Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera, 12.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, Full HD 1080p Video Capture, 3.0" LCD Monitor, Black

SKU: ICASX280B MFR: 8224B001
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About the Canon SX280 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera (Black) is a compact point-and-shoot camera with a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 image processor which creates sharp, high-resolution photos and Full HD 1080/60p videos. It provides a 20x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalency of 25-500mm for a full range of shooting options from wide-angle to super-telephoto.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to transfer images wirelessly to your computer and by downloading Canon's free CameraWindow app you can instantly pass images to your iOS or Android devices and share them. A GPS Tracking device marks the location all your shots were taken and allows you to create maps of your shooting with free Canon software.

The SX280 HS offers effective low light performance up to ISO 6400 and its optical image stabilizer provides compensation for camera shake, creating photos with significantly less blur when shooting in low light or at long focal lengths. Intelligent Image Stabilization will automatically choose from six different IS modes to optimize performance based on the shooting conditions.

Full HD 1080p video capture is supported, including shooting at 60fps for smoother, more natural looking video, especially when shooting dynamic motion. Smart Auto mode selects the best camera setting based on 58 predefined shooting situations and New Hybrid Auto utilizes a combination of Smart Auto and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and sharp 720p HD video clip in Movie Digest mode.

The Canon SX280 HS is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Wildlife and more.The Canon SX280 HS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SX280 HS: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Short lag time and Zoom range/performance.

Canon SX280 HS Includes

  • Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera
  • WS-DC11 Wrist Strap
  • NB-6L Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Zoom range/performance (8) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (7) , Easy to use (6) , Zoom range/performance (6) , Good image quality (6) , Compact (5) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (5) , Good image quality (5) , Image stabilization (5) , Compact (5) , Good in low light (4) , Large clear LCD (4) , Short lag time (4) , Easy to use (4) , Image stabilization (4) , Nice body color (3) , Good in low light (3) , Large clear LCD (3) , Nice body color (3)
Short battery life (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (7) , Landscape/scenery (6) , Family photos (5) , Landscape/scenery (4) , Wildlife (4) , Sports/action (4) , Travel (3) , Family photos (3) , Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Casual photographer (3) , Photo enthusiast (2) , Casual photographer (2) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Pro photographer (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Canon SX280 HS Features

  • 12.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor: The 12.1MP CMOS sensor provides clear images with accurate colors and sharp details
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor: The DIGIC 6, combined with the 12.1 CMOS sensor, create the Canon HS System which delivers sharp images, improved low-light performance, accurate autofocus and fast performance and response times
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture at 60fps: The SX280 HS supports Full HD 1080p video shooting and offers 60fps shooting for smooth, cinema-like imaging
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi allows one button transfer of images to your computer and by installing the free Canon CameraWindow app you can instantly send images to your smartphone or tablet and share on social networking sites
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens: The SX280 HS features a 20x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent of 25-500mm. This powerful zoom lens provides coverage from true wide-angle to super telephoto, enabling you to shoot in any situation
  • Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS: Canon's Image Stabilization system offers compensation for camera shake and helps to create clear images even when shooting in low light and at long focal lengths
  • Smart AUTO and Hybrid Auto: Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 pre-defined shooting situations and Hybrid Auto utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady 720p HD video clip in Movie Digest mode
  • Face ID: The Face ID function recognizes when you are taking portraits or group shots and automatically adjusts the cameras settings for optimal focus and exposure
  • GPS Tracker: GPS tracker that records the location where you shot each photo and a logger lets you view the locations on a map using Canon software

Canon SX280 HS Specifications

Pixels 12.1 Megapixel
Total Pixels 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Image Stabilization Optical
Focal Length 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 2.0" (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3ft (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 2.0" - 1.6ft (5-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
LCD Monitor 3.0" TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)
Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec
15-1/3200 sec. (in TV and M modes)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80-6400
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: Still Images ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Compensation: Videos ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect
Flash Range 1.6ft - 11ft (W), 3.3 - 6.6ft (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes M, Av, TV, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
Self Timer 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Continuous Shooting 1) Normal: Approx. 3.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 14.0 shots/sec.
2)AF: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 5.1 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs depending on the zoom position
The maximum continuous capture is 7 frames
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Superfine, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG4-AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
Videos Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Digest Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback Modes File: Stills & Videos Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Digest Movie, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist), Search (Date, Favorites, Digest, People, Name)
Playback Modes File: Still Images Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Discreet, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Information Display (Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning)
Playback Modes File: Videos Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing
Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer
Erase Modes Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased)
Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted
Interface: Video Out NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMITM connector
Interface: Audio Out Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Interface: Other SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source Battery Pack NB-6L
Shooting Capacity Normal: Approx. 210 shots
ECO Mode: Approx. 260 shots
Playback Time 3 hr. 30 min.
Operating Temperature 32-104deg.F/0-40deg.C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.19x2.47x1.28" / 10.64x6.27x3.25cm
Weight CIPA standard: 8.22oz / 233.03g
Body only: 7.41oz / 210.07g
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