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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 35x
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More than 30% more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$284.95 vs $353.07
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS40x
              Coolpix A90035x
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS1/3200s
              Coolpix A9001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              PowerShot SX720 HSf/3.3
              Coolpix A900f/3.4

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS922k dots
              Coolpix A900921k dots
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              Nikon Coolpix A900
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