Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

56

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

42

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
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
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
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 SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$305 - $379

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $299

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$484

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$299

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$193 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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