Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Top 52%722 points
Top 52%
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS: 49 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
1
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. weight

227g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

7. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
260shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
34% have it
100
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
48% have it
85
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0003125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

12. pixel density

327ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

61.1mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. volume

211.93cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. height

106.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. thickness

32.6mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

17. battery power

1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

18. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

19. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
46% have it
67
0

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

21. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
14% have it
58
0

22. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
73% have it
56
0

23. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
88% have it
51
0

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
66% have it
49
0

25. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
45% have it
48
0

26. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
19% have it
47
0

27. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

28. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
20x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

29. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.5f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

30. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
67% have it
41
0

31. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
88% have it
41
0

32. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
51% have it
40
0

33. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.0005s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

34. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
500mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

35. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-200c MS: 720s
37
0

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