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Canon PowerShot A720 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1808 reviews of Canon PowerShot A720 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the contrast and memory, while opinions are divided on the storage.

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flash, memory, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A720 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A720 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A720 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Views about the flash and reliability are different. Many are negative about the durability.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A720 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 895 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A720 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the contrast and shutter.

usability, performance, price, image quality, portability

shutter, contrast

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS Concise Review

 

The PowerShot A720 IS is a minor update to the A710 IS and is the latest in Canon's popular 'A-series' of cameras offering a strong feature set and good degree of user control at a competitive price. It isn't the smallest or most powerful camera in the...

Surprisingly good image quality (at lower ISO settings) Accurate metering in the majority of situations Long lens with surprisingly good edge-to-edge performance Handy macro performance at wide end of lens Bright, clear screen Very simple user...

Occasional tendency to ignore (and overexpose) bright regions Usual issues above ISO 400 due to noise and noise reduction Low resolution screen Rather cheap feeling plastics Plastic tripod mount mounted on far corner of body Battery life and flash...

The A720 IS comes from a long line of successful cameras and, while it is hardly the most exciting upgrade we've ever seen, it does nothing to detract from a popular and successful recipe. And this makes it quite hard not to damn the thing with faint...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS review

 

Canon knows not to fix what isn't broken. Last year's PowerShot A710 IS impressed us with its broad suite of features, solid design, and good value. The 8-megapixel PowerShot A720 IS does little to change that formula, sticking very close to the path...

Great image quality at lower ISOs; manual exposure controls; quick nonflash performance.

Long flash recycle time; highest ISO settings very noisy.

Unless you plan to shoot primarily in low light, the Canon PowerShot A720 IS makes a solid, affordable camera that produces great-looking pictures.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

 

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A720 IS

 

Physical Views The A720IS compared to an average CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A720 IS Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x Optical / 4x Digital / 24x Combined Zoom with Image...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Canon PowerShot A720 IS is based around the previous PowerShot A710 IS model, and a 6x optical zoom lens -- an equivalent of 35 to 210mm, making the A720 excellent for all-purpose photography. It also includes a high resolution eight-megapixel...

Optical image stabilizer ; Accepts conversion lenses ; AA batteries for power ; Face detection sets focus, exposure and flash power ; Flash power is variable so you shoot fill flash ; Great macro performance ; Above average scores on almost all...

Low resolution LCD ; A bit bulky ; Optical viewfinder shows only about 80 percent of the captured scene ; Record/Playback switch should be on the Mode dial ; A tendency to lose highlights and raise ISO ; High contrast in outdoor shots ; Uneven flash...

The Canon A720 sports a large 2.5-inch rear-panel LCD in addition to its real-image optical viewfinder. In addition to fully automatic shooting the Canon A720 IS features aperture-priority and shutter-priority exposure modes, and even full manual...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS Review

 

The A720 IS, is incrementally superior to the A710 IS. The problem with the A720 IS, is not so much to do with the camera itself, but with the other cameras even from Canon itself in the same price bracket. The SX100 is more or less available for the...

May, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot A720 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A720 IS an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera featuring a 6x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 35 to 210mm). It features optical image stabilization, an ISO range of 80 - 1600 and a 2.5 inch LCD … Continue reading →

It features optical image stabilization, an ISO range of 80 - 1600 and a 2.5 inch LCD screen and optical view finder.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Good things come in small packages

 

When I first heard that Canon was introducing a compact point and shoot camera with a whopping 35~210 equivalent zoom, 8 megapixel sensor, optical image stabilizer, 2.5" LCD monitor as well as an optical viewfinder, all for less than $230 MSRP, well,...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A720 IS ($249) is an update to the PowerShotA710, one of my favorite cameras from 2006. The A720 isn't a huge leap overits predecessor, though some of the new features are appreciated.

Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Optical image stabilization, 6X zoom lens is more than typical cameras in this price range, Large 2.5" LCD, good outdoor/indoor visibility, Full manual controls, Snappy performance, for the most part,...

Noisy images in low light, even at low ISOs; highest ISO settings not very usable (in any lighting), Redeye a big problem, though it can be removed in playback mode, Mediocre LCD resolution, Sluggish flash recharge speeds, Plastic tripod mount,...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Karen M. Cheung (washingtonpost.com)

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

 

Announced in August 2007, the Canon PowerShot A720 IS is the third model in Canon's economic A-series to offer optical image stabilization. The A720 IS, the successor to last year's A710 IS, has some of the same specifications, including a 6x optical...

There are a few sore spots for the point-and-shoot, however. At ISO 1600, the A720's highest sensitivity setting, noise is unreasonably high and dynamic range is low, which results in speckled images with limited tonal range. This setting is better...

Oct, 2007

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