First Look: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS keeps things competitive
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First Look: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS keeps things competitive

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Wi-Fi and a new processor help keep the SX280 HS' status as a top compact megazoom.

Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman and this is a quick look at the Canon Powershot SX280 HS, a generally excellent little mega zoom made better by a new processor. It is basically the same camera as its predecessor, the SX260 HS, which also has a 20x zoom lens and 12-megapixel BSI sensor. The new Digic 6 processor has enabled some new features though, such as 1080p MP4 video at up to 60 frames per second and faster performance for regular and burst shooting. Canon also says the new processor helps reduce noise at higher ISO settings, and for my test shots that's generally true though it's not that much better. Still the SX260 was better than most in low light and that's the case here. That's good because you'll need those higher ISO settings when using the zoom lens. Other highlights of the camera include built-in GPS and Wi-Fi which can be used for quickly sending photos from the camera to mobile devices, for sharing on the go among other things. It has plenty of shooting options to choose from, but sadly still no easy panorama or HDR modes. Also battery life isn't great though a firmware update available on Canon's website does improve at someone shooting movies. So, yes, there are a few minor issues but again it's generally an excellent little camera. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Canon Powershot SX280 HS.

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