As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, waterproofs and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the Coolpix S9700) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (february 2014 vs january 2015) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
similar age
$189

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • 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 S9700 and SX700 HS

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$274

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

  • None found

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX700 HS

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
10 months newer
$220

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX700 HS

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months older
$647

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the SX700 HS)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and SX700 HS

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
similar age
$313 - $443

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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
10 months newer
$299

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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • 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 DMC-ZS50 and SX700 HS

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (30x vs 4.2x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly 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.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SX700 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
6 years older
$500

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G9 and SX700 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$424 - $448

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

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

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

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $423.89 vs $361.19

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
3 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the G12 and SX700 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
5 months older
$699

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S120 and SX700 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps

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 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (8.5 fps vs 2.5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (30x vs 50x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2014 vs january 2015), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 30x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and SX700 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 360 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)

common strengths of the L840 and SX700 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
10 months newer
$220 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 30x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX530 HS and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 269 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
5 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the SX700 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
1 year newer
$215 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 30x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 442 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 built-in flash, has way more more zoom (30x vs 1x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs september 2013).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), records lower quality movies (1,920 x 1,280 @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 5 mm), is much larger (mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)) and is thicker (1.4" vs 1.2").

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
4 months older
$462

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and SX700 HS

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
4 months older
$497

Significant advantages of the Silver Edition (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Silver Edition (vs the SX700 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Silver Edition and SX700 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX700 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has an external mic jack, is newer (february 2014 vs may 2013) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
9 months older
$200 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX2000 and SX700 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 228 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$379 - $399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the SX700 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the SX700 HS)

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

common strengths of the A5000 and SX700 HS

  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 360 shots
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (113×66×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 269 g