• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 500mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Nikon S810c

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $347
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    20.0x vs 12.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S810c advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    More info 270 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S810c
Nikon S9100
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS15
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS15
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Canon SX280 HS
Canon SX260 HS
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon S810c
Canon SX260 HS
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Panasonic ZS45

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS45
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $242
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS45
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $242
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Nikon S6900

Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S6900
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $181
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Nikon S810c
Nikon S6900
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $181
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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