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30

Overall Score

Canon SX720 HS

A fully featured 20.3 megapixel 40 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.3MP 40x Yes Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon SX720 HS Review

With average reviews and mediocre features, we have scored the Canon SX720 HS as follows for Summary.
57
Reviews
2 Reviews
1
Value for Money
Not Currently for Sale
50
Features
Good Features
30
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

It has superb user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 58%.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Fairly large closest focusing distance
Does not feature bluetooth
87
Portrait Photography
Excellent
67
Landscape Photography
Good
44
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
55
Sports Photography
Average

How Big is the Canon SX720 HS?

The Canon SX720 HS is 109.7mm wide and 63.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 270g.

Canon SX720 HS front dimensions

Canon SX720 HS size in context

Canon SX720 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website Mac World scored this camera 60 out of 100. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this digital camera.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite High Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the SX720 HS has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

The SX720 HS has a pretty average weight (270 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Canon SX720 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SX720 HS has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The SX720 HS has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3648 x 2048, 2048 x 1536, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the Canon SX720 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The SX720 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The SX720 HS has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The SX720 HS has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon SX720 HS features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SX720 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX720 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Canon SX720 HS's closest focusing distance of 1 meter is one of the largest.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The SX720 HS has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. Across all digital cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX720 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The Canon SX720 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (960 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The SX720 HS has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other digital cameras, the SX720 HS does not feature bluetooth.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX720 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

It was February 2016 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1070c014aa, canon 1071c014aa, canon c2qsza00, canon c2qszs00, canon c2qrza00, canon 1070c001, canon 1070c019, canon p235754p, canon n162554w, canon c2qrzs00

Barcodes:

00009608235591, 04549292056594, 04549292056921, 08714574635804, 08714574635828, 08714574639574, 08714574639581, 08714574639604

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