As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6900 and the Coolpix B500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 460k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
1 year newer
$348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and SX700 HS

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and SX700 HS

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the S6900 and SX700 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
10 months newer
$250

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX700 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
similar age
$527

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and SX700 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX200 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX200 IS and SX700 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 614k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.5 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$428 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the A6000 and SX700 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
similar age
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the SX700 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the Mini and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 154 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
3 years older
$389 20-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the NX100 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×71×35 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 282 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs professional size (123×92×108 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (360 shots vs 600 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$250 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 360 shots
  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 360 shots
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
5 months older
$250

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SX700 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Very light: 349 g vs 269 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 30x
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P900 and SX700 HS

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
3 years older
$593

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

common strengths of the SX30 IS and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 269 g

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
4 years older
$439

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the SX700 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 269 g

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS
8 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the S3 IS and SX700 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 269 g

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.2 vs f/3.9), has much more zoom (30x vs 4.6x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs compact (96×63×23 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (269 g vs 167 g) and is not waterproof.

Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-630 iHS
1 year older
$485

Significant advantages of the TG-630 iHS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-630 iHS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-630 iHS and SX700 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS1 and SX700 HS

  • None found

Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-820 iHS
2 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the TG-820 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-820 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-820 and SX700 HS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 4x), has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (360 shots vs 240 shots), is newer (february 2014 vs september 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs compact (100×59×29 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
3 months older
$391

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Smaller: Compact (100×59×33 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Lighter: 206 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 30x
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the XQ1 and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $391.29 vs $434.42

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S110 and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $434.42

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
5 months older
$894

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S120 and SX700 HS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$368 - $455

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX700 HS

  • Very long battery life: 330 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $368.00 vs $434.42

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 3.8x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 115k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (8.5 fps vs 1.3 fps).

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs compact (98×57×23 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (269 g vs 150 g), is slightly more expensive ($434.42 vs $149.99) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.4"
  • Lighter: 205 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.8x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SD870 IS and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
5 years older
$180

Significant advantages of the SD960 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Much lighter: 145 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD960 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SD960 IS and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Much lighter: 120 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the A1100 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×62×31 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 150 g vs 269 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1100 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A1100 IS and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
5 years older
$150

Significant advantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (98×57×23 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 167 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W290 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W290 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Pentax Optio M10

Pentax Optio M10
8 years older

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (89×59×24 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 170 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 30x

common strengths of the M10 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash