The SX280 HS has the same lens and 12-megapixel BSI sensor as its predecessor, the SX260 HS, but gets an all-new Digic 6 processor. The new chip improves shooting speeds, allows for 1080/60p movie capture, and, perhaps most importantly, reduces the amount of noise in high-ISO, low-light pictures.
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Thin and light
The SX280 HS is one of the thinnest and lightest cameras available with a 20x zoom lens.
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Shooting modes aplenty
The SX280 has full manual and semimanual modes as well as a whole lot of automatic options, including its Hybrid Auto that combines Canon's scene-recognition auto mode with Movie Digest, which captures a few seconds of video before each shot and then combines them into one clip at the end of a day of shooting.
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GPS and Wi-Fi
The camera has GPS for geotagging photos and Wi-Fi for connecting wirelessly to Android and iOS devices for transfers and on-the-go sharing.
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Pricing and availability
The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS arrives in April in black and red versions. It'll sell for $329.99.