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

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$811 - $848

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$424 - $448

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$280

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$418

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $347

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger

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