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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

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16.1MP 30x CMOS Feb 2014
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41 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Camera experts really like this compact camera digital camera and have given it ten awards.

Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Vido.com.ua and Chip.com.my all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all thought that this Canon digital camera was good. The expert at Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the expert at Digitaltrends.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was fantastic. Additionally, the expert at What Digital Camera gave this camera a "Gold" award and thought it was terrific.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this Canon camera was good. This Canon digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Optyczne.pl gave it a "Good Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 81 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 18% of all the new compact camera digital cameras.

Good User Reviews

Based on 483 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 86%.

Good Product Quality

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Colors are vivid Awesome Zoon Great quality video It's bigger than a compact”. Chris Hoare wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “Do you want to fire a flash in a restaurant? Video -------- The video image quality is better; as is the sound quality” and rated it 80 out of 100. Chris Hoare also mentioned “The sound quality is excellent; shooting video of songbirds in the forrest the audio was very good; in the city the auto levelling the microphones are internal to the camera”.

Robust

A number of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners said that it was well made. C. S. Short said in their review on Amazon “The camera itself is well made, looks great” however they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Dave the Engineer said “Is much neater and appears better built” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. George Soros said on Amazon “It has built in contrast enhancer which does a very good job” and gave it an excellent review.

Several Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. George Soros mentioned on Amazon “Accurate autofocus (in good lighting - in poor lighting it struggles a bit just like all its competitors)-Good body shape, durable, reasonable weight” and scored it 5 stars. Jedslabs mentioned “It's robust, zoom is great/quick and focus peak is very useful” in their review yet they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Techgoondu.com mentioned “Compact cameras are having a tough time these days with a slew of digital SLRs, mirrorless shooters”.

One Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was reliable. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “If you're after a reliable camera to take on your travels”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Nat C said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “Needed to replace my compact camera that broke”.

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Nice Design

Several Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers who bought it thought it was good looking. C. Bennett mentioned “The zoom is pretty good too, was able to pick out” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review. In November last year D. Fortune wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “Though the video mode was pretty good when well lit”. Fireblade said in November this year “The wireless function is pretty good and it has a Canon app for tablets or phones (Canon Connect) if your wi-fi isn't on” in their review.

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was smooth. Two years ago The Geezer wrote “They both have the digic 6 sensor which for me makes both cameras standout from the competition, its so fast and smooth in operation it's a pleasure handling the cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owner who purchased it wrote that it was a good design. One Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was neat. Evelyn mentioned on Amazon “It fits neatly into my handbag”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Andreas Alambritis scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “Photos are great and there are many features to use”. Chris Hoare wrote “For truly sharp images you need a tripod; back at 20x its much easier to control the camera” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. D. Fortune said in their review “Just use though defo handy having another battery”.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. Chris Hoare mentioned “After the new zoom the next big improvement is the new screen on the back has twice the resolution so it looks more clear; and the menus look better” in his Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Fireblade rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in November this year “The SCN setting on the TZ offers a plethora of different settings, including a very useful one for sunsets” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. Jedslabs mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review on Amazon “Solid.I am an 'experienced enthusiast' and strive for the best settings and trial every possible tweak, so I don' believe I'm not getting the best this camera can give” nonetheless they rated the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 3 stars.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Chip.com.my said “What better way to capture that once in a lifetime experience than to capture memorable pictures” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was easy to setup. Timothy R. Tozer mentioned in his review “This is by far the best - only complaint is that the iPhone connection us a real pain to set up each time - better to remove the chip”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Mike Renshaw mentioned on Amazon “Carrying around that it felt fine and comfortable to hold”. One person who purchased the product considered that it was easy to handle.

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Good Technical Features

Nine customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Dave P. scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A great pocket sized camera with loads of useful and easy to use features”. David William Morrow mentioned “I have the option of take partial or full control of features or allowing the audio to do is work” in his review. Monie said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “Great features that will find me wanting to take more photos” .

