Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 20x optical zooming lens. The SX280 HS has a 3-inch LCD monitor, records 1080p video, and has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2013
  • Price at launch: $329.99

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Basic Specs

Camera type Point-and-shoot
Sensor size 1/2.3"
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Camera type Point-and-shoot
Width 4.19 inches
Height 2.47 inches
Depth 1.28 inches
Weight 0.51 pounds
Color Black, Red
Internal image stabilization Yes
Sensor
Sensor size 1/2.3"
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels
Controls
Minimum ISO 80
Maximum ISO 6400
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 3200
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 15 seconds
Display
Size 3 inches
Resolution 461000 dots
Video
Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 30, 60, Other
Slow motion framerate 240 FPS
Software
Supported video formats MPEG-4, H.264
Lens
Focal length (wide) 4.5 mm
Focal length (telephoto) 90 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide) 25 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto) 500 mm
Widest aperture / f-stop 3.5
Optical zoom 20 x
Digital zoom 4 x
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Storage
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC
Ports
Video out Yes
Battery
Removable Yes
Flash
Flash Yes (Built-in)
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