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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 600 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX720 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and zoom are also appreciated, but views about the color and focus are different. Many are negative about the shutter and low light performance.

usability, zoom, portability, image quality, size

flash, battery, viewfinder, low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX720 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and lens are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas the usability and performance get mixed views. There are some less positive views about the flash.

zoom, portability, size, lens, price

flash

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX720 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and zoom also get good opinions. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the durability.

usability, zoom, portability, image quality, size

battery, shutter, focus, viewfinder, energy

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS preview: Putting 40x zoom in the palm of your hand

 

Ah, the compact superzoom. Over the years they've got smaller yet, somehow, have managed to cram more and more features in. In the case of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS it's all about the zoom - 40x optical zoom, no less. In one sense the PowerShot...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon SX720 HS review - biggest ever 40x zoom in a compact

 

A 40x zoom in a compact body is an outlandish concept, but the Canon SX720 HS serves a purpose

Ultimately, though, the record-breaking zoom isn’t this camera’s defining feature. Its best photos are taken at more modest zoom positions, and these shots were generally excellent. The extra bit of zoom is there when you really need it, but don’t...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS review

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Providing 10x more optical zoom than its predecessor, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a lot to offer without adding any extra weight to the camera. It includes superb built-in image stabilisation, perfect for smoothing out those shaky shots, but what...

Aug, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS features a whopping 40x zoom in its tiny body, making it ideal for travel photography, find out how it performs in our review.

40x optical zoom lens ; Subject tracking ; Good rubber grip (front and back) ; NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity ; Upto 8fps continuous shooting ; Good colour reproduction

Lacks panoramic shooting mode ; Some alternatives shoot raw ; Does not feature touch-screen

The Canon Powershot SX720 certainly has the biggest numbers, with a 20 megapixel sensor, and a 40x optical zoom lens, it offers more optical zoom than any other travel or pocket zoom. The nearest competitor, the Nikon Coolpix A900 offers a 35x optical...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

A high-zoom pocket camera to meet the needs of your whole family

 

With an updated 40x zoom lens, the SX720 HS aims to be a simple, compact solution for anything your smartphone can't shoot.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

 

This PowerShot packs a lot of features into a compact body, and delivers high overall image quality, though low light performance could beimproved. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Lots of manual controls ; Powerful 40x zoom lens ; Wide angle view (24mm) ; Macro focus as close as 1 cm ; High image quality overall ; Full HD video ; Dial eases menu navigation ; Fast burst shooting ; Attractive digital filters ; In bright light,...

AF can be unreliable at max. zoom ; No RAW mode ; Max. shutter speed of 15 seconds (no bulb) ; Tracking AF had difficulty in shadows ; At full zoom, AF can be unreliable ; Low light image quality could be better ; Seek assist feature is not extremely...

This PowerShot packs a lot of features into a compact body, and delivers high overall image quality, though low light performance could beimproved. Read more in our

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

 

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS superzoom camera : Canon has announced the all-new PowerShot SX720 HS, the companies slimmest and most powerful superzoom camera yet. Bolstering the PowerShot SX travel series, it combines a 20.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor...

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is equipped with Dynamic NFC and Wi-Fi. This makes it easy to share the wonders of the world with those who matter most. Just tap the camera to pair it with a compatible smartphone or Connect Station CS100,...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

A high-zoom pocket camera to meet the needs of your whole family

 

Canon's PowerShot SX700 HS put a 30x, f3.2-6.9, 25-750mm lens in a body compact and light enough to comfortably carry in a jacket pocket. So did the SX710 HS, for that matter. The SX720 HS lets you peep even closer, however, with its new 40x, f3.3-6.9,...

Feb, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Review

 

Canon's latest 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 zoom (called Zoom Plus) of 80x is also available. A further digital zoom of 120x...

Canon’s SX range of travel compact cameras have long been popular, and with merit because they’ve been well crafted.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon SX720 HS Review

 

We've now completed round 1 of our Canon SX720 Field Test, where we explore that generous 24-960mm eq. zoom range! Dive in for all the details below, and for anyone wanting to jump straight to our Canon SX720 overview, please

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