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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3MP Digital Compact Camera with 40x Optical Zoom - Available in Black or Red

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Overview
Building on the strengths of its predecessor the SX710 HS, Canon's SX720 HS features many new and exciting technologies to make it easier to get the shot you desire. The logical adoption of these technologies complements the camera specs so often the camera will be working hard without the user even realising.
The newly designed 40x optical super-zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent) is equipped with Intelligent IS which chooses the stabilisation method most appropriate for the circumstances. Zoom Framing Assist is another useful function on this camera which allows you to zoom out while it remembers the zoom setting, frame your subject using Face, upper or whole body Detection, then zoom back in when you release the button. There is even a Zoom Framing Assist mode that keeps your subject's face the same size as they move closer to or further from the camera, adjusting zoom automatically to make...
Summary
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 20 Megapixels
Sensor Type: CMOS
Type: Photo
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Included in box
  • 1 x SX720 Camera
  • 1 x Battery Pack
  • 1 x Wrist Strap
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x AC Cable

About the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Building on the strengths of its predecessor the SX710 HS, Canon's SX720 HS features many new and exciting technologies to make it easier to get the shot you desire. The logical adoption of these technologies complements the camera specs so often the camera will be working hard without the user even realising.

The newly designed 40x optical super-zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent) is equipped with Intelligent IS which chooses the stabilisation method most appropriate for the circumstances. Zoom Framing Assist is another useful function on this camera which allows you to zoom out while it remembers the zoom setting, frame your subject using Face, upper or whole body Detection, then zoom back in when you release the button. There is even a Zoom Framing Assist mode that keeps your subject's face the same size as they move closer to or further from the camera, adjusting zoom automatically to make this possible.

As you would expect with such a camera, there is Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility with direct connection to compatible iOS (Apple) and Android devices using the free Canon Camera Connect app - without the need for a computer. Also the SX720HS has a new Wi-Fi button for instant sharing on your mobile device, even using a single button tosimultaneously switch the camera on and connect wirelessly. The Camera Connect app gives you control of camera functions from your device, such as zoom, flash, shutter and self timer - with live monitor viewing on your device.

The imaging sensor is a high resolution, high sensitivity 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor giving superb definition and a high ISO range with reduced noise, thanks to the adoption of the DIGIC 6 image processor, as used in the first generation flagship G7 X model. This processing power enables the inclusion of 1080 60p Full HD movies with stereo sound . For fast-moving action there is 5-axis Dynamic IS which detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) as well as movement in the image plane, to deliver movies that are virtually free from distortion - while MF Peaking gives you a pro-level focusing tool at your disposal. The DIGIC 6 also enables super -fast 6fps continuous shooting.

Recording is clear and easy using the 3.0" LCD screen with 922k-dot resolution, and the camera will even make a highlight story if you desire using the Story Highlights feature. This auto-compiles video and images from the day and sets them off with music and effects.

IMAGE SENSOR
Type1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 20.3M
Total PixelsApprox. 21.1M
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
TypeDIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)
ZoomOptical 40x
Zoom Plus 80x
Digital Zoom approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹)
Combined approx. 160x
Maximum f/numberf/3.3 – f/6.9
Construction13 elements in 11 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image StabilisationYes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.0-stop - Intelligent IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS
FOCUSING
TypeTTL
AF System/ PointsAiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE ¹, Tracking AF,
AF Point SelectionSize (Normal, Small)
AF LockYes
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes, plus MF Peaking
Closest Focusing Distance1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modesEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE LockYes
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivityAUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
SHUTTER
Speed1 – 1/3200 s (factory default)
15 – 1/3200 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
TypeTTL
SettingsAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
LCD MONITOR
Monitor7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots, sRGB colour reproduction
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
FLASH
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync SpeedYes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure LockYes
Manual Power Adjustment3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range50 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 2.0 m (T)
SHOOTING
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 EffectsMy 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 ShootingApprox. 5.9 shots/s until memory card becomes full
with AF: Approx. 4.6 shots/s
with Live View: Approx.4.6 shots/s
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size4:3 - (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
Compression Superfine, Fine
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
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
FILE TYPES
Still Image TypeJPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
MoviesMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
DIRECT PRINT
Canon PrintersCanon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridgeYes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
OTHER FEATURES
GPSGPS via mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)
Red-Eye CorrectionYes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes, with Auto Rotate
HistogramYes, during playback
Playback zoomApprox. 2x – 10x
Self TimerApprox. 2, 10 s or Custom
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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
INTERFACE
ComputerHi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)
OtherHDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector
Computer/OtherWi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support
MEMORY CARD
TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & MacWindows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
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
SOFTWARE
OtherCameraWindow DC
Map Utility
Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices
POWER SOURCE
BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 250 shots
Eco Mode: Approx. 355 shots
Playback Mode: Approx. 300 min
A/C Power SupplyCharging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E ¹ or other typical USB charging methods
ACCESSORIES
Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1570
Travel Case DCC-2400
Travel Case DCC-2500
PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Power Supply & Battery ChargersCompact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L
Other Interface cable IFC-600PCU
PHYSICAL
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7 mm
WeightApprox. 270 g (including battery and memory card)
  • Powerful 40x optical zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimise image stabilisation for virtually shake-free images
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos
  • 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality even in low light
  • Capture spectacular 1080p Full HD video at 60p with stereo sound
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD (approx 922,000 dots) allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Zoom Framing Assist allows the camera to automatically zoom in or out while following the movement of your subject and help it to remain in focus
  • Story Highlights enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos from a certain day or event into a mini highlight reel with music and effects
  • Creative Shot mode uses composition, colour and lighting from your original image to create unique images with an artistic flair.
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