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Canon SX720 HS

£345.16
£222.00 £123.16 cheaper than 37 days ago
A giant compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 20.3MP 40x Yes Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon SX720 HS Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Canon SX720 HS number 68 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 74?

It has fantastic user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 58%. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Does not feature bluetooth

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 wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 76% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Canon SX720 HS?

The Canon SX720 HS is 109.7mm wide and 63.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 270g.

Canon SX720 HS front dimensions

Canon SX720 HS size in context

Canon SX720 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received a rating of 60% from camera expert review website Mac World. Camera experts aren't convinced by this Canon camera.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 35,794 expert and owner reviews (including 7,072 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon SX720 HS and the United Kingdom price of £222.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $349.00 (£454.26).

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Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The SX720 HS's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the SX720 HS of 40x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The SX720 HS's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200 is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon SX720 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 45% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX720 HS has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The SX720 HS's weight of 270g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SX720 HS has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon SX720 HS does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The SX720 HS has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the SX720 HS of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 46% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The SX720 HS has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon SX720 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon SX720 HS has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The SX720 HS has a USB connectivity, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Average Digital Zoom

The SX720 HS's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon SX720 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX720 HS is 5184 x 3456. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432 plus 9 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Self-Timer

The SX720 HS has a self-timer, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SX720 HS of 960mm is in the longest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The Canon SX720 HS's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the SX720 HS of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 61% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The SX720 HS features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1070c014aa, canon 1071c014aa, canon c2qsza00, canon c2qszs00, canon c2qrza00, canon 1070c001, canon 1070c019, canon p235754p, canon n162554w, canon c2qrzs00

Barcodes:

00009608235591, 04549292056594, 04549292056921, 08714574635804, 08714574635828, 08714574639574, 08714574639581, 08714574639604

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