Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Review – The summer is a good season for traveling abroad, and what better way to capture that once in a lifetime experience than to capture memorable pictures. While most of us tend to just rely on our smartphones these days, having a dedicated camera still has plenty of advantages. Especially if it is a camera like the recently released Canon PowerShot SX700 HS that is super portable and comes with loads of nifty features.
The PowerShot SX700 HS looks very much like a modern digital camera and it features a dial interface which is not normally found on a digital camera such as this and the 3-inch display shows each image with pristine detail. On the left side of the cameras body is the flash button as well as the face capture button. On the interface panel next to the display screen there is a new button which connects wirelessly to a dedicated smartphone via Bluetooth or NFC for easy transfer of captured images. Moving onwards to the features, the Powershot SX700 HS has been packed with a truckload of interesting features for the casual and semi-advanced photographer.
First off, it comes with Wi-Fi capability which enables you to share photos and videos immediately to a PC or Smartphone. This is also coupled with an NFC function that sadly is a limited to only syncing the device with your smartphone or tablet which is rather disappointing when compared to the other NFC cameras out on the market today. When it boils down to the performance of the PowerShot SX700 HS, it definitely delivers quality pictures that not many compact cameras can compare. It has an amazing 30X zoom which gives a good shot coverage of your target. During our tests, we find that it can take quality pictures with low image noise up to a healthy ISO range of 800 before the noise control kicks in.
Coupled with 16.1MP, pictures we took came out vibrant and crisp. Besides just photos, this camera also produces good HD quality videos for those who enjoy video recording. Battery life wise, this camera has a long battery life but it varies on the user’s usage as different factors such as enabling Wi-Fi may render the user to have less shots. Another fact to take note of is it does not have an USB charger thus you might want to bring extra pack of batteries just in case.
Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user. Travellers and casual users alike should take a gander at the PowerShot SX700 HS if they are looking for a quality compact camera.
- 30x Zoom
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Plenty of shooting options
- Good image noise control
- NFC functions are limited
- Can’t be charged via USB
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Specifications
- Focal Length: 4.5-135.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 25-750mm)
- Effective Pixels: Approx. 16.1MP
- ISO: 100-3200
- Flash: Built-In
- LCD Monitor: 3-inch PureColor II G (TFT)
- External Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, NFC, GPS, Hi-Speed USB, HDMI Micro Connector
- Dimensions: 112.7 x 65.8 x 34.8 mm
- Weight: 269g (with battery)