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

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$179

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Size Significantly smaller
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$290 - $379

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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?