The new PowerShot SX720 HS claims to be Canon’s most powerful super-zoom camera yet.


 Front and rear views of the PowerShot SX720 HS showing the two colour options. (Source: Canon.

Featuring a 40x optical zoom lens (24-960mm) and 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, with DIGIC 6 processing to power Canon’s HS System, the PowerShot SX720 HS enables snapshooters to travel light and capture every moment. Zooming capabilities can be augmented   with the 80x ZoomPlus function and the Advanced Zoom Framing Assist intelligently zooms in or out to compose the scene, depending upon the number of people in the frame. The integrated Intelligent Image Stabiliser will constantly adapt to shooting conditions, even in uneven terrain.

The new camera can record Full HD movies, up to 50p, in MP4 format, with Dynamic IS, combined with Auto Level, delivering  rock-steady footage. Using the Short Clip Movie mode, users can select four, five or six second clips, with a variety of playback options including slow motion and double speed. MF Peaking is available. A Creative Shot Mode automatically creates five versions of a selected image with various filters and effects applied. The camera can also edit movie clips into a memorable video album with Story Highlights mode. Integrated Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC make it easy to share images and movie clips online or back up photos to a variety of cloud services including Canon’s irista. The camera can also be controlled remotely from a smart device.

The PowerShot SX720 HS is being offered in red and black. It will be available from March 2016. Prices will be set at dealer discretion. Visit for more information.