As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is also often compared to pro digicams and super zooms. 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 january 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 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 300 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$259 - $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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
similar age
$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)

  • 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

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)

  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
1 year older
$220

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 HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
2 years older
$311 - $440

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
2 years older
$297

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 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2016 vs january 2014), is slightly less expensive ($269.00 vs $639.00) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
10 months newer
$429

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
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $429.00 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
similar age
$649

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

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years older
$424 - $448

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 40x
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $423.89 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 months older
$379 - $399

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
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
2 years older
$490

Significant advantages of the N100 (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 N100 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 40x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the N100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
5 years older
$650 - $698

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Less zoom: 16x vs 40x
  • Much thicker: 5.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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 slightly smaller (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), is newer (february 2016 vs january 2015), is thinner (1.4" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (270 g vs 565 g).

However, on average it has slightly 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 slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 340 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
similar age
$339 - $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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
10 months newer
$378 - $586

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)

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

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
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
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year older
$349 - $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
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly 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

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 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
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$220 - $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 lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

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
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g