Love This Camera!
The SX280HS does everything i want it to do very well. It is feature rich and very flexible. It's a lot smarter than I thought. It knows when to switch to macro mode for close up pictures and when to switch back. Although I have seen reviews that battery life isn't what it should be... well, that can't be helped. It takes a lot of power to drive this camera and I bought several batteries so when one drains, I just pop another in and i'm good to go. To every issue there is a solution. I look forward to many years of taking wonderful pictures. I still have my T-70 that I bought in 1985... it still works, but for the lack of 100 speed film, i would probably still be using it.
March 9, 2014
Worst camera I have ever owned
I am extremely disappointed with this camera. Very poor battery life. Pop-up flash jams with the slightest interference requiring a reset by turning camera off/on causing many missed photo opportunities. After less than one year, the camera will not operate at all.
March 5, 2014
My husband brought me this camera for Christmas a few months ago and I just recently started using it and downloading pictures. I use my camera's a lot for taking short videos and as soon as I hit the button to start video taping the battery gets drained, even after having just charged it.
Additionally, now that I have started downloading the pictures to my computer, many of the pictures are half, or all pink. I have had several Canon camera's prior to this and none of them had these types of issues. It's VERY DISAPPOINTING.
I have just sent an e-mail to the company to see what they can do, but having started to read all of the reviews, I am not too optimistic.
February 23, 2014
- The short battery life and type are serious problems.
- The long lens and lack of view finder is a serious problem.
Battery issues. For the next of this generation camera, add an accessory that holds multiple AA batteries, functions as a handhold, that mounts to the bottom of the camera.
View finder: Add a mount and electronic information interface for the DC1 electronic view finder built for the G-1 X Mk II.
February 21, 2014