As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A900 and the Coolpix B700) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot SX710 HS)

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), is more popular 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 narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 360 shots).

Nikon Coolpix A900

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similar age
$300 - $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
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

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similar age
$249

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)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and PowerShot SX720 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-HX90V

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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)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX720 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

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1 year older
$315 - $347

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX710 HS and PowerShot SX720 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-HX80

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similar age
$338 - $368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and PowerShot SX720 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 HX60V

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2 years older
$331 - $413

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

  • High resolution screens: 921k 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 PowerShot SX720 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (40x vs 3.6x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2016 vs september 2012), is more popular 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 significantly 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).

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

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10 months newer
$449 - $678

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen

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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9 X

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4 months older
$399 - $628

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen

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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon Powershot S100

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4 years older

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the S100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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similar age
$679

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 40x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Popularity: 404 vs 191

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 40x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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3 years older
$448 - $650

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), is newer (february 2016 vs march 2015), is thinner (1.4" vs 4.6") and is significantly lighter (270 g vs 660 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (40x vs 83.3x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 330 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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10 months newer

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 40x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen

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)
  • Much thicker: 4.7" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 616 g vs 270 g

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

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similar age
$380 - $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)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 565 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P900

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1 year older
$639 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 40x
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 270 g
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P900 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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2 years older
$398 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 270 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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similar age
$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
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 40x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (5.9 fps vs 3 fps), is newer (february 2016 vs march 2013) and is much smaller (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

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similar age
$699 (body only)
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 270 g
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $392.01

Canon Rebel T5i

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2 years older
$649 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $392.01