As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX710 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix A900 and the Coolpix B500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (40x vs 30x), is newer (february 2016 vs april 2015) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 40 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
similar age
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$219 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Great zoom: 35x vs 40x
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 5.9 fps
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
2 years older
$289

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
10 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2016 vs january 2015) and is thinner (1.4" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (40x vs 60x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 340 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 541 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
similar age
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
2 years older
$460

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 64.6x vs 40x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $459.68 vs $299.00

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$240 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the SX530 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
similar age
$333 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 40x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.2" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 565 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 270 g
  • Inexpensive: $333.00 vs $299.00

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year older
$320 - $429

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 40x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Inexpensive: $319.99 vs $299.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (40x vs 3.6x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2016 vs june 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 much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years older
$368 - $425

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 40x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 months older
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
similar age
$545 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 40x

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
10 months newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
10 months older
$375

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 40x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the TG-4 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 years older
$430

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 40x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the S100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is newer (february 2016 vs february 2015).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
4 months older
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M10 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$679 (body only)
$587 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the M3 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.4"