Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Electronics > 
Digital Cameras > 
Point & Shoot Cameras > 
Canon USA > 
Item#: 9SIA1K50S59026

Canon Powershot SX280 HS 8224B001 Black 12.1 MP 20X Optical Zoom 25mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

ICON Loading...

Advanced Digital Camera SX50 SX280 SX510 SX260 SX170 SX160
Index SX 50 SX280 SX510 SX260 SX170 SX160
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3" 1/2.3" 1/2.3" 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
HS System Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Image Processor DIGIC 5 DIGIC 6 DIGIC 4 DIGIC 5 DIGIC 4 DIGIC 4
Megapixels 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 16 16
Optical Zoom 50x (24-1,200mm eq.) 20x (25-500mm eq.) 30x (24-720mm eq.) 20x (25-500mm eq.) 16x (28-448mm eq.) 16x (28-448mm eq.)
ISO 80-6400 80-6400 80-3200 100-3200 100-1600 80-1600
LCD Size 2.8-inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch 3.0-inch
Optical Zoom
During Video
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum
Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - f/6.5 (T) f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T) f/3.4 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T) f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T) f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Recording Media SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Viewfinder Yes No No No No No
RAW Mode Yes (12-bit) No No No No No
Video Recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Full HD 1920 x 1080 HD 1280 x 720 HD 1280 x 720
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
4.82 x 3.44 x 4.15 in. /
122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5mm
4.19 x 2.47 x 1.28 in. /
106.4 x 62.8 x 32.6mm
4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16 in. /
104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm
4.19 x 2.40 x 1.29 in. /
106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm
4.25 x 2.80 x 1.73 in /
108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9 mm
4.37 x 2.85 x 1.74 in /
111.0 x 72.5 x 44.1 mm

 

SX280

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!

## 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.
SX280

Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® technology 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 AndroidTM device* with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app**.
  • Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance.
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality.
  • Capture 1080p/60p Full HD video for high-quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
  • New Hybrid Auto utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady 720p HD video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) in Movie Digest mode every time you shoot a still image.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Remember where you were and when your photos were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location##, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map using Canon software.
  • Additional Features.

Share Simply From Wherever You Are.

Built-in Wi-Fi® technology 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® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share what you've recorded with friends, family and the whole world. The camera can connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices*, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app** without a computer. Easily post your images to your favorite social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera's built-in Wi-Fi® technology also lets you transfer images and video directly to your computer to update friends and family while you're traveling or out and about. Enhanced Wi-Fi® technology makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos even as events unfold. Easily control the destination of your uploads to social networking sites; share with everyone, or send photos to selected groups. Post to groups, add comments, and edit and upload MOV video files from both iOS® and Android™ devices*. Frequently used devices and accounts are stored in the camera's Wi-Fi® history menu, so you can immediately connect with a simple touch. Share with other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, send images to your computer, and print your photos to Wi-Fi® compatible printers^. Built-in Wi-Fi® technology on the PowerShot SX280 HS makes it easier than ever for you to express your creative flair, and share it with the entire world!

# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
* Compatible with iOS version 5.1/6.0/6.1 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0/4.1 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.
^ Wireless PictBridge certified printer is required.
SX280

Capture The World as You See It.

Powerful 20x Optical Zoom with 25mm Wide-Angle Lens
The PowerShot SX280 HS features a powerful 20x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. The camera's lens embodies the quality and legacy of Genuine Canon Optics with advantages that go far beyond making the camera slim enough to slip in your pocket and carry anywhere. With a range of 25–500mm (35mm equivalent), the lens gives you the power to capture the full breadth of scenes, with details you've never captured before. Images are bright and vivid with spectacular clarity thanks to Optical Image Stabilization.

SX280

Optical Image Stabilizer
Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.

SX280

Beautiful Images and Fast Performance Start Here.

12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The PowerShot SX280 HS employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and 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. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor 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) to create video that's exceptionally free of distortion. In addition, the DIGIC 6 Image Processor enables video recording in MP4 format. Highly compressed MP4 video not only preserves space on your memory card but also improves playback on mobile devices.

SX280

Full HD Video That's Better Than Ever.

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.

SX280

A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos.

Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO for the PowerShot SX280 HS has been significantly expanded, making it easier than ever to capture the sharp, bright, colorful images – and videos – you're looking for. By assessing various factors in both the background and the subject, the system recognizes 58 predefined shooting situations and automatically selects the camera settings that will yield the best possible results. Simply frame the shot you want, and in dozens of common or challenging scenarios the camera takes care of the rest. Hard-to-capture shots such as moving subjects, night scenes, backlit subjects, and landscapes at evening or on a bright snowy day are instantly and effortlessly captured as "keeper" shots. Smart AUTO makes the PowerShot SX280 HS ideal for capturing excellent quality still images and video on the go.

