Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a
3.0" 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: The camera does not have a separate viewfinder.
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 21.1-million total pixels, and 20.3-million effective pixels.
Optics and Stabilization: The SX730 HS has a 40x optical
zoom lens with a 4.3-172mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 24-960mm). The
built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps control camera shake to give you clear
images when you're zoomed way in.
Zoom: In addition to the 40x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 160x. When optical and digital zoom are combined, the total focal
length is 24-3840mm (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
38.4-1536mm when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter, and 48-1920mm with the 2.0x tele-converter. The digital zoom and digital tele-converter cannot be used
The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD/SDHC/SDXC
memory cards, including UHS-I cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG
format, and the
movies are recorded in MP4 format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/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 SX730 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:
| ||4:3 ||16:9 ||3:2 ||1:1 |
|Large ||5184 x 3888 ||5184 x 2912 ||5184 x 3456 ||3888 x 3888 |
|Medium 1 ||3648 x 2736 ||3648 x 2048 ||3648 x 2432 ||2736 x 2736 |
|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
and 30 fps, and at 1280 x 720 at 30 fps with
stereo audio. Standard definition
movies can be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) at 30 fps with stereo audio.
Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or
the recording time reaches approximately 30 minutes for Full HD and HD, and 1 hour for SD.
The Short Clip mode lets you apply playback effects to brief clips of a few
seconds, including fast motion, slow motion, or replay.
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. In continuous shooting mode
the camera can take photos at approximately 5.9 frames per second. In P
Continuous AF mode, the rate is approximately 4.6 fps. In Low-light Mode, the
camera can shoot at approximately 2.3 shots per second.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Auto: 0.4" to infinity (W),
6.6' to infinity (T)
- Normal: 2" to infinity (W), 6.6' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (W)
Shooting Modes: You can choose between the following
shooting modes using the top panel mode dial:
- Program: The camera sets both the aperture value and
shutter speed, allowing you to customize many function settings to
shoot your preferred shooting style.
- Shutter Priority (Tv): You can set your preferred
shutter speed, letting the camera automatically adjust the aperture value to
suit your shutter speed.
- Aperture Priority (Av): You can set your preferred
aperture before shooting, and allow the camera to automatically adjust the
shutter speed to suit your aperture value.
- Manual: You can set your preferred shutter speed and
aperture value to obtain the desired exposure.
- Smart Auto: The camera will
automatically select the best settings for the scene.
- Hybrid Auto: Lets you make a short movie of the day
just by shooting images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes
before each shot, which are later combined into a digest movie.
- Creative Shot: The camera records a group of six shots
each time you press the shutter release, applying special effects and
recomposing the shot. The images are managed together as a group.
- Self Portrait: When you take self-portraits, you can
add special image processing, such as skin smoothing, brightness, and
background defocus to enhance your photo.
- Sports: Sports Mode lets you shoot continuously as the
camera focuses on moving subjects.
- Special Scene: Select from the following, according to the
scene or effects desired: Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, and Fireworks.
- Creative Filters: You
can also add a variety of effects to images while shooting, including: Super
Vivid, Poster Effect, Smooth Skin, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera, Soft
Focus, and Monochrome.
- Movies: Record movies in High Definition or Standard
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: meters
the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor or
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.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX730 HS has a built-in
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 13.1' in Wide Angle and up 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 ISO 80 to ISO 3200 in 1 EV steps. 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 SX730 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.
Editing and Print Functions
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
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, People, Shot Date, Favorites, and Still Image/Movie.
Shooting Display Options: You can choose to display your
photos on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder with and without shooting
information. Display options include Histogram, Overexposure
Warning, GPS Information, or no Information.
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.
the supplied USB 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.
Wi-Fi Features: You can send and receive images and control
the camera remotely by connecting the camera to another device via Wi-Fi:
- Smartphones/Tablets: With the free Camera Connect app
installed on the device, you can send images to smartphones or tablets via
Wi-Fi. You can also control the camera from your smart device. If your
device has GPS, you can add location information (geotag) to your photos.
- Computer: Computers running Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (SP1),
Mac OS X v10.9 or v10.10, can connect to the camera via Wi-Fi. Using
software, you can save camera images to the computer wirelessly.
- Printers: You can wirelessly send images to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (that supports DPS over IP) for printing.
- Web Services: After establishing an account for the
Canon iMage Gateway on-line photography service, you can wirelessly send
images automatically from the camera to another computer or to a web
- Another Camera: You can connect two cameras via Wi-Fi
and send images between them. Only Canon-brand cameras equipped with the
Wi-Fi function can be used.
Connecting Smartphones: The PowerShot SX730 HS has a
dedicated button for connecting a smartphone. You must first assign a phone to
the button, and simply press the button when you're ready to connect. If you'd
like to connect a different smartphone, you can connect it via the Wi-Fi menu,
as you would connect a computer or another device. Multiple smartphones can be
added in this manner. Android smartphones with the NFC feature (running OS
version 4.0 or later) can connect to the camera by simply touching the
smartphone to the camera's N-mark (on the left side).
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS powered by the NB-13L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The camera includes the CB-2LH
battery charger, which can charge the NB-13L battery in approximately 2 hours 10
minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a
computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional CA-DC30
Compact Power Adapter. The estimated battery life of the NB-13L in the SX730 HS is as
|Number of Shots ||Normal ||250 shots |
|Eco Mode ||355 shots |
Time ||50 mins |
Shooting ||1 hour 25 mins |
|Playback Time ||5 hours |
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:
- Auto Power Down for Shooting Mode: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down for Playback Mode and Connection to a Printer:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The PowerShot SX730 HS is equipped with a
micro-HDMI (Type D) for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Micro-USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible printer. No USB cable is included. An optional USB cable must be obtained in order to load images to
your computer or printer.
Software: The PowerShot
SX730 HS does not include software. Instead, the software is available for
download from the Canon website. The following programs are available:
- CameraWindow DC: You can transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- Map Utility: Lets you display GPS information recorded
in images on a map.
- Camera User Guide: The 185-page Camera User Guide is
available for download.
- Camera Connect: The Camera Connect app is a free
application for Android and Apple smart devices which enables users to
transfer images shot with the camera to the device via Wi-Fi. The app is
compatible with Android devices running Android 4.0-4.4, 5.0-5.1, 6.0, 7.0,
and with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later.
Compatible Operating Systems: The above-listed software is
compatible with computers running the following operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS X (v10.9, v10.10, v10.11, macOS v10.12)