Great Camera! Love the Wireless!
I've had a number of PowerShot cameras. Really impressed with the picture quality of the camera and the overall speed. Colors and picture quality are quite good and the low-light performance is superior. The previous review focuses nicely on the picture quality, so I wil stick with the human factors.
Manual control and adjustment are simple to master, so you won't need to rely on the automatic settings. My only concern with the camera is hat the wifi settings are difficult to set up.
Finger rail grip, Better than average noise control
The SX280 HS is a compact, well designed, sturdy, and easy to use point and shoot digital camera with a 20x zoom. Compared to its competition, the biggest difference would seem to be in the resolution arena with Canon sticking with a reasonable 12-megapixels, while Panasonic, Sony, and other OEMs seem determined to push the 20 megapixel envelope. Constantly crowding more pixels onto tiny point and shoot sensors results in noticeably higher noise levels.
Quicker GPS and better image quality
Despite our quibbles with the wi-fi implementation and lack of touch-screen control, the inclusion of DIGIC 6 has brought a number of significant improvements to Canon's 2013 travel-zoom model, making the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS a real contender to the market-leading Panasonic TZ series.
Slightly superior image quality to peer group, but not by much
In short the Lumix ZS30 / TZ40 is a better-featured camera that avoids much of the annoyances and limitations of the SX280 HS, but it's also more expensive; in some regions not by a great deal, but the gap can be greater in others. If you think the limitations of the SX280 HS would frustrate you, then I'd definitely recommend you spend the extra on the Panasonic ZS30 / TZ40. But equally there'll be those for whom they're non-issues or things they can happily workaround.
20x optical zoom, Wi-Fi and GPS
What we have here is an excellent and well performing compact camera that offers lots of flexibility both to beginner users and those looking for something a little more advanced.
It would also be a good camera for anybody looking to learn a little more about photography, since you could start on the fully automatic settings and work your way through the manual options.
GPS and Wi-Fi built in, Excellent image quality, Excellent colour
The Canon Powershot SX280 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing including both GPS and Wi-Fi. Image quality is very good with excellent colours and good levels of detail. The 14fps high speed shooting mode will also appeal, although it would be nice if it was available in all of the modes, and could have been used for an automatic HDR mode.
Best-in-class image quality for a 20x zoom compact
The SX280 HS doesn't add much compared to its year-old SX260 sibling. We would rather have seen the addition of a touchscreen LCD and broader, more accessible autofocus options added on instead of the Wi-Fi feature which, in its current state, is just a bit of a faff to use. It will come in for occasional use though, so better to have it than not.
Powerful 20x zoom, Sharp images in well-lit/daylight situations
When it comes to compact superzooms, Canon puts together a pretty impressive list of specs with the Powershot SX280. Cameras like this show the performance and features of advanced point-and-shoots continue to evolve and there's still a place for them amidst the rise of cell phone photography, but still come with some drawbacks. However, for a user looking for a new point-and-shoot with a super zoom lens, the SX280 makes a nice choice.
Happier Than I Expected!!
I used a Canon Power Shot A1000 IS for almost five years and love Canon quality. What I love about this new Canon is how user friendly it is. So simple, and I very quickly was able to load the software, register on line and send pictures to my computer, on line social media and iPhone with the Wi-Fi ability. Going from picture to movie mode is the push of a button. Has great options for an amateur photographer like me. You can also purchase a tripod separately.
Built-in Wifi and GPS via a smartphone
The IXUS 255 HS / ELPH 330 HS is positioned in the middle in the IXUS / ELPH range and provides a good balance between features and performance on the one hand and price on the other. It outclasses the 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor-based entry-level IXUS / ELPH models in every way, sporting better image quality and noise performance, a wider range of shooting modes, Full HD video, a longer zoom and a better quality screen.
Good image quality versus competitors
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS is a little camera that will provide quite a few pleasant surprises. Those expecting the most basic type of point and shoot model will appreciate a camera that performs faster than other beginner-level cameras, while also providing greater image quality.
Compact, svelte design
For non-smartphone users or those who want a dedicated camera that's easy to carry around and shoots good photos - perhaps at a party or on vacation - the 330 HS is a good option, albeit a bit pricey. But, looking into the future, with smartphones now accounting for more than half of cell phone users and continuing to rise, good cameras like the 300 HS won't be good enough next year - smartphones will be the new point-and-shoot.
Extremely thin and lightweight camera
There aren't a lot of above average or advanced features found in the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS camera, but that may be a good thing. After all, Canon is aiming this model at beginning photographers looking for a good value in a basic camera, and by keeping the advanced features to a minimum, Canon is able to offer this latest ELPH version in the sub-$200 price point.
