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Canon SX720 HS Digital Camera

$284.99
Compact Camera 20.3MP 40x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Assenza display orientabile
Price is a little high versus other point
86 Reviews + 4 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended chip.com.my Recommended dkamera.de Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Expensive for an a 1900 Router

One customer who bought the Canon SX720 HS mentioned that it was expensive. Mac World gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Expensive for an A 1900 router”.


Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The editors of websites Camera Labs and Chip.com.my both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Dkamera.de, both of which concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this high megapixel digital camera is 71% based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Chip.de.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 87% on average. 40 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 18x. With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the SX720 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6.2mm to 1,200mm. At 960 millimeters, the Canon SX720 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The SX720 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 3.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 10.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.1mm to 42mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Canon SX720 HS has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The SX720 HS has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. Cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 130x, and the average digital zoom is 15x.

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Focusing

Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 1 meter, the SX720 HS has one of the largest closest focusing distances amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 0.22m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 1m.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Canon SX720 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The SX720 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The SX720 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The SX720 HS features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The SX720 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Canon SX720 HS has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The SX720 HS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SX720 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon SX720 HS has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon SX720 HS has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon SX720 HS has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Power

LTE Model With Phone Functionality, Bright IPS Panel, Device's Low Temperature Development, Decent Battery Life, Decent Speakers, Useful Rearsided Camera

Two people considered that the Canon SX720 HS had a good battery life. Mac World wrote “LTE model with phone functionality, bright IPS panel, device's low temperature development, decent battery life, decent speakers, useful rearsided camera” but he scored it 60 out of 100. Jharrellz said on Johnlewis.com last year “Battery life was pretty good as well 4” in their review of this digital camera.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX720 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the EOS 1300D - Rebel T6, or the 700D ($529.99) both from Canon or the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00) which has better reviews.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5184 x 3888, 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2048, 1920 x 1080 640 x 360, 3648 x 2432, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3888 x 3888, 2736 x 2736 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Digital cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 480 x 480 to 6000 x 4000.

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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 the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The image resolution of all cameras that are a similar age to this camera ranges from 5184 x 3456 pixels (worst) to 6000 x 4000 pixels (best).

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Other

Best Seller

The SX720 HS is a popular choice of digital camera.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The SX720 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the EOS 1300D - Rebel T6, and the G9 X ($362.00) both from Canon or the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The SX720 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon SX720 HS does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact, Pocketable Design

Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Mac World said “Compact, pocketable design”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com last year “Canon's SX range of travel compact cameras have long been popular” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Canon's latest superzoom travel compact camera” in their review.

Three people considered that it was thin. About.com mentioned “Very thin camera that's easy to fit in a pocket”. About.com also wrote “The Canon SX720 HS is the latest of these powerful thin cameras” in their review. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com last year “The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS continues that tradition, housing a market-leading 40x optical zoom in a slim and sleek body design, which i”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally.

Two customers mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Ann Chamberlain wrote on Amazon “Slightly larger & heavier than some of the compacts”. Guerro from the Ghetto wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I purchased this product to bring to work and carry when hiking/backpacking, so I didn't have to lug around a big/heavy DSLR”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 270 grams, the SX720 HS has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX720 HS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3200 ($360.00).

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The SX720 HS features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The SX720 HS has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The SX720 HS features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Support

Good Support

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. John.a.gifford mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is a kracking little camera has nearly all the manual adjustments of the bigger camera's”.


Video Im Fenste, Gute Virtuelle Tastatur Speicher Um 128 GB Erweiterba

Eight people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Mac World wrote “Video im Fenste, gute virtuelle Tastatur Speicher um 128 GB erweiterba” in his Canon SX720 HS review but he rated it 3 stars out of 5. Last year expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote “Full HD video is offered in both 30p”. Walter_ said “Touch screen, larger sensor, touch focus, programmable ring/button function, time lapse/star/night movie, lighter, etc”.

