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40x Optical Zoom (24–960mm)
Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies a suitable shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make effective IS settings to help capture a steady image.
|Still Image Shooting|
Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.
Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.
Macro (Hybrid) IS
Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.
When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.
Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.
Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.
Macro (Hybrid) IS
Corrects for motion blur that is likely to occur when shooting video while walking. Also compensates for the shift-type camera shake common in macro shooting.
Active Tripod IS
When shooting video while using a tripod, the image stabilization is active to compensate for slight camera shake.
Built-in Wi-Fi® Technology Makes Sharing Quick and Easy
Built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to select social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* directly from your
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology
PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology provide fast connectivity with a single tap. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android™ device***, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app** installed, and a Wi-Fi® connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera's nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).
Image Sync Function
In addition to wirelessly transferring photos and videos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to your computer, you can now view and download them from your compatible smartphone.**** Take them where you like, when you like, and use your familiar smartphone operations to view and share them.
Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App
With the built-in Wi-Fi® on the
* One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
** Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4/9.3/10.2. Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
*** Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.
**** With the download of the free Canon Online Photo Album app. The images and videos utilizing Image Sync can be viewed and downloaded with your smartphone or tablet within 30 days.
20.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The large, 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen makes it easy to both frame and review your shots. A resolution of approximately 922,000 dots helps make even small details clear, and images are viewable even from a wide angle, so showing others what you've captured is easy, too.
With its 40x Optical Zoom lens, the
Zoom Framing Assist offers a seek assist function that detects when you're panning (for instance, to search for the location of a soccer player) and automatically zooms out to help; stop panning, and the zoom returns to its original position. Zoom Framing Assist keeps your subject's face the same size in your frame no matter how they move. Tap the Zoom Framing Assist function button to detect your subject's face. As your subject retreats and advances the camera automatically zooms in and out so their face remains the same size. It's especially useful for capturing the expressions of fast-moving children. The feature has been further enhanced by letting you choose the subject's size: choices include face, upper body, whole body, manual or off for superior assistance and control. And, for even more convenience, all Zoom Framing Assist functions are also available when shooting video.
View your still images and video* as a fun short story with the Story Highlights feature on the
* Videos must be shot in Hybrid Auto or Short Clip.
** Length of highlight video varies according to the photos and videos added to the Story Highlights album.
Not only is the
20.3 Megapixel*, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Approx. 20.3 Megapixels
4.3 (W) - 172.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-960mm)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.4 in. (1.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 922,000 dots
f/3.3 (W), f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (in Tv and M Modes)
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6-13.0 ft. (W), 6.6 ft. (T)50.0cm - 4.0m (W), 2.0m (T)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3 increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Sports, Portrait, Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Standard (Movie), Short Clip, iFrame Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
Built-in Wi-Fi™ and NFC
Normal Continuous Shooting in Auto/P modes: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting AF in P mode: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV in P mode: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
* Under lighting conditions where flash does not fire automatically.
* Excluding RAW and RAW+JPEG.
* Until memory card becomes full.
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio data: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Approx. Number of Shots Recordable to 16GB Memory Card
Note: SF=Superfine, F=Fine
Total Movie Time Recordable to Memory Card• The values in the table are based on Canon measurement conditions and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.
• After Low-level formatting.*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
Playback Modes File
Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, List/Play Digest Movies, Story Highlights, Print, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, Play Creative Shot Movies, Short Clip Mix, i-Contrast, Resize, Cropping, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Face ID Info, Photobook Set-up, Image Transition Effect, Index Effect, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume
HDMI (Type D)
Hi-Speed USB (Micro); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-13L
Approx. 250 Shots
Approx. 355 Shots in ECO Mode
Video Recording Time: Approx. 50 min.
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.32 x 2.51 x 1.41 in. / 109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7mm
.52 oz. / 270g (CIPA standard)
8.64 oz. / 245g (Body only)Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese).All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot SX720 HS that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC110
Provides AC power to the camera with uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading.
Battery Charger CB-2LH
Battery Charger for NB-13L Li-Ion Batteries.
Battery Pack NB-13L
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for selected G-series models.
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30
An alternative option for charging the battery in the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X models. Plugs into standard wall outlet and works with Canon Interface Cable IFC-600PCU or with a standard Micro-USB to USB cable.
Deluxe leather Case PSC-3300
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the selected PowerShot SX series digital camera safely and securely.
Interface Cable IFC-600PCU
Conveniently charge the battery in the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X models by connecting the camera to your computer using the IFC-600PCU cable
|Shooting Mode||Program AE|
|Tv (Shutter Speed)||1/40|
|Aperture Value (Av)||3.5|
|AF Mode||Single AF|
|Drive Mode||Self-timer Operation|
* Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4/9.3/10.2. Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
** Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.
♦ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
♦♦ Videos must be shot in Hybrid Auto or Short Clip.
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.