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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
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Reviews
716 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and massive optical zoom 270g digital camera, good for landscape photography. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Reviews indicate that it has an outstanding zoom and it produces very good images, and easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (40x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (3.3)
Has an image stabiliser
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended chip.com.my Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
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RESOLUTION
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
3.3
MINIMUM
270g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Price History

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS number 18 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
90
Features
95
Popularity
78
Value for Money
77
Age

86

86
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

reviews indicate that it has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Chip.com.my plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The PowerShot SX720 HS has some great features:
High megapixels
Huge optical zoom
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Ok minimum aperture number

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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 portrait photography, ranking number 42 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 48 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 16 in landscape photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (716 reviews)

68%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
490 Reviews
4 Stars
171 Reviews
3 Stars
31 Reviews
2 Stars
2 Reviews
1 Star
9 Reviews
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3 Recommended Awards

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Ephotozine, Camera Labs and chip.com.my.
Recommended from Ephotozine Recommended from Camera Labs Recommended from chip.com.my

2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and dkamera.de.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS?

Picture Quality
289
18
Lens System
148
16
Ease of Use
173
7
Features
80
6
Size and Weight
90
7
Price
59
10
Video Capability
15
0
Robustness
34
2
Flash
4
5
Design
22
1
Connectivity
18
3
Viewfinder / Screen
4
1
Battery
8
2
Wildlife Photography
3
0
Product Quality
0
1
Support
3
1
Geotagging
1
0
Landscape Photography
1
0
Noise Level
2
0
Over 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... pocket ultra-zoom cameras. Personally, I'd much rather have a Panasonic FZ330 (or its more affordable predecessor, the FZ200) with its 24x zoom and constant...
    Expert Reviews 4 Apr 2016
  • ... about $100 mire than it should be, but as always Best Buy does offer the best price hands down on not only this camera but just about everything I search ...
    Crysaris - Bestbuy.com 9 Jan 2018
  • I bought this as a gift so we will see if it works well then. Good price on sale...
    Krystalroz - Bestbuy.com 11 Dec 2018
  • Takes great action shots, easy to carry. Good price...
    Jason - Bestbuy.com 13 Feb 2017
  • One Customer Thought it Was of an Inferior Quality
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Solidly Made

    More than 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very well-built and several people thought that it was also very well made, strong and durable and was reliable.

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    Really Well-Built
    22 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Zoom is nice. Build quality is nice. Took this to the Bahamas...
    Niel - Bestbuy.com 24 Dec 2016
  • Gregory scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    Gregory - Currys.co.uk 5 Aug 2018
  • Barry scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Barry - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • Anita scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Anita - Currys.co.uk 28 Aug 2018
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    Very Well Made
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Strong and Durable
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Eight People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Had a Long Battery Life

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a good battery life and was quick to charge.

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    Has a Good Battery Life
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • This compact camera has excellent zoom takes good pictures perfect for traveling battery life is good...
    Photo123 - Bestbuy.com 17 May 2017
  • ... needs with excellent resolution and wonderful telephoto capabilities. Great battery life...
    Lovephotography - Bestbuy.com 27 May 2016
  • ... typical cell phone camera. This camera fits the bill perfectly. It has great battery life, an excellent lens with decent zoom capability, great video quality ...
    N2GJiPad - Bestbuy.com 11 Nov 2016
  • ... and the zoom is excellent. It's small and easy to carry around. Battery life is decent. I had to get used to the flashlight. Overall great camera...
    Phone - Bestbuy.com 3 Jun 2017
  • View All Reviews About Battery Life
    Quick to Charge
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Was Good in Terms of Size

    More than 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very easy to carry around and was compact. More than 20 people also thought that it was an outstanding size and several people thought that it was also very lightweight, wasn't heavy and bulky and was thin.

