This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS keeps things competitive
About Video Transcript

First Look: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS keeps things competitive

1:40 /

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.

New releases

The Armor A60 portable drive can...
2:10 October 24, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo did some blah blah talking and then a real-world drop test on the Silicon Power Armor...
Play video
Macan: Meet the very different...
21:47 October 24, 2014
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap...
Play video
Help battling robots cause even...
6:03 October 24, 2014
This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and...
Play video
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: A...
2:00 October 24, 2014
The C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
Play video
Mr. Coffee gains some smart home...
2:27 October 24, 2014
The $150 Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Smart brews 10-cups at a time and can be controlled by the Wemo mobile a...
Play video
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED...
1:20 October 24, 2014
We tested this bulb to see if it's a better buy than GE or Cree
Play video
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's...
2:54 October 24, 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free...
Play video
Vizio P series: Good and cheap...
2:31 October 24, 2014
The highly anticipated Vizio P series is among the cheapest 4K TVs available and delivers a very good picture,...
Play video