As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is also often compared to super zooms, mirrorless, pro digicams and waterproofs. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX530 HS and the PowerShot S110) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS50 and the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7))

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 295 shots) and is less popular.

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $269.00

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$199 - $397

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

  • 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

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
similar age
$179 - $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

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $269.00

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year newer
$319 - $379

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: $319.00 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years older
$429

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 250 shots

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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2 years newer
$338 - $399

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: $338.00 vs $269.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.9 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (february 2016 vs may 2018).

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

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 (125×85×107 mm)), is newer (february 2016 vs january 2015), is thinner (1.4" vs 4.1"), is slightly lighter (270 g vs 595 g) and is slightly less expensive ($269.00 vs $530.39).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 300 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$249 - $255

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)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
2 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P600 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.4"

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)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • 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)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 616 g vs 270 g

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

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 270 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 315 shots vs 250 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)

common strengths of the SX50 HS and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
8 months older
$530 - $849

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3

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

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"
  • Light weight: 733 g vs 270 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
similar age
$399 - $426

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)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (february 2016 vs february 2014) and is thinner (1.4" vs 2").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 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.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Light weight: 410 g vs 270 g
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.4"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 270 g

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), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2016 vs august 2013) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a marginally 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
2 years older
$600

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
2 years older
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 years older
$382

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
10 months older
$447

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 months older
$391

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 5x), is newer (february 2016 vs january 2016), has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), is much larger (mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs compact (113×64×28 mm)), much lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 300 shots).

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
similar age

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the PowerShot SX720 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and PowerShot SX720 HS

  • None found