• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 676.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-720UZ advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Olympus SP-720UZ

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    269g vs 405g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-610UZ

Olympus SP-720UZ
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon L120

Olympus SP-720UZ
Nikon L120
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon SX700 HS
Nikon L120
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon SX500

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX500
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX500
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $282
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Olympus SP-720UZ
Panasonic ZS40
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Olympus SP-720UZ
Canon SX710 HS
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bulb shutter
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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