• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX280 HS advantages over Samsung WB50F

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $330
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    500 mm vs 288 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB50F advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Lighter weight
    157g vs 233g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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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Review Excerpt

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 WB50F
Nikon S9100
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS20
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Samsung WB50F
Panasonic ZS20
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

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 WB50F
Panasonic ZS15
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Lighter weight
Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ8
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic SZ10
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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