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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

    Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

    Connect with the complete travel compact

    The compact PowerShot SX280 HS packs all you need to capture and share your travels: 20x optical zoom, smooth Full HD 60fps movies, GPS tagging and Wi-Fi. HS System ensures superb results in low light.

    • 20x zoom, 25mm lens
    • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6
    • Intelligent IS, Enhanced Dynamic IS
    • Wi-Fi
    • Full HD (60fps)
    • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • Hybrid Auto; Smart Auto
    • Manual, Av and Tv modes
    • High-speed shooting. Optional Waterproof Case
    Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
    • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
    • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
    • 30x superzoom with ultra wide-angle 30x superzoom with ultra wide-angle
    • Zoom to 40x with great quality Zoom to 40x with great quality
    • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
    • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
    • Share images wirelessly Share images wirelessly
    • Smoother 1080p movies Smoother 1080p movies
    • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
    • Tag shots and log your journey Tag shots and log your journey
    • Easy shooting with a movie summary Easy shooting with a movie summary
    • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
    • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
    • Full resolution high-speed shooting Full resolution high-speed shooting
    • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV
    • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots
    • Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi

    Sample Images

    PowerShot SX280 HS

    Software Update Available

    Google Drive upload now supported.

    Download the latest version of CameraWindow DC to set up this camera with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google Drive and Email.

    PowerShot Spring/Summer 2014 brochure

    Features in depth

    20x zoom, 25mm lens

    Fit more in the frame with 25mm or get extremely close to distant subjects with 20x optical zoom. Enjoy approx. double zoom power with ZoomPlus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom.

    HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6

    HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 6 processing and a high sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give exceptional image quality in all situations with up to ISO 6400.

    Intelligent IS, Enhanced Dynamic IS

    Intelligent IS combats camera shake, so all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. Enhanced Dynamic IS ensures spectacular steady and realistic movies by powerfully compensating for a much wider range of user movements.

    Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi* lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing.

    Full HD movies (60fps)

    Use the movie button to instantly record smooth, stunningly realistic Full HD (1080p) movies at 60fps in stereo with optical zoom. MP4 support allows easy playback and sharing on portable devices.

    7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

    A large, durable, high quality LCD screen with excellent visibility offers effortless menu navigation, lets you frame and view shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.

    GPS with A-GPS

    GPS tags the location of your photos and videos while the Logger function can keep track of your journey. A-GPS support enables faster location acquisition. Use the supplied Map Utility software to pinpoint shooting locations.

    Hybrid Auto, Smart Auto

    Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which selects optimal settings from 58 variables (21 in movies). Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and also captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining them into a fun HD (720p) movie.

    Manual, Av and Tv modes

    Experiment with different effects using Manual modes (Tv, Av and M), which give you creative control over shutter speed and aperture.

    High-speed shooting. Optional waterproof case

    Capture stunning fast action with High-speed Burst or slow it down spectacularly with Super Slow Motion Movie. Shoot underwater down to 40m with an optional waterproof case.

    • * Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

    What's in the box

    • Digital Camera PowerShot SX280 HS
    • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
    • Battery Pack NB-6L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
    • AC Cable
    • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
    • User Manual Kit

    Product Specification

    IMAGE SENSOR

    Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

    IMAGE PROCESSOR

    Type DIGIC 6
    Focal Length 4.5 – 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 500 mm)
    Zoom Optical 20x
    ZoomPlus 40x
    Digital Approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 80x
    Maximum f/number f/3.5 – f/6.8
    Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 2 double-sided aspherical lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF, Underwater Macro, Quick
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Manual Focus Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

    EXPOSURE CONTROL

    Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
    AE Lock On/Off Selectable
    Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
    Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400

    SHUTTER

    Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
    15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    WHITE BALANCE

    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. White Balance Compensation (Underwater mode)

    LCD MONITOR

    Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    FLASH

    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.0 m – 2.0 m (T)
    External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

    SHOOTING

    Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome,Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Discreet, Movie
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
    Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
    Drive Modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.8 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 5.1 shots/sec., up to 7 shots, LV: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 14.0 shots/sec., up to 7 shots¹ ²

    RECORDING PIXELS/COMPRESSION

    Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
    16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
    3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
    1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
    Resize in playback (M2, S)
    Compression Superfine, Fine
    Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60 fps, 30fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
    Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
    Movie Digest (HD) 30fps
    Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
    (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
    (Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

    FILE TYPES

    Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]
    GPS log LOG [NMEA 0183 message format compliant¹]

    DIRECT PRINT

    Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
    PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

    OTHER FEATURES

    GPS Yes¹. A-GPS (Assisted GPS) supported. GPS tagging, GPS Logger, automatic time update
    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Histogram Yes
    Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
    Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

    INTERFACE

    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
    Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

    MEMORY CARD

    Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

    SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

    PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
    For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
    Windows 8 / 7 SP1
    Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / v10.8.2 or later

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other PhotoStitch, Map Utility

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery Life Approx. 210 shots¹ (Measured with GPS features off)
    Eco mode: 260 shots¹
    Approx. 210 min. playback
    More than 48 hours using only GPS Logger
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases/Straps Soft Case DCC-1500
    Soft Case DCC-1550
    Waterproof/Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC49
    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
    Flash High Power Flash HF-DC2
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
    Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 106.4 x 62.8 x 32.6 mm
    Weight Approx. 233 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    GPS log ¹ Complies with the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association of the U.S.) 0183
    GPS ¹ GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.
    Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
    Battery Life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
    • Subject to change without notice.
    • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index
    • . According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

    Accessories & Supplies

    Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    NB-6L

    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

    CB-2LYE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC40

    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Softcases & Straps

    Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

    DCC-1500

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    DCC-1550

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    Waterproof Cases

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

    WP-DC49

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

    A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.

    Flashes

    Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

    High Power Flash HF-DC2

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

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    Accessory Organiser

    Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.

    AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

    HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

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    Canon Project1709 Beta.
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