Appareil Photo Dorsal

Thirty-two people reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Mac World wrote “Appareil photo dorsal”. Last year Johnlewis.com wrote “Great Picture” in their Canon SX720 HS review. Mtanacan wrote on Johnlewis.com “It is small enough to carry everywhere and takes excellent pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people thought the product had a good picture resolution. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Doug wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Won't compete with the EOS series for clear resolution.”.

One customer said that it was able to produce clear pictures. Mtanacan mentioned “I was amazed with the clarity of the pictures at max zoom” and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. One person who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. Gadgetsmaster said on Amazon “It focused very fast even in low light” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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40x Zoom

Thirty-six customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Mac World wrote “40x zoom”. Mac World also said “40x 24960mm optical zoom” in his review. Mac World also said “Qualit d'image fond de zoom honorable” in his review.

Four people thought the Canon SX720 HS had a good autofocus. About.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good autofocus speeds versus its peers”. Alphanaut gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Again the camera responded to gain focus quickly and I got some awesome shots in a dynamic environment”. Fred W. mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Worse yet, sometimes it indicates focus and it looks good on the camera's small screen, so you take the shot.” in his review of this digital camera but even so he only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

Two people reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “In one sense the PowerShot SX720 HS offers plenty because of its significant lens properties, plus the likes of 1080p movie recording at 60fps”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Mac World wrote “Excellent image stabilisation” in his review of this digital camera.

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Assenza Display Orientabile

Three people who purchased it agreed that it did not have a good screen. Last year Mac World wrote “Schwach aufgelstes und beleuchtetes Display”. Mac World also said “Assenza display orientabile” in his review. Paulomunich scored the product 2 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “The image viewing display on the rear is grainy when zooming in”.

One customer who purchased the product considered that it did not have a good viewfinder. Mac World rated it 60 out of 100 and he wrote “Lacks a viewfinder”.

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Design

Compact, Pocketable Design

Six customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. In April last year Avid Nature Guy scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The Deluxe Kit I ordered included a Pearstone USB 2.0 A/Male to Mini B cable which does not fit the camera! I found that odd”. In the same month Shooter mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Does a pretty good job on wide angle shots”. Karen gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Got it! Simple, beautiful shots”.

Five owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was well designed. Mac World wrote “Modest design with wall mounting”.

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Very Easy to Set Up and Use

Nine customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Alphanaut mentioned “I found the SX720 a bit easier to use and the 40X lens really useful”. Last year Padraic Mills wrote on Amazon “Simple to use, good features”. Padraic Mills also wrote “Easy to use product” in their review.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX720 HS was easy to setup. Mac World mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Very easy to set up and use”. Val gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “It comes with a quick guide to set up and I did see mention of an electronic manual, which I downloaded.”.

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20MP Image Quality is Adequate When Shooting in Good Lighting Conditions

Nine customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. About.com said “20MP image quality is adequate when shooting in good lighting conditions” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS. Johnlewis.com said also last year “Quality Construction” . Last year expert review site Chip.com.my wrote “Its compact design makes it easy to keep even in the smallest of compartments, while the image quality is great if you're shooting casually when you're out” in their review of this digital camera.

Rock Solid Performance

Four customers reckoned that it was well made. Mac World said in his Canon SX720 HS review “Rock solid performance” nonetheless he only rated the product 60 out of 100. Mac World also wrote “Qualit de construction et design” in his review. Last year Fjc1 gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “It performs well, is robustly built and easy to use”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. R. P. Ellingworth wrote “Then it broke after only a few weeks of use after a days shooting in wet weather” although they only scored it 3 stars out of 5.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Jharrellz mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Seems pretty sturdy 2” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The SX720 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX720 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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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 the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon 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. The video resolution of all cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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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 high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Nicki mentioned on Johnlewis.com “I like the features on this one.”. Riverboy3030 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “I purchased this camera as it had good zoom and standard features”. Csnodgr2 mentioned “Powerful DSLR-like features”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The SX720 HS has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the D3200 ($360.00), and the 1 J5 ($268.00) both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1300D - Rebel T6 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292056594, 04549292056921, 08714574635804, 08714574635828, 08714574639574, 08714574639604

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