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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
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680 Reviews + 4 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very cheap and huge optical zoom 270g digital camera, good for everyday photography. It has an image stabiliser, a GPS and an HDMI and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that it has a very good zoom and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use.
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3.3
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3,200
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270g
4x
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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS number 10 across all digital cameras.

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88
Reviews
87
Features
91
Popularity
93
Value for Money
70
Age

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86
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

purchasers report that it has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Chip.com.my plus one other site 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:
Higher than average megapixels
Very big optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabiliser

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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 26 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 16 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for everyday photography, ranking number 41 in everyday photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (681 reviews)

67%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
459 Reviews
4 Stars
173 Reviews
3 Stars
25 Reviews
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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

2 Recommended Awards

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

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS?

Picture Quality
285
17
Lens System
151
10
Ease of Use
160
6
Size and Weight
82
11
Features
62
3
Price
44
12
Video Capability
18
1
Design
27
1
Viewfinder / Screen
5
3
Flash
3
5
Connectivity
8
6
Wildlife Photography
4
0
Battery
7
3
Robustness
7
1
Support
4
0
Sports Photography
1
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Landscape Photography
1
0
Capacity
2
0
Noise Level
1
1
8 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 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
  • ... and I haven't been disappointed. It takes great pictures and the price at Best Buy was excellent...
    Jfisher515 - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
  • Camera has all the features we wanted and at a good price...
    Fore17 - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2018
  • Cool camera at a bargain price. It served it purpose. I took pictures and video at an event where I wanted the quality to be better than cell phone pics...
    AndyM - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2018
  • Eight People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was strong and durable and was really well made.

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    Strong and Durable
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... wonderful. The software interface to send to my iphone works well. The camera is sturdy and well-built, and is small, so easy to carry in a small case, ...
    Flowers123 - Bestbuy.com 6 Nov 2017
  • 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
  • Incredibly slim despite housing a sturdy and absurdly long lense...
    Smashwin10 - Bestbuy.com 30 Jul 2018
  • This camera is rugged, has tremendous zoom quality aND multiple falling options. Great camera...
    DAVE - Bestbuy.com 4 Oct 2017
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    Very Well Made
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Battery Life

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

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    Has a Superb Battery Life
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... 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
  • This compact camera has excellent zoom takes good pictures perfect for traveling battery life is good...
    Photo123 - Bestbuy.com 17 May 2017
  • Great image quality a lot of slr type of settings long battery life...
    Flash - Bestbuy.com 2 Oct 2016
  • ... me. This camera takes great pictures, has a wonderful zoom and the battery life is really good. I've had the camera for over a month now, charged it once, ...
    Bobblesmom - Bestbuy.com 16 Aug 2017
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    Quick to Charge
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 90 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Over 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was compact and over 10 people thought that it was also very easy to carry around and was a brilliant size. Over 10 people also thought that it was really lightweight and several people thought that it also wasn't heavy and bulky, was a big size and was thin.

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    Compact
    29 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
  • You know it is just like using a 35m DSLR in miniature. For anyone not familiar with Canon or the workings of a DSLR you need to get your head round it. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2018
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    Very Easy to Carry Around
    21 people agree
    2 people disagree
    A Superb Size
    18 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Lightweight
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    7 people agree
    9 people disagree
    A Big Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Thin
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Over 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was good-looking and several people thought that it was also ergonomic, well designed and smooth.

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    Good-Looking
    21 people agree
    No people disagree
  • The color is beautiful. I was surprised at how long the battery lasted...
    Rose - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 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
  • ... 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
  • ... chance to read the manual, but this camera was so easy to use , and the photos are beautiful...
    Tom2kate - Bestbuy.com 5 Aug 2016
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    Ergonomic
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

