Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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Compact in Size. Long in Possibilities

Canon SX 720 HS The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS balances a long-reaching zoom with apt imaging capabilities, is a sleek point-and-shoot Digital Camera capable of versatile stills shooting and Full 1080p HD movie recording.

Adapting a 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor coupled with a DIGIC 6 image processor, smooth image quality is obtained along with heighten low-light sensitivity and minimal noise when shooting with sensitivities all the way to ISO 3200. In addition to the image sensor and processor, the SX720 HS also features a far-reaching 40x optical zoom lens, which offers a 24-960mm (35mm) equivalent focal length spectrum, handling wide-angle thru telephoto aspects, and takes advantage of an Intelligent IS image stabilization system to diminish any appearance of camera shake.

Additionally, the compact form factor is emphasized by a big 922k-dot 3.0" LCD monitor along with built-in Wi-Fi with included NFC for sharing wireless images and remote camera control.

20.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
A 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS images sensor is paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor to achieve notable image quality and speed to capture stills shooting as fast as 5.9 fps and Full 1080p HD video recording at 60 frames per second. Together, the sensor and processor also provide clean image quality and enhanced sensitivity all the way to ISO 3200 with minimal noise for shooting in difficult lighting situations. The processor also boosts focusing speeds and subject tracking abilities, as well as 5-axis Dynamic IS to adjust for camera movement for stable video quality.

Intelligent Image Stabilization and 40x Zoom Lens
An expansive 40x optical zoom lens provides a wide-angle to super telephoto (35mm equivalent) focal length range of 24-960mm to handle shooting with a wide array of subjects. This extensive reach is rounded off by a versatile Intelligent IS image stabilization system which diminishes the appearance of camera shake for acquiring both stills and video:

Current Canon Compact Cameras to Consider

Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor DIGIC 6
ISO Auto, 100-3200
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Superfine, fine
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24960 mm
Optical zoom 40
Maximum aperture F3.36.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 922,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 4.00 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro
Continuous drive 5.9 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 250
Weight (inc. batteries) 270 g (0.60 lb / 9.52 oz)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.42)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None



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