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    Really Easy to Carry Around
    32 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Great little camera. I wanted something to carry in my pocket when a DSLR wasn't necessary. It seems very well made. Feels sturdy and the images I've got ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jul 2017
  • ... which has a 42X zoom but is significantly larger in size. Much easier to carry on vacation while hiking, biking, etc. I went to the zoo with both my old ...
    Sherri - Bestbuy.com 8 May 2018
  • ... Plenty of zoom. Takes great pictures but is small in size. Much easier to carry around than a DSLR...
    Wantedanedge - Bestbuy.com 12 Jul 2016
  • ... took great photos - and much easier to carry while on tour - love the wifi feature- was able to post pics to fb while still in Italy...
    Nancynurse - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2017
  • View All Reviews About To Carry
    Compact
    28 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    A Brilliant Size
    23 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Lightweight
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    7 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Thin
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very good-looking and several people thought that it was also well designed and smooth.

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    Very Good-Looking
    18 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Easy to use. Beautiful pictures and many functions...
    Jawgee123 - Bestbuy.com 14 Jul 2017
  • ... needed an sd card and an ubs cord. Sadly, no photos of 2017 Christmas family festivities with my beautiful new Camera...
    William - Bestbuy.com 27 Jan 2017
  • The color is beautiful. I was surprised at how long the battery lasted...
    Rose - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
  • ... SLR. Was purchased just before a trip and we couldnt be happier. Pictures are beautiful. Exceptional features. Love the connectivity!
    BeckyM - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Well Designed
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was really easy to use and several people thought that it was also very comfortable and easy to hold, had good controls and was easy to setup.

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    Really Easy to Use
    169 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... PowerShot SX720HS has replaced an older Cannon PowerShot camera for me. I love the ease of use, convenient size and the ability to use wireless transfer ...
    CAPOM - Bestbuy.com 7 Feb 2018
  • This camera takes vivid colorful shots, easy to use and uploads to my phone quick and easy...
    ItunesUser - Bestbuy.com 30 Jul 2017
  • Have used only a few times. Pictures are very good and camera is easy to use...
    Dlh2017 - Bestbuy.com 16 Feb 2017
  • This camera is easy to use and takes great photos. Haven't used all of the settings yet, but have several vacation trips coming up and will make good use ...
    Kent - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Very Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Interface
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Had Nice Technical Features

    More than 80 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had outstanding features.

  • ... before a trip and we couldnt be happier. Pictures are beautiful. Exceptional features. Love the connectivity!
    BeckyM - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • ... love this digital camera, it does everything I need and even more. It has excellent features and takes wonderful pictures...
    Sean - Bestbuy.com 2 Oct 2017
  • Excellent features. Easily operated. Compact size makes it easy to carry...
    Billn - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2019
  • Easy to use, compact, good features, great for travel...
    GLPR - Bestbuy.com 20 Jun 2017
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Connectivity

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had very wifi capacity and two people thought that it was also good in terms of connectivity.

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    Has Very Wifi Capacity
    17 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... zoom so close without making my subjects pose for the photo! Also, the wi-fi is wonderful! I don't have to download the pictures onto my computer before ...
    CanonLover - Bestbuy.com 5 Sep 2016
  • Easy to use, great pictures, easy to hold, love the wi-fi!
    Btevans - Bestbuy.com 8 Jun 2018
  • ... took great photos - and much easier to carry while on tour - love the wifi feature- was able to post pics to fb while still in Italy...
    Nancynurse - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2017
  • ... basic functionality as my last Canon PowerShot, but better! Love the WiFi to share pics with my phone and computer...
    Cross58 - Bestbuy.com 25 Jun 2017
  • View All Reviews About Wifi
    Good in Terms of Connectivity
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance

    Three people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had good technical guidance.

  • ... long distance with brilliant clarity. I looked on You Tube to see how to work it as the instructions arent brilliant, And was able to see many clips which ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Sep 2016
  • LOVED THE EASE OF HANDLING & UNCOMPLICATED INSTRUCTIONS...GREAT PHOTO'S ....STILL LEARNING ABOUT ALL THE FEATURES...WHICH ARE FANTASTIC...WOW...
    JONI - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2017
  • The only problem, it lacks reasonable instructions. I would appreciate a website or something so I would know how to use the features...
    Bear - Bestbuy.com 21 Mar 2019
  • Some People Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was noisy.

