Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
16.1-megapixel digital camera with 30X optical zoom and Wi-Fi® (Black)
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Item #: 280SX700K
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $349.99
Not too long ago, 30X optical zoom was pretty impressive for a large point-and-shoot camera with a DSLR-style body. Now, you can hit the 30X benchmark with a truly compact camera. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is a bona fide long-zoom champ, giving you the range to capture tight close-ups of distant subjects. Zoom-framing assist helps you keep those long-range subjects in the frame and in focus. With its telephoto capability and sharp image quality, the SX700 is versatile enough to document your week-long vacation, yet small enough to carry in a pocket, so you can travel light.
Thanks to the PowerShot SX700's built in Wi-Fi, it's a snap to wirelessly transfer images from the camera to your smartphone or tablet. Canon's free app for Apple® and Android™ even lets you use your smartphone as a remote, so you can set up the camera on a tripod and use the phone as a monitor and shutter release device. Pretty cool, especially when you consider the image quality and dependable low-light performance this camera offers over smartphone cameras.
Think you need advanced computer software and technical skills to add artistic flair to your photos? Not with Canon's easy Creative Shot mode. It lets you choose from a large selection of filter effects before you even snap a single shot. There are 46 filters divided among four categories: Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural. Once you make your selection, the camera will automatically create and save five additional variations on your original, unfiltered shot. Then you can pick and choose your favorites for emailing to family members, posting on Facebook, or printing out to frame and keep for yourself.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
I upgraded to this PowerShot SX700 point and shoot camera from one of the first models, SX100. It's generally the same size but flatter and harder to hold on to because of the placement of buttons and dials. The first one I had used AA batteries so the size accommodated this making the right side like a grip. This uses the rechargeable NB-6LH ion battery which is much thinner thus the camera is thinner. The buttons and dial is now on the back. This combined with the larger display screen pretty much takes up the entire back leaving little room to grab the camera out of a case or hold it. This doesn't affect the holding when taking the pictures but every time I take it out of the case I push a button. Sometimes the buttons push inside the soft case I bought. I did want something that I could carry in a pocket of a jacket. This all is a bit cumbersome but besides that the camera has an amazing amount of features and the photos are great. The optical zoom should cover about any thing I need. The on line manual is huge. I don't think I could use all the features in a lifetime but too many is better than not enough. The next better thing is already here so this model is being faded out. The only difference I found with the new model is a few MP's more which I didn't need so I got this one just in time at a reduced price.
Pros: Great pictures, great optical zoom
Cons: Hard to hold and easy to push buttons on back by mistake
takes beautiful pictures, looking forward really seeing all that it can do
Pros: love the color,
Only had the camera a couple weeks now and am pleased with its performance thus far.
Pros: Simplicity of operation size Picture quality very good Simple/easy to download to a computer.
Cons: Not easy to hold.
This is not a technical review. You know all the specs.This is an experience review. I was so excited to receive my new Canon sx700 with free 2 day shipping and free camera bag from Crutchfield. It actually came in two business days to NY. Everything seemed perfect until I actually used it for 2 gigs my daughter had with her band. One gig was a bar/restaurant with decent lighting and the other one was in a large church room with very good stage type lighting. All my pictures looked somewhat grainy. I tried many settings and was so disappointed with almost all the pictures. The videos I took were worse. Outdoor pictures were better with some fall foilage and mountains I took upstate. I also couldn't get the software to work right with the videos I took. In Vista on my laptop the videos were like in slow motion, but worked in Windows 8 on my home computer. I could not get the wi-fi to work with both computers on my network. It kept asking me to plug camera in. Helloooo, it's wi-fi and it doesn't come with a cable. So frustrating. First Canon I ever returned. Maybe it was just a lemon. Thank you Crutchfield for a very quick refund. I will be buying from them again soon. I think I might try my first Nikon. I am looking at the Coolpix P340. It has great reviews all over for indoor use or low lighting. Good luck all.
Pros: Feels well built. Love all the possible features.
Cons: Terrible in low lighting or any indoor use. Videos too.
I love love my new camera,the Canon Powershot SX 700"I love the way you can zoom in to almost anything and your pictures come out nice and clear,sharp looking pictures it takes.It's perfect size camera,a little heavy but I'm very happy with it!
Pros: Awesome zoom ! takes great pictures!
Cons: None so far...
out of all the point and shoot cameras l have owned. this one is the best. good quality lens, long zoom, good megapixels, would recommend it to anyone.It is fast on focus and also does awesome high definition video.
Pros: has the power switch to the left of the shutter button instead of the right is great so that u dont turn the camera off when you think you're on the shutter button also is very fast on Focus. also has it good hand grip on front for single hand shooting unlike many cameras. You won't drop it to easy
Cons: so far so good I have no complaints
Already had an SX280 HS, and bought this primarily for the increase in zoom capability. Very happy so far. I little larger and heavier than the SX280 it's replaced, but that's to be expected. I think that the battery life issue that the SX 280 HS was most criticized for has been addressed with this model. I'm liking this new camera ... no issues so far. I like that the pop-up flash is now manually operated, with the camera display prompting you to do so. With that, you know to move your fingers away from the flash housing. I still forget that on occasion with the auto-flash on the prior model.
