• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX720 HS advantages over Nikon B700

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 106 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    270g vs 565g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Nikon B700 advantages over Canon SX720 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 960 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon B700
Canon SX710 HS
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX720 HS
Nikon P610
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon SX720 HS
Nikon A900
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon B700
Nikon A900
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon B700
Canon SX730 HS
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX70

Canon SX720 HS
Canon SX70
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $631
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B700
Canon SX70
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $631
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
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