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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. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the storage and viewfinder, while there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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. Reviewers really like the zoom and battery. The performance and portability also get good views, but many are less positive about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the screen.

usability, portability, performance, battery, zoom

reliability, focus, viewfinder, connectivity

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

Nov, 2019

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. Views about the image quality and zoom are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and reliability get mixed views. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and flash.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality

flash, energy

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

Nov, 2019

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. Reviewers really like the zoom, but there are some less positive views about the price and portability.

zoom

portability, price

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280HS

 

A great travel camera with 20x zoom, Wi-Fi and GPS

Good compact design ; Impressive image quality ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; High speed shooting mode

High speed mode is in reduced MP ; Poor battery life ; Pop-up flash position

Accompanying the Wi-Fi connectivity is the addition of GPS technology. This allows for images to be tagged with location data and then placed on a map, which can then be reviewed using specialist software.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

 

In the search for all-in-one compact camera perfection the Canon's thrown its latest tech into the ring: the PowerShot SX280 HS is the first Canon model to introduce the Digic 6 processing engine. But by resting on the same 20x optical zoom and...

Best-in-class image quality for a 20x zoom compact, decent image stabilisation, full manual control, Wi-Fi may have occasional use, close-up macro mode

Limited autofocus options, no touchscreen, no raw, 500mm has f/6.8 max aperture, colour fringes visible, Wi-Fi a faff to use, Wi-Fi battery drain

The SX280 HS doesn't add much compared to its year-old SX260 sibling. We would rather have seen the addition of a touchscreen LCD and broader, more accessible autofocus options added on instead of the Wi-Fi feature which, in its current state, is just...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

 

20x zoom compact debuts Canon's Digic 6 processor

20x optical zoom ; Wi-Fi and GPS ; Full manual control

No raw shooting ; Can't set AF point ; No touchscreen

Canon's SX280 is a good choice for anybody looking for a travel compact camera with lots of control over settings and a high zoom ratio. Its pictures have good colour and plenty of detail, and low light performance is admirable.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

 

Not perfect, but class-leading photo and video quality plus some great extras

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280

 

This has 20x optical zoom and its added weight is well distributed to make it holdable even with a substantial amount of zoom. While some may consider that 12.1MP is a little ‘small' it is all down to the quality of the CMOS chip.

The Canon PowerShot SX280 measures 10.5x6x3cm and weights 230grams. The right side has the wrist strap anchor point and a rubber bung to cover the AV and HDMI connections. The left side is clear, while the base has tripod screw and a door behind which...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon PowerShot SX280HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX280HS costs around £250, making it look a reasonable buy, but that's richer than similar cameras such as the

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Canon Powershot SX280 HS Review

 

The Canon Powershot SX280 HS is the latest travel zoom camera from Canon, in its long running series of travel zoom cameras, updating the

12mp BSI CMOS sensor means low noise, GPS and Wi-Fi built in, Excellent image quality, Excellent colour, Good image quality when using full zoom, Compact and pocketable, Very good build quality, 14fps continuous shooting mode

Lacks panoramic mode, 14fps only available in special mode, Lacks HDR mode, Short battery life

Jun, 2013

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

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