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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎05-13-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Confused. Couldn't find it with a direct search but the 280 did show up as a link from the 260 although it took a long time to load the page.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎06-05-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

you gotta search for "sx280hs"

 

obviously somebody has not put the proper metadata search data in for the camera.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎05-17-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Holy smokes, did you read the reviews on the Bestbuy product page? I think we've found the 12 people who got lucky with their 280, and they all wrote glowing reviews (great zoom, etc), all.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎05-13-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

I don't think the reviewers were lucky, just casual, uncritical users. If they didn't shoot video or low light with the flash, they didn't find the too biggest flaws of the 280.
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎05-17-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

I was being sarcastic. (What are the odds that all of them would have missed the battery problem...pretty long.)
Super Contributor
Posts: 137
Registered: ‎05-10-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

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If you want to see some fishy reviews, go to Amazon.com. Lots of completely uncritical reviews, and those with negative aspects get voted down as not helpful so they're harder to find. I'm NOT saying this is the case with the sx280, but I know people who work in an area of public relations known as reputation and brand management. These people get paid good money to use fake user accounts to give glowing reviews of products, and they can actually manipulate Google searches to make sure that desired web pages appear sooner than undesirable ones. Another interesting trend is brand lovers/haters. For instance Apple fanboys, or Moon Truthers who vote down any book about the Apollo program because they believe the moon landing was a hoax.
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎05-13-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

True.  That's why I focus on the negative or less complimentary reviews on Amazon, Best Buy, etc. first.  Many of the reviews at the camera review websites even tend to minimize any flaws they find in their favored brands.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-07-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Ignore the 5's -- too glowing and gushy.
Ignore the 1's - too critical and written by people that are anti-product or had bad experiences with any part of the product, from purchase to use.

Always look at the 2's first. That's where the serious reviewers have good critiques.

Still, you need to read between the lines and guess if the reviewer has the same critereia as you.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-07-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

ONE BIG QUESTION -

When the battery shuts off during video recording, does it try to do one last write to the memory card or is all lost?
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Posts: 47
Registered: ‎05-24-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@rft_canon wrote:
ONE BIG QUESTION -

When the battery shuts off during video recording, does it try to do one last write to the memory card or is all lost?

It finalizes the movie clip correctly on card and then shuts down - first saying "working" or so ...

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