Pocket this powerful, compact travel superzoom and be ready to shoot beautiful stills and movies you’ll want to share. A 40x zoom lens and advanced features help you capture precious moments in superb detail.
The Canon Powershot SX720 HS features an amazing 24-960mm reach from its 40x optical zoom lens. The wide 24mm side of the zoom range will enable you to shoot expansive landscapes, architecture, or group shots; while the 960mm super-telephoto side will enable close-ups of distant subjects such as wildlife.
The Powershot SX720 HS features image stabilization across the whole zoom range, helping you get sharp images from distant subjects and low light conditions.
Zoom Framing Assist offers a seek assist function that detects when you're panning and automatically zooms out to help, and when you stop stop panning the lens will automatically return to its original position. Zoom Framing Assist keeps your subject's face the same size in your frame no matter how they move. Tap the Zoom Framing Assist function button to detect your subject's face, and as your subject retreats and advances the camera will automatically zoom in and out so their face remains the same size. The feature has been further enhanced by letting you choose the subject's size: choices include face, upper body, whole body, manual or off for superior assistance and control. And, for even more convenience, all Zoom Framing Assist functions are also available when shooting video.
A powerful 20.3 megapixel sensor along with Canon's DIGIC 6 image processor provides images with accurate colours, while light sensitivities form ISO 100 to 3200 enables you to capture stunning images in low light conditions.
A dedicated movie button captures stunning 1080p Full HD videos at a smooth 60 frames per second, while Dynamic Video IS offers 5-axis image stabilization to visually reduce camera shake.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows wireless media transfers to compatible mobile devices, social networking sites and Wi-Fi enabled computers. Wi-Fi also allows remote shooting from a compatible smartphone or tablet, while built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible smart device.
The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS features a blazing fast auto focus and low shooting lag to help capture great shots as they happen.
A large 3.0-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 922,000 dots allows for easy operation and viewing.
Creative Shot mode uses the composition, color and lighting from your original image to create unique and punchy images with an artistic flair.
The Story Highlights feature automatically compiles your images and video into a mini highlight reel complete with music and effects.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 30x Optical, 4x Digital and 120x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
20.3 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Approx. 20.3 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
4.5mm (W) - 135.0mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 25-750mm)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T);
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1 - 50 cm);
Sports: 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (W), 26.0 ft. (8m) - infinity (T)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 922,000 dots
f/3.2 (W), f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M Modes)
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Available in 1-step increments
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2
*1 Facial brightness is evaluated (Face Detect AE) in Face Detect.
*2 Fixed to Center, linked to AF frame
Exposure Control Method
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB).
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6 - 11 ft. (W), 4.6 - 6.6 ft. (T) / (50cm - 3.5m (W), 1.4 - 2.0m (T))
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3 increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot1, Sports, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Standard Movie, Short Clip, iFrame Movie
*1Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
2Smmile, Wink Self-timer, FaceSelf-timer
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
Approx. 10-sec. delay, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom
Wi-Fi™ and NFC
Normal: Approx. 3.1 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 8.5 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ)
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
JPEG (Superfine, Fine)
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 5184 x 2912; Medium 1: 3648 x 2048; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 - Large: 5184 x 3456; Medium 1: 3648 x 2432; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 - Large: 5184 x 3888; Medium 1: 3648 x 2736; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480
4) 1:1 - Large: 3888 x 3888; Medium 1: 2736 x 2736; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
5) In Low Light: Medium: 2592 x 1944
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie 1920 x 1080: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Digest Movie 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect 1280 x 720*1: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480*1: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Short Clip 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
1Playback: 30 fps (29.97)
In the box:
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