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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS gets a new heart (pictures)

Sure, the 20x zoom on the SX280 HS is what draws you in, but its new processor aims to keep you happy.

Joshua Goldman
Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

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.

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