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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

£342.25
£199.99 £142.26 cheaper than 3 days ago
Compact Camera 16.1MP 30x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Good size
Does not have good technical guidance
337 Reviews + 10 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

The experts at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this compact camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Vido.com.ua and Chip.com.my.

The writers at three other expert review sites all liked this Canon digital camera. Review website Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the expert at website Digitaltrends.com decided that it was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. In addition, the editor of website What Digital Camera gave this Canon camera a "Gold" award and concluded it was outstanding.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received a "Good Buy" award from Optyczne.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this Canon camera on average 81%.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is 86 out of 100 based on 620 user reviews. 186 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.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 416 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its compact cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two customers who purchased it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago website Walmart.com said “Instructions could be written a little better” however despite that they still rated it 4 stars out of 5. Amatuer Guy wrote “Noticed in some reviews that people were complaining about bad battery life, no instructions, or instability with long zoom” but they scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 5 stars out of 5.


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Value for Money

Seven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. What Digital Camera mentioned three years ago “Value for money” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Website Walmart.com wrote “Price is really great for what the board offers” in their review of this digital camera. Uncle Barbar said “It is reasonable priced with those of a similar build” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS thought it was compact. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera”. Three years ago Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “As the compact camera market continues to shrink”. Rabbit wrote on expert website Walmart.com two years ago “Camera manufacturers should make a battery life a concern instead of trying to make cameras so compact”.

Eight owners who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. An anonymous author mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Thought it would be too heavy to carry around on vacation”. Fireblade wrote on expert review site Amazon “You have to take the battery out to charge it in a bulky charger”. George Soros gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said three years ago “Stabilisation works excellent, steady shot at 1/20 sec whilst heavy zooming (it won't of course freeze motion, just your handshake”.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the weights range from 180g to 1.1kg. With a weight of only 245 grams, the PowerShot SX700 HS is one of the lighter cameras of this spec and age amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This compact camera was released in December 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX700 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 frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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. Digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera video resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of its better review score, the Fujifilm X30 (£302.99) is also worth considering.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 1x and the biggest is 50x.

There are a number of other 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony DSC-HX90V.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90V (120x and cheaper).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 750 millimeters, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 75mm and 1,200mm.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X30 (£302.99), and the Canon G9 X (£392.96) both of which have better reviews; or the Sony DSC-HX90V which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the PowerShot SX700 HS does not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X30 (£302.99), and the Canon G9 X (£392.96) both of which have better reviews; or the Sony DSC-HX90V which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon G9 X (£392.96) (20.2MP and higher rated); or the Sony DSC-HX90V (18.2MP and cheaper).

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year also have an HDMI.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. The average closest focusing distance of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 1.3m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 5m.

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Design

Compact and Easy to Use

Twenty-seven customers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Website Chip.com.my mentioned “Good image noise control”. Three years ago Digital Versus said in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “Speedy response times, "Creative Shot" mode is fun to use, "Zoom Framing Assist" function is very useful”. Chip.com.my also mentioned “Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user” in their review.

Three people thought it was easy to use the menus. Website Walmart.com mentioned two years ago “It is on par with the big boys, even has lower power requirements when maxing out the over clocking settings” in their review of this digital camera. Chris Hoare said in his review of this digital camera “After the new zoom the next big improvement is the new screen on the back has twice the resolution so it looks more clear; and the menus look better” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Stephen C. he mentioned on expert website Amazon “This camera is a good solid, yet light camera, tried all settings and they work perfectly”.

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Good Looking

Twelve people who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS agreed that it was good looking. Website Walmart.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It's beautiful” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “You'd think that with 3 fans, that would also make it pretty loud.” in their review. Three years ago expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “This trendy little camera allows”.

Three people who bought it agreed that it was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Excellent design and handling” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was neat. Website Walmart.com said in their review of this digital camera “Neat red LED line that matches my overall color scheme” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Jim scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Really neat camera in a small”.

