03-08-2014 07:26 AM - edited 03-08-2014 07:39 AM
JKS3 is certainly very lucky to get a good SX280 sample (assuming 49-50 mins includes zooming). Not only did I have the poor battery life (but nice video quality), but the image quality was nothing like all the reviews that I read with the excellent photo samples. Mine gave noisy photos even in sunlight.
If the battery is improved in the SX700, I would advise people to bring an SD card into the store and take photos and video to check the quality first.
You could bring 2 SD cards and do the same with the Panasonic TZ60/ZS40.
03-08-2014 07:55 AM
03-08-2014 09:05 AM
I wouldn't say a 60mA/Hr increase is a dramatic improvement, nothing to write home about really.... but Canon must have concerns in using a..... er, slightly bigger battery. It doesn't impress me, read between the lines.
What you need be concerned about is should it go faulty and you send it back - You don't want to be getting a refurbished one do you? I don't.
03-08-2014 10:44 AM
03-08-2014 11:34 AM
There is usual a demo model in store. Test out the camera by bringing your own SD card.
In Australia if you purchase the camera and its battery life is not up to spec, it would be considered a major problem and you can request a refund or replacement.
These constitute a major problem:
You can ask for a replacement or refund.
To answer your question, I wouldnt want a refurb. I'd go straight for a refund - like I did with the SX280.
03-08-2014 12:23 PM - edited 03-08-2014 12:24 PM
As CANON is reading your postings everyday but not replying (notice they reply on the other topics), I too cannot believe that there are purchasers who although still have a few days to return this piece of junk they have not done so. I took an amazing picture of the moon's craters last night and even the stars surrounding the moon came out excellent ( with the tiny SONY HX50V 30X zoom) and I know the CANON SX280 I had would had never been able to take such a quality picture. The pictures I was looking at back then were prety average for the most part ( even with the low megapixels of Canon) and some actually had come out blurry. But the video recording definitelly makes the SX280 a lemon even at $150 to $180...
03-08-2014 06:22 PM - last edited on 03-08-2014 06:42 PM by Jason
Please could you help me understand why you are still taking the trouble to spend time on this Canon board when you have already disposed of your Canon camera and bought a Sony?
You seem to be directing your comments at me and I do not appreciate it.
How can you possibly make a comparison between a picture you took with your Sony and a picture that you imagined you would have taken with your sx280 if you still had it.
You have zero objectivity.
You have zero credibility
03-08-2014 08:18 PM
03-08-2014 10:57 PM
I will definitely keep an eye on the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, scrutinize all the feebacks over weeks and weeks before making any decision. One thing for sure, I am not going to jump early on that one, I don't want to repeat the bitter experience of the SX280 and Canon can no more be trusted to serve you well if the camera has some inherent flaw. They will mostly turn their back and ignore.