• 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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Advantages

Canon SX280 HS over Nikon S810c

  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S810c over Canon SX280 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
    10 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • $202
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS25
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $202
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More pixels
Nikon S810c
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS35
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS35
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Canon N2

Canon SX280 HS
Canon N2
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S810c
Canon N2
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS50

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS50
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS50
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
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