As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot SX620 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot HX60V and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it 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, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 295 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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2 years newer
$359 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
2 years older
$239

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

  • Inexpensive: $239.18 vs $269.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year older
$229

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

  • Inexpensive: $229.00 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
similar age
$164 - $229

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

  • Inexpensive: $164.00 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year newer
$314 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $314.00 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
10 months older
$398

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 250 shots

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $269.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2016 vs august 2013), is slightly less expensive ($269.00 vs $548.00) 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 nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 months older
$391

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly 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 PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
similar age
$494 - $599

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly 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)

  • None found

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years older
$548

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly 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 II (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
2 years older
$709

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
2 years older
$510

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 250 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G16 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
10 months older
$675

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

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

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

  • 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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (270 g vs 616 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 23 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$257 - $279

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 thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"

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)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 270 g

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
8 months older
$536 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 922k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 733 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the G3 X and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" 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 lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • 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)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 652 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 270 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year older
$300

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the L840 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 270 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 270 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.7), is significantly larger (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (270 g vs 135 g).

Samsung S760

Samsung S760
8 years older

Significant advantages of the S760 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (93×62×27 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 173 g vs 270 g

Significant disadvantages of the S760 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S760 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
4 years older
$370

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly lighter: 135 g vs 270 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 40x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"