Compact, lightweight and stylish
The IXUS 140 / ELPH 130 IS is one of three basic IXUS / ELPH models in the bottom half of the range. Until 2013, the entire IXUS / ELPH range carried the HS suffix and all had CMOS sensors paired with the Digic 5 processor. That meant that even the lowliest IXUS / ELPH model shared similar characteristics with the flagship model, but now the picture is very different with Canon deploying an older 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4 processor in many of the more affordable 2013 IXUS / ELPHs.
Small and sleek design, Fast autofocus
Although the Canon IXUS 140 is a perfectly adequate camera in most situations, the same can said of many high-end smartphone cameras.
If you're going to allocate precious pocket or bag space for a dedicated camera, then it must take much cleaner shots after dark, even at this price point.
Unfortunately for the Canon IXUS 140, other similarly-specced cameras - including its own sibling the Canon IXUS 125 HS - just work better in a greater range of scenarios.
Very easy to use camera, including on-screen explanations
Still, if you like the idea of owning a Canon camera, you want built-in Wi-Fi, and you like the rectangular look of the ELPH family of cameras, this easy-to-use model will provide adequate performance for beginning photographers. It also will be a better value if you can find it closer to the $150 or $125 price points, rather than the $200 suggested price.
Subpar low-light quality
We know there are still many people who don't own smartphones, or, if they do, they prefer to use two devices. If you fall into either of these two categories and you're looking for something like the 130 IS, there is a stronger option that we haven't mentioned, and that's Canon's ELPH 330 HS. We gave the 330 HS some harsh criticism, but for only $30 more, it's actually a far better camera than the 130 IS. You get a longer zoom, Wi-Fi, and better sensor and image processor.
Very good photo quality for the compact ultra zoom category
The PowerShot SX260 HS is a solid choice for those looking for a travel zoom camera. It's not particularly fast (especially in the AF department), nor is it loaded with bells and whistles like landmark databases. The bottom line is that the SX260 gets the job done in nearly all situations, and produces photos of higher quality than competitive models.
Effective built-in GPS system
Despite looking outwardly similar to its predecessor, the PowerShot SX260 HS represents a big step forward for Canon's travel-zoom cameras and is a real challenger to Panasonic's TZ30 model. Anyone looking for a pocket camera that can shoot high quality stills and video both near and far should seriously consider the exciting new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.
Very good photo quality for the compact ultra zoom category
The Canon PowerShot SX260 is a travel zoom camera that packs a 20X zoom lens into a compact and stylish package. The lens is probably the highlight of the camera, with an impressive range of 25 - 500 mm. As with other cameras in this class, the lens is on the slow side, especially at full telephoto. Naturally, the SX260 has an optical image stabilization system, complete with a dynamic mode for movies and powered mode for telephoto shots.
Great image quality, Excellent zoom range
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a superzoom that offers a good balance of features and produces still images and HD movies that are very pleasing.
It might lack some of the bells and whistles of other travel compacts - such as the Panasonic TZ30's touchscreen or the Samsung WB750's Live Panorama mode - but it delivers where it really matters: in picture quality and manual control.
Huge zoom range offers plenty of flexibility
The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS delivers the flexibility of a 20x optical zoom in an easy-to-carry compact sized package. As such it's a very likeable and easy-to-use travel compact that delivers good results and shows several notable improvements over the model it replaces, not least a longer zoom range and a much needed finger grip.
20x optical zoom lens in a compact camera
The Canon Powershot SX260 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing including GPS with GPS logging. Full HD video is available with stereo sound and optical zoom as well as high speed video modes and the camera's movie digest mode is a good way to record both videos and photos.
Image quality is among the best you'll find in such a camera
The SX260 HS is small, well designed and, for point and shoot snappers, performs a treat too. But in such a hotly contested market place it could do with that little bit more oomph to really take it to the next level: we'd like to see a touchscreen with edge-to-edge focus control in the future.
But image quality is among the best you'll find in such a camera.
Image quality is great
The Canon PowerShot SX160 is a low cost, big zoom point and shooter that will have an option or mode for pretty much anything that a photographer can throw at it. We say photographer because with the manual controls, that's exactly what you become. If you've ever thought about getting into photography but don't have the money or are unsure if you'll enjoy it, a camera like this is perfect because it offers the possibility to advance your knowledge without a massive outlay.
Good colour and white balance performance
The Canon Powershot SX160 IS features a 16x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation and has an easy to use mode dial with settings for beginners up to the more advanced with manual controls. The camera has a lot of external control with ISO shortcuts and large buttons, and with the addition of AA batteries it could make a great travel camera.
