Canon PowerShot N (Black) comparison

Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove Remove
Product name

Canon PowerShot N (Black)

Canon PowerShot N (Black)
Play CNET Video
Close

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
Play CNET Video
Close

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
Play CNET Video
Close
Price $249 at 5 stores $376 at 1 store $179 to $279 at 4 stores $229 to $229 at 11 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Not yet rated
Not yet rated
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date January 06, 2013 March 27, 2013 March 19, 2013 January 28, 2013 January 03, 2014
The Bottom Line If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Type LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.1 in x 1.2 in x 2.4 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Lens System 8 x x
Zoom lens - 5 mm - 40 mm - F/3.0-5.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
Info unavailable 18 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Info unavailable
Light sensitivity ISO 6400
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 6.1 oz
7.4 oz
7.4 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications
Buying choices
Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove Remove