• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A2200 advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    135g vs 233g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Canon A2200

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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 Panasonic DMC-FH3

Canon A2200
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic DMC-FH3
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus VG-120

Canon A2200
Olympus VG-120
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX280 HS
Olympus VG-120
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon A3300 IS

Canon A2200
Canon A3300 IS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX280 HS
Canon A3300 IS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S9100

Canon A2200
Nikon S9100
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Canon A2200
Panasonic ZS15
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS15
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
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