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Canon - PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera - Red

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Get super-close to your subject with this Canon Powershot camera. The massive 20-megapixel sensor ensures all your images are larger than life. Enjoy ultra-slim compactness with the power of a DSLR and a 40x zoom with this Canon Powershot camera.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Battery pack NB-13L
    • Battery charger CB-2LH
    • Wrist strap WS-800

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1528 out of 1595)

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    Features


    20.3-megapixel CMOS

    Captures high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3888 pixels.

    40x optical/4x digital/160x total zoom

    Through an amazing zoom lens for precise cropping and accuracy.

    3" color built-in LCD display

    For clear viewing and easy navigation.

    Video mode

    Records Full HD movie clips at 60 fps with audio.

    Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor

    Helps keep subjects in focus, while ensuring each image has a high level of sharpness and minimum picture noise.

    Optical image stabilizer

    Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 3,200 for improved image capture in low-light conditions.

    Full range of scene modes

    Includes portrait, self portrait, Creative Shot, Sports, Smile and Wink Self-Timer, a lot of creative effects and movie mods.

    Burst shooting mode

    Captures up to 5.9 fps in continuous shooting mode.

    Auto, custom and preset white balance controls

    Help achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

    Built-in flash

    Provides taking pictures in a variety of light conditions.

    TTL (through-the-lens) autofocus

    With manual focus option for clear and sharp images.

    Built-in Wi-Fi technology

    Allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family.

    Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

    Provides remote shooting functions of the camera through your compatible smartphone or tablet.

    Multicard slot supports SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I memory cards

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1595 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It depends on what you are looking for

      Posted
      CherEl
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      Whether you love or hate this camera all depends on your perspective. If you are looking for a point and shoot camera, this one is good. It even feels solid. It takes nice photos - but not spectacular. The video quality is good enough. One major complaint - whoever designed the buttons should have taken single handed photos first. The natural place for your thumb to go is taken by a wifi button. I don't know how many times I turned the camera off while attempting to take a photo, and thus missed the moment. One can get used to it, though. If you are looking for a camera to replace your SLR or larger point and shoot camera, you will be disappointed. The clarity is really disappointing both at a distance and close up. It's flattering for those who have wrinkles (since they are blurred out) but not too great when trying to get a sharp close up of a child or a flower. The macro feature is not sufficient for the close ups I like to take. My three priorities in getting this camera were that (1) it would be small enough to fit in a pocket yet still feel like a quality camera, (2) it would be able to take close ups, and (3) that the pictures would all come out sharp and clear. Only the first of those goals was realized. For the person who just wants to take photos to post on Facebook, it should be sufficient. For the person who wants to do high quality photography for work or fun, go with an SLR. It's worth it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mixed Emotions

      Posted
      Sparki
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      This was a Christmas gift for my dad and I put a lot of thought into a good point and shoot camera. He had a Canon in the past and when technology changed, he went with a Nikon (lighter and more simple). When I read the reviews, I compared with other cameras and decided this is the best bet. I wished it was in the store so I could have seen the actual product before purchasing, that probably would have swayed my opinion for another product. Overall, it is a great camera, takes beautiful pictures but I will keep my eye out for other options when it comes to needing it replaced. The pros: Beautiful pictures, nice size screen for viewing. I like that it automatically shuts off the camera potion when you're taking a long time to view the photos (so you can keep reviewing your photos while the lens potion is shut down and protected). Even though the flash is a manual flip-up, when you're trying to take a picture and the camera needs more light, it will tell you that the flash isn't up. I also liked how the focal point square adjusts to the size of the object. The cons: People did comment that you had to manually flip the flash up which I accepted but still unsure why Canon stepped back in technology. My only guess is when people don't want the flash to go off, it can be bypassed. Still awkward for the average user. Another drawback is once you take the picture, it takes a minute for the image to come up on the screen. If I recall, this was supposed to be faster than the Nikon Coolpix but I'm not so sure. The weight is a bit on the heavy side but I was looking for quality instead of light weight. It seems like it has more buttons and knobs separated out than the typical camera but again, maybe it is preferred for people that use all of that. Overall, there are a lot of fancy things on this camera that I didn't need but I was wanting my dad to have a good camera that produced sharp pictures (which it does). We haven't downloaded pictures yet (which will be a fun project), since you have to connect to Wi-Fi instead of using the USB cable. I'm not sure how easy that will be but, we can get it figured out. He will have to play with it some more to get used to the camera but I'm sure he will be fine.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good for pocket camera