Good Size

A few people who bought it considered that it was compact. Guest111 wrote “This is a small price to pay for the excellent zoom in a compact carry-anywhere camera” and rated the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS as excellent. Iain wrote on Amazon this month “Obviously the images are nowhere near the quality that a CSC, DSLR or even a Premium Compact can produce” in their review and rated it 4 stars. James3 wrote on Amazon “Outstanding compact”.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Expert website Chip.com.my said two years ago “Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Senta said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “Compact, lightweight”. One Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was able to produce good images. Adr mentioned in November last year “With the right light you can really take some stunning pics” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great photos - clear, crisp” and scored the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It was a good buy takes great photos with a good zoom”.

Several Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. C. S. Short said on Amazon “Then I found out that the images that have been uploaded are of lower resolution than the images stored on my SD card” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review although they scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 2 stars. Two years ago George Soros wrote “It's even better when shooting video, you can walk with the camera” in his Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review and scored the product 5 stars. In the same month Mike Renshaw said “The screen is excellent - it's 3 inches and very sharp resolution” in his review.

Two Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Last year John M Brooks mentioned in his review on Amazon “Excellent clarity for our happy snapping”. The Dunelmian wrote on Amazon two years ago “From that image could still enlarge it further on the camera screen with sufficient clarity to see the red eyes” and scored it 4 stars.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners agreed that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “The drop in ISO ability is most noticeable when you are out with friends; I took my SX700 to a retirement party in a restaurant; less than perfect lighting”. The Geezer said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “I noted that the sx700 often chose a higher iso, sometimes by a full stop while keeping shutter speed”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago The Geezer wrote “Still ended up with cleaner images with more resolution thanks to the extra zoom and the better sensor” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Dave P. mentioned in his review “It takes great pictures across the full optical zoom range”. Debbs rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote “Love the zoom” in their review. Fireblade mentioned in their review in November “It is 30x zoom (which it does well) over the 20x zoom of the TZ 2” and scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 80 out of 100.

Several Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reckoned that it had a good autofocus. C. S. Short wrote on Amazon in November last year “It's smaller and produces fantastic photos where the focus is on the object” but even so they only scored this digital camera 2 stars. Godblast said “Focus is done very fast” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. Two years ago Jedslabs wrote “Fast autofocus” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Uncle Barbar mentioned on Amazon “The lens is excellent in decent light conditions” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The SX700 has for new features a 30x f3.2-6.9 25-750mm lens and a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor”. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a 30x lens and a lot of features.”.

A few Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Chris Hoare said two years ago “I took and the video stabilisation is markedly better - even at the extreme 30x end of the zoom”. George Soros said in his review on Amazon “Stabilisation works excellent, steady shot at 1/20 sec whilst heavy zooming (it won't of course freeze motion, just your handshake”.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Chris Hoare mentioned two years ago “The movie button is better on the top than the back” and scored it 80 out of 100. Ggday mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review on Amazon “Stonking little camera, brilliant stills and video clips & more features than I'm ever likely to use”. Jedslabs wrote “My Sony's and Panasonic's batteries are good for 300-400 shots and 20-30 mins of video easily before you get near any dead batteries”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS had a good screen. George Soros mentioned in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS two years ago “Uses built-in software to compensate the handshake.-Bright, large and high quality LCD screen” and scored it 5 stars. Pp wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “If just stand in place were is too much light the image can be very bad even that you see it perfectly on your screen” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars.

One Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS thought it had a good viewfinder. Michael Black said “Miss a view finder when out in bright light”.

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Good Support

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Dave P. wrote in his review of this digital camera “The options to go full auto through to full manual, this is a brilliant camera”. Harry's Mum mentioned on Amazon “Perhaps I need to read the 300 + page manual again?Really goodquality + amazing Zoom! Highly recommend” in their review. Lwuzzo said in their review on Amazon “The manual available online is adequate”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. The Geezer wrote on Amazon “This didn't seem to affect noise which was still better than the sx280”.

Good Flash

Several people who bought it considered that it had a good flash.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a GPS, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX700 HS which do not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX700 HS do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras also support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the PowerShot SX700 HS has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the new cameras the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 50x. The PowerShot SX700 HS has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest cameras.

