Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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 SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$268 - $349

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$500

Aperture Much wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$268 - $349

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 - $429 body only

$549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
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?