      Posted
      crysaris
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      I like the size & light weight. Was hoping with the higher pixels & resolution would make for better pictures. It certainly has great zoom capabilities - amazing actually. I was sitting in the upper deck at a Minn Vikings Game and could zoom in across the field and literally see the players on the bench talking. I even snapped a picture of a touchdown almost called in error as it was happening. It can really zoom, tge n you have the option to zoom in further on the still image on your screen. Hence you can probably spot nose hairs from my sky high seats. Overall picture quality obviously is very much dependent on proper lighting. Even in a small room the flash will not always compensate the darkerness. That being said it's a ton better than my Cannon T6i big DSLR, but that I can at least buy a different flash mount to add. I think the price is about $100 mire than it should be, but as always Best Buy does offer the best price hands down on not only this camera but just about everything I search for. Best Buy has come a long way with their returns process to. Let me say the store called AM (using initials) is not a place I will ever buy my electronics from again. They are using sellers that do not allow you to return a damaged on receipt item back to their store. Best Buy has always stood behind their products they sell. I rarely have had any issues with the items we buy. I think they get the higher quality or Quality Assurance testing witg their products are opposed to WM. I appreciate that Best Buy employees are trained, knowledgeable, courteous and take time to answer your questions. You never leave there without feeling assured you made the right choice. I have not worked there but friends that do say the company is a lot better to their employees all the way around. Also extremely good at promoting from within. Had many friends reach GM status over the years because their managers work, develop and train them well. I would rather support a company where they take care of both their customers AND employees. Not many retailers survived the 2000s because they could do both plus keep prices affordable like Best Buy has. I'm glad to see the strong survive. Sorry I got off a bit on my review, just something I had on my mind and time to write about it once. No I was not paid to say this either and again not employed by them. Just a big Best Buy fan I guess.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Overall Good Camera

      Posted
      sleepershedreams
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      I was backed into a corner when my Sony HX50V Camera died and I needed a new long zoom compact camera for birding photography. Id been a long time Panasonic user so was hesitant to switch brands again but doing research as well as struggling with muscle wasting and weakness in my hands due to disability I needed super compact but wished for a little extra zoom and shutter speed that the Sony didn't offer and even the newest Panasonic didnt. While this shutter speed is excellent and this offers 10X more zoom over the sony. I look at my photos and feel some disappointment in the overall quality and that its not quite doing justice to the effort it takes to get good images. Its hard to explain the photos seem grainier and not as crisp as I feel they should be. Hazy might be a better word. Overall its a good Camera for a compact long zoom, but it still makes me wish for better. For what is out there right now this is the best option that I could find. I should also mention the buttons and menu system on Canon is terrible, the thumb rest is blocked by the options wheel, I actually prefer that on top of the camera. I guess if you are used to Canon this all would be fine. The best menu system was Panasonic. I did as much research as possible though and new cameras by Sony are for Selfies. I needed a birding camera and for what it is this was the best I could find.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not for me.

      Posted
      Enchantedgal
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      I was looking for a camera to keep in my purse to avoid those "i wish i had my camera with me" moments. I'm used to a canon t5i, a dslr with a 100-400mm lens, which is a huge heavy beast of a camera that you can only carry in a backpack. Because I've always liked that camera, I decided to give Canon another shot. However, I was overall disappointed with this camera. I didn't expect the image quality to be the same as my nice camera, however every single picture I took was soft. Indoor pictures of my cat were awful, with no individual fur distinguishable - just a wash of gray color. When I took pictures outside the color balance seemed off. The sky turned a much more deep blue than in reality and made all my outdoor shots need post processing in photoshop afterwards. I ended up spending a hundred dollars more for the panasonic lumix dmc-fz300 and was blown away by that camera. The panasonic even has better than HD quality video, my videos look like a professional movie, and my nature photography came out sharp and color correct. If you have a little extra money to spend, and camera size isnt an issue (the panasonic is about 3 times as thick, still fits in my purse but is insanely better quality) I'd go with the panasonic lumix cameras. If you want a pocket camera, this possibly would be a good buy as long as you don't require your photos to look good when viewed large. I can't see this being great for anything but internet pictures like posting on Facebook size.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great photos, not-so-easy photo with the wi-fi

