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20.3MP 40x CCD Feb 2016
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37 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as terrific on average. This compact camera camera in the top 19% of all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year when ranked by user rating.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon SX720 HS owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. In November this year Ann Chamberlain mentioned in her Canon SX720 HS review “Obviously as it has a large zoom it makes it”. This month Mike Smith gave it an excellent review score and he said “Excellent camera with a terrific 40x zoom and wonderfull JPEG” in his review of this digital camera. Sharp45 scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I bought this camera because of its pocket size and powerful zoom of 40X” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon SX720 HS owners who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Gadgetsmaster said in their review on Amazon this year “The photos are bright and colourful”. Sharp45 scored the product 4 stars and said also this year “All the photos are good and colours are natural” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. This month Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of the Canon SX720 HS 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”.

One Canon SX720 HS owner who reviewed it wrote that it was good in low light. Gadgetsmaster wrote in November this year “It focused very fast even in low light” in their Canon SX720 HS review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Size

A number of Canon SX720 HS owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Ann Chamberlain wrote this month “If you want a compact point & shoot” in her review of the Canon SX720 HS. Gadgetsmaster gave it a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon this year “It is as small as a compact camera”. In November this year Mike Smith said in his Canon SX720 HS review on Amazon “Very quick to start-up, unlike a lot of other compact cameras” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS thought it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Padraic Mills gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Easy to use product”. Padraic Mills also said “Simple to use, good features”.

One Canon SX720 HS reviewer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Val wrote in his review of this digital camera in November this year “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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Good Support

Several customers who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS thought it had good technical guidance. In November John.a.gifford mentioned on Amazon “This is a kracking little camera has nearly all the manual adjustments of the bigger camera's” in their Canon SX720 HS review and gave the product an excellent rating.

Good Video Capture

Some people who bought it wrote that it was good for video recording. A few weeks ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote on Imaging Resource.com “Full HD video is offered in both 30p” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX720 HS had good features.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that it was good value for money. In November Ann Chamberlain said in her review on Amazon “I did a lot of research before buying this camera as its a fair bit of money to spend”.

Good Product Quality

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

Good Connectivity

One Canon SX720 HS reviewer concluded that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Paulomunich said a few weeks ago “There is a USB slot” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One Canon SX720 HS owner reckoned that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. R. P. Ellingworth said in their Canon SX720 HS review in November this year “Great! Then it broke” yet they only rated the Canon SX720 HS 60 out of 100.

£32.96 Price Drop

In the last few weeks the SX720 HS has dropped in price by £32.96.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The SX720 HS has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a GPS currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the SX720 HS has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were released in the last year. Across all the newly released compact camera digital cameras the screen sizes range from 0.5" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon SX720 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung Gear 360[plb_3323944_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon DL[plb_3308959_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The SX720 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon DL[plb_3308959_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX720 HS, the SX720 HS has an image stabiliser.

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Nikon DL[plb_3308959_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other new similar spec digital cameras, the optical zoom of the SX720 HS of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX720 HS range from 1.3x to 50x.

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Very High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.3 megapixels, the SX720 HS has one of the highest megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 8MP and the highest is 21MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 20.3MP cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon DL[plb_3308959_price] (20.8MP).

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Fairly Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Canon SX720 HS has one of the wider field of view amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of latest similar spec digital cameras is 99%, and the field of view range from 97% to 100%.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

At 960 millimeters, the SX720 HS has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras. The shortest maximum focal length of newly released compact camera digital cameras is 20mm, the longest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length is 300mm.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The SX720 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Auto,Cloudy,Daylight,Fluorescent,Tungsten,Auto,Cloudy,Daylight,Fluorescent,Tungsten are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the SX720 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effects Black&White,Negative film,Neutral,Positive film,Sepia,Vivid,Black&White,Negative film,Neutral,Positive film,Sepia,Vivid are also found on this camera.

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Very Big Combined Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the SX720 HS has a very big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The smallest combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX720 HS is 17x, the biggest is 160x, and the average combined zoom is 55x.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS is 14MP, the most is 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP. The SX720 HS has one of the more total megapixel counts (21.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of new cameras is 460,000 pixels. The SX720 HS has a quite high display resolution (922,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX720 HS.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The 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 compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 6.3, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 7. With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the SX720 HS has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SX720 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Supports One ISO Speed

The SX720 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 80,100,200,400,800,1600,3200,Auto,80,100,200,400,800,1600,3200,Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the SX720 HS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The camera file systems DCF,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3 are also supported by this camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on latest digital cameras.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the Canon SX720 HS has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX720 HS range from 22mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been around for the last year are not waterproof. The SX720 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon SX720 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new digital cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The SX720 HS does not support video recording. Most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year, the Canon SX720 HS does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Cheap

We checked 25 new compact camera digital cameras and they range in price from £44 to £280. We think that this compact camera camera looks expensive compared to other new compact camera digital cameras.

Heavy

The weights of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX720 HS range from 98g to 480g. With a weight of 270 grams, the SX720 HS is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX720 HS.

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Only 640 X 360 Still Image Resolution

The SX720 HS has a higher still image resolution than most latest digital cameras. This camera has a 640 x 360 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. Across all digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the SX720 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The flash modes Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization,Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Latest compact camera digital cameras have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. At only 29.97 frames per second, the SX720 HS has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The SX720 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 96% less video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by recently released comparable spec digital cameras. The best video resolution of all recently released similar spec cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Only Supports One Wireless LAN Type

The Canon SX720 HS has a greater number of wireless LAN types than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported wireless LAN type is IEEE 802.11b, but this wireless LAN type is not supported by this camera. The wireless LAN types 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Thick

At 35.7 millimeters, the SX720 HS is quite thick compared to most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX720 HS the depths range from 18mm to 92mm, and the average depth is 33mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX720 HS

Released Ten Months Ago

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

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, which is typical of many recently released compact camera digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX720 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX720 HS.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
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 Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
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 Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker
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 sx720h, canon pssx720, canon sx720hs, canon pssx720h, canon 1070c001, canon 1071c001, canon pssx720hs, canon pssx720hsb, canon pssx720hsr, canon pssx720hsbk, canon pssx720hsre, canon cnm1070c001, canon 1070c0011035
Barcodes 00013803269369, 00013803269376, 00638456870726, 00792745382885, 04549292056594, 04549292056617, 04549292056945, 08714574635828

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