As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 and the Cyber-Shot HX60) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix DMC-FZ48)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (360 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), is older (february 2014 vs february 2016), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
similar age
$265

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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the HX60 and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $429.33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
10 months newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $429.33

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $429.33
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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4 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $429.33
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
10 months newer
$399

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

  • None found

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

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $429.33
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S7000 and SX700 HS

  • Inexpensive: $314.50 vs $429.33
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs professional size (120×83×102 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SX700 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 269 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 360 shots
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year older
$353

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 22 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the L320 and SX700 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

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

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 360 shots
  • 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"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

common strengths of the P510 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 1.4"

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
4 years older

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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

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)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an external mic jack, has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 240 shots) and is newer (february 2014 vs june 2012).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
1 year older
$419

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-10 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $419.49 vs $429.33

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
5 months older
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the G16 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
2 years older
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the S100 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $429.33

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
3 years older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S95 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.00 vs $429.33

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $429.33

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $429.33

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 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 115k dots) and shoots faster continuously (8.5 fps vs 1.7 fps).

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs compact (90×61×26 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 1"), is significantly heavier (269 g vs 167 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
5 years older

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)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

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

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 360 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the 320 HS and SX700 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A570 IS

Canon PowerShot A570 IS
7 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the A570 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A570 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 30x

common strengths of the A570 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
  • Significantly 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 SD850 IS

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×57×26 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 195 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

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

common strengths of the SD850 IS and SX700 HS

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930
5 years older
$272

Significant advantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (90×61×26 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 167 g vs 269 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S930 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 2.8x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-S930 and SX700 HS

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