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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

£330.97
£209.00 £121.97 cheaper than 18 days ago
Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and good value for money compact camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16.1MP 30x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS number 59 across all digital cameras.
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646 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Good Features
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Why Has it Scored 76?

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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, it is easy to use and excellent design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Canon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 46 in wildlife photography cameras. However average for landscape photography, ranking number 36 in landscape photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 65 in sports photography cameras.
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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

10 Industry Awards

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

The authors at review websites Chip.com.my, Vido.com.ua, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all recommend this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites thought that this camera was very good. The author at review site What Digital Camera thought that this Canon camera was fantastic and gave it a "Gold" award and website Digitaltrends.com decided that it was fantastic and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. Additionally, website Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all said that this Canon 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.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 620 user reviews this Canon camera has an average user rating of 87 out of 100. Over 83% of 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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Customers Report Good Lens Quality

24 people who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom and six owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded 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…
  • It was a good buy takes great photos with a good zoom…
  • 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…
  • Stabilisation works excellent, steady shot at 1/20 sec whilst heavy zooming (it won't of course freeze motion, just your handshake…
  • Great super zoom camera with plenty of diversity to get…
    Kawasakipete (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Focus is done very fast…
  • 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…

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was noisy.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

22 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

  • Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user…
    Chip.com.my August 2014
  • It's a fun camera to use and well worth considering, especially if you want a camera for your travels…
  • Easy to use and great pictures…
  • 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…
  • Very handy…
    Hari (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Excellent camera and so far easy to use on Auto…
    Mrs T (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Handy to have…
    Dj (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Easy to use…
  • Suggests when to use flash- The camera tells you when it's appropriate to use flash which has come in handy sometimes…
    Pearl (Amazon) - November 2015
  • There's plenty of control there for those who want to dig in…

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Seven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

18 owners said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was compact.

  • If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera…
    Cnet.com May 2014
  • We have been worried about Canon's compact cameras, wondering if the company even cares about the category anymore…
  • Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user…
    Chip.com.my August 2014
  • As the compact camera market continues to shrink…
  • Nice compact size…
  • Camera manufacturers should make a battery life a concern instead of trying to make cameras so compact…
    Rabbit (Walmart.com) - January 2015
  • This little beauty has convinced me that this mid range compact is better than the entry level alternatives…
  • This small compact can do so much that it's got to be a MUST BUY for pro photographers who want something lighter…
    Max (Amazon) - July 2014
  • Needed to replace my compact camera that broke…
    Nat C (Amazon) - March 2015
  • Versatile compact is a MUST BUY!
    Max (Amazon) - July 2014

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five customers agreed that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers considered that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 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…
  • 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
  • Miss a view finder when out in bright light…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers reckoned that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight customers thought it was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

  • Overall, this camera provides decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers…
  • It doesn't offer quite enough features or performance to beat one of its key rivals…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • A great pocket sized camera with loads of useful and easy to use features…
  • Great features that will find me wanting to take more photos…
    MONIE (Amazon) - June 2014

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

54 people who purchased the product considered that it was able to produce good images, two customers who bought it thought it was able to produce clear pictures and two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution, however 14 buyers said that it took poor quality pictures. and 14 owners mentioned that this digital camera was not able to produce good images.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

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

  • Battery life little poor only lasting about an hour a time when doing video…
    D. Fortune (Amazon) - November 2015
  • You have to take the battery out to charge it in a bulky charger…
  • Battery life seems okay, be prepared to charge it up fully before you head out if you are spending a whole day of shooting…
  • Battery life is good (you're going to have an extra battery on hand for serious shooting with any camera right?
  • So if you are looking for a camera that takes good quality pictures and not worried about battery life…
    Rabbit (Walmart.com) - January 2015
  • Noticed in some reviews that people were complaining about bad battery life, no instructions, or instability with long zoom…
  • Overall images and usage is fairly intuitive as well as surprisingly good battery life…
  • 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…

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

21 customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has average features. However at £209.00 it is cheaper than 68% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS and the United Kingdom price of £209.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $329.95 (£429.83).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The PowerShot SX700 HS's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX700 HS's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot SX700 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the PowerShot SX700 HS of only 3,200 is in the lowest 19% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS of 245g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The PowerShot SX700 HS's closest focusing distance of only 0.01m is in the smallest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot SX700 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 750mm is in the longest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS does not feature bluetooth. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's maximum aperture number of 6.9 is in the largest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS features smile detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|2448 x 2448|3264 x 1832|2048 x 1536|1536 x 1536|1920 x 1080|640 x 480|640 x 424|480 x 480|640 x 360 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2015.


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