Canon SX700 HS overview
Canon SX700 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially launched on February of 2014. The camera has got a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The SX700 HS ranks at #58 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #507 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal factors.
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Canon SX700 HS family
The Canon SX700 HS has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all older and latest models as well as important features.
Canon SX700 HS Gallery
You can check the SX700 HS from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon SX700 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Canon SX700 HS based on things that are generally viewed as essential in a camera.
Canon SX700 HS Sensor info
The Canon SX700 HS is run by the Digic 6 chip. The size of the sensor on the Canon SX700 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the SX700 HS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The SX700 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon SX700 HS dimensions
Canon SX700 HS is 0.59 pounds (269 grams or 9.49 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 113mm x 66mm x 35mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Canon SX700 HS is lighter when compared to other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a photo of the Canon SX700 HS next to a soda to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show you the button arrangement on the SX700 HS.
Canon SX700 HS Lens info
The SX700 HS is equipped with an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 25-750mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is amazing and would let you zoom right in.
At the widest 25mm, it has an aperture of f3.2 which is rather slow and not good for low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to up the ISO setting producing noisy photographs. On the tele end, 750mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f6.9 making it pretty sluggish and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX700 HS Connectivity
The SX700 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon SX700 HS Video info
The maximum video quality on the Canon SX700 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for quality vs file sizes but FULL HD won't give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone port so you have got little control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative camera if you require better sound for your video clips.
Canon SX700 HS Weather Sealing
Canon SX700 HS doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions might affect the camera.
Canon SX700 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX700 HS has got a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 922k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details for Canon SX700 HS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Canon SX700 HS Shutter info
Canon SX700 HS continuous shooting speed is 9.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/3200s.
Canon SX700 HS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon SX700 HS has only inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.
Canon SX700 HS Autofocus info
Canon SX700 HS has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be valuable for people photography.
The AF system has got 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SX700 HS comes with manual focusing if required for low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon SX700 HS Battery life
The battery (NB-6LH) on the Canon SX700 HS is fashioned to last for 250 photos based on the CIPA standards which is lower when compared to it's competition. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life for this group of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Canon SX700 HS for specific styles of photography
The following illustration provides a overview of the Canon SX700 HS for specific styles of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Canon SX700 HS Portrait photography info
The Canon SX700 HS gets a points total of 44 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos and capability to use external lighting.
Canon SX700 HS Street photography factors
Having a above average points total of 61, the Canon SX700 HS is a fine pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon SX700 HS
A bad sports photography score of 45 means the Canon SX700 HS is simply not good for photographing sports. A camera needs to have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon SX700 HS
Portability is super important when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon SX700 HS gets a nice 66 as a travel camera which is a very decent fit to take with you on your holidays.
Canon SX700 HS Landscape photography information
For anybody who is looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SX700 HS at it's reasonable score of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate compared to it's competition.
Canon SX700 HS Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon SX700 HS is simply not good for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 34.
Canon SX700 HS Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the SX700 HS, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart underneath offers you a summary of the SX700 HS versus it's highest ranked competitors shown earlier.
These are some more cameras you might look into as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.