Updated 25 Oct 2017

Canon

PowerShot SX280 HS (with 4.5-90mm lens)

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (with 4.5-90mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

PowerShot SX280 HS (with 4.5-90mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$258

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Test results

Overall score
64
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a huge zoom and PASM modes.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK video quality.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$258
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
n/a

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
12
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
ISO range
80 - 6400
Optical zoom
20
Aperture range
3.5 - 6.8
Zoom range
27 - 471
Shutter range
1/3200 - 15
Dimensions (cm)
107 x 32 x 63
Weight (g)
232
Depth (mm)
32
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
×
GPS tagging
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
461,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Pop-up automatic
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes

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