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CanonPowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (18)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (26)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good image quality (24)
  • Image stabilization (23)
  • Large clear LCD (23)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (7)
  • Short battery life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
  • Family photos (19)
  • Sports/action (14)
  • Wildlife (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Canon SX 700HS

purchased this camera for my wife after considerable research on compact zoom cameras. Previously, she owned a Fuji f500 which had a 15x zoom, but would intermittently freeze up requiring the removal and...Read complete review

purchased this camera for my wife after considerable research on compact zoom cameras. Previously, she owned a Fuji f500 which had a 15x zoom, but would intermittently freeze up requiring the removal and reinsertion of the battery. Last week, she used the Canon camera at an outdoor birthday party for our grandson in Irvine CA on a sunny afternoon. She put it in automatic mode to take photos of the many 8-year old kids running about the park and and playing games. I took along my T1i Canon DSLR with zoom lens. When I reviewed the photos on my mac, I was very impressed with the resolution and sharpness of the images. She took one 720P video that was every bit as good as my DSLR took. Overall, her photos and mine appear equal in quality on a 27-inch computer screen. She's also taken indoor flash pictures and the photos look great. I like the fact that the flash's intensity can be adjusted in the menu for different situations if needed.
The one con she has is that there is a useless (mobile device connection) button where her right thumb goes. If one could disable the button, it would help not having to turn the camera off & on to resume shooting.

Also, finding a camera case that stores an extra battery for this size camera has been difficult. I have ordered a Case Logic QPB-202 EVA on the recommendation of another reviewer, We'll see how well the camera fits.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good camera but with caveats

Takes excellent photos, but there are a couple of things I didn't like.
- The flash has to be manually popped out if needed.
- Setting up for file transfer...Read complete review

Takes excellent photos, but there are a couple of things I didn't like.
- The flash has to be manually popped out if needed.
- Setting up for file transfer was a pain. Would be so much easier with a cable, which is not possible with this cammera
- Cannot charge the battery without removing it.Going back to the file transfer problem, this would be so much easier.

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5.0

Even better than I thought it would be

By John

from East Coast, USA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Flip-out Screen
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

My old Canon superzoom was getting rather long in the tooth, and, while I started looking a a 'bridge' camera, I realized that portability was a key factor to me this time around. I spent a long time comparing compact superzooms, which all have to balance form against function, and found the Canon to have the best set of features for me.
I bought the camera, and it's even better than I expected. Excellent picture quality, great form factor, and the price was great. I think this camera will be my 'pocket and go' camera for quite a while.

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  • No

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4.0

a little heavy but worth it

By CK

from Boston, Ma.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Far Away
    • Birds Far Away And Bugs U
    • Bugs Up Close

    Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

    The led screen is bright and clear
    the zoom is amazing and that is what I want most
    pictures are sharp
    easy to learn and to use

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    • No

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    1.0

    worst picture ever

    By Al

    from IL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Image Quality
    • Poor Image Stabilization
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      easy to use, great zoom.
      poor image quality, very complicated software and WIFI configuration.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Camera

      By tom g

      from syracuse ny

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

        East for camera phobes to use

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        • Yes

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        2.0

        Meh

        By CanonGuy

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

        Camera focus and shutter lag are faster than the SX300 it replaced, but the camera is also larger. Long end of zoom is too slow to hold steady enough to get good shots, and even in bright daylight there is a lot of muddiness. Battery life shooting videos is very brief; I went through three batteries in one day of about 200 pictures and maybe 10 minutes of video. I'd rather have a shorter zoom, faster lens, larger sensor, and 50% less (but much more usable) pixels.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great pocket point and shoot camera

        By Kenny K

        from Chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Fits In Your Pants Pocket
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great video
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

          Purchased this camera to replace one I lost in an airport. I took this camera on a trip to visit our 7 year old granddaughter and used during her soccer game. It took fantastic picture using the sports mode or the auto mode. The video was spot on clear and crisp and the sound was great. I was able to zoom in during the video with no loss of focus. The camera has a fast start up, takes great still pictures even in low light without flash. The noise factor on high ISO is minimal. I also have a Canon SX50HS which I love and a Canon T5i which is a great DSLR but for everyday pictures and ease of carry you cannot get a better camera.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Camera

          By Stu

          from Brooksville, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

            Very nice camera with improvements over the prior PowerShot versions. The only thing that could have been made easier was the WiFi connectivity. Great photos, worth the buy.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Above-named camera a major JOY to use

            By fran

            from Port jefferson, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              No time now to go into detail or to add images, so all I will say is that the camera is fabulous, a JOY to use. Clear, crisp photos; almost instant shutter speed; left on Auto, which works well; lightweight, fits in handbag; zoom exceeded expectations; like having binoculars; took on trip to Mallorca for first use, and couldn't be happier. All the rest of my purchases at B&H excellent as well; battery, case, etc. Customer service at B&H the best; totally helpful conversation with rep.

