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Overview

Super-Charged, Ready to Share

The 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!
 

Features

Built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android device* with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app**
The PowerShot SX280 HS is equipped with enhanced built-in Wi-Fi® for on-the-go convenience when you want to share what you've recorded with friends, family and the whole world. Transfer images and video directly to your computer to update friends and family while you're traveling or out and about. Post to groups, add comments, and edit and upload MOV video files from both iOS® and Android devices*.

Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
The PowerShot SX280 HS features a powerful 20x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. With a range of 25-500mm (35mm equivalent), the lens gives you the power to capture the full breadth of scenes. Images are bright and vivid with spectacular clarity thanks to Optical Image Stabilization.

12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The PowerShot SX280 HS employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.

Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The PowerShot SX280 HS is equipped with Canon's very latest proprietary processor, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor which makes several important advancements, including improved sensitivity that allows for higher resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions. Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur). In addition, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor enables video recording in MP4 format which only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices.

1080p/60p Full HD video
With the camera's advanced DIGIC 6 Image Processor enabling MP4 format recording, the PowerShot SX280 HS lets you shoot video at a selectable frame rate of 60 fps or 30 fps. 1080p/60p Full HD video is extraordinarily smooth and rich in playback, ensuring that your important memories and creative film clips look their absolute best. Video recorded at 30 fps has also been improved through the combination of the DIGIC 6 Image Processor and Fine Movie Detail Processing, with reduced noise and high resolution.

GPS Technology
The PowerShot SX280 HS digital camera is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS)## technology. Now you can travel the world and let the camera automatically record the location and local time of your stills and videos. You can maximize the usefulness of the GPS feature by using the special bundled Map Utility software that makes it fun to share the memories of your world adventures. The camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo - a great way to visualize each trip!

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)

Optical Zoom
20x

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

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical 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%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.

15-1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
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)

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Back to TopFlash

Built-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

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Sports, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

*1 Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
*2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
*3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie
*4 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 Shooting
1) 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.

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage 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 360

2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424

3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480

4) 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)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  16:9 3:2 4:3
File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
Large (L) SF 4,507 1,729 6,980 5,134 1,515 6,118 5,661 1,379 5,568
F 2,915 2,640 10,659 3,247 2,384 9,624 3,537 2,192 8,850
Medium 1(M1) SF 2,630 2,923 11,801 2,914 2,640 10,659 3,173 2,431 9,814
F 1,814 4,234 17,091 1,945 3,961 15,989 2,073 3,721 15,020
Medium 2(M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044 1,002 7,442 30,040
F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314 558 12,927 52,176
Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919 249 27,291 110,150
F 113 49,125 198,271 133 40,937 165,225 150 40,937 165,225
Medium* F N/A 1,289 5,847 23,603


  1:1
File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
Large (L) SF 4,224 1,832 7397
F 2,640 2,923 11,801
Medium 1(M1) SF 2,365 3,274 13,217
F 1,549 4,912 19,826
Medium 2(M2) SF 760 9,824 39,653
F 420 16,374 66,090
Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622
F 113 49,125 198,271
Medium* SF N/A
F

Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
* In High-Speed Burst, Best Image Selection or Low Light.
* The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.


Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Miniature Effect Super Slow Motion Movie
HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240
5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 120 fps*2 240 fps*2
6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5*2 fps
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 195 98 49 73 37 18 1,465 977
8GB 8 hr. 31 min. 11 sec. 13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec. 22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec. 17 hr. 2 min. 23 sec. 22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec. 34 hr. 04 min. 46 sec. 1 hr. 27 min. 00 sec. 2 hr. 07 min. 47 sec.
32GB 32 hr. 24 min. 47 sec. 55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec. 91 hr. 46 min. 07 sec. 68 hr. 49 min. 35 sec. 91 hr. 46 min. 07 sec. 137 hr. 39 min. 10 sec. 5 hr. 51 min. 26 sec. 8 hr. 36 min. 11 sec.

  Other
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
60 fps*3 30 fps*1 30 fps*1 30 fps*1
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 4,288 2,945 922 382
8GB 30 min. 03 sec. 43 min. 29 sec. 2 hr. 03 min. 55 sec. 5 hr. 14 min. 34 sec.
32GB 2 hr. 01 min. 27 sec. 2 hr. 55 min. 43 sec. 8 hr. 20 min. 32 sec. 21 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.

*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*1.
*3 Actual frame rate is59.94 fps.


Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Stills & 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*1, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2, 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.

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase 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.

Back to TopInterfaces

Video 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.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating 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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Disclaimer
## In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

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* Compatible with iOS version 5.1/6.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply.

** This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
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