Super-Charged, Ready to ShareThe PowerShot SX280 HS is a super-charged SX-series model featuring Canon's very latest proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, for improved performance and exceptional clarity in low-light scenarios. The camera makes it easy to show off your high quality images and video wherever you are, with enhanced built-in Wi-Fi technology that lets you share photos with comments on social networking sites - even within specific groups. Capture everything from quick snaps to artistic images with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens, with Optical Image Stabilizer to reduce blur throughout the zoom range. Even low-light images impress with the Canon HS SYSTEM: a combination of a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor. Preserve memories in ultra-smooth 1080p/60p Full HD video with the amazing processing power of the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, which also enables enhanced Dynamic IS for reduced blur, plus video recording in the easy-to-share MP4 format. The camera also gives you access to extraordinary imaging capabilities with Smart AUTO that recognizes 58 predefined scenes, Face ID that adjusts focus and exposure for your loved ones, and Intelligent IS that dramatically reduces camera shake. New Hybrid Auto creates an optimized "highlight reel" of your day, while built-in GPS records the location and local time, making the PowerShot SX280 HS a perfect travel camera, ready to share the spectacular images you'll capture!
Type- Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture DeviceType- 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels- Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels- Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
LensFocal Length- 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Digital Zoom- 4x
Focusing Range- Normal: 2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)- Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System- TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
ViewfindersOptical Viewfinder- N/A
LCD Monitor- 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels- Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage- Approx. 100%
Aperture and ShutterMaximum Aperture- f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)
Shutter Speed- 1-1/3200 sec.- 15-1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Exposure ControlSensitivity- Auto, ISO 80-6400
Light Metering Method- Evaluative, Center-weighte average, Spot- Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF- Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method- Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation- Still Images: ?2 stops in 1/3-stop increments- Videos: ?3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White BalanceWhite Balance Control- Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom- Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
FlashBuilt-in Flash- Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
Flash Range- 1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T))- Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Recycling Time- 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation- +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting SpecificationsShooting Modes- M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Sports, Creative Filters, Discreet- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button- SCN - Portrait, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks- Creative Filters - Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect- Movie - Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie- Smart Shutter - Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Photo Effects- My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
Self Timer- Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom- Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control- N/A
Continuous Shooting1) Normal: Approx. 3.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)- Approx. 14.0 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)2) AF: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in P mode)- Approx. 5.1 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically- Differs depending on the zoom position.- The maximum continuous capture is 7 frames.
Image StorageStorage Media- SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format- Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format- Superfine, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode- Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)- Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG4-AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels- Still Images:1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 3602) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 4243) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 4804) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
Videos:- Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps (29.97)- HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)- Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps- Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps- Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps- Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps- 640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)- Digest Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback SpecificationsPlayback Modes FileStills & Videos:- Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Digest Movie, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist), Search (Date, Favorites, Digest, People, Name)Still Images:- Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Discreet, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Information Display (Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning)Videos:- Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing- Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.
Erasing SpecificationsErase Modes- Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
InterfacesVideo Out- NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMITM connector
Audio Out- Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other- SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source- Battery Pack NB-6L
Shooting Capacity- Normal: Approx. 210 shots- ECO Mode: Approx. 260 shots
Playback Time- Approx. 3 hr. 30 min.
Physical SpecificationsOperating Temperature- 32-104?F/0-40?C
Operating Humidity- 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)- 4.19 x 2.47 x 1.28 in. / 106.4 x 62.8 x 32.6mm
Weight- 8.22 oz. / 233g (CIPA standard)- 7.41 oz. / 210g (Body only)- All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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from Milwaukee, wi
Don't know the whole experience as I returned the camera fearing the battery issues. Overall I believe this camera is a great camera for still shots.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I pinched my finger in the pop up flash due to poor location.
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