Your Holiday Superzoom. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Camera is Canon’s slimmest and most powerful superzoom camera yet. It combines a 20.3 MP CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processing to power Canon’s HS System, delivering stunning stills and Full HD movies even when the lighting is compromised - whether you are meandering through cities or dining al fresco, at sunrise or sunset.
- 20.3 MP CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 Processor
- 40x optical zoom with 80x ZoomPlus
- Dynamic IS combined with Auto Level delivers rock-steady footage
- USB charging - connect to your computer to charge the battery via USB
- Full HD movies up to 60p
Built around a versatile ultra-wide angle 40x optical zoom (24-960mm), with 80x ZoomPlus, the pocketable and lightweight camera is packed into a body just 35.6mm thick, making it the perfect travel companion for capturing all the action, both near and far. When travelling with friends, shoot a large group shot in front of a stunning backdrop with Advanced Zoom Framing Assist, which intelligently zooms in or out to compose your shot according to the number of people in the frame. Then, when you decide to move to your next location, the PowerShot SX720 HS’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer will constantly adapt to ensure you get the best quality images, even when terrain is bumpy beneath.
Superior Movie Performance
Remember breath-taking moments at the touch of a button in realistic Full HD movies, up to 60p, in MP4 format. Canon’s Dynamic IS, combined with Auto Level, delivers rock-steady footage, even when moving at pace or when shooting from tricky angles by correcting camera shake over five axes. If you want a snapshot of the action, use Short Clip Movie – you can select four, five or six second clips, with a variety of playback options including slow motion and double speed. For greater levels of manual control, you can use MF Peaking to achieve perfect focus in stills and movies.
Connect and Share
Whether you’ve trekked the dizzying heights of Machu Pichu or visited the majestic Taj Mahal, Dynamic NFC and Wi-Fi make 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, or press the Wi-Fi Button to access Wi-Fi functionality to share and back-up images to other connected devices. Image Sync allows you to archive your travel shots, as it effortlessly backs-up photos to a variety of cloud services including Canon’s irista – the cloud platform which allows you to auto save images and free up space on your camera, as well as create galleries to share with friends and family. When shooting stills or images you can also wirelessly and remotely control the camera using a smartphone, letting you shoot a mob of meerkats or flamboyance of flamingos without disturbing them.
Never go without power again. The PowerShot SX720 HS features USB charging, so you can connect to your computer to charge the battery via USB. Alternatively, a standalone battery charger is supplied.
This function creates an exciting three minute highlight reel from your still images and video according to date, event or people. You can choose to have the camera create one automatically or you can customize your Story Highlights reel for a fun, unique video. Simply press the button browse through the varying menus, and experience the in camera feature without any additional software.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.3M ¹|
|Effective / Total Pixels||Approx. 21.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)|
|Zoom||Plus 80x Digital approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹) Combined approx. 160x|
|Maximum f/number||f/3.3 – f/6.9|
|Construction||13 elements in 11 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.0-stop ¹. Intelligent IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE ¹, Tracking AF,|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Manual Focus||Yes, plus MF Peaking|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction|
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Speed||1 – 1/3200 s (factory default) 15 – 1/3200 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)|
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots, sRGB colour reproduction|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 2.0 m (T)|
|Modes||Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (5.0 MP), Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 5.9 shots/s until memory card becomes full ¹ with AF: Approx. 4.6 shots/s² ³ with Live View: Approx.4.6 shots/s² ³|
|RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION|
|Image Size||4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360 3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424 1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 Resize option available in playback|
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 29.97 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps|
|Movie Length||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s ¹ (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²|
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|GPS||GPS via mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes, with Auto Rotate|
|Histogram||Yes, during playback|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector|
|Computer/Other||Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support ¹|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)|
|SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 ¹ Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 For Image Transfer Utility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11|
|Map Utility||Image Transfer Utility Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 250 shots Eco Mode: Approx. 355 shots Playback Mode: Approx. 300 min|
|A/C Power Supply||Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E ¹ or other typical USB charging methods|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 270 g (including battery and memory card)|
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.;Subject to change without notice.
Effective Pixels - ¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom - ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation - ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
AF Modes - ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting - ¹ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
² Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
³ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length - ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other - ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
PC & Macintosh - ¹ Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
A/C Power Supply - ¹ Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold separately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors. Charging time varies depending on the remaining battery power.