Canon PowerShot SX280 review

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The Canon PowerShot SX280 has a 3 inch LCD display which projects crisp 20x zoomed images. It has a 25-500mm lens attached to it with which you can take seemingly crystal clear images without blurry images thanks to its in built image stabilizer. The camera has all the latest features that one can expect like, wi-fi capability, GPS, and a wide range of shooting modes to give you just the perfect edge that you are looking for.

The Canon PowerShot SX280 has bit of noise when images are clicked in the ISO 800 mode, but the ISO 100,200 and 400, give you perfectly noise free images with very good quality. Focusing images as close as 5 cm had no problems whatsoever and the anti-shake functionality definitely works. The camera has a 12 mega pixel sensor lens which helps giving ideally good low light images, each image consuming about 4 Mb of memory. The camera also captures 1080p full HD videos at 60 fps. It has a DIGIC 6 processor which helps detecting its perfect scene mode.

Who can buy ??

Those who are looking for a DSLR as a beginner can opt for this manually controlled SX280 and also suits the experienced users. The camera is not that bad and is worth every penny. The camera has curvy edges to it and is also compact enough to slides into your pockets and weighs a mere 233 g. The battery drains a bit too quickly when the wi-fi is on, plus the GPS has a good sense of positioning.


The main rivals in the market for this camera are the Nikon Coolpix S9400 which has a sensor of 18 megapixels, and also has 18x zoom capability. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is also a strong contender which has an 18 megapixel sensor with a 3 inch LCD touch screen display which displays the 20x zoomed images. Sony’s Cyber Shot DSC-HX9V offers a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor which can zoom 16 times.

Shaneel Karia

Founder at 3Deometry Innovations a 3D Printer Manufacturing firm. Loves Biking, collecting coins. A lil bit into sports and a Force India supporter in Formula One. Loves sharing uninfluenced reviews on products.