Canon PowerShot SX280HS Camera Review


Canon Camera PowerShot SX280HS Review: Travel zoom range compacts have gained immense popularity in the past few years. The reason for their increasing popularity is a mixture of manual controls, great quality of image and many advanced features. The best thing is that all of this is encased in a portable body that can easily fit inside your pocket. These are the qualities that have turned it into a great travel companion.

Canon PowerShot SX280HS


Canon SX series has been leading this category for quite some time now. It has been producing compact devices that offer all the above features at highly competitive prices. The SX280HS is a step further in the same direction. It has Wi-Fi internet connectivity in addition to all the features. Moreover, it also offers a very impressive optical zoom that can enhance an image almost twenty times its original. The camera allows you to record full HD videos.

The Canon SX280HS has a CMOS sensor which measures in a size that is equal to a wide range of current compact cameras. The sensor combines Canon’s novel image processor – the DIGIC 6.

The DIGIC 6 processor allows you to capture some really impressive pictures as well as full HD videos. The ISO range of the sensor is between 80 to 6400. Combined with the backlit technology, the DIGIC 6 processor offers great noise control even when the ISO is high.

The lens is another important element of the camera’s image specification. The focal range is around 25 to 500 mm with a 20X optical zoom facility. Optical image stabilization supports the lens and promises really sharp images across any point within the focal range.

The Canon SX280HS offers a 3 inch LCD screen display at the rear with PureColor II technology. The range is 461k-dots. The screen is not sensitive to touch.

For all those professionals who want to take control of the shoot settings, a full manual control is provided. These settings will be managed by Smart auto controls of the camera. As mentioned above, the Canon SX280HS can record full HD videos with a resolution of 1080p and right upto a rate of 60fps. Users can also choose a 30 fps rate if they so desire.


One of the latest features that have been added in this model - and the series – is the internet connectivity through Wi-Fi.  With the help of this feature, images can be swiftly transferred from the camera to other internet devices through a Wi-Fi connection.

With the help of the Wi-Fi feature, users can browse images on their camera with the help of Canon Camera Window application which is available for both iOS and Android. Another addition to the series is the GPS technology which allows users to tag images with the data of their location, and then put them on a map for viewing through special software.


The camera turns on quickly, focuses immediately and provides great quality in almost every situation. Its colors are accurate and the pictures sharp enough. Within this price range, the Canon SX280HS is the best device that you can have.


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