The PowerShot SX700 is a travel zoom compact camera, featuring a 25-750mm equivalent F3.2-6.9 lens and the company's latest DIGIC 6 processor. The SX700 has all of Canon's automatic and scene modes, but also includes PSAM manual exposure control modes for those who want a little more control. Wi-Fi and NFC are built in for simple wireless image sharing with a compatible smartphone. For photographers who get frustrated composing photos at long telephoto focal lengths, the SX700 includes a Zoom Framing Assist function that lets you quickly back out, recompose, and return to where you were. The camera also records high-quality 1080p/60p Full HD video through a dedicated movie button.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Camera
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- 16MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
- 25-750mm F3.2-6.9 equivalent lens with optical image stabilization (30x optical zoom)
- ISO 100-3200
- 3" fixed LCD with 922,000 dots
- Up to 9 FPS continuous shooting
- Creative Shot, Smart Auto + PSAM and more shooting modes
- 1080/60p, 30p HD video (H.264)
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1832, 2448 x 2448, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Superfine, fine|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–750 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F3.2 - F6.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4X)|
|Normal focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Macro focus range||1 cm (0.39″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||PureColor II G TFT|
|Minimum shutter speed||15 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/3200 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||3.50 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, on, slow synchro, off|
|Continuous drive||8.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with NFC|
|Battery description||NB-6LH lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)|
|Dimensions||113 x 66 x 35 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.38″)|
Great camera... when it works.
I got my SX700 HS camera in early April 2014, just in time for vacation. We went to the Anza Borrego desert, the Salton Sea, Las Vegas, San Francisco and back home to Oregon, taking photos all the way. Overall I took over 2500 stills and videos. My first impression was that I LOVED this camera! It was fast, had no shortage of features including an amazing 30x optical zoom, and the resulting pictures were sharp and clear. Being on a trip, I took a lot of shots from a vehicle moving at about ...
A true Gem
Got this unit as a handy travel camera - main camea Canon D5 with 100 - 400 Zoom which is too heavy to carry around. Worked well and I am truly impressed - takes good pictures and is quick to use - I haven't played with the myriad of settings yet - just bought it - charged it up - and bingo. I also use the Video Capture feature and I was mmore than pleased with the results. You can't go worng with this little gem
Hello, I just bought my wife the SX700 and every thing is fine except that she keeps getting some sort of warning. The focus box will turn yellow with a little stop sign in the lower right corner with an exclamation mark in it. I can't find out what it is in the downloaded PDF manual. I'm guessing it's some sort of exposure warning, but I'm not sure. Can someone please tell me? Thanks!
It is a focus warning to let you know that the camera has not achieved focus. What is she trying to shoot when it happens? Usually it is because you are too close to the subject or because of low light. Continue Reading
Also, these cameras all use contrast focus, so if there is little contrast difference in the area of the scene that the focus square is pointing at then it will fail. So if it is some plain painted wall with nothing on it then that will contain almost no contrast. The photographer must take care of this by workarounds. What I do is move the focus square to an edge or something well defined in the scene, then half press, once focus is locked then re-frame the scene as required and fully press the shutter button. Brian Continue Reading
Image quality of the SX700.
Hi, I'm looking at upgrading to this camera. I really like the look and feel of this camera. It seems to have great shooting options and has almost everything I'm looking for. My question is: how do people feel about the image quality? I have looked at some sample pictures on Flickr but I feel one there are not very many pictures and two the image quality isn't there, I was wondering if this was the camera or possibly the people taking the pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I have some samples in my gallery, but I'm more of a point-and-shooter than a photographer so my shots may be similar to what you've seen. I find the picture quality pretty good with a couple of quick post-adjustments. I know MarioV on this forum has posted some really nice shots with his SX700...you might want to check his gallery and posts. Continue Reading
I set up and shot my wife's sx700 and am quite pleased with how well the IQ holds up through the zoom, including handheld IS at full zoom. It has a lot of capability for its size. However, I was disappointed that I could not set up automatic bracket shooting such as I can on my s100 and sx40 HS. My earlier question to this forum seems to confirm the absence of this feature rather than my inability to access it. Continue Reading
Hi Ttamzz I have had my SX700 since April and I love it. I have had a few Canon travel zoom camera's over the years and this one has excellent image quality, especially when used in Superfine Quality. I had a holiday in June and took over 3000 photos with it both outdoors and in car museums and I am very pleased with the results. I also took flowers in macro and converted many to HDR and had no problems. Shots up to ISO1600 are very clean and acceptable. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a good almost pocketable superzoom that is sharp at both 25 and 750mm handheld! Another camera to consider is a Nikon CP S9700. A friend had one and I borrowed it before getting the Canon. Its got the same 30xOptical range and produces very good results, only down side is the screen is very hard to see in sunlight! Many need a LCD cover on it. Graeme Continue Reading
How good is video from SX700?
I am looking to replace my older P&S camera and the Sony CX12 camcorder with just one device. You guys, who shoot video with SX700, have you made some comparisons with videos taken with some dedicated camcorders? Thank in advance for your reply. Peter