Canon has taken the wraps off of the PowerShot SX720 HS, a compact camera with a 40x optical zoom lens that will be perfect for travel photographers.
Although interchangeable lens cameras provide better image quality among others, modern compact cameras will output amazing photos when they find themselves in the right hands.
Another good thing that can be said about such cameras is the fact that they are portable. Users can carry them around with ease, even if they have a 40x optical zoom lens. This is what it can be said about the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS, which has just been introduced by the Japanese company as the perfect travel companion.
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS goes live with 20.3MP sensor and 40x zoom lens
Travelling is not easy. Usually, it gets tiresome and carrying a large camera with you does not help. However, compact cameras exist and some of them have lenses with great zooming capabilities that satisfy anybody’s thirst for photography.
One of these models is the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS, which employs a 40x optical zoom lens with a full-frame focal length equivalent of 24-960mm. An Intelligent Imaging Stabilizing technology also comes in handy, as it can modify the exposure settings in order to provide blurry backgrounds, while keeping the subjects in focus.
The new compact camera features a 20.3-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type image sensor with a DIGIC 6 image processor. The device offers a 100-3200 ISO sensitivity range, as well as a shutter speed spanning from 15 seconds to 1/3200th of a second.
Its specifications list also includes a 3-inch LCD screen that will allow photographers to compose their shots, as there is no built-in viewfinder. Additionally, a built-in flash will light up dark environments.
Canon set to release its compact and lightweight SX720 HS camera this March
A lot of cameras released in recent times feature integrated WiFi and NFC technologies. The same thing can be said about the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS, which also employs a dedicated WiFi button that transfers photos to a mobile device with ease.
The shooter is compact and lightweight, as it measures 110 x 64 x 36mm / 4.33 x 2.52 x 1.42 inches and weighs 270 grams / 9.52 ounces. Its battery life is slated at 250 shots on a single charge.
Canon says that the device shoots full HD videos up to 60fps. If the aforementioned WiFi and NFC are not helpful to you, then the USB 2.0 port will allow users to transfer the files to a computer, while the HDMI port can be used for viewing the shots on a TV.
The PowerShot SX720 HS and its continuous mode of up to 5.9fps will reach worldwide markers in March for $379.99.