• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 26mm - 676mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus SP-720UZ over Canon SX400 IS

  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX400 IS over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    190 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    2 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX160

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX160
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX160
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB100

Olympus SP-720UZ
Samsung WB100
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bulb shutter
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Samsung WB100
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX510 HS
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX510 HS
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Canon SX170

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX170
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX170
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX520 HS
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Higher-res screen
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