• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Less expensive
    $199* vs $450
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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
Samsung NX3300
Nikon S9100
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Samsung NX3300
Panasonic ZS15
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Samsung NX3300
Canon SX260 HS
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Canon SX280 HS
Samsung NX2000
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Canon SX280 HS
Canon EOS M10
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $719
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $719
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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