Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

63

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

46

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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$218 - $249

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$410

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom More zoom
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$249

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$235

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Larger

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