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Canon SX720HS Digital Camera

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20.3MP 40x CMOS Feb 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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33 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 43 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 84%.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon SX720 HS reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Ann Chamberlain wrote “Obviously as it has a large zoom it makes it” and scored it very highly. In January last year Mike Smith mentioned on Amazon “Excellent camera with a terrific 40x zoom and wonderfull JPEG” and scored the Canon SX720 HS very highly. Sharp45 wrote on Amazon “I bought this camera because of its pocket size and powerful zoom of 40X”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX720 HS was able to produce good images. Gadgetsmaster gave it an excellent rating and wrote “The photos are bright and colourful” in their Canon SX720 HS review. Last year Sharp45 said in their review “All the photos are good and colours are natural” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS concluded that it was good in low light. Gadgetsmaster gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “It focused very fast even in low light”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com “The Canon SX720 is capable of continuous shooting bursts of up to 5.9 shots/second, which lowers to 4.6 shots/sec while utilizing continuous AF” in their Canon SX720 HS review.

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Good Size

A few Canon SX720 HS owners thought the Canon SX720 HS was compact. Ann Chamberlain gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “If you want a compact point & shoot” in her review. Gadgetsmaster mentioned on Amazon “It is as small as a compact camera” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS. Mike Smith said “Very quick to start-up, unlike a lot of other compact cameras” in his review of the Canon SX720 HS and scored the product 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Some Canon SX720 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX720 HS was easy to use. Padraic Mills said on Amazon “Easy to use product” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to setup. Val gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in January last year “It comes with a quick guide to set up and I did see mention of an electronic manual, which I downloaded.” in his review.

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Support

Two people who purchased the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. John.a.gifford said on Amazon “This is a kracking little camera has nearly all the manual adjustments of the bigger camera's”.

Good Video Capture

Several people who bought it wrote that it was good for video recording. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Full HD video is offered in both 30p” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good features. Padraic Mills said last year “Simple to use, good features” in their Canon SX720 HS review and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of Canon SX720 HS reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Superb quality, pictures are brilliant, glad i purchased this camera”. Scary mentioned on Amazon “Image quality is exceptional, in fact much better than I expected from a compact”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Paulomunich mentioned on Amazon in January last year “There is a USB slot” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One customer who bought the Canon SX720 HS thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. R. P. Ellingworth wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in January last year “Great! Then it broke”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The SX720 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other new compact cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon SX720 HS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 3".

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the SX720 HS which do not support Full HD video, the SX720 HS supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price].

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung Gear 360[plb_3323944_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX720 HS supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX720 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX720 HS is 1.3x and the biggest is 50x. When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX720 HS that we have checked, the optical zoom of the SX720 HS of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very High Megapixel

The megapixel of the SX720 HS of 20.3 megapixels is one of the highest amongst compact cameras that came out in the last year. The megapixels of recently released compact cameras range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20.3MP digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Field of View

At 100 percent, the SX720 HS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX720 HS. Compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX720 HS have field of views of between 97% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for the last year, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon SX720 HS of 960 millimeters is one of the longest. Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX720 HS have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 20mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm.

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Has Five White Balances

The Canon SX720 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on latest similar spec digital cameras. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of the SX720 HS of 160 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the recently released similar spec cameras the combined zooms range from 24x to 160x, and the average combined zoom is 62x.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SX720 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. This camera has a Sepia photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on latest compact cameras. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Negative film", "Neutral", "Positive film" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the SX720 HS has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX720 HS have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a higher image resolution than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This Canon camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5184 x 3888 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX720 HS. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all new compact cameras.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The SX720 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SX720 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX720 HS.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The SX720 HS has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX720 HS is 14s.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SX720 HS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on new compact cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS range from 22mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the SX720 HS has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other latest cameras.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months, the Canon SX720 HS is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The SX720 HS is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX720 HS are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon SX720 HS does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX720 HS also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other new digital cameras, the SX720 HS does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The lightest new camera is 98g and the heaviest is 480g. With a weight of 270 grams, the SX720 HS is one of the heavier recently released compact cameras amongst compact cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] (223g and higher rated).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The SX720 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Three Wi-Fi Standardss

The SX720 HS has a greater number of wireless LAN types than most cameras that have been around for the last year. This Canon camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly supported wi-Fi standards supported by new cameras. The wi-Fi standardss "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of new similar spec cameras is 0.01m, the largest is 1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.26m. At 1 meter, the Canon SX720 HS has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX720 HS

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Canon released the SX720 HS.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX720 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The SX720 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most new digital cameras. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Recording Time

Expert Reviews

17 February 2016

The Canon SX720 is capable of continuous shooting bursts of up to 5.9 shots/second, which lowers to 4.6 shots/sec while utilizing continuous AF. Still image aspect ratios offered are 16:9, 3:2,... Read more…

User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 4 October 2016 by Stray

The Canon hs720hx is a powerful camera but i believe it has some focusing issues and doesn't seem to be so fast or have as many scene settings as it predecessor the Canon hs710hx, but never mind... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2016 by Lex BBQ

I usually use a Canon 7D. This is perfect for times when you just want something smaller. Has a lot of 7D features but works great in AUTO...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 by Helen

I bought this camera about a month ago and am very disappointed in it. It does not have a date stamp on the photo. I really need this feature because I take a lot of pictures for my school and... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2016 by Porkgoff

I bought this in the springtime. I have taken it to the Oregon Coast, up the Seattle Space Needle, to nosebleed seats at a Def Leppard concert. This camera hasn't failed me yet. I love the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2016 by Amateur

I didn't like that the faces of the people on the edge of a picture stretch out sideways. Small group of 5 were fine, but as you add more people, the faces on the ends distort. Not a lot, but... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx720, canon n162554, canon c2qrza00, canon 1014456e, canon ck3nzs00, canon n162554w, canon 1070c014, canon 1070c002, canon c2qrzs00, canon ck3nza00, canon 1070c014a, canon 6536089031, canon 1070c014aa, canon 1070c014aa16, canon 1070c014aa16g, canon 1070c014aa16gb, canon 1070c014aa16gbc, canon 1070c014aa16gbca, canon 1070c014aa16gbcas, canon 1070c014aa16gbcase
Barcodes 00006536089031, 04549292056594, 08714574635804, 08714574635828, 08714574639574, 08714574639604

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