As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is also often compared to pro digicams and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX710 HS) and Nikon (such as the DL24-85 and the Coolpix S7000)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS and records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), lacks built-in panoramas, lacks and external mic jack, is older (march 2013 vs january 2015) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • More zoom: 40x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
1 year newer
$234 - $299

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year older
$450

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX260 HS and SX280 HS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
1 year newer
$194 - $199

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
similar age
$187

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX270 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
10 months newer
$332 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($255.63 vs $561.95) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,037k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85
2 years newer
$647

Significant advantages of the DL24-85 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-85 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DL24-85 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
5 months newer
$562

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S120 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
5 months newer
$417 - $499

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G16 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
7 months newer
$420

Significant advantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 1 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$453 - $579

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2"), is slightly lighter (233 g vs 588 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 42x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks built-in panoramas.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
8 months older
$298 - $312

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 4.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and SX280 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $297.99 vs $255.63
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
5 months newer
$179

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much better macro capability: 0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX280 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 233 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
2 years newer
$249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • More zoom: 42x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and SX280 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 233 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 months older
$322

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX50 HS and SX280 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $321.59 vs $255.63

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year newer
$229 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 20x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX280 HS

  • Light weight: 442 g vs 233 g
  • Inexpensive: $225.00 vs $255.63