use. A lot fancier than my old Canon Powershot. But this old man is figuring it out.
  • Cons: Short Battery life. Flash is in a awkward location.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

User Review

Tomnz, Walmart
24 February 2014
  • Summary: You MUST used a tripod for the maximum zoom settings and you will be pleased with shot of the moon. This camera is versatile from close ups to distant images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS a sure win

Wanda Woman, B&H Photo
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The Optical zoom on the PowerShot SX280 HS is GREAT! It is easy to use and gives you a true view of your subject.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera

Laya, B&H Photo
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The camera is easy to use. However, the flash needs to pop up and eventhough I was informed about this slight 'problem' I thought I would manage but now that I have started to use it, it IS bothersome. I automatically hold the camera on the top left side thus preventing the flash from popping up. Other than that it is a great camera and I am very pleased with B and H-providing best price and excellent service!!!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
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