Wide-ranging zoom, affordable, manual modes
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a decent spec considering its slender price tag, and it performs reasonably well for the money too.
But don't expect too much: the LCD screen's viewing angle is poor, we're not fans of the AA batteries, and the pictures are soft and underwhelming.
But if money is the dominant factor and you're seeking a wide-ranging zoom compact camera then the SX160 IS has enough points for it to be a serious consideration.
AF is pretty quick throughout the zoom range
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is priced at Rs 12,995 (MRP), but you can buy it for a few hundred rupees less from online stores, and that too with a case, rechargeable batteries, a charger and a 4GB SD card included as freebies. At this price point, the flaws in performance can be overlooked. Despite the niggles, the SX160 IS performs significantly better than some of the other digital cameras in its class, and even some more expensive travel compacts.
Excellent focal length range with smooth zoom
The Canon Powershot SX160 IS is a camera that comes from line of cameras that have historically and very delicately balanced the price, feature set and overall performance. The SX160 IS does pretty well in that regard, but compared to the SX150 IS, we really wish it had more to offer than just a bump in focal length and megapixel count. Improvement in low light performance would have been greatly appreciated and 1080p HD video would have made this our favorite camera.
Good images and video
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a fine camera. Its small size makes it very convenient to carry around and its powerful zoom provides the user with tremendous versatility. It's a quick performer, for the most part, though its shot-to-shot speed could be faster, especially when the flash is utilized. It produces sharp, colorful, low distortion images throughout the frame at all focal lengths, including in low light.
Stylish metal body, High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a good attempt to marry the classic styling of the IXUS range with a big zoom lens, but the tiny controls, poor battery life, so-so image quality at high ISO speeds and the eye-watering price-tag detract somewhat from its overall appeal.
Optical zoom while movie recording
The ELPH 520 HS / IXUS 500 HS is truly a marvel of miniaturisation. If you're looking for a pocket zoom that really is pocketable you be hard pressed to find a model that matches it for size, weight and classy good looks. The quality is more than skin deep, it's beautifully engineered and feels like a quality product.
Stunning design, Well-specified, Impressive LCD screen
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a compact camera that impresses at first sight. Not only is the model one of the most stylish currently on the market, but it also features a weighty specification to match its eye-catching looks. The combination of 10.1MP CMOS sensor, Canon's HS technology, DIGIC 5 processor and 12x optical zoom results in both excellent image quality and a versatility up there with more advanced compacts.
Outstanding image quality versus similarly priced cameras
Canon has always had specific market segments for its cameras. Its Rebel line of DSLR cameras is aimed at beginning and intermediate photographers. The company also has several high-end DSLR cameras aimed at professionals.
Then there are budget-priced PowerShot models, usually costing less than $200. These cameras typically have very limited features and performance levels.
Good-looking and super portable
The Elph 520 HS is a hard sell. Looking at only the specifications, you might not see enough of an upgrade here to justify the purchase. But once itÃ¢Â? Â? s actually in your hands, you can see where it proves its worth. The button navigation gets rid of the touchscreen interface (overrated, in my opinion) and makes handling more in your control.
Solid overall image quality
The Canon ELPH series is usually a safe bet for a cool, quality camera at a decent price, but the top end of the lineup has been pretty wonky over the past few years. Image quality is generally strong, and the lenses are either bright or packed with zoom. But Canon insists on sticking them with a crummy touchscreen, which royally screws up the user experience and drives up the price. Such is the case with the latest ELPH king, the ELPH 530 HS.
Very high dynamic range
The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a camera that will look good in the hands of someone who desires appearance over performance. It's a camera that will attract admiring glances so someone who covets attention will be perfectly suited to the IXUS 510 HS. If you want a small camera that can take the picture of a fly sat on your safari jeep before switching to a distant elephant on the Serengeti plains without the distraction of having to walk anywhere, then this camera is perfect for you.
Good looks, Excellent image quality
Build and image quality are both more than up to par, leaving you only with the unpleasant task of actually paying for the Canon IXUS 510 HS.
At around £350 (about $550), it's expensive for a compact camera; in fact, it's actually a little more than Canon's cheapest DSLR, the Canon EOS 1100D, is currently selling for in some places, albeit without a lens.
Good image quality, Smart Auto mode is intuitive
No, this camera will never replace my DSLR, and I will not get rid of my smart phone. This camera is designed for those casual photographers who don't want to determine the settings for every image. It is designed for those that enjoy having fun with their images and like editing them in-camera. It is designed for those people who want a point and shoot that can handle itself in a multitude of situations with grace and speed.