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Great Build Quality

Ten owners who purchased it thought it was well made. Website Walmart.com said two years ago “Well built, good layout, highly configurable” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “It's a good solid design with excellent heat sinks” in their review. Cameron mentioned last year “It looked like a pretty solid camera” .

Two people who bought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS concluded that it was strong and durable. Three years ago website Techmagnifier.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Compact and sturdy”. Website Walmart.com said two years ago “Very sturdy, very durable” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Great Build Quality

Thirty owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Website Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “And excellent shooting performance and daylight photo and video quality”. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Good picture quality” . They also said “Great build quality” in their review.


High Zoom

Twenty-eight owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Website Techmagnifier.com mentioned three years ago “Stable shots even on maximum zoom”. They also wrote “High Zoom” in their review. Expert review site Indiatimes.com said in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “There's nothing like a good zoom lens if you like to get in close to your subject without actually moving nearer” .

Six people who bought the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Camera Labs mentioned “Manual focus with peaking”. Bud wrote on expert review site Walmart.com two years ago “Indoors wide range of focus, good color, everything just like being there!” in his review of this digital camera. Ebporte mentioned “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” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people wrote that it had a good lens. Uncle Barbar gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The lens is excellent in decent light conditions” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers thought it had a good image stabiliser. Camera Labs wrote three years ago “Excellent stabilisation” .

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who purchased the product thought it had a good screen. The Dunelmian mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review on expert website Amazon “From that image could still enlarge it further on the camera screen with sufficient clarity to see the red eyes”. Mike Renshaw gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “The screen is excellent - it's 3 inches” in his review of this digital camera.

1080 60 Video

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording. Three years ago website Digitaltrends.com said “Very good videos”. Chris Hoare rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned also three years ago “The movie button is better on the top than the back” in his review of this digital camera. D. Fortune said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Though the video mode was pretty good when well lit”.

Good Picture Quality

Sixty-four customers who bought it said that it was able to produce good images. Website Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “Terrific image quality” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review. Website Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Good overall image quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “It delivers excellent image quality under almost all circumstances” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Website Chip.com.my mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Plenty of shooting options”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Amatuer Guy mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “For a "point and shoot" style camera this has some very good low light capabilities”. M. A. Pearson wrote in their review of this digital camera “Low light pictures are so good that it is capable of capturing stars in the sky”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Two years ago John M Brooks gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Excellent clarity for our happy snapping” in his review of this digital camera.

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Features

Host of Features and Modes

Ten customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Website Techmagnifier.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Host of features and modes”. Website Walmart.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Features are nice.”. Ephotozine.com scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Ephotozine three years ago “Overall, this camera provides decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers”.


Audio

Good Image Noise Control

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy. Website Walmart.com mentioned “Under load it's still really not that loud”. They also said “However, my case does have noise suppression” in their review. And also mentioned “Loud at around 70”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Quiet

Nine owners said in their reviews that the product was quiet. Website Walmart.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “Very quiet, fans don't even spin up until it gets "hot” . They also said “Using as a business workstation; configured to be fast, silent and able to keep multiple programs open with no lag, stutter, or crashes” in their review. And also mentioned “Truly is cool and quiet”.

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy. Website Walmart.com mentioned “Under load it's still really not that loud”. They also said “However, my case does have noise suppression” in their review. And also mentioned “Loud at around 70”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good battery life. Amatuer Guy mentioned two years ago “Overall images and usage is fairly intuitive as well as surprisingly good battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Rabbit wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Walmart.com “So if you are looking for a camera that takes good quality pictures and not worried about battery life”. Three years ago Hondo3 rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery life is good (you're going to have an extra battery on hand for serious shooting with any camera right?”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was quick to charge. Two years ago Trusted Reviewer wrote “Battery life seems okay, be prepared to charge it up fully before you head out if you are spending a whole day of shooting” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

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