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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎06-03-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

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The SX600HS appears to be Canon dumbing down the 260 and the 280sx. The removal of manual shooting modes

is placing this camera in the same league as the Sony WX300. My 260 with its manual modes and no problems with video recording looks even better. I was hoping for a sx290 (improved 280 with the video problem resolved)

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎01-04-2014

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

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As  the SX260 is being nentioned,  would anyone recommend that I  return the SX280 ( with the well known issue and not particularly good pics) for the SX260???
Or go with SX510???  Or return and wait for the new SX600 ??? They all seem to use the same batteries and I have several extra.
I have 3 weeks to decide, so far I have seen better pics in the LIVE  mode than the AUTO of the SX280.
Thanks 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎01-08-2014

firmware is 1-14.0.1.0 ??

My firmware version is 1-14.0.1.0 after updated it to 1.0.2.0 from 1.0.1.0.

1-14.0.1.0 doesn't appear even to be a firmware version any idea what 1-14.0.1.0 is??

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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎01-04-2014

Re: firmware is 1-14.0.1.0 ??

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Mine came with that 1-14.0.1.0.   I wanted to keep this camera reading all the good stuff but the picture quality is not there( took more than 500 pics and tried all kinds of settings).
The issue with the video ( you need to cover the middle metal pin ( battery) - fix that worked for me),  the fact that only has 12 MP resolution ( the new one coming in March has  16MP like most cameras thses days),  the fact that you cannot charge via USB like the rest, and the average  ( some times below average)  quality of the pictures,,  forced me to send it back.   At the end I have to agree with most here,  it should be recalled and the people that wrote about the great pictures it takes must be expert photographers  or got lucky  :-)  This was my 3rd CANON, 
Goodbye CANON....

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎01-08-2014

Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

Take a look below the camera where the serial number is!!

 

The voltage indicated where the serial number is (below the SX280) is 4.3V but the NB-6L battery's nominal is 3.7V !!

 

Maybe this is the problem??

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

Perhaps but no Canon engineers to see that?!! 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎01-08-2014

Re: Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

Did you notice the voltage indicated below the SX280 (where the serial number is)??

 

It says 4.3V but the NB-6L battery's nominal is 3.7V !!

 

Could it be the problem??

 

 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎01-08-2014

Re: Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

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Voltage Indicated at the Camera

BatterysVoltage 

 

can you check maybe is just my unit??

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

 A freshly charged Li cell will have about 4.2 to 4.25 volts. Nominal cell voltage is 3.7. Even with a freshly charged battery, 4.25 volts checked with a Fluke multimeter, my camera still exhibits the annoying red battery light and other maladies associated with it. Maybe Canon wrote that on the camera as a "never to exceed" voltage. Don't know, don't care. The camera is a lemon and Canon doesn't seem to care either. Like I've said before when my Canon stuff wears out there will be a different brand in my house.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Voltage indicated below the SX280 is 4.3V but NB-6L battery's is 3.7V

I confirm that values on my camera and battery.
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