Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

60

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (106×63×33 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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 SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$347 - $430

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$260 - $350

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$338 - $368

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $230

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Travel zoom

$123

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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