• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 676mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-720UZ advantages 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 advantages over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-610UZ

Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Canon SX400 IS
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • HDMI out

Compared to Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX400 IS
Olympus SP-620UZ
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon L810

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L810
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bulb shutter
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
Canon SX400 IS
Nikon L810
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX500

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX500
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX500
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX510 HS
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX510 HS
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
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