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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2440 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the optics and storage get negative opinions.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

viewfinder, shutter, memory, storage, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The zoom and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the sensor and battery.

portability, usability, zoom, image quality, performance

battery, sensor

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact System Camera - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact System Camera - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the water proof and glare.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, image quality

memory, optics, glare, water proof

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX700 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review

 

Canon sticks to the tried-and-true formula of more megapixels and more zoom for the PowerShot SX700 HS.

Along with its 30x zoom lens, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has fun and useful shooting options; built-in Wi-Fi with NFC; a high-resolution LCD; and excellent shooting performance and daylight photo and video quality.

Its low-light (high-ISO) photos could be better and while its battery life is noticeably better than that of its predecessor, you'll still want to keep an extra battery handy for all-day shooting. Canon could have done more with the camera's NFC.

If you're looking for more than just a simple snapshot experience from a compact zoom camera, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS should be on your short list, despite a couple shortcomings.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a 30x lens and a lot of features, but image quality suffers in low light.

Sharp lens. Controls noise through ISO 800. 2.5fps image capture. Creative Shot function. 30x zoom range. Sharp rear LCD. Wi-Fi. 1080p60 video.

Pricey. Detail suffers at very high ISOs. Limited control when using Creative Shot.

Canon CameraWindow also features a GPS logger. When enabled it keeps track of your movements via your phone's GPS, and it can add location data to photos by matching the time stamps with what you've shot. Other cameras in this class, including the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SX700 HS

 

Canon has announced a powerful new high zoom point-and-shoot camera, the PowerShot SX700 HS. HS stands for High Sensitivity, brought to you by Canon's newer DIGIC 6 image processor and the 16.1-megapixel HS CMOS image sensor, which really allows the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS digital camera

 

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS compact zoom camera : Keep friends up-to-date on your latest city trips easily with the PowerShot SX700 HS built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Sharing your pictures on your favourite social network sites - including Facebook, Twitter...

To preserve your adventures for years to come you can also capture truly mesmerising 1080p Full HD video. The PowerShot SX700 HS’s Movie Record Button easily switches from shooting pictures to filming, and thanks to the power of DIGIC 6, video is shot...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS digital compact camera : Canon introduces with proud its slimmest ever 30x zoom camera, the PowerShot SX700 HS. Whether you're shooting the sunrise, or a candle-lit dinner in a piazza, the new PowerShot SX700 HS camera captures...

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS digital compact camera is available for retail from March 2014. The Canon SX700 HS price is set at €399 / £329. Prices vary from country to country. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this camera to the test...

Mar, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Review

 

The PowerShot SX700 HS is the new flagship model in Canon's travel-zoom camera range. Despite compact 112.7 x 65.8 x 34.8 mm dimensions, Canon has managed to cram in a 30x zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-750mm. Thankfully...

There's a lot to like about Canon's latest flagship travel-zoom compact, but it doesn't offer quite enough features or performance to beat one of its key rivals and our current favourite, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60.

May, 2014

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

Canon SX700 HS Review

 

Their model names might not imply as much, but the coat pocket-sized Canon SX700 HS is, we're told, a logical successor to 2013's SX280 HS. Like that camera, the SX700HS is based around a speedy DIGIC 6 image processor, and aims to satisfy the needs of...

Available from March 2013, the Canon SX700 HS is priced at around US$350. Two color options are available: black or red.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is Canon's flagship compact super-zoom, going head to head in a competitive market with models from Panasonic and Sony - the Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 and Cyber-shot HX50V / HX60V. The Canon has a 30x zoom with a 25-750mm...

30x optical zoom., Excellent stabilisation., Built-in Wifi with NFC., Manual focus with peaking., 1080p/60 HD video

Poor Battery life., Limit remote shooting features., No HD High speed movie mode., Inaccurate zoom magnification scale

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

 

Easily pack 30x worth of optical zoom in your pocket

30x optical zoom ; Relatively easy to make manual adjustments ; Good overall image quality

Mode dial location a little awkward ; Some noticeable chromatic aberration ; Wi-Fi feature not great

Canon's PowerShot SX700 HS is a powerful little camera that can be used in a whole heap situations, from regular landscapes to long tele-zooms. It's a fun camera to use and well worth considering, especially if you want a camera for your travels.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review

 

As the compact camera market continues to shrink, the outlay of new product seems to be surfing a common theme: zoom is increasing in a war waged with fixed-lens smartphone cameras. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS - the update to the earlier SX280 HS...

Point and shoot ease or full manual control, close-up macro mode, good image stabilisation, decent image quality

Limited autofocus options, no raw capture, 30x zoom limitations at longer extension, no touchscreen, more basic than Panasonic TZ60

With a launch price of £329 the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS might not be a budget buy, but it cleverly undercuts the main competition from Panasonic and Sony by enough to make us stand up and pay attention. It not-so-cleverly also sits behind them by...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / LC-AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-6LH
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:DIGIC 6
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Histogram: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC 6
Languages support:Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Fireworks, Portrait, Snow, Sports
Self-timer:2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Red
Energy Star certified:N
Product color:Black / Red

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display resolution (numeric):922000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 137.8
Flash sync-speed:0.0005

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.394
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):55.1
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.394
Macro focusing range (wide):19.7
Normal focusing range:1.97 - 55.1
Normal focusing range (tele):1.4 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Combined zoom:120
Digital Zoom:120 / 4
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 5.31
Lens structure:13/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):13/10
Maximum aperture number:6.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.5
Minimum aperture number:3.2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:30

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, Map Utility / ImageBrowser EX\nPhotoStitch\nMap Utility
Cables included:AC / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 2592 / 4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592 / 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480\n4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360\n4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424\n3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480 / 4:3 - 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480\n16:9 - 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360\n3:2 - 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424\n1:1 - 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1 / 1/3200
Slowest camera shutter speed:15

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 6

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 640x480@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / MP4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.37
Height:2.59
Weight:8.64 / 9.49
Weight (including battery):9.49
Width:4.44 / 4.45 / 4.83