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

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    Very Easy to Use
    161 people agree
    No 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
  • It has unreal optical zoom / light and easy to use...
    Sandra - Bestbuy.com 14 Oct 2016
  • Camera is a great point and shoot. Very easy to use and pictures turned out great for our newborn. Will be fantastic on vacations...
    Bamakev1258 - Bestbuy.com 28 Oct 2017
  • Great camera easy to use and takes beautiful shape pictures...
    Kare - Bestbuy.com 12 Nov 2016
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    Really Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    More than 60 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had brilliant features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Very Good Features
    66 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... before a trip and we couldnt be happier. Pictures are beautiful. Exceptional features. Love the connectivity!
    BeckyM - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • Love the features, size and weight of this camera. Have found it easy to use and am still learning all of the features, which are many!
    Vomo - Bestbuy.com 26 Mar 2017
  • Easy to use, compact, good features, great for travel...
    GLPR - Bestbuy.com 20 Jun 2017
  • Great camera for its size. Very compact with good features. Perfect camera for quick and easy on the go...
    Raven - Bestbuy.com 21 Jun 2017
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Customers Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Seven people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had wifi capacity.

  • Excellent pictures, zooming is wonderful HD wifi is good...
    John - Bestbuy.com 5 May 2018
  • I love the wifi option, the zoom, the fact that it is small...
    RoxyinMay - Bestbuy.com 4 Feb 2017
  • ... the pictures it takes are remarkable! I love how small it is and how it has WIFI built in...
    Tang - Bestbuy.com 7 Apr 2017
  • ... viewfinder option, connecting to the phone app via Wifi could be a faster processBought this camera a week before the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Nashville. ...
    Arakata - Bestbuy.com 29 Aug 2017
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had outstanding technical guidance.

  • Excellent picture and colorful, easy instructions very worthwhile to get the camera for any objects and shade of sunshine...
    Tere - Bestbuy.com 28 Jan 2017
  • ... for ages. However, I will have to get a memory download as the instructions are in a huge pdf file which is not easy to put in your pocket! The 40x zoom ...
    B. - Amazon.co.uk 2 Mar 2017
  • ... outdoors. Very good telephoto for birds etc in the distance.Came with helpful instruction booklet & easy to use. Wish it came with USB cable to download ...
    Katie - Bestbuy.com 31 Jan 2017
  • Basic features easy to operate. Need instructions to take full advantage of other features...
    Vocmess09 - Bestbuy.com 12 Jul 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had an OK Noise Level
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    Some People Thought it Had a Big Capacity
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    Over 100 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS had an excellent zoom and several people thought that it also had an excellent lens, had a good autofocus and image stabiliser.

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    Has a Superb Zoom
    156 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 you use and takes great pics! Fantastic zoom!
    Momo - Bestbuy.com 28 Sep 2017
  • Excellent zoom feature, easy to use. The flash is a pop up, which I wasn't crazy about at first, but works great, We are very happy with this purchase...
    Jaime412 - Bestbuy.com 23 Jan 2018
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    Has a Brilliant Lens
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    7 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Seven People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

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

  • ... takes great pictures. At full zoom, the image quality is amazing, the display screen is bright and there are many shooting functions to choose from. This ...
    Amanda - Bestbuy.com 3 Aug 2018
  • ... 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
  • Easy to use and takes great pictures. I like the large screen and the zoom in feature. I also like the variety of setting modes...
    Flower - Bestbuy.com 5 May 2018
  • Canon sx720hs has the same issues as the Sony DSC-HX50V. Hard to see the screen in bright sun. Canon is slower to focus. WiFi is more difficult to setup. ...
    Charles - Bestbuy.com 23 Jan 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Took Good Photos

    More than 300 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS was very able to produce good images and more than 30 people thought that it also had an excellent picture quality. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was good in low light and had a good picture resolution.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    319 people agree
    18 people disagree
  • This was priced right and takes excellent photos.The only way this camera could be better is if the viewing screen had the ability to be tilted forward...
    Sdlpilot - Bestbuy.com 27 Jan 2017
  • Took to NFL game as only point and click camera allowed - awesome pictures of players and game. Super-zoom clarity...
    Murrgirl100 - Bestbuy.com 1 Oct 2016
  • Excellent pictures, zooming is wonderful HD wifi is good...
    John - Bestbuy.com 5 May 2018
  • Takes excellent pictures. Real slim not bulky. Bluetooth is a big thing to have, you dont have to pluh or insert sd cards...
    Killarmyblack - Bestbuy.com 21 Jan 2018
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has an Outstanding Picture Quality
    33 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Good in Low Light
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    6 people agree
    4 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Good for Video Capture

