Canon’s PowerShot SX700 HS camera packs a 30x, f3.2-6.9, 25-750mm lens in a body compact and light enough to carry comfortably in a jacket pocket. So does the SX710 HS, for that matter. However, the SX720 HS lets you get a closer look with the new 40x, f3.3-6.9, 24-960mm lens and still has no problem pocketing it.
Seriously, the camera is just 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.41 inches (109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7 mm) and weighs 9.5 ounces (270 grams). That’s very small for a lens of this magnification.
Come March it will cost $380. UK and Australian prices haven’t been announced, but translate to around £265 or AU$530.
Canon recognizes its small size by employing one Hi-UD (ultra-low dispersion optical glass), three UD elements, and three aspherical lenses, which are able to maintain high image quality while increasing the range. vi zoom to 40x. Really, all that matters is that it’s a lens you can use for group and landscape shots, portraits, birding and sports.
Other features include:
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to mobile devices
- 1/2.3-inch 20-megapixel type CMOS sensor
- Capture Full HD 1080p video at up to 60 fps
- 3 inch high resolution screen
- Shooting modes vary from fully automatic including several filter and effect options to fully manual and semi-manual
- Shoot in JPEG (raw is not supported) and MP4