  • ... and allow you to crop shots with ease. The videos are good too. Sound quality is fine as well. Overall, I love this camera and it has easily replaced my ...
    MrTommy - Bestbuy.com 30 Jul 2017
  • ... especially for a camera I can carry in my purse . The video quality was equally good as was the sound quality. After a short time reading the directions ...
    Barbjth2 - Bestbuy.com 31 Dec 2016
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Had a Big Capacity
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had an outstanding zoom and several people thought that it also had a good autofocus and had a very good lens.

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    Has an Excellent Zoom
    153 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... Canon PowerShot SX720 HS continues that tradition, housing a market-leading 40x optical zoom in a slim and sleek body design, which i...
    PhotographyBlog.com 24 Apr 2016
  • ... superzoom travel compact camera, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS, features a 40x optical zoom lens, which is an equivalent of 24-960mm in 35mm terms. A digital ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 24 Apr 2016
  • Easy to use, fantastic zoom.Excellent quality and price...
    Tito - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2018
  • Easy you use and takes great pics! Fantastic zoom!
    Momo - Bestbuy.com 28 Sep 2017
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Autofocus
    10 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Lens
    9 people agree
    6 people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Eight people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a good screen.

  • Good size screen. I have difficulty seeingetting the screen in the sun.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use and the screen is bright and clear. The zoom is excellent for a pocket camera...
    Phil - Bestbuy.com 5 Aug 2018
  • ... megapixels at all zoom levels. At max brightness setting, the screen is easy to see even in sunlight. How Canon crams all the quality and features into ...
    Marv - Bestbuy.com 23 Sep 2016
  • ... friendly and I had the basic features operating in a few minutes. The screen is bright and the focus is very good...
    Bill - Bestbuy.com 17 Jun 2016
  • More Than 300 People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    More than 300 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was really able to produce good images and over 40 people thought that it also had an outstanding picture quality. More than 10 people also thought that it had a good picture resolution and several people thought that it was also good in low light and was able to produce clear pictures.

    View All Reviews About Picture Quality
    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    318 people agree
    25 people disagree
  • This camera is light to carry during a trip & takes fantastic pictures...
    Rosalie - Bestbuy.com 15 Sep 2017
  • The camera is easy to use and takes wonderful pictures. I had a hard time paring it with my Mac but somehow it started to work. I would recommend this ...
    Kkatw - Bestbuy.com 4 Sep 2016
  • This camera produces high quality photos. Love that it has an app to easily download the pictures to my phone...
    Cinbella - Bestbuy.com 19 Mar 2018
  • I just love my new Canon camera, outstanding pictures, lite weight for travel, as I am out of US now. Telephoto is Awesome...
    DeeDee - Bestbuy.com 29 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    41 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    13 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Good in Low Light
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 10 People Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

    More than 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was good for video recording.

  • ... plenty because of its significant lens properties, plus the likes of 1080p movie recording at 60fps. In another sense it's a long way behind the likes ...
    Pocket Lint 18 Feb 2016
  • ... Still image aspect ratios offered are 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1. Full HD video is offered in both 30p and 60p for...
    Imaging Resource.com 17 Feb 2016
  • ... camera to it's capacity. It is speedy in taking the pictures and the video is brilliant. I just need to go more places now to use the camera. It is a bit ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Sep 2016
  • ... Incredible zoom. I just videoed my first action event and the video came out better than my Camcorder...
    Homerun - Bestbuy.com 7 Oct 2016
  • Some People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Flash

    Seven people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a good flash.

  • Continuous action focus, good flash output control...
    FotoBilly - Bestbuy.com 17 Mar 2017
  • Great to use on automatic. Reasonable shots in dim light when flash not allowed (eg in churches and art galleries. Good zoom. Frustrating not to have a ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Aug 2018
  • Amazing zoom feature. Easy to use good quality pics during the day time durable manual flash (no unexpected pop ups). Not good in dark images (without ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • ... situations are marginally OK without flash; quite good with flash (although having to manually raise the flash is a nuisance). Smart focus feature works ...
    BarrC - Bestbuy.com 31 Dec 2016
  • One Person Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Had Good Geotagging
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    Two People Thought This Digital Camera Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was good for macro photography.