SX280

Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
SX280
SX280
SX280

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Optimal Image Stabilization in Any Situation.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot SX280 HS, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation – allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes.

SX280

The Ideal Traveling Companion.

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. The camera can also use the GPS unit to automatically set the exact time. 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. In addition to displaying all your photos' locations on a world map, the camera's GPS system can also track your route from photo to photo – a great way to visualize each trip! You can also create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides with friends and family members.

SX280

## 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.

Additional Features

ECO Mode
The PowerShot SX280 HS takes energy conservation to the next level with ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. ECO Mode can be activated for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable or the moment is too exciting to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed. With ECO Mode activated to conserve power, you can even stay connected for longer with the built-in Wi-Fi® feature on the PowerShot SX280 HS. When the fun with family and friends runs late into the night, you can be assured your camera can keep up.

SX280

What’s in the Box

SX280
  • PowerShot SX280 HS Body (black shown here)
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
 


Learn more about the Canon USA Powershot SX280 HS

General

Brand
Canon
Series
PowerShot SX Series
Model
Powershot SX280 HS
Part#
8224B001
Color
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.19 x 2.47 x 1.28 in.
Weight
8.22 oz. (CIPA standard)
7.41 oz. (Body only)
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Gross Pixels
12.8 MP
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
Resolution
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
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilizer

Lens

Optical Zoom
20X
Digital Zoom
4X
Wide Angle
25mm
Focal Length
4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)
Aperture
f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Self-timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom

Focus

Focus Type
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
2.0 in (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)

Flash

Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (T))

Exposure

Exposure Control
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)
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center-weighte average, Spot
Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80-6400

White Balance

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

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD
3.0" 460K

Functions

Continuous Drive
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)
Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Scene Modes
Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
Playback
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, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing
HDTV Output
Yes

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

Movie

Movie Format
MP4 (Image: MPEG4-AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Movie Recording
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)
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080

Interface

A/V Out
NTSC/PAL
HDMI
Yes

Battery

Battery
NB-6L
Battery Life
Normal: Approx. 210 shots
ECO Mode: Approx. 260 shots

Feature

Features
Built-in Wi-Fi technology 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 AndroidTM device with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app.

Canon's powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance.

12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality.

Capture 1080p/60p Full HD video for high-quality capture of moving subjects.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.

New Hybrid Auto utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady 720p HD video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) in Movie Digest mode every time you shoot a still image.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

Remember where you were and when your photos were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map using Canon software.

Packaging

Package Contents
PowerShot SX280 HS Body
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
Battery Pack NB-6L
Battery Charger CB-2LY
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Canon USA Powershot SX280 HS

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Lynn P.
  • 3/7/2014 3:40:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Satisfied

Pros: Takes a great picture. Easy to use. Also, this vender gave great service!

Cons: I really miss the view finder on the PowerShot Cameras. The initial battery could have more power. But I also purchased the "H" model of the same battery and will also carry it in the camera case. Flash location is also a little awkward for my large hands.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Lynn P.
  • 2/25/2014 7:50:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Camera

Pros: Compact style, takes very good pictures, and great service from the vender. Easy to use. A lot fancier than my old Canon Powershot. But this old man is figuring it out.

Cons: Short Battery life. Flash is in a awkward location.

Other Thoughts: I knew about the short battery life prior to making this purchase, so I ordered 2 newer Canon longer life batteries. I will put them through the paces in April on our first vacation of the year. Still getting use to the pop up flash. But still think it is a good Canon Camera. It is my 4th one over the years.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Reinhold G.
  • 9/21/2013 11:56:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSIMPLY AWESOME

Pros: Good image stabilization
Quality Optics
Compact
Great optical and digital zoom
Good display

Cons: Auto mode great for most use, but it takes a few hours time and practice to understand how to optimize for specific shooting situations, but that is undoubtedly true for similar cameras. Directions on paper guide are not adequate to understand how to optimize and you will need to read the electronic PDF to get that information.
No viewfinder, but that is an acceptable tradeoff.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for portability for hiking/backpacking and other travel. I also own the T4i (also bought on Newegg) and that will always be used when space/weight is not a problem.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Electronics > 
Digital Cameras > 
Point & Shoot Cameras > 
Canon USA > 
Item#: 9SIA1K50S59026
Related Products
1/2.3" CMOS Approx. 12.1 MP 50X Optical Zoom ...
16MP CCD Image Sensor DIGIC 4+ Image Processor ...
16.0 MP CMOS Sensor 18x Optical Zoom Lens ...
General Brand Canon Series PowerShot SX Series Model ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau