Canon PowerShot SX720 Digital Camera Red

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The PowerShot SX720 HS 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.

Image Sensor


1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.3M (9)

Effective / Total Pixels

Approx. 21.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor


DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology


Focal Length

4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)


Optical 40xZoomPlus 80xDigital approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x (1))Combined approx. 160x

Maximum f/number

f/3.3 – f/6.9


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 (8). 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 (4), Tracking AF,

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock


AF Assist Beam


Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking

Closest Focusing Distance

1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock


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



1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance




Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom.Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

Colour Matrix



LCD Monitor


7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots, sRGB colour reproduction


Approx. 100%


Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD



Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction


Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock


Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 3.5 m (W) / 1.4 m – 2.0 m (T)



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

Modes in Movie

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)

Photo Effects

Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Drive modes

Approx. 5.9 shots/s until memory card becomes full (7)with AF: Approx. 4.6 shots/s (2) (3)with Live View: Approx.4.6 shots/s (2) (3)

Continuous Shooting

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

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 3603:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 4241:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M1) 2736 x 2736, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480Resize option available in playback


Superfine, Fine


(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 (5)(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (3)

File Types

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


MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge


Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features


GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes, with Auto Rotate



Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec. 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



Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)


HDMI Micro Connector, A/V output (PAL/NTSC)


Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support (6)

Memory Card


SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 (12)Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10For Image Transfer Utility:Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11



CameraWindow DCMap UtilityImage Transfer UtilityCamera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source


Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 250 shotsEco Mode: Approx. 355 shotsPlayback Mode: Approx. 300 min

A/C Power Supply

Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E (11) or other typical USB charging methods


Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30EBattery Charger CB-2LHERechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L


Interface cable IFC-600PCU

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7 mm


Approx. 270 g (including battery and memory card)


PowerShot SX720 HS

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.(1) Depending on the image size selected.(2) Under conditions where the flash does not fire.(3) Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.(4) Some settings limit availability.(5) 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.(6) Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.(8) Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.(9) Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.(11) 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.(12) Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only


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