Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

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Canon IXUS 510 HS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon IXUS 510 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.

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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Much 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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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$278.85 vs $328.29
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (around 20% less)
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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 12x
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Around 3x more zoom
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
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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 Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 510 HS1080p @ 24fps
              SX280 HS1080p @ 60fps
              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 HS1/4000s
              SX280 HS1/3200s
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              IXUS 510 HS$278.85
              SX280 HS$328.29
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              IXUS 510 HS170 shots
              SX280 HS210 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon IXUS 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 155

              Canon IXUS 155

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $281

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $363

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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