Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

75

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Canon IXUS 510 HS

59

Canon PowerShot IXUS 510 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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)
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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
Significantly 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
Cheaper
$269.79 vs $538.99
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

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

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244 - $400

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon IXUS 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 500 HS

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

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

              Canon IXUS 240 HS

              Compact

              $266

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 1100 HS

              Canon IXUS 1100 HS

              Travel zoom

              $538

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $372

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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