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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2204 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX280 HS. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity, and there are some negative opinions about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

battery, flash, energy, viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX280 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and battery. The performance and portability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the screen. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, battery, zoom

reliability, focus, viewfinder, connectivity

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 970 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX280 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and flash. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality

flash, energy

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot SX280 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the zoom, but some have doubts about the price and portability.

zoom

portability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Grech (digitaltrends.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Review

 

The PowerShot SX280 HS is a powerful point-and-shoot with a strong feature-set, but isn't without some shortcomings.

When it comes to compact superzooms, Canon puts together a pretty impressive list of specs with the Powershot SX280. Cameras like this show the performance and features of advanced point-and-shoots continue to evolve and there’s still a place for them...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

 

With the PowerShot SX280 HS, Canon's top compact megazoom for 2013, it's all about the processor.

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced; a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization; and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.

Battery life is short, especially if you use the Wi-Fi and GPS features or movie capture. The flash isn't in a great location, and there are no easy panorama or HDR shooting options.

Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ( Black)

 

Compared with its predecessor, the SX260 HS , the SX280 shares the same 20x, f3.5-6.8, 25-500mm lens and 12-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. Joining them in the SX280, however, is an all-new Digic 6 image processor, which provides less...

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS has shooting modes for every type of photographer from casual to advanced; a useful long zoom lens with excellent image stabilization; and overall excellent photo and video quality for a compact megazoom.

Battery life is short, especially if you use the Wi-Fi and GPS features or movie capture. The flash isn't in a great location, and there are no easy panorama or HDR shooting options.

Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

Jun, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS puts 20x zoom in your pocket, along with Wi-Fi, GPS, and 1080p60 video recording. It's an ideal travel camera, and earns our Editors' Choice award.

Sharp lens. 20x zoom range. Speedy performer. GPS. Wi-Fi. 1080p60 video capture.

Narrow aperture. Smudged details at high ISOs. Not the sharpest LCD.

Performance and Conclusions The SX280 HS is fast. It starts and shoots in 1.6 seconds, focuses quickly for a 0.1-second shutter lag, and can shoot continuously at 3 frames per second. This is in stark contrast to the 21x Galaxy Camera, which is slowed...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a powerful and compact digicam, featuring some of the latest and greatest from Canon. The powerful processor allows for the fantastic shooting modes and features to operate with ease. Full manual control gives even the...

Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Image Quality is excellent in all shooting modes ; Movie quality is better than most digicams ; Intelligent IS keeps images sharp in...

Small, weak flash unit isn't very helpful unless you are very close to subject ; Slightly more noise than expected, even at the lower ISO settings ; Poor battery life ; Special features (Wi-Fi and GPS) shorten the already anemic battery life

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a powerful and compact digicam, featuring some of the latest and greatest from Canon. The powerful processor allows for the fantastic shooting modes and features to operate with ease. Full manual control gives even the...

Jul, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon Powershot SX280 HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS camera is a new travel-zoom camera that replaces the SX260 HS model. The SX280 has a 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with built-in anti-shake system that features an enhanced Dynamic IS video mode with 5-axis stablizer....

The SX280 HS principally adds built-in wi-fi connectivity, the latest DIGIC 6 image processing engine, 60fps movies, quicker GPS and better image quality at the same price-point as last year's SX260 HS model. The wireless feature feels a little...

May, 2013

Expert review by : consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Canon PowerShot SX 280 HS

 

However, reviewers say that Canon has taken Wi-Fi capability to the max. After downloading the CameraWindow app (for iPhone or android devices), you can use your smartphone to control your camera remotely or to geotag your photos. You can also back up...

20x zoom, Good photos for its class, GPS, Wi-Fi and manual controls at a low price

Battery life and battery sensor malfunctions, Missing some common features, like panorama, No RAW mode

May, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

Canon's uninspired travel zoom is a step in the wrong direction.

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Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot SX280 HS Review

 

Conclusion The SX280 HS is a compact, well designed, sturdy, and easy to use point and shoot digital camera with a 20x zoom. Compared to its competition, the biggest difference would seem to be in the resolution arena with Canon sticking with a...

Center AF only in manual modes, Poor placement of the one touch video stop/start button, Soft telephoto images, battery life could be better

Jun, 2013

CAMERA LABS.COM - RECOMMANDED

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

While its rivals from Panasonic and Sony continue to push resolutions ever-higher on their 2013 pocket super-zooms, Canon has decided to stick with a relatively modest 12 Megapixels for the SX280 HS in an attempt to minimize noise. The SX280 HS also...

Slightly superior image quality to peer group, but not by much ; Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in pocket body ; 1080p video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF ; Built-in GPS and Wifi ; Fast continuous shooting up to 14fps...

No touch-screen nor the ability to move the single AF area mode ; No remote control over Wifi, only image transfer ; Convoluted quality selection for miniature videos ; No HD for slow motion video ; Can't recharge battery over USB. Need to use mains...

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a good, solid super-zoom camera with pretty good control, quality and features. Sticking to 12 Megapixels has allowed Canon to deliver image quality that's a little better than its rivals without missing out on fine...

May, 2013

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