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              • No

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              5.0

              hiking companion

              By theo

              from Azusa, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

                Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                easy to use, light weight

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                • No

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                4.0

                VERY PLEASED

                By Alex

                from Sun Valley, Idaho

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag time when using flash

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                I use the camera everyday for work and play

                Very compact

                Have not found anything that is not great.

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                • No

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                5.0

                VERY HAPPY!!!

                By Jim

                from Brea ca

                Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                Excellent picture quality, and an amazing zoom. Took great pics of wildlife in Yellowstone at 300 - 400 yards and they came out great. Note ....
                You will need a tripod at those distances. Would buy it again if lost!

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                4.0

                Easier to use with exceptional features

                By Safari Marty

                from Venice, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Finger On Pop-up Flash
                • Grip Puts Finger On Top O
                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                I needed a small camera with better telephoto and more megapixels than my Canon ELPH for an African safari. First, I tried a Sony camera that had the features I wanted but I found it too awkward to access them. Unable to learn to use it, I returned it and switched to this Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. I am finding this camera more user friendly than the Sony, but it is more complicated than my old ELPH. It has nearly all the features of the Sony except it does not capture single frame shots while video recording. It has a more secure cover for the battery/SD card compartment and a larger LCD screen than the Sony did. I had to adjust my grip so my finger is not on the flash. Although I have not done the safari yet, I am confident this camera will fulfill my needs without the bulk and weight of an SLR. The staff at B&H could not have been more helpful. I recommend them to all my friends.

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                2.0

                Button layout terrible.

                By Film Festival Veteran

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • requires two hands

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                    Button layout terrible. Requires two hands to operate camera. Large and bulky. I returned it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    nice camera

                    By mhatzesb

                    from Pasadena, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                      Easy to use, great pictures and very fast

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just what I was looking for!

                      By Wilderness Mama

                      from Ely, MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                        This little camera has all the features I've been looking for in a point and shoot, easy to use camera. I am absolutely thrilled, especially with the zoom capabilities and the clear, sharp images. It probably has more features than I will ever use, but I am so pleased with my purchase.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great little camera

                        By Jim D

                        from Hudson, Ma

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                          I love the fact that it has a long optical zoom...the longest I've seen in a pocket camera. The functions are easy to find and use. I had the older version of the same camera. The images are strong enough.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          "I would buy this product again

                          By ga

                          from n.y

                          Verified Buyer
                          Staff Reviewer

                          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                          its very good

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                          5.0

                          Great Little Carry Around Camera

                          By Linda

                          from Oklahoma

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • No Viewfinder
                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                          I have a nice Canon EOS 7D camera, but it is just too big & heavy to carry around in amusement parks, etc. I bought this camera for it's light weight & ease of use. I've only had it for a short time, but so far, I love it. The video seems to be very good for a point & shoot camera. I haven't used it much inside, but I've been very impressed with the outside shots. The zoom is very nice too. The battery life, using the video, seems to be rather short, but I bought an extra battery, due to other comments I read concerning this camera. I also would have liked the option of having a view finder for bright light outside shots but knew that wasn't an option when I purchased it. I think for the price, it's a good buy!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great little camera

                          By Don's Photos

                          from Huntsville, AL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel

                            Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                            My prime considerations were: fits in a pocket, good quality pictures, at least 10 Mpix, at least 10x optical zoom, and image stabilization. This camera goes well beyond that, and at a relatively low price.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Canon SX 700HS

                            By gary298

                            from Torrance CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time

                            Cons

                            • Poor Button Loc Thumb

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                              purchased this camera for my wife after considerable research on compact zoom cameras. Previously, she owned a Fuji f500 which had a 15x zoom, but would intermittently freeze up requiring the removal and reinsertion of the battery. Last week, she used the Canon camera at an outdoor birthday party for our grandson in Irvine CA on a sunny afternoon. She put it in automatic mode to take photos of the many 8-year old kids running about the park and and playing games. I took along my T1i Canon DSLR with zoom lens. When I reviewed the photos on my mac, I was very impressed with the resolution and sharpness of the images. She took one 720P video that was every bit as good as my DSLR took. Overall, her photos and mine appear equal in quality on a 27-inch computer screen. She's also taken indoor flash pictures and the photos look great. I like the fact that the flash's intensity can be adjusted in the menu for different situations if needed.
                              The one con she has is that there is a useless (mobile device connection) button where her right thumb goes. If one could disable the button, it would help not having to turn the camera off & on to resume shooting.

                              Also, finding a camera case that stores an extra battery for this size camera has been difficult. I have ordered a Case Logic QPB-202 EVA on the recommendation of another reviewer, We'll see how well the camera fits.

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                              • Yes

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