March 21st 2013 8:17 am

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CNET says:

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Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. quote


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    6.0
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    8.0
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8.0
PC Mag May 10, 2013

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS puts 20x zoom in your pocket, along with Wi-Fi, GPS, and 1080p60 video capture. It's an ideal travel camera, and earns our Editors' Choice award.

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8.0
CNET Jun 20, 2013

Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint May 9, 2013

If image quality is your number one priority then, within this compact camera category, you needn't look further than this PowerShot which stands out above and beyond its higher-resolution competitors.

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8.0
Digital Versus May 14, 2013

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a successful update of the SX260 HS ... All in all, this is a very good superzoom compact. Still, competitors are already moving ahead, sometimes with better technology and a wider range of options.

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8.0
TechRadar May 24, 2013

What we have here is an excellent and well performing compact camera that offers lots of flexibility both to beginner users and those looking for something a little more advanced.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 22, 2013

The Canon PowerShot SX280HS is one of the best travel compacts on the market. The only real issues are with the camera's battery life and a few elements of the design, however on the whole it's an impressive model that's well worthy of consideration.

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8.0
Steve's Digicams Jul 24, 2013

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a fantastic camera for any household, combining a powerful feature set with an incredibly easy to use design and shooting modes that let everyone who picks it up shoot with confidence.

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9.0
Photography Blog May 28, 2013

Despite our quibbles with the wi-fi implementation and lack of touch-screen control, the inclusion of DIGIC 6 has brought a number of significant improvements to Canon's 2013 travel-zoom model, making the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS a real contender.

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Engadget Mar 21, 2013

During our hands-on, we quickly noticed the SX280 HS' significant speed boost -- it's 50 percent faster than its predecessor when it comes to focusing and shutter lag, and it definitely shows. The Burst HQ mode was also quite impressive.

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Imaging Resource Mar 21, 2013

We were pretty big fans of the Canon SX260 HS, and the new model boasts what appear to be some impressive improvements. The SX280 HS looks great and feels solid and sleek in your hand, making this new PowerShot an intriguing compact camera for a wide range of users.

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CNET AU Mar 21, 2013

Canon is pushing the big zoom numbers with the release of the SX280 HS, realising that there's a valuable market of zoom-loving photographers who just want a pocketable point-and-shoot. The 280 HS boasts a 20x optical zoom, though it's not particularly bright throughout the focal length range.

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DigitalCameraReview Mar 21, 2013

We spent some hands-on time with the SX280 HS. The camera is very pocketable even though it has the super zoom of 25-500mm. It is lightweight and easy to hold even at long telephoto lengths. It comes in a choice of red or black.

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