Hello, I am in the market for a new camera. I currently have the Canon SX200 which has served me well but it seems to be taking longer between shots and I'm ready for something else. I want something for vacations, kids playing sports, and general usage. Budget is around $300. I have had Canons and Panasonic in the past but I am open to trying something else. I think photo quality and speed are my 2 most important factors. I use mostly auto and scene modes and play a tiny bit with other adjustments when taking sports pictures. I have been looking at the SX260 and the SX280. How do they compare? I noticed in your suggestions to other people that you usually mention the SX260. Is there a problem with the SX280? It's only about $30 more now so that isn't enough of a savings for me if the SX280 is a better camera. I know it has a shorter battery life but I would get an extra battery so I'm not worried about that. If you think another camera in this class would be a better choice then I am definitely willing to look at it. Thank you for your help!