As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot SX710 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 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
$329

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
$228 - $279

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 SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
1 year newer
$195 - $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 SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year older
$447

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 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
$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 has significantly more zoom (20x vs 3x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a built-in GPS, is slightly less expensive ($294.94 vs $399.00) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much 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 slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is slightly larger (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 20x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$445 - $579

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the G7 X and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $445.00 vs $294.94

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year older
$310

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX280 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and SX280 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), is significantly smaller (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (20x vs 40x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 315 shots) and significantly worse macro focusing (5.0 cm vs 0.0 cm).

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
1 year newer
$179 - $180

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

  • 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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

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"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
5 months newer
$195

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 SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
1 year older
$364

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Much better macro capability: 0.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX40 and SX280 HS

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Inexpensive: $363.51 vs $294.94
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • More zoom: 42x vs 20x

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 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 SX520 HS and SX280 HS

  • Light weight: 441 g vs 233 g
  • Inexpensive: $159.00 vs $294.94

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$150 - $168

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and SX280 HS

  • Inexpensive: $149.95 vs $294.94

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 months older
$305

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)

  • Significantly 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: $304.55 vs $294.94

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX280 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (20x vs 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 115k dots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (106×63×33 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), doesn't record movies in 24p, is slightly heavier (233 g vs 135 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A570 IS

Canon PowerShot A570 IS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the A570 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A570 IS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A570 IS and SX280 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year older
$275

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (106×63×33 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SX280 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SX280 HS

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens