Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
231 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$267 - $350

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$347 - $430

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N

Travel zoom

$298

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229 - $230

Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly smaller
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$168 - $249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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Harvey (11:59 PM, February 14, 2014)
Some thoughts on size…

1.3 inch thickness is described above as a "weakness". You want thinner? Sacrifice 20x zoom.

The comparison notes that the new model is 2 mm taller than the old model. Strange that no one explored the cause of this difference. Looking at the manual for the SX280, I see that the extra little bump on the top is labeled "Wi-Fi antenna", a pretty significant new feature if you ask me.
 
Chelsea (0:06 PM, December 17, 2013)
Can't you use the manual override to compensate for the lighting?
 
Avatar for Brian Brian (2:13 PM, August 03, 2013)
The Sx260 does have panorama mode it is called "stitch assist" . Rotate the dial to the "SCN" mode. Its in the sub menu between AWB and the box. Once in the sub menu its the last two at the bottom one for left to right and a right to left.
 
MK (8:40 PM, July 23, 2013)
260 sucks bigtime with backlight detected.
 
Bob (7:08 AM, June 03, 2013)
Neither the SX260 nor SX280 have a panorama mode. You incorrectly state that the 260 has one.

Indeed, many feel Canon is behind the average curve in no offering the mode in its pocket cameras like Sony

and other major manufacturers have for quite some time. Should your final scores be adjusted?