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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

£209.00
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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
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A multi award winning but a little out of date compact digital camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 9 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16.1MP 30x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS number 164 in best selling cameras and number 170 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
665 Reviews + 10 Awards
74
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Chip.com.my plus three other sites and a "Gold" from What Digital Camera. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, that it is easy to use and excellent design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The PowerShot SX700 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Travel light with the ultra-compact powershot sx700 HS, which packs a big 30x zoom for superb long distance close ups plus HS system, full HD 60fps movies and wi-fi with NFC for quick and easy sharing. - ultra compact 30x optical zoom, 25mm wide-angle lens. 60x zoomplus
Stunning photos even in low light with HS system: 16.1 megapixel CMOS, DIGIC 6
Sharp results in any situation with intelligent IS plus 5-axis dynamic IS for steady movies
Connect, backup and share easily using wi-fi with NFC support. remote shooting and GPS tracking via smartphone
Full HD (1080p) movies at 60fps in stereo with optical zoom
Large 7.5 cm (3.0") purecolor II G LCD (922k srgb)
Add your personal touch with creative modes
Get a movie summary of your day with hybrid auto and enjoy ultimate ease with smart auto
Take control with manual, av and tv modes
Capture action with high-speed shooting
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 148 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 155 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 149 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is 112.7mm wide and 65.8mm tall. It is 34.8mm deep and weighs 245g.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS front dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

10 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Canon camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras.

The editors of websites Chip.com.my, Vido.com.ua, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Another three expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award and the author at review website Digitaltrends.com said that it was staggeringly good and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. Furthermore, the editor of website Camera Labs conluded that they would highly recommend this Canon camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very 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.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 26 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 86% based on 639 owner reviews. 193 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Lens Quality

24 people who bought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS thought it had a good zoom and six customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus.

  • If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera…
    Cnet.com May 2014
  • There's nothing like a good zoom lens if you like to get in close to your subject without actually moving nearer…
  • Of course, like almost any pocket travel zoom, there's no viewfinder here…
  • Indoors wide range of focus, good color, everything just like being there!
    Bud (Walmart.com) - January 2015
  • The camera hunts for focus frequently, at long zoom ranges and in moderate to low light environments…
  • Noticed in some reviews that people were complaining about bad battery life, no instructions, or instability with long zoom…
  • It has a great zoom…
    Galxe (Walmart.com) - September 2014
  • The camera is almost always able to take pictures and videos that are in focus and very sharp when using it outside during the day…
  • The zoom is amazing…
    Steve Falvey (Amazon) - November 2014
  • The lens is excellent in decent light conditions…

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

24 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Nice Design

Seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

18 customers mentioned that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was compact.

Canon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen.

  • It is borderline too bulky for an average pocket and despite the bulk has no touch screen 3…
  • From that image could still enlarge it further on the camera screen with sufficient clarity to see the red eyes…
  • Miss a view finder when out in bright light…
  • The screen is excellent - it's 3 inches…
  • 1 in 5 picture do not have blur and 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…
    Pp (Amazon) - April 2015

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Robust

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Five owners who purchased the product considered that it had good features.

  • It doesn't offer quite enough features or performance to beat one of its key rivals…
  • Overall, this camera provides decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers…
  • The manual is long and full of the features which will be available to me…
  • Photos are great and there are many features to use…
  • Great features that will find me wanting to take more photos…
    MONIE (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Excellent Zoom 4 stars because although there are a lot of features, they are not that straight forward to use, so its just used as a point…
  • A great pocket sized camera with loads of useful and easy to use features…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

58 customers reckoned that it was able to produce good images, two people who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light and two owners thought the product was able to produce clear pictures. two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution, however 14 purchasers thought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS did not take good quality photos. and 14 customers concluded that it was not able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Product Quality

24 owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Four owners said that it had a good battery life and two people said in their reviews that it was quick to charge.

  • So if you are looking for a camera that takes good quality pictures and not worried about battery life…
    Rabbit (Walmart.com) - January 2015
  • Overall images and usage is fairly intuitive as well as surprisingly good battery life…
  • Noticed in some reviews that people were complaining about bad battery life, no instructions, or instability with long zoom…
  • Battery life is good (you're going to have an extra battery on hand for serious shooting with any camera right?
  • It's somewhat bulky and the battery does not seem to last long…
    Nat C (Amazon) - March 2015
  • It can fit in any pocket, battery life is really good…
  • No useful getting started guide to make it clear how long to charge the battery for ( not more than 24 hours in the specifications ), so looks as though they have not bothered to design the charger very intelligently so that it switches itself off when charged…
  • Battery life seems okay, be prepared to charge it up fully before you head out if you are spending a whole day of shooting…
  • You have to take the battery out to charge it in a bulky charger…
  • Battery life little poor only lasting about an hour a time when doing video…
    D. Fortune (Amazon) - November 2015

Value For Money

Adequate Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £189.99 it is in the cheapest 27% of cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX700 HS in December 2015.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 44% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 30x is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 56% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 74% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's weight of 245g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 42% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the PowerShot SX700 HS does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the PowerShot SX700 HS of only 6.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 922,000 pixels is higher than 80% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 63% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS features smile detection. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX700 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX700 HS's digital zoom of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX700 HS is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 9339b001, canon 9338b001, pssx700hs

Barcodes:

00013803239416, 00013803239423, 00115971580199, 00132018240168, 00138032394160, 00138032394238, 00163121452889, 00660685126374, 00801940111708, 00801940459077, 00801940713483, 00804892185438, 00804893479239, 00807320197027, 00863189897119, 00863189985359, 00863190072383, 00863190146503, 00863190207808, 03662362033682, 04549292006834, 05054230628737, 05054230628744, 05054484685982, 05054533685987, 05269692857841, 05269692862906, 08714574617466, 08714574617497, 08714574617527

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