Pros: Build quality, ease of use, easy wi-fi set-up, image quality.
Cons: Flash placement, but to be expected with almost all competing compact super-zooms
Takes beautiful pictures. Easy to use. Zoom is incredible and very sharp when maxed out.
Pros: Great zoom. Great processor. Great image stabilization.
After living with a Canon SX200 (12x zoom) for years and years I finally decided to upgrade to a new camera but nothing really got me excited until I read the specs on the Canon SX700. Having purchased a Canon SX40 (which has a 35x zoom (equivalent of 840mm) but is closer to the size of a DSLR) I was very excited to have a camera which is barely larger then my old Canon camera andt has the capability to do 30x (equivalent of 750mm.) Of course it is one thing to make a camera that can zoom far but to do it in a stable manner via the Intelligent IS (Image Stabilizer) AND crispy, sharp pics all being driven by the newest, very fast Canon Digic 6 Processor is nothing short of insanely great! Of course the camera also has the usual solid Canon build quality which you feel when holding it in your hands. I've been with Canon since the days of the Canon G2 at a mere 4mp and Canon makes some great cameras. This camera of course will take any SD card out there all the way up to the SDXC (SD Extra Capacity) memory cards. With my 32GB card I can take well over 4000 pictures in the maximum resolution and finest quality mode. That means I have lots and lots of space for pics and videos which it shoots very well also. The camera has a dedicated video button which is just icing on the cake.
I can't help but wonder why people complain in this day and age about battery life. I mean the batteries are cheap and they are so tiny it's easy to just carry an extra battery with you.
Pros: Size and performance is simply amazing, thank you technology and Canon. Beautiful build, solid and of the highest quality. Love the black color as it's very sleek and cool looking. Takes excellent pictures and you can get them at 4mp in very low light (a shooting mode.) Canon quality second to none. Ability to shoot a series of pictures and due to the new Digic 6 processor can keep up with the action. Compact size. (Carry it around in my pocket all the time.) Value vs Price thanks Cr
Cons: None, some may read this thinking I am somehow associated with Canon but in fact I am not. I just love my Canon SX700 and I don't find anything bad about it.
I love this camera! Vivid colors, 30X optical zoom is awesome. I can zoom into a butterfly, bird, mountain etc. Easy to use. Fast shipping and great costumer service by Crutchfield! This company had this camera listed on their website when no other site was showing in their list. Amazon was going to ship this camera one month later then Crutchfield. I couldn't even get it sooner on Canon.com. I love this camera and I highly recommend it to anyone. Happy sopping! Thank you Crutchfield team!
Pros: 30X optical zoom
Takes nice pictures, but wish it hard to use, and battery has a short life
Pros: Great pics and 30X zoom
Cons: hard to hold onto when taking photos, needs a viewfinder. Has a short battery life have to recharge every few days.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||25-750mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||16.1|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||9.49|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a 3" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 922,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage. The LCD display's brightness can be adjusted to one of five levels.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on this camera.
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 16.8-million total pixels, and 16.1-million effective pixels.
DIGIC 6 Processor: The SX700 HS is equipped with the DIGIC 6 image processor, which provides better image quality, improved light sensitivity, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8.5 fps, and Full HD movies at 60p, as well as MP4 recording.
Optics: The SX700 HS has an 30x optical zoom lens with a 4.5-135mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 25-750mm).
Zoom: In addition to the 30x optical zoom, the camera features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is approximately 120x. When optical and digital zoom are combined, the total focal length is 25-3000mm (35mm equivalent).
Digital Tele-Converter: The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.6x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Tele-Converter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are 40-1200mm when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter, and 50-1500mm with the 2.0x tele-converter. The digital zoom and digital tele-converter cannot be used simultaneously.
Zoom Framing Assist: At maximum telephoto, it can be difficult to keep your subject in the frame. The Zoom Framing Assist function allows you zoom out temporarily to locate your subject, then zoom back in to the original zoom position. This is made possible by holding in the Framing Assist button to zoom out, and releasing it to zoom back in. The Zoom Framing Assist function is available for still images and movies.
Optical Image Stabilization: The built-in lens shift-type Image Stabilizer helps control camera shake to give you clear images when you're zoomed way in. Image Stabilization can be used for Still Images (Dynamic IS), Panning (Powered IS), and Macro Shots (Hybrid IS). When using the camera on a tripod, the Image Stabilization is turned off for still images, but some stabilization is used for movies to counteract wind or other sources of vibration.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The PowerShot SX700 HS comes with built-in Wi-Fi technology, allowing you to share what you've recorded with friends, family, and the whole world. With the dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button, you can quickly and easily connect and share photos with your Android or iOS devices. The camera can wirelessly connect to and send images to the following:
Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG format, and the movies are recorded in MP4 format (Image data: H.264, Audio data: AAC (stereo)). The camera has no built-in memory, and no memory card is included with the camera.
