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CanonPowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Zoom range/performance (47)
  • Good image quality (46)
  • Image stabilization (39)
  • Large clear LCD (38)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (10)
  • Short battery life (7)
  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (39)
  • Landscape/scenery (37)
  • Family photos (36)
  • Wildlife (26)
  • Low light (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Casual photographer (18), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (7)

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.

VS

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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1.0

Junk. Lens cover leaves broke first day

By Bill

from NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      I bought this camera specifically for our 25th anniversary trip to Italy.
      Before the end of the first day, the leaves of the automatic lens cover failed and disconnected from each other. They would not clear from in front of the lens and no longer completely cover the lens when closing, leaving the glass unprotected.

      Useless. Poor quality construction.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Camera!

      By Annieo

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

        Very impressed with the quality of the 30x zoom!

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        • No

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        4.0

        For me, an old photographer, this one does everything.

        By H

        from McLeanVA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

          I want this camera when I don't want to carry much. It can do everything I know how to do and then some. The telephoto range is more than impressive. It's got good auto, but you can do everything manually if you want, which I often do

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          • No

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          5.0

          Cameralicious!

          By Captain Delicious

          from San Diego

          About Me Semi-pro 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

            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

            I've been shopping for a pro/point & shoot for a few months now. I swear that I've read just about every review online about cameras in this category. The Canon SX700 does not disappoint! The 30x Lens is great for shooting Squirrels. I previously owned a great Panasonic Point & Shoot with a 20x Lens. I loved it until a Squirrel ran off with it. With the 30x Lens, I can shoot from a farther distance so as not to worry so much about a Squirrel Camera swipe. Also, the added 10x zoom does tend to make Squirrels appear to be more regal looking. It's just a really great Camera.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice Camera

            By Jake

            from Colorado

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              The camera is great for close up shots as it has a wide lense and for zooming into far away objects.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Camera

              By Mike

              from Baltimore

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  I am not a camera aficianado, I am an Appraiser who needs a good quality camera that is dependable in all light situations. I can only tell you that this camera has exceeded my expectations. It is solidly built, has a great optical zoom and takes really good pictures in low light. For those of you that really know what you're doing with a camera, this review won't help you because I am a complete novice. But I can say that out of the box, this camera was very easy to operate and takes exceptional quality photos even at low mb. For the price, this is the best camera I've owned to date. It's a little bigger than a small point and shoot camera, but the sheer quality outweighs its slightly larger size. Also, the flash has to be manually ejected from a slot instead of being built into the camera body, but you get used to that. I would highly recommend it to the average person who wants high quality and ease of use!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this camera!

                  By Hippoherd

                  from Maryland

                  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

                  • No Viewfinder

                  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):

                  I shoot with both my Canon D7 and D60 and wanted a good pocket camera with a good zoom. This is the best small camera for a lightweight, handy second for travel and everyday use.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  very good

                  By Marcelo Romani

                  from Curitiba, Brazil

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good in Low Light

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    Easy to use!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Excellent camera

                    By Jim

                    from Hudson, Ma

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                        This is THE camera with the longest optical zoom (30x) while maintaining the size of a pocket camera. The quality rivals the best point and shoots and the features are terrific...ISO up to 3200 !! for this price??!!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Point and Shoot

                        By upwindpenny

                        from New York City, 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

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder
                        • Short Battery Life

                        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):

                        I use the camera for everyday running around town shooting and it works just fine. Images are crisp and vibrant at 16.1 megapixels and the long range zoom is great at 30x zoom. What I like most is the flip up flash it adds a 1990's feel to the camera that you really don't get these days. The built in WiFi is also a plus. the only drawback to the camera is it's battery life. If your are just taking pictures you can expect a full day of shooting but if you are going to be shooting video, I suggest that you buy a second battery or even a third. Overall this is one of the best if not the best Point and Shoot camera for the price.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        One of the best.

                        By fwanna be photographer

                        from Long Beach ca

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                          This is one of my better gear specially during outing with friends. Canon always sell the best cameras

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Takes sharp accurate photos

                          By Greg

                          from Northwest Indiana

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                            I bought this camera to take photos while birdwatching for further identification. The camera has worked flawlessly. The zoom to 30x power is quick and the focus is also. Produces sharp accurate photos. Because my primary use is for outdoor photography, at times not having a viewfinder is a drawback. The LCD screen is sharp and a pleasure to view. Love it for it's sharp photos, and it fits in a shirt pocket. I have not used every feature of the camera, however. I have only have had it a month.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            exceeds expectations

                            By Cappy

                            from Cumming Georgia

                            Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                            All most as good as my Canon 6D. Just came back from South Africa and used product as back up. Eventually used Sx700 more and the 6D less! Has all the functions and control you would ever need. Picture quality was second to none.

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                            5.0

                            PowerShot sx700

                            By ConnieinIL

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                              Very nice compact point and shoot camera. I bought it for the image stabilization and also because there is no delay when you're ready to take a picture. My old camera had a delay, then I missed most of the action.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              I'm enjoying my new camera!

                              By Grandma A.

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No Viewfinder

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Red):

                              I like everything about it-easy to use, good zoom, good photos.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              nice camera

                              By tester 44

                              from NYC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light

                                Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                                Great all around camera. Good with close ups. Easy to use.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Takes photos the way I thought it should

                                By Sammy

                                from nyc

                                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
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                                  Fast- focuses fast, takes photos fast, easy to use-- top quality throughout. Extremely pleased with this choice of camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for the price

                                  By Chekhov61

                                  from Scottsdale

                                  Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                                  This camera is the best for the price. The Wi-Fi option is great, the photos can be transferred right away to your smart phone which is great.
                                  The quality of images in lower lights are outstanding.

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                                  5.0

                                  great product

                                  By jeter

                                  from greenwood lake

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Battery Life

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                                  it was a great shopping experience to buy at b&h, i love the camera and its very usefull

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best Point N Shot Ever

                                  By DL

                                  from El Paso

                                  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):

                                    The most amazing camera ever! 30x zoom that takes quick clear shots and never stalls or lags when back to back are needed. Easy connect to mobile phone makes uploads to social media a snap- not to mention -no more cell phone quality images on your FB page! Tons of features just makes me forget my DSLR! Creative mode is sick!!!! Buy and bury anything else you own 0 its obsolete!

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                                    • No

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