Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

100

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

98

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact (106×63×33 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$476

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$379

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$546 - $649

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268 - $453

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$313 with 5-15mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly 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?