Highly recommended to casual photographers looking for a bang up-to-date point and shoot that importantly produces good looking images
The Canon IXUS 240 HS is an unassuming yet technologically advanced compact camera that hides a lot of features under its typically IXUS-like rectangular exterior. The touchscreen interface isn't the best that we've ever used, but the new wi-fi connectivity options make it easy to share your photos and the IXUS 240 HS certainly delivers much better quality than the average smartphone.
Wi-Fi features were faster
When each camera is up and running, being able to just upload stuff effortlessly is pretty great. But it's rarely effortless, from the initial setup to the continued connectivity hiccups I'm still dealing with after nearly a week of use. Point-and-shoot cameras should be idiot-proofâ??
Offers very good photo quality
The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a bit of a disappearing breed: a compact megazoom that uses AA-size batteries and has semimanual and manual shooting modes. It's fairly affordable, too, and does get you very good photo quality. Its shooting performance is miserable, though, so I'd only recommend it for patient photographers shooting landscapes and similarly stationary subjects.
Solid travel-zoom camera
The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is very much a minor upgrade of last year's SX130 model, principally offering 2 additional megapixels, an improved image stabilisation system, a range of creative filters and a handy one-touch movie record button. Otherwise it's virtually identical to its capable predecessor, with an attractive price-tag but also a rather big and chunky design that's looking more and more out-dated as time goes on.
12x zoom with intelligent optical stabiliser
The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a hard camera not to like. You can talk about features and compare specifications but what those things rarely convey is a sense of personality, which the SX150 IS has in bundles. Compared with most modern compacts it's big and heavy, but it's a comfortable and enjoyable camera to use whether in point-and shoot auto modes or for fully manual operation.
User-friendly, easy to operate interface/design
Although not the most slender compact camera out there, the SX150 IS comfortable and easy to use, and its stabilized 12X optical zoom offers impressive versatility coupled with good (for this class) image quality at low ISO sensitivity settings. A well-rounded feature set meets the needs of snapshooters along with those who have (or want to have) more experience with manual controls.
Excellent zoom range
Although the new features the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS offers aren't substantial enough to tempt the majority of SX130 users to upgrade, those photographers looking for DSLR-like controls in a compact body that costs under Â£200 should seriously consider this PowerShot. Its size, versatile zoom and reliance on AA battery power makes the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS a serious contender as one of the best travel compact cameras available today.
Decent image quality
When picking up the SX150, the first thing that strikes you is how heavy and bulky it is for a compact camera. There are many cameras on the market that offer a similar amount of zoom in much smaller lighter bodies, but these cameras are likely to be more expensive or lack features such as manual controls. For a very reasonable price you get a good zoom range and decent image quality making it an ideal camera for travelling.
Performs very well indeed in good light
The Canon Powershot SX150 IS performs very well indeed in good light. Photos are crisp, colours vibrant and pictures are bright. In fact the camera outperforms a lot of similarly priced cameras in those conditions. Lowlight is a challenge and in some tests it was hard for the camera to achieve absolute focus. If you see yourself mainly taking pictures in good light then this camera offers a very enticing combination of features and price.
Excellent optics and build quality
The Canon IXUS 1100 HS's design is blocky, yet futuristic and typically IXUS in its execution. If we were to improve anything, we'd either upgrade the zoom rocker to metal or remove it altogether. The massive screen on the back looks like a cinema screen it's that wide, but surprisingly, it's not the widest on the market.
Super-slim stylish compact design
The Canon ELPH 510 HS / IXUS 1100 HS is the flagship model in the 2011 ELPH / IXUS range. Its headline features are a 12x zoom lens supported by Canon's new Intelligent IS image stabilisation and a 3.2 inch touch screen. Canon announced the ELPH 510 HS / IXUS 1100 HS as the world's slimmest 12x zoom camera and it's an extremely compelling option if you're looking for good telephoto reach in a smaller, simpler and more stylish format than is offered by compact superzooms like Sony's HX9V or...
Versatile lens, nice feature set and effective image stabilization
The ELPH 510 HS is a good-value, versatile camera that is capable of producing nice images. For basic point-and-shoot operation it is a perfectly pleasant companion (and the zoom range is great), but the laggy, unprecise touchscreen makes getting to grips with its feature set much less enjoyable than it should be.
Produces excellent images
The IXUS 1100 HS has a wide-range of features, with full HD video recording and is really well built with a metal body and 3.2 inch LCD touch screen. The camera produces a decent image and you can get really close into the action with the 12x optical zoom lens which is packed into the small body. The camera is priced quite highly and the battery life is quite short at just 170 shots. Overall, if your budget can stretch to the price, the Canon IXUS 1100 HS comes recommended.
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