Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
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56

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42

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

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
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Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
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Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$690

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Significantly larger
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger

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