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PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
Manufacturer
Canon

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Overall rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Recommended
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Price
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Pros
  • Compact 40x zoom = 960 mm in 35 mm equivalent, good burst mode
Cons
  • The IQ is not very high
Overal - very good compact superzoom camera for birding when you don't have your DSLR with yourself. Bought it to be able to have a camera everyday with myself to be able to make the proof shots of interesting birds that I met occasionally. I carry it in a pocket or in a waistbag while walking with my dog or going somewhere with my wife when I don't want to carry DSLR with myself. Used this camera in airports successfully for very distant birds also.

I sold Canon sx620 with its 25x zoom which was not enought for occasional birding and bought used Canon sx720 half the price of the new one in brand new condition. It is a bit bigger and heavier than sx620, but it is the smallest and the lightest camera with 40x zoom. I can still just place it in my pocket. 40x zoom on the distant end is 960 mm in 35 mm equivalent and is the same as on 600 mm on my tamron 150-600 lens on a camera with APSC sensor. And you can enlarge the zoom range with nice digital zoom. Also it has Apperture and Shutter priority modes as on dslr. Also it has a burst mode wich can be used with digital zoom also. Sx620 had a burst mode without digital zoom and on 5 mpix only.

When I bought it from the first shot it was obvious that this camera is much more suitable for birding than sx620. The image quality of the pics is not very bad even on digital zoom. You can still use pics for ID. Wish only if it could be as small and as lightweight as sx620.
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