Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

73

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Canon IXUS 510 HS

60

Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 510 HS

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Size
Much smaller
86x54x20 mm vs 106x63x33 mm
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2.4x smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
163 g vs 233 g
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More than 30% lighter
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 510 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SX280 HS

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 12x
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Around 3x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SX280 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$232.09 vs $487.49
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The best price we've seen is $255 cheaper (2.1x less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              IXUS 510 HS:1/4000s
              SX280 HS:1/3200s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 510 HS:170 shots
              SX280 HS:210 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              IXUS 510 HS:f/3.4
              SX280 HS:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164 - $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $190

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon IXUS 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $151

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $224

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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