Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

100

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

46

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

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Size
Really small
Mid size (108×71×44 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
251 g

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 SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$265 - $279

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$229

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Macro focus Much better macro capability
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,497 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$119 - $165

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly heavier

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