Canon PowerShot SX280 HS specifications

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS specifications

Below you will find the product specifications and the manual specifications of the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.

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Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX280 HS
Product Photo Camera
EAN 8714574598567, 8714574604183, 8714574604190, 8714574604206
Language English
Filetype PDF
Picture quality
Megapixel 12.1 MP
Camera type Compact camera
Image sensor size 1/2.3 "
Sensor type CMOS
Maximum image resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels
Still image resolution(s) 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image stabilizer
Image stabilizer location Lens
Supported aspect ratios 1:1,3:2,4:3,16:9
Lens system
Optical zoom 20 x
Digital zoom 4 x
Focal length range 4.5 - 90 mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 25 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 500 mm
Minimum aperture number -
Maximum aperture number -
Lens structure (elements/groups) 12/10
Extra/Smart zoom 40 x
Combined zoom 80 x
Focus TTL
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes Continuous Auto Focus,Servo Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus,Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance 0.05 m
Auto Focus (AF) points 1
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) object detection Face
ISO sensitivity 80,100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,Auto
Light exposure modes -
Light exposure correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering Centre-weighted,Evaluative (Multi-pattern),Spot
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Fastest camera shutter speed 1/3200 s
Slowest camera shutter speed 15 s
Flash modes Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Manual,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization
Flash range (wide) 0.5 - 3.5 m
Flash range (tele) 1 - 2 m
External flash connector
Flash sync-speed 0.0005 s
Flash exposure correction ±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Other features
Built-in flash
Power source type Battery
Maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate 60 fps
Resolution at capture speed 640x480@30fps
Analog signal format system NTSC,PAL
HD type Full HD
Video formats supported H.264,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4
Video recording
Built-in microphone -
Internal memory - MB
Compatible memory cards SD,SDHC,SDXC
Display TFT
Display diagonal 3 "
Display resolution (numeric) 461000 pixels
Field of view 100 %
Ports & interfaces
USB version 2.0
USB connector Mini-USB B
HDMI connector type Mini
Wi-Fi standards 802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
White balance Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Fluorescent,Fluorescent H,Tungsten,Underwater
Scene modes Fireworks,Portrait,Snow,Sports,Underwater
Shooting modes Aperture priority,Auto,Manual,Shutter priority
Photo effects Vivid
Self-timer delay 2,10 s
Playback zoom (max) 10 x
Direct printing
GPS (satellite)
Orientation sensor
Camera file system DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3
Image processor DIGIC 6
Windows operating systems supported
Mac operating systems supported
Battery technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (CIPA standard) 210 shots
Battery type NB-6L
Product colour Red
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 10 - 90 %
Weight & dimensions
Width 106.4 mm
Depth 32.6 mm
Height 62.8 mm
Weight 233 g
Packaging content
Carrying case

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 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.