• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 25mm - 300mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 25mm - 500mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon S810c over Canon SX280 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • External Mic
    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
    6 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Canon SX280 HS over Nikon S810c

  • Lens zoom ratio
    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)
  • 60p
    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 shutter
    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

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS30
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic
  • Headphone jack
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS25
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Nikon S810c
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Nikon S810c
Panasonic ZS35
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $237
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS35
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS
  • $237
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S9700

Nikon S810c
Nikon S9700
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • External Mic
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
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