Still Image Resolution/Compression: The SX700 HS can record still images in 4 different sizes (Large, Medium 1, Medium 2, and Small) and 4 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Super Fine or Fine. You can choose from the following resolutions:
|Large||4608 x 3456||4608 x 2592||4608 x 3072||3456 x 3456|
|Medium 1||3264 x 2448||3264 x 1832||3264 x 2176||2448 x 2448|
|Medium 2||2048 x 1536||1920 x 1080||2048 x 1368||1536 x 1536|
|Small||640 x 480||640 x 360||640 x 424||480 x 480|
Movies: Movies can be shot in Full HD at 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps, iFrame movies at 1920 x 1080/30 fps, or HD at 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. Standard definition movies can be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps. Audio is recorded in mono with the built-in microphone. Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 30 minutes for Full HD or HD, and 1 hour for SD. SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are recommended when recording movies.
Miniature Effect: In addition to shooting standard movies, you can shoot movies that look like scenes in miniature models. Miniature Effect HD movies are recorded at 1280 x 720, and you can choose between 6fps, 3fps, or 1.5fps. Miniature Effect VGA movies are recorded at 640 x 480 at 6, 3, or 1.5 fps. When played back at normal speed, people and objects appear to move quickly during playback.
Super Slow Motion Movies: You can shoot fast-moving subjects for playback later in slow motion. No sound is recorded. Clips of 30 seconds in length are recorded at a high frame rate, and are played back at normal speed. There are two options:
|Frame Rate||Image Quality||Playback Time
|240 fps||320 x 240||Approx. 4 min.|
|120 fps||640 x 480||Approx. 2 min.|
Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. You can shoot full resolution images continuously at approximately 3.1 images per second. In the High Speed Burst mode, you can shoot four consecutive frames at approximately 8.5 fps.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus ranges (from the end of the lens):
Shooting Modes: Using the mode dial on the back of the camera, you can switch between the following shooting modes:
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in pop-up flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), Slow-synchro, On (flash always fires), or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 11' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 6.6' in Telephoto. In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions. Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
My Colors: You can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already recorded: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B/W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, and Custom Color.
Self-Timer: The SX700 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and a custom self-timer to allow the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode. You can view the index display by rotating the zoom lever toward wide angle while the camera is in playback mode.
Filtered Playback: When there are many images on the memory card, you can filter and display them by a specified filter. You can also protect or delete all images at once while filtered. Available filters include: Name, Favorites, Shot Date, People, and Still Image/Movie.
Review Info: You can choose to display your photos/movies with No Information, Simple Information, or Detailed Information. When a smartphone with GPS is connected via Wi-Fi, you may also get a GPS Information display.
i-Contrast: Images with excessively dark areas, particularly faces or backgrounds, can be detected and automatically to the optimal brightness. Also, photos with insufficient contrast are also automatically corrected, to make subjects stand out better. You can choose from four correction levels, and save the corrected images as separate files.
Red-Eye Correction: You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge, faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a new file, retaining the original image.
PictBridge: Using an optional Mini-B USB 2.0 cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS powered by the NB-6LH Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in about 2 hours in the included CB-2LY battery charger. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK-DC40 AC adapter kit. A fully-charged battery will last for approximately 250 shots (360 when Eco Mode is on), 40 minutes of movie recording time, 1 hour 10 minutes of continuous shooting, and 4 hours of playback time.
Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a built-in backup battery for maintaining the date and time data for about three weeks after the battery pack has been removed. By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC adapter kit, the date/time battery can be charged in approximately 4 hours, even if the camera is not turned on.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the following power saving functions:
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
Micro HDMI Output: The PowerShot SX700 HS is equipped with a Micro HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional Micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required.
A/V Output/Digital Terminal: The camera has a Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via an optional USB cable. This USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to your computer or printer. Through the same USB jack, you can connect the camera to a TV or video monitor using the optional AVC-DC400 AV Cable (composite video/monaural audio). You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.
Software: The PowerShot SX700 HS comes with no software included in the box. The following software is available for download from the Canon website:
Compatible Operating Systems:
What is HDR. So far i like this camera very much. [ Carol May 08, 2014 ]
It has that feature, I haven't tested it yet. I absolutely love this little camera. I am a Professional Photographer and know what an engineering feat it was to incorporate a lens with this zoom rang, amazing! [ Frank R. May 07, 2014 ]
No dedicated HDR mode. Depending what you need it has i-Contrast setting to enhance shadow brightness (I rather would turn it off and use photoshop or either to do it in post processing). You can still create HDR photo's with external software if you would use manual mode and manually create multiple pictures with different exposure settings (but I didn't find exposure bracketing on this camera to do this automatically). The full manual can be found on Canon's site. [ Roger May 07, 2014 ]
There should be no limitations with the 4s. As long as your iPhone as iOS6 or higher, then the app should work just fine. [ Jeff May 07, 2014 ] Staff