Canon SX710 HS

 
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS front
 
Portability
89
Imaging
47
Features
51
Overall
48

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 #34 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & overall #428 out of 1422 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-SX70-HS front thumbnailCanon SX70 HS
SX710 HS vs SX70 HS
21-1365mm
F3.4-6.5
20MP1/2.3"2018
Canon-PowerShot-SX740-HS front thumbnailCanon SX740 HS
SX710 HS vs SX740 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
21MP1/2.3"2018
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Canon-PowerShot-SX730-HS front thumbnailCanon SX730 HS
SX710 HS vs SX730 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2017
Canon-PowerShot-SX620-HS front thumbnailCanon SX620 HS
SX710 HS vs SX620 HS
25-625mm
F3.2-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX720-HS front thumbnailCanon SX720 HS
SX710 HS vs SX720 HS
24-960mm
F3.3-6.9
20.3MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX540-HS front thumbnailCanon SX540 HS
SX710 HS vs SX540 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
20MP1/2.3"2016
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Canon-PowerShot-SX420-IS front thumbnailCanon SX420 IS
SX710 HS vs SX420 IS
24-1008mm
F3.5-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2016
Canon-PowerShot-SX410-IS front thumbnailCanon SX410 IS
SX710 HS vs SX410 IS
24-960mm
F3.5-5.6
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX710-HS front thumbnailCanon SX710 HS25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX530-HS front thumbnailCanon SX530 HS
SX710 HS vs SX530 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
Canon-PowerShot-SX610-HS front thumbnailCanon SX610 HS
SX710 HS vs SX610 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
20MP1/2.3"2015
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Canon-PowerShot-SX60-HS front thumbnailCanon SX60 HS
SX710 HS vs SX60 HS
21-1365mm
F3.4-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX520-HS front thumbnailCanon SX520 HS
SX710 HS vs SX520 HS
24-1008mm
F3.4-6.0
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX400-IS front thumbnailCanon SX400 IS
SX710 HS vs SX400 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX700-HS front thumbnailCanon SX700 HS
SX710 HS vs SX700 HS
25-750mm
F3.2-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX600-HS front thumbnailCanon SX600 HS
SX710 HS vs SX600 HS
25-450mm
F3.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Canon-PowerShot-SX510-HS front thumbnailCanon SX510 HS
SX710 HS vs SX510 HS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX170-IS front thumbnailCanon SX170 IS
SX710 HS vs SX170 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX160-IS front thumbnailCanon SX160 IS
SX710 HS vs SX160 IS
28-448mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Canon-PowerShot-SX280-HS front thumbnailCanon SX280 HS
SX710 HS vs SX280 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX270-HS front thumbnailCanon SX270 HS
SX710 HS vs SX270 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX50-HS front thumbnailCanon SX50 HS
SX710 HS vs SX50 HS
24-1200mm
F3.4-6.5
12MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-SX500-IS front thumbnailCanon SX500 IS
SX710 HS vs SX500 IS
24-720mm
F3.4-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX260-HS front thumbnailCanon SX260 HS
SX710 HS vs SX260 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX150-IS front thumbnailCanon SX150 IS
SX710 HS vs SX150 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX240-HS front thumbnailCanon SX240 HS
SX710 HS vs SX240 HS
25-500mm
F3.5-6.8
12MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-SX40-HS front thumbnailCanon SX40 HS
SX710 HS vs SX40 HS
24-840mm
F2.7-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SX230-HS front thumbnailCanon SX230 HS
SX710 HS vs SX230 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SD4500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4500 IS
SX710 HS vs SD4500 IS
36-360mm
F3.4-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2011
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Canon-SX220-HS front thumbnailCanon SX220 HS
SX710 HS vs SX220 HS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-SX30-IS front thumbnailCanon SX30 IS
SX710 HS vs SX30 IS
24-840mm
F2.7-5.8
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX130-IS front thumbnailCanon SX130 IS
SX710 HS vs SX130 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD4000-IS front thumbnailCanon SD4000 IS
SX710 HS vs SD4000 IS
28-105mm
F2.0-5.3
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX20-IS front thumbnailCanon SX20 IS
SX710 HS vs SX20 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SX210-IS front thumbnailCanon SX210 IS
SX710 HS vs SX210 IS
28-392mm
F3.1-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD1300-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1300 IS
SX710 HS vs SD1300 IS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD3500-IS front thumbnailCanon SD3500 IS
SX710 HS vs SD3500 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-SD980-IS front thumbnailCanon SD980 IS
SX710 HS vs SD980 IS
24-120mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX200-IS front thumbnailCanon SX200 IS
SX710 HS vs SX200 IS
28-336mm
F3.4-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX1-IS front thumbnailCanon SX1 IS
SX710 HS vs SX1 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD970-IS front thumbnailCanon SD970 IS
SX710 HS vs SD970 IS
37-185mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD960-IS front thumbnailCanon SD960 IS
SX710 HS vs SD960 IS
28-112mm
F2.8-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SD1200-IS front thumbnailCanon SD1200 IS
SX710 HS vs SD1200 IS
35-105mm
F2.8-4.9
10MP1/2.3"2009
Canon-PowerShot-SX10-IS front thumbnailCanon SX10 IS
SX710 HS vs SX10 IS
28-560mm
F2.8-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2009

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.

excellent zoom range (25-750mm 30.0 x zoom)
fairly wide (25mm)
focusing manually
good minimum ISO (80)
has built in flash
has HDMI support
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (269g)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
NFC connectivity
screen size is good (3 inch)
supports face detect focusing
supports tracking focus
very good screen resolution (922 thousand dot)
very long reach (750mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
cannot use external flash
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames/s)
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have mic jack
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW format
no articulating screen
not so great battery life (230 per charge)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f6.9)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
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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.

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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.

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a pic of the Canon SX710 HS next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS dimensions scale

The top view below will show the button layout on the SX710 HS.

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 48 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.

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has manual focus
decent megapixels (20MP)
comes with face detection focusing
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (269 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

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.

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incredible zoom range (25-750mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery (230 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF

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.

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lighter than competitors in class (269g)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
long reach (750mm)
no Timelapse mode
bad battery life (230 shots)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)

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.

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has manual focus
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
terrible battery (230 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

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 35.

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decently wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (269 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have mic jack

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Canon
Model type
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Category
Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced
2015-01-06
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor
DIGIC 6
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
5184 x 3888
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
9
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-750mm (30.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.2-6.9
Macro focusing distance
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
15s
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200s
Continuous shutter speed
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
3.50 m
Flash options
Auto, on, off, slow synchro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
269 gr (0.59 lb)
Physical dimensions
113 x 66 x 35mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.4")
Other
Battery life
230 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NB-6LH
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots
One
Retail pricing
$349