• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Fujifilm XP120

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 140 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.
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm XP120 advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.4 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S9100

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
Fujifilm XP120
Nikon S9100
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

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
Fujifilm XP120
Panasonic ZS15
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Canon SX280 HS
Canon SX260 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Slow-motion videos
Fujifilm XP120
Canon SX260 HS
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm XP90

Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm XP90
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP90
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm XP130

Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm XP130
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP120
Fujifilm XP130
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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