Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

53

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

39

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 SX170 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$439

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$274 - $349

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$220

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Much wider aperture
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

$478

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen

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