• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
Canon SX280 HS Review
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
Nikon S810c Review

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Differences

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Nikon S810c

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • 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
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills 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
    2 years vs 3 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S810c
Nikon S9100
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS15
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS15
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Canon SX280 HS
Canon SX260 HS
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon S810c
Canon SX260 HS
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony H90

Canon SX280 HS
Sony H90
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Nikon S810c
Sony H90
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S800c

Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S800c
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S810c
Nikon S800c
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
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