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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.
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.
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 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 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* 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Experiment with different effects using Manual modes (Tv, Av and M), which give you creative control over shutter speed and aperture.
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.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Focal Length||4.5 – 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25 – 500 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 20x |
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|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|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|
|Speed||1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom. White Balance Compensation (Underwater mode)|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|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|
|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|
|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)
|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.
|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]|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|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
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Other||PhotoStitch, Map Utility|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Image Stabilisation||¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.|
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.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
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.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
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.
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.
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.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
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.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before