As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX260 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V)

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, records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) 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 lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas and is older (march 2013 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$285 - $349

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

  • Significantly 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)

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

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 SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year older
$399

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

  • Supports 24p

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 SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
1 year newer
$262 - $349

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)

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

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 SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
similar age
$245

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

  • None found

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$238

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SX280 HS)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SX280 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
1 year newer
$197 - $230

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)

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (march 2013 vs august 2010) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
9 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $324.00

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
2 years older
$316

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S95 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.90 vs $324.00

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
5 months newer
$728

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
5 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G9 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $324.00

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
6 months older
$445

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (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 S110 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $445.00 vs $324.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs prosumer size (128×89×74 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.9").

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
3 years newer
$826 - $898 (body only)
$998 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
1 year older
$544 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the NX1000 and SX280 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×63×37 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Very light: 222 g vs 233 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), is much smaller (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($324.00 vs $799.00).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$324 - $749 (body only)
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX280 HS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 233 g
  • Inexpensive: $324.00 vs $324.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and SX280 HS

  • None found

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 professional size (120×83×102 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (1.3" vs 4") and is slightly lighter (233 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (20x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year newer
$250 - $280

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

  • Much 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
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX280 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 233 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the P510 and SX280 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $324.00

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
1 year newer
$207

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX410 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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
4 months newer
$250

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 20x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and SX280 HS

  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $324.00