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Very Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a very wide field of view compared to most of the other latest comparable spec cameras. The average field of view of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS is 99%, and the field of view range from 97% to 100%.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS range from 0.01m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.76m. At only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year is 37fps. At 60 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX700 HS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX700 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 750 millimeters, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX700 HS. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX700 HS have maximum focal lengths of between 20mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length is 350mm.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most new compact camera digital cameras. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year have combined zoom of between 17x and 160x, and the average combined zoom is 56x. At 120 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other newly released similar spec cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The PowerShot SX700 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (922,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX700 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all recently released similar spec cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX700 HS is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Aperture priority, Program and Shutter priority are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on new compact camera digital cameras. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a TFT display which is better than most latest compact camera digital cameras. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX700 HS.

The worst display across comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.0005 seconds, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras. The average flash sync-speed of recently released cameras is 1.3s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 4s.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

Four Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not wifi compatible. In November Fireblade wrote on Amazon “The TZ30 has no wi-fi capability”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it did not have gps. Chris Hoare said in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS “Knowing where you took your photo its disappointing to lose the GPS feature”. George Soros said on Amazon two years ago “No built-in GPS”. In November last year Rogerio Dias wrote on Amazon “I miss the GPS of my SX260” however they gave the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Chris Hoare mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The battery live is also still improved; though the SX700 still doesn't charge via USB needing a cumbersome charger to go on holiday with you”.

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Poor Battery Life

Several Canon PowerShot SX700 HS owners wrote that the product did not have a good battery life. D. Fortune wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS on Amazon “Battery life little poor only lasting about an hour a time when doing video” and gave the product a score of 3 stars. D. Fortune also wrote “Though the sx700 had way more zoom which came in really handy though found the battery life really poor only lasting about an hour a time when doing video”. Fireblade said on Amazon in November “You have to take the battery out to charge it in a bulky charger” but despite that they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot SX700 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX700 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX700 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most new compact camera digital cameras do not support video recording. The PowerShot SX700 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price].

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Heavy

The weights of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS range from 98g to 480g, and the average weight is 180g. The PowerShot SX700 HS is fairly heavy (269 grams) compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec digital cameras.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (356g) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 16.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX700 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months range from 8MP to 21MP.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] (18.2MP).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution of 4:3 - 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480|16:9 - 4608 x 2592| 3264 x 1832| 1920 x 1080| 640 x 360|3:2 - 4608 x 3072| 3264 x 2176| 2048 x 1368| 640 x 424|1:1 - 3456 x 3456| 2448 x 2448| 1536 x 1536| 480 x 480, which is typical of many latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most latest similar spec cameras. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last year. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX700 HS. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX700 HS have minimum ISO speed of between 80 and 160, and the average minimum ISO speed is 94.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this Canon camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] (120x).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

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10 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Digital cameras have taken over the world. The world of photography has changed completely as a... Read more…

15 October 2014

If you're after a reliable camera to take on your travels, and are tempted in by a huge zoom range, then you can't go far wrong with the Canon PowerShot SX700HS. It's a good step up from the SX280...

14 October 2014

Once again, Canon has produced an incredibly capable travel camera. With a market leading 30x optical zoom, this camera is definitely likely to appeal to those looking for something flexible to...

13 August 2014

Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user. Travellers and casual users alike should take a gander at the...

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16 July 2014

A solid all-rounder, but we'll stick with last year's model for now...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 by Hondo3
Hondo3 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS (Verified Purchase)

It's a very good feeling when, after buying something, you can't imagine a time when you'll need to upgrade. That's exactly the feeling I have after getting comfortable with this camera. The... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2014 by Hopester526
Hopester526 would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS (Verified Purchase)

I was very pleased to use this camera! I had an SD450 that I've been using for the past several years, which is now out of date. I really like that the functionality between Power Shot models is... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by BT
(Verified Purchase)

Got a used one from Amazon Warehouse. Worked ok initially but on the first trip it stopped working (files saved on memory card seem to be corrupted so cannot view them on the camera or on any... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Mr. Philip Terry
(Verified Purchase)

I love the compact nature of this pocket camera - and its superb quality (good rapid focussing, very clear images). I do miss an optical viewfinder - its not always possible to frame the view with... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by A. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful upgrade to my camera? - I love it!

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9339b014aa, 9338b014aa
Barcodes 00013803239416, 00013803239423, 00138032394160, 00138032394238, 00660685126374, 03662362033682, 04549292006834, 05054230628737, 05054230628744, 05054484685982, 05054533685987, 08714574617466, 08714574617497, 08714574617527, 08714574617534

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