      Posted
      Eileen
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      I purchased this camera before a trip to Alaska that demanded a good zoom lens. The product delivered on photo quality, ease-of-use and zoom ability. What's not so easy is transferring your photos out of the camera. The only way to do this is via a wi-fi network, with a requirement that your wi-fi modem have a specific feature that mine doesn't have. After spending two unsuccessful hours trying to connect my desktop to the camera, I went another route and used the Canon Web service option. While uploading photos to the "Gateway," I received an error message and was only able to transfer part of the photos, none of which are actually showing up in a Web-accessible format. The transfer was also extremely slow and wore out my battery before it was complete. It would be nice to have an easier, less clunky and seemingly outdated way of uploading photos. Still working on this, but I first have to recharge the battery in order to continue troubleshooting. It would be great if this camera had a simple USB cable transfer option instead of relying solely on wi-fit. My advice would be to make sure you have the proper wi-fi modem before buying this product, and not assume that wi-fi capability is automatic just because you have wi-fi. I wish I'd had more time to investigate the details for the SX720 or I would have purchased a camera with a superior and way easier cable transfer option.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Overrated

      Posted
      ddas
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      I have been using this camera for over a year now and my take on this may seem to be very different from the general view. I got it for around 350$ from Best Buy in June 2017 and have used it off and on in various locations and settings. I am neither a pro in photography nor understand much about manual and other modes - of course that's one of the reason I went for a point-and-shoot. Over the period that I have used it, I have found the performance extremely unsatisfactory. Don't get enticed by the 40x optical zoom - it does have it but the images are extremely shaky. Even without zoom the camera captures slight ghost images - it's really hard to take perfectly still images. I haven't tried a tripod though - but you don't use tripod for every day photographs. I problem with the wifi is that it is extremely comples to pair and use - it is almost unusable - I stopped using the wifi after a few times. The main reasons that I opted for this camera - 40x zoom and wifi connectivity have been defeated. I am much disappointed with the performance of this item considering the price - I have used better products and have almost never inspired to use it. I wish I have returned this while I had the time - I refrained because I wanted to give it some more time.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love the 40x Optical Zoom

      Posted
      OrlandoShutterBug
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      This is my third Canon PowerShot over the past decade. It is a little disappointing that features like on-board GPS went away (probably to save battery life) at least one model ago. On the other hand, the improved optical zoom is outstanding. The camera takes great photos by day and is pretty reliable on manual settings for hand-held night shots (and it does outstanding on 15 second exposure nighttime shots when resting on a solid surface). Like the 710 which this replaced for me, the fine-tuning of the manual focus could be better (because auto-focus is fairly unreliable in lower light) - the camera sometimes seems to decide that I really didn't mean infinity when I set it to infinity and I have to keep going back to reset it. In fact, I had to replace my 710 (after about 3 years and tens of thousands of photos) because the lens would no longer retract after it fought me for hours during an evening of taking lots of photos and I hope this does not happen quickly with this model. Also, the iPhone App is really quite mediocre and hasn't improved in years. I use it to transfer photos on the go and it often just decides to disconnect; it only has very limited controls for the camera if I want to use the App's remote shooting option; and its GPS logging often loses track of where I am to the point that I usually no longer use it because it just burns my iPhone's battery for limited Geotagging success.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sensor, optics, connectivity and design. Editors are less positive about energy and battery and have mixed opinions about durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
    • which.co.ukAugust 11, 2016
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    • Steve's DigicamsWilliam Chambers on July 7, 2016
      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.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!Dave Pardue on June 3, 2016
      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 click here.Full Review
    • Reviewed.comRating, 3.5 out of 5Chris Thomas on May 17, 2016
      Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Camera Review
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      Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Review
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    • ePHOTOzine (UK)ePHOTOzine on April 15, 2016
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    • LetsGoDigital (UK)Mark Peters on February 20, 2016
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    • cnet.com.auJoshua Goldman on February 18, 2016
      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,Full Review


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