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Canon SX720 HS Digital Camera

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20.3MP 40x CMOS Feb 2016
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Family vacations, parties, and special moments - the PowerShot SX720 HS camera is ready for it all. Its fantastically versatile 40x Optical Zoom (24-960mm) means you can capture close-up portraits... More
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42 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 43 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 84 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Ann Chamberlain said “Obviously as it has a large zoom it makes it” in her Canon SX720 HS review. Mike Smith mentioned on Amazon “Excellent camera with a terrific 40x zoom and wonderfull JPEG” in his review of the Canon SX720 HS. Sharp45 gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I bought this camera because of its pocket size and powerful zoom of 40X”.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven people who reviewed the product said that it was able to produce good images. Gadgetsmaster said “The photos are bright and colourful” and rated the Canon SX720 HS as excellent. Sharp45 rated it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “All the photos are good and colours are natural” in their review.

One Canon SX720 HS owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Gadgetsmaster wrote on Amazon “It focused very fast even in low light” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Canon SX720 HS reviewer said in their reviews that the Canon SX720 HS had a good picture resolution. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote “The Canon SX720 is capable of continuous shooting bursts of up to 5.9 shots/second, which lowers to 4.6 shots/sec while utilizing continuous AF” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

A few Canon SX720 HS reviewers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Ann Chamberlain mentioned on Amazon “If you want a compact point & shoot” and gave the Canon SX720 HS a score of 5 stars. Gadgetsmaster gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It is as small as a compact camera”. Mike Smith said in his review on Amazon “Very quick to start-up, unlike a lot of other compact cameras”.

Popular Choice

Across all digital cameras, the SX720 HS is one the most popular products currently on sale.

Good Brand

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Canon.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS said that it was easy to use. Padraic Mills rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Canon SX720 HS review on Amazon last year “Easy to use product”.

One person concluded that the product was easy to setup. In January last year Val mentioned on Amazon “It comes with a quick guide to set up and I did see mention of an electronic manual, which I downloaded.” and gave the Canon SX720 HS an excellent review.

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Good Support

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Last year John.a.gifford mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is a kracking little camera has nearly all the manual adjustments of the bigger camera's”.

Good Video Capture

A number of people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. Last year expert website Imaging-Resource.com said “Full HD video is offered in both 30p”.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Padraic Mills mentioned “Simple to use, good features” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS.

Reasonably Priced

One Canon SX720 HS reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Ann Chamberlain mentioned “I did a lot of research before buying this camera as its a fair bit of money to spend”.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon SX720 HS reviewers who reviewed the Canon SX720 HS concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “Superb quality, pictures are brilliant, glad i purchased this camera” in their review of the Canon SX720 HS. Scary wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Image quality is exceptional, in fact much better than I expected from a compact” and gave the product an excellent review.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Paulomunich said in their review “There is a USB slot” .

Robust

One person who reviewed it said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. R. P. Ellingworth said in their Canon SX720 HS review “Great! Then it broke” .

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Price Drop of £13.03

The SX720 HS has dropped in price by £13.03 in the last month.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other new digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite), the SX720 HS has a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX720 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the SX720 HS do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Samsung Gear 360[plb_3323944_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The SX720 HS supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price].

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Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other new compact cameras that we have assessed the display diagonal of, the Canon SX720 HS's display diagonal of 3 inches is one of the largest. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX720 HS is 0.5", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], and the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX720 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 1.3x, the biggest is 40x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. When compared to other latest compact cameras, the Canon SX720 HS's optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 2MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 17MP. With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the SX720 HS has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The SX720 HS has a quite wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras. Comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX720 HS have field of views of between 97% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras that have been available for the last year, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon SX720 HS of 960 millimeters is one of the longest. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 20mm and 960mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 320mm.

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Very Big Combined Zoom

When compared to other latest compact cameras that we have checked the combined zoom of, the SX720 HS's combined zoom of 160 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest combined zoom of recently released comparable spec digital cameras is 17x, the biggest is 160x, and the average combined zoom is 58x.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon SX720 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX720 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SX720 HS is more than most latest compact cameras. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX720 HS. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 922,000 pixels, the SX720 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX720 HS. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS is 490,000 pixels.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SX720 HS has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX720 HS.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been available for the last year is 6.3. At 6.9, the SX720 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX720 HS.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The SX720 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by recently released compact cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all newly released compact cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the SX720 HS is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon SX720 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX720 HS.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SX720 HS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 5184 x 3888, 2048 x 1536, 5184 x 2912, 3648 x 2048, 1920 x 1080 640 x 360, 5184 x 3456, 3648 x 2432, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3888 x 3888, 2736 x 2736 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Across all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX720 HS the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The SX720 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for the last year the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.4s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. The SX720 HS has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon SX720 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for the last year. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SX720 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that came out in the last year. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many new comparable spec digital cameras.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX720 HS, the Canon SX720 HS does not have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The SX720 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX720 HS are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The SX720 HS is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX720 HS are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The SX720 HS does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support video capability.

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Not Cheap

We think this compact camera digital camera looks expensive compared to other latest compact cameras. The cheapeast compact camera digital camera that was released in the last year that we found costs £43 and the most expensive costs £265.

Heavy

The SX720 HS is fairly heavy (270 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The lightest similar spec camera that came out in the last year is 18g and the heaviest is 480g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] (223g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon SX720 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on latest cameras. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 29.97 frames per second, the SX720 HS has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age. The average motion JPEG frame rate of recently released compact cameras is 30fps.

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Only Supports Three Wi-Fi Standardss

The SX720 HS has a greater number of wireless LAN types than most recently released digital cameras. This Canon digital camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly supported wi-Fi standards supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SX720 HS. The wi-Fi standardss "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX720 HS have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1m. At 1 meter, the Canon SX720 HS has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX720 HS

Released Twelve Months Ago

Canon released the SX720 HS twelve months ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX720 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel
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Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum 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
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
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
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest 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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
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Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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GPS (satellite)
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Batteries Included
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Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
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Expert Reviews

17 February 2016

The Canon SX720 is capable of continuous shooting bursts of up to 5.9 shots/second, which lowers to 4.6 shots/sec while utilizing continuous AF. Still image aspect ratios offered are 16:9, 3:2,... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 by Stray

The Canon hs720hx is a powerful camera but i believe it has some focusing issues and doesn't seem to be so fast or have as many scene settings as it predecessor the Canon hs710hx, but never mind... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2016 by Lex BBQ

I usually use a Canon 7D. This is perfect for times when you just want something smaller. Has a lot of 7D features but works great in AUTO...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 by Helen

I bought this camera about a month ago and am very disappointed in it. It does not have a date stamp on the photo. I really need this feature because I take a lot of pictures for my school and... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2016 by Porkgoff

I bought this in the springtime. I have taken it to the Oregon Coast, up the Seattle Space Needle, to nosebleed seats at a Def Leppard concert. This camera hasn't failed me yet. I love the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 October 2016 by Amateur

I didn't like that the faces of the people on the edge of a picture stretch out sideways. Small group of 5 were fine, but as you add more people, the faces on the ends distort. Not a lot, but... Read more…

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