  • ... it so far are really impressive. Rich colours. Incredible zoom and a nice macro "lense". Does the job perfectly. None so far.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jul 2017
  • ... lot of features packed into a small camera. 40x for far away shots, but great macro. The perfect travel camera!
    PictureThis - Bestbuy.com 19 Jan 2019
  • Three People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Three people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is good for wildlife photography.

  • ... fir in most bags and this one even goes in some pockets. 40X zoom is perfect for the wildlife pics and convention photo's I take...
    Ncc1103 - Bestbuy.com 19 Jul 2017
  • ... camera. We used this on an Alaskan cruise tour and the 40X zoom really came in handy for the wildlife, glaciers, etc. We got better pictures than some ...
    Faith - Bestbuy.com 22 Jun 2016
  • ... traveling and needed to replace a camera. It has 40x zoom which allowed me to get great close-ups of Alaskan wildlife. It's easy to use and very compact...
    LGWATER - Bestbuy.com 4 Aug 2017
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Huge optical zoom
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    ok minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    5184 x 3456 still image resolution
    Supports direct printing
    Has a self-timer
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has a carrying case
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has a built-in speaker
    Features multi-shot function
    Very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a tripod mount
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    High display resolution
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
    ok camera shutter speed
    ok weight
    ok display diagonal
    Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Tiny digital zoom
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size

    What the Reviews Say

    9 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was solidly made
    Eight people thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a long battery life
    9 out of 10 customers thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was good in terms of size
    9 out of 10 people thought it was well designed
    The vast majority of owners thought it was easy to use
    9 out of 10 owners thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had nice technical features
    The vast majority of customers thought this digital camera had good connectivity
    Some people thought it had good technical guidance
    Some people thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    The vast majority of customers thought it had a good lens
    The majority of customers thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    More than 300 people thought it took good quality pictures
    More than 10 people thought it was good for video capture
    Some people thought this digital camera had a good flash
    Three people thought it is good for wildlife photography
    High Megapixels

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 89% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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    Huge Optical Zoom

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's optical zoom of 40x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    ok Minimum Aperture Number

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 75% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has an image stabiliser. 70% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    ok Camera Shutter Speed

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's camera shutter speed of 0.000313s is ok compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 100 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS of only 3,200 is in the lowest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a GPS, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    The PowerShot SX720 HS does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 93% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    The PowerShot SX720 HS's weight of 270g is ok compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 38% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX720 HS of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 54% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Tiny Digital Zoom

    Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The PowerShot SX720 HS's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on 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.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    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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    5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

    The PowerShot SX720 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 5184 x 3456. That's 28% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 5184x3888, 3648x2736, 2048x1536 plus 12 more values. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The PowerShot SX720 HS supports direct printing. 86% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a self-timer. 81% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is in the shortest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Has a Carrying Case

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a carrying case, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a built-in speaker. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker.

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    Features Multi-Shot Function

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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    Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 960mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a tripod mount. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a flash exposure lock, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 90% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    High Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the PowerShot SX720 HS of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has an auto Exposure (AE) lock. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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    Popularity

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has been listed on Kagoo since June 2018 and is currently ranked number 18 out of 479 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Over 50 people thought this digital camera was reasonably priced
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    Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Release Date

    April 2016

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    Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Design
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Normal Focusing Range
    Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Manual Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Wide)
    Manual Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus
    Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
    Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker
    Voice Recording
    Audio System
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Flip-Out Screen
    Display
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    USB Port
    Camera
    Image Processor
    Built-in Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Multi-Shot Function
    Histogram
    Maximum Playback Zoom
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Direct Printing
    Scene Modes
    Languages Support
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    Video Recording Time
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    System Requirements
    Minimum Processor
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Quick Start Guide
    Carrying Case
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Technical Details
    GPS
    Other Features
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Type
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Focal Length
    Continuous Shooting
    Shutter Speed

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    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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