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
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

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

$459

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$344

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$208

Aperture Much wider aperture
Sensor size Larger sensor
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 Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$300

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$198

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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