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Colours are represented well straight from the Canon SX280, being bold and vibrant without being overly saturated.
Generally, evaluative metering does a good job of producing well balanced exposures.
The Canon SX280's lens offers a good wide angle of view, giving you plenty of flexibility when capturing different scenes.
With a 20x zoom range on offer, you have a variety of focal lengths to choose from, making this an extremely flexible proposition for travelling photographers.
You can choose to shoot in different aspect ratios. By default, the camera shoots at 4:3, but 1:1 is also available.
For a cinematic look, a shooting ratio of 16:9 is also available.
You might find yourself using some of the digital filters more often than others. Toy Camera was probably our favourite, giving a distinctive vignette and altering the colours of the images.
The 20x zoom capability of the Canon SX280 is its standout feature. Here this scene is shot at the fully wide angle end of the lens.
Here is the 20x optical zoom function at its fullest, which is probably more than enough for most scenarios.
However, should you want to push the camera even further, Zoom Plus enables you to increase this functionality up to 40x.
Even at the full 80x zoom, the Canon SX280 is capable of producing images that are useable at small sizes. This is essentially a crop of the higher resolution images, so large scale printing won't be possible.
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