Canon SX710 HS summary
Canon SX710 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first revealed on January of 2015. The camera includes a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 5184 x 3888.
Canon brought out this camera as a way to replace the older Canon SX700 HS (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the more recent Canon SX720 HS (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this camera.
The SX710 HS places at #31 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #447 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. Please test our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
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Canon SX710 HS family
The Canon SX710 HS is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete list below.
Canon SX710 HS Gallery
You can view the SX710 HS from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon SX710 HS Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon SX710 HS based on aspects that are generally regarded as necessary in a camera.
Canon SX710 HS Sensor information
The Canon SX710 HS is powered by the DIGIC 6 chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Canon SX710 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 5184 x 3888 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the SX710 HS's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The SX710 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon SX710 HS dimensions
Canon SX710 HS is 0.59 lbs (269 grams / 9.49 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 113mm x 66mm x 35mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Canon SX710 HS is less heavy than other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a pic of the Canon SX710 HS next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show the button layout on the SX710 HS.
Canon SX710 HS Lens information
The SX710 HS offers an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 25-750mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is ideal and will allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 25mm, it has an aperture of f3.2 and that's kind of sluggish and not good for low light events and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to boost your ISO which results in noisy pictures. For the long end, 750mm is fantastic zoom and comes to f6.9 which is quite slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX710 HS Connectivity
The SX710 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy photos and usually alter settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon SX710 HS Video information
The highest possible video quality on the Canon SX710 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for quality vs file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. The body does not offer a microphone or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to shop for an alternative camera if you need better sound for your video clips.
Canon SX710 HS Weather Sealing
Canon SX710 HS does not have environment sealing so wet conditions may damage the camera.
Canon SX710 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX710 HS includes a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specs for Canon SX710 HS are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon SX710 HS Shutter information
Canon SX710 HS can shoot continuously at 6.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/3200 sec.
Canon SX710 HS Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon SX710 HS has just built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Canon SX710 HS Autofocus information
Canon SX710 HS has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate than Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is handy for portraits.
The AF system includes 9 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Canon SX710 HS has manual focusing if required for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Canon SX710 HS Battery life
The battery life (NB-6LH) on the Canon SX710 HS is made to last for 230 shutters with respect to the CIPA requirements which is less than it's competition. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the best (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the highest battery life:
Canon SX710 HS for different types of photography
The following chart provides a summary of the Canon SX710 HS for different types of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.
Canon SX710 HS as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon SX710 HS has a rating of 47 which is moderate, meaning that it is somewhat suitable for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the flexibility to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Canon SX710 HS
Having a above average rating of 62, the Canon SX710 HS is a fine choice for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon SX710 HS Sports photography advice
A moderate sports photography rating of 48 indicates the Canon SX710 HS is fairly adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon SX710 HS
Size is super important when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon SX710 HS gets a nice 67 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to take on your vacations.
Canon SX710 HS Landscape photography information
For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Canon SX710 HS with it's moderate rating of 50 for a landscape camera is relatively suited compared to its rivals.
Canon SX710 HS Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon SX710 HS is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful score of 34.
Canon SX710 HS Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the SX710 HS, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart below will give you a bird's eye view of the SX710 HS vs it's top ranking rivals mentioned previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.