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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
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Reviews
691 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 270g camera, with an affordable price and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has an excellent zoom and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
ok optical zoom (40x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (3.3)
Image stabiliser
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended chip.com.my Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
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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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS number 10 across all digital cameras and number 43 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
91
Features
91
Popularity
79
Value for Money
76
Age

86

86
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% 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 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
Ok 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 excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 7 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 36 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 40 in portrait photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (692 reviews)

66%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
460 Reviews
4 Stars
177 Reviews
3 Stars
25 Reviews
2 Stars
8 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
276
20
Lens System
160
13
Ease of Use
170
5
Features
67
4
Size and Weight
76
5
Price
55
12
Video Capability
14
3
Robustness
31
3
Flash
3
4
Design
20
0
Connectivity
16
3
Wildlife Photography
5
0
Viewfinder / Screen
3
2
Battery
9
2
Landscape Photography
2
0
Sports Photography
2
0
Geotagging
1
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Support
1
2
Capacity
2
0
Noise Level
0
1
The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Fairly 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
  • Good value easy to use camera that so far has given excellent results.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Aug 2018
  • ... a spare just in case. If I bought a zoom lens for my dslr to do the same job it would be over £1000 so this camera is a bargain...
    Berther - Amazon.co.uk 6 Sep 2018
  • ... camera to have in my pocket for at work. It's relatively lightweight (a little heavier than the super inexpensive cameras) and it takes amazing pictures ...
    Ranger - Bestbuy.com 1 May 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Robust

    More than 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was really well-built and several people thought that it was also very well made, was strong and durable and reliable.

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    Very Well-Built
    16 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Zoom is nice. Build quality is nice. Took this to the Bahamas...
    Niel - Bestbuy.com 24 Dec 2016
  • Gary scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Gary - Currys.co.uk 26 Apr 2018
  • Jacqueline scored Build Quality 90 out of 100
    Jacqueline - Currys.co.uk 23 Aug 2018
  • Emily scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Emily - Currys.co.uk 16 Sep 2018
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    Very Well Made
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Nine People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Had a Long Battery Life

    Eight people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a very good battery life.

  • ... camera and its features. Easy to use, takes crisp pictures and has excellent battery life...
    SuzyQ - Bestbuy.com 7 Jul 2016
  • ... making the objects pop out. Very easy to use, easy to carry around, good battery life also...
    Outdoorsrules - Bestbuy.com 12 May 2017
  • If you are looking for a good camera that is easy to use, good battery life and an excellent zoom, this is the camera for you...
    Houseofdiehl - Bestbuy.com 21 Feb 2019
  • ... it on vacation and just love the way the pictures turned out. The battery life is good too. The battery lasted all day before needing to be charge up again...
    DBriggs - Bestbuy.com 6 Oct 2017
  • Over 90 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    More than 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very compact, was a brilliant size and was very easy to carry around. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was really lightweight, thin and was a good body shape.

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    Really Compact
    25 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... camera are all the rage these days, but what if you just wanted a simple compact solution that isn't complicated to operate? Sure, your smartphone might ...
    chip.com.my 7 Aug 2016
  • ... smartphones these days have that great of a... The Canon SX720 HS is a compact camera that is impressive in more ways than one. Its compact design makes ...
    chip.com.my 7 Aug 2016
  • ... is impressive in more ways than one. Its compact design makes it easy to keep even in the smallest of compartments, while the image quality is great if ...
    chip.com.my 7 Aug 2016
  • ... and shoot has all the features of a larger model, including 20 mega pixels in a compact easy to hold unit...
    Phoenix - Bestbuy.com 26 Mar 2017
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Very Good Size
    22 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    22 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Very Lightweight
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Really Thin
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    A Big Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very good-looking and two people thought that it was also ergonomic.

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    Very Good-Looking
    18 people agree
    No people disagree
  • I love this camera it's very easy to use. You will take clear and beautiful pictures. Ladies, it fits any of your purses or clutches. Don't hesitate to ...
    YedeBBMember - Bestbuy.com 14 Dec 2016
  • Took this camera on an overseas trip. Beautiful photos and easy to use. Very compact...
    Irisheyes414 - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2018
  • Easy to use. Beautiful pictures and many functions...
    Jawgee123 - Bestbuy.com 14 Jul 2017
  • Love it! Beautiful photos. Awesome features! My favorite Cannon that's very compact...
    Kreal - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Ergonomic
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was really easy to use and five people thought that it was also really comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    171 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Easy to use and takes great pictures. Bought this on our trip to the west before we got to Yellowstone as my old camera gave out on me. I am very pleased ...
    Reggieswife - Bestbuy.com 21 Jul 2016
  • I really like my Canon Powershot SX720. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. I do wish that it had a view finder though. Sometimes it is hard to ...
    Arvard - Bestbuy.com 7 Sep 2017
  • This has very good zoom, and easy to use...definitely worth the price...
    Amanda - Bestbuy.com 1 Jun 2017
  • This camera is very easy to use, compact, has a good zoom, and takes good pictures. It is exactly what I wanted at a reasonable price...
    1227 - Bestbuy.com 8 Oct 2016
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Very Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Has Useful Technical Features

    More than 70 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had excellent features and three people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Outstanding Features
    70 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • Love it! Beautiful photos. Awesome features! My favorite Cannon that's very compact...
    Kreal - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
  • Excellent features. Easily operated. Compact size makes it easy to carry...
    Billn - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2019
  • ... amaze me in its ease of use, versatility, fantastic image quality and outstanding features. What I appreciate the most is how easy this camera is to learn ...
    ScottAW - Bestbuy.com 19 Aug 2016
  • Yes, this is a point and shoot, but more like one for pros. It has many outstanding features and to me, the best is that you can operate this camera virtually ...
    JDHollywood - Bestbuy.com 9 Jun 2016
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had really wifi capacity.