    Over 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
  • ... & was able to get great pictures of a Glacier & wonderful movie of group of 12 whales swimming together...
    Dixi12 - Bestbuy.com 30 Jul 2016
  • ... excellent pictures and have a good zoom. This is a great camera. It also takes a good video...
    RJB1 - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2016
  • Most Customers Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

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

  • ... Not good in dark images (without flash) not good with sunsetsunrise images blurs easily in slightly darker environments (without flash) the screen is pixely in dark environments bit bulky (needs to be.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Aug 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
  • ... version. Ability to transfer pictures to phone is great! Not sure the manual pop up flash is my favorite but everything else is wonderful!
    Techno11 - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2017
  • ... thing I like about the camera is unlike my older Canon P&S the flash does not pop up automatically. A message in the window alerts you to raise the flash ...
    Cathead77 - Bestbuy.com 20 Sep 2016
  • One Owner Thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Good for Sports Photography
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    Four People Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

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

  • I like taking wildlife photos, especially birds, and the telephoto works great...
    Barb - Bestbuy.com 14 Oct 2016
  • ... one is the best yet. The 40X zoom is amazing. I've gotten so many great animal pictures in just a few weeks. You can count the whiskers on a chipmunk on ...
    David - Bestbuy.com 24 Aug 2017
  • ... very well in low light. I am so happy with it. Can't wait to capture wildlife on an Alaskan cruise next week!
    Danielle - Bestbuy.com 23 Jun 2017
  • ... 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

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

    What the Reviews Say

    Eight people thought it was solidly made
    The majority of people thought this digital camera had a good battery life
    More than 90 people thought it was a good size
    The vast majority of people thought it was well designed
    More than 100 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it had good technical features
    Some customers thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    8 out of 10 people thought this digital camera had good technical guidance
    Over 100 people thought it had a good lens
    Seven people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    The vast majority of people thought it took good photos
    More than 10 people thought this digital camera was good for video capture
    Four people thought it is good for wildlife photography
    Most customers thought it did not have a good flash
    5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the PowerShot SX720 HS of 20.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 88% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Very Big Optical Zoom

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

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    Only 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.

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    Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX720 HS of 3.3 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 40% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has an image stabiliser. 69% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS of 0.000313s is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 40% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX720 HS of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 34% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Average Weight
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS's weight of 270g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 62% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a GPS, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    The PowerShot SX720 HS does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 94% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The PowerShot SX720 HS's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 49% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has an HDMI, unlike 63% of cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Very Small Digital Zoom

    The PowerShot SX720 HS's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 31% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Canon 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 an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

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

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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    Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

    Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.6x. The maximum playback zoom of the PowerShot SX720 HS of 10x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 34% of all digital 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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    5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX720 HS is 5184 x 3456. That's 28% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 5184x3888, 3648x2736, 2048x1536 plus 12 more values. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 4592x3064 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

    The closest focusing distance of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS of 1m is very large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Features Multi-Shot Function

    The PowerShot SX720 HS features multi-shot function. 92% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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    Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 960mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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    Has a Carrying Case

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

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a flash exposure lock, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a self-timer. 84% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    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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    1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The PowerShot SX720 HS has a built-in speaker, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker.

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    Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS of 6.9 is in the largest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The PowerShot SX720 HS's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Popularity

    The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has been listed on Kagoo since June 2018 and is currently ranked number 10 out of 511 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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    8 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 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)
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    Self-Timer

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    canon 203megapixel, canon 1071c014aa, canon 1070c014aa, canon c2qrza00, 1070c002 sx720, canon n162554w, canon 1070c019, 1071c002 sx720, canon 1070c001, 1070c014 sx720, canon c2qrzs00, 1070c002 mp40, canon sx720hs, canon 40x

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