  • I love the wifi option, the zoom, the fact that it is small...
    RoxyinMay - Bestbuy.com 4 Feb 2017
  • ... really good. It is a perfect camera for vacations and family photos. Love the wifi feature too...
    Gigi - Bestbuy.com 17 Nov 2016
  • ... 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
  • Love the Wi-Fi feature plus the clarity of the photos taken with it. The color sets it off and it will be taken on an extended trip to Europe real soon...
    Shatzi - Bestbuy.com 30 Aug 2016
  • Four People Thought it Had Poor Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had bad technical guidance.

  • ... choosing of main functions on the top. Nice big bag for the camera. No instructions provided. I had difficulty to focus on objects I wanted. Also flash ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Nov 2018
  • ... card or cord to connect to PC and the paper instruction manual is not as detailed as the online downloadable version...
    Kathy - Bestbuy.com 30 Jun 2017
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level
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    Some Owners Thought it Had a Big Capacity
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera 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 superb lens, had a good autofocus and image stabiliser.

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    Has an Excellent Zoom
    160 people agree
    10 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
  • Honestly the best zoom for an decent prize on the market right now for digital cameras...
    Dave - Bestbuy.com 30 Dec 2016
  • Fantastic Zoom. Easy to use. Great camera for a beginner...
    Deevee - Bestbuy.com 15 Jun 2018
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Brilliant Lens
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    9 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Eight People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

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

  • ... video captur... High-quality stills. 5-axis in-camera stabilization. Unique adjustable LCD. Seems dated even though it's a 2016 model. Only 30p video, ...
    Steve's Digicams 17 Feb 2016
  • ... good lighting conditions. Good autofocus speeds versus its peers. LCD screen is sharp and bright. Price is a little high versus other point and shoot cameras. ...
    about.com 18 Oct 2016
  • ... good lighting conditions. Good autofocus speeds versus its peers. LCD screen is sharp and bright. Price is a little high versus other point and shoot cameras. ...
    lifewire.com 12 Nov 2018
  • ... pictures on auto setting. Lots of options if you prefer manual settings. Great size screen and good zoom. So pleased I bought this. Just a little niggle ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    Over 300 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was really able to produce good images and over 30 people thought that it also had a brilliant picture quality. Several people also thought that it was good in low light, had an outstanding picture resolution and was able to produce clear pictures.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    306 people agree
    27 people disagree
  • First digital camera i bought,easy to use, excellent picture.Great choice of functions,light weight...
    James - Bestbuy.com 2 Dec 2017
  • We bought this camera mainly for it's great size. Bonus it takes fantastic photos, is easy to use and has very nice zoom capabilities...
    Dolphin - Bestbuy.com 9 Jun 2017
  • ... birthday. She loves it! It's easy to use and produces high quality pictures you would expect from more expensive cameras. It is also small enough that ...
    DLWEDC - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2017
  • Took it on my trip to Spain, it took the best pictures!! It amazing, and I'm super happy I chose this camera!
    Bibi - Bestbuy.com 28 May 2016
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has an Outstanding Picture Quality
    37 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Good in Low Light
    11 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Picture Resolution
    6 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Was Good for Video Capture

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was brilliant 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
  • ... & was able to get great pictures of a Glacier & wonderful movie of group of 12 whales swimming together...
    Dixi12 - Bestbuy.com 30 Jul 2016
  • ... was able to get really close to my object and both the photos and video were excellent !I'm very happy with this camera , great product to own if you enjoy ...
    Jackiegigi - Bestbuy.com 15 Aug 2016
  • Most People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Five people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had a bad flash.

  • ... out on the town. I had the previous version of this camera and loved it until the flash broke. This version is just as awesome. Ive taken action photos ...
    PeaceGirl - Bestbuy.com 16 Dec 2016
  • ... had difficulty to focus on objects I wanted. Also flash seems not to work in auto until manually released. No panorama shots available on main function ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Nov 2018
  • Super long lens and super sharp pictures. Only observation is that pop up flash appears to be fragile. Other than that, this is my 3rd Canon handheld...
    Dryheat54 - Bestbuy.com 24 Jun 2016
  • Works well in low light picture taking. Flash usually not required...
    Dave - Bestbuy.com 20 Nov 2016
  • One Owner Thought it Had Good Geotagging
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    Three People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

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

  • ... it sooner. Use it for work and it makes life so much easier. Use especially in the macro mode. I'm not techy so it's perfect for me. Wish I bought it sooner. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Mar 2018
  • ... kept this one and I kept the Panasonic. The close-focus macro on this is incredible (practically zero focal length) and the 30x optical superzoom is simply ...
    Walter - Amazon.co.uk 30 Nov 2018
  • One Person Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is Good for Portraits
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    Two People Thought it is Good for Sports Photography

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS takes good sports photos.

  • ... It does everything I needed and wanted as an amateur. Takes great sports photos of my kids in motion, zooms well and is small and portable...
    Mitchlin44 - Bestbuy.com 18 Jan 2018
  • There are many great features about this Canon. The sports setting is great as well as the zoom. The only reason why I put it at 4 stars is because the ...
    UsuallyApple - Bestbuy.com 16 Jun 2017
  • Five People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Five 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
  • I like taking wildlife photos, especially birds, and the telephoto works great...