Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # CAPSSX730HSB MFR # 1791C001
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Product Highlights

  • 20.3MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 40x Zoom Lens, 24-960mm (35mm Equiv.)
  • 3.0" 922k-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • ISO 3200, Up to 5.9 fps Shooting
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • Story Highlights and Self Portrait Mode
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Canon SX730 HS overview

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A versatile and compact point-and-shoot, the black PowerShot SX730 HS from Canon combines a wide-reaching zoom with apt multimedia recording capabilities. Employing a 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, smooth image quality is afforded along with enhanced low-light sensitivity and minimal noise when working with sensitivities up to ISO 3200. The sensor and processor also enable shooting continuously at a rate of 5.9 fps as well as recording Full HD 1080p/60 video. Benefitting the imaging capabilities is a 40x zoom lens, which covers a 24-960mm equivalent focal length range, to suit photographing in a wide variety of situations. Intelligent IS complements this reach by minimizing the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Sleek and pocketable, the SX730 HS is also characterized by its 3.0" 922k-dot tilting LCD monitor, which is perfect for shooting from low angles or taking well-composed selfies, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity allow you to wirelessly share imagery and remotely control the camera from a paired smartphone or tablet.

20.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
A 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor pairs with the DIGIC 6 image processor to realize notable image quality and speed to permit stills shooting at up to 5.9 fps and Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. Together, the sensor and processor also produce clean image quality and enhanced sensitivity to ISO 3200 with minimal noise for working in difficult lighting conditions. The processor also enhances focusing speeds and subject tracking capabilities, as well as avails 5-axis Dynamic IS to compensate for camera movement for smoother video quality.
40x Zoom Lens and Intelligent Image Stabilization
An expansive 40x optical zoom lens offers a wide-angle to super telephoto equivalent focal length range of 24-960mm to suit working with a wide variety of subjects. This extensive reach is complemented by a versatile Intelligent IS image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for both stills and video shooting:

Stills:
  • Normal IS corrects for a wide range of common camera movements.
  • Panning IS detects deliberate panning movements and does not compensate for lateral movements to permit desired camera movements.
  • Macro (Hybrid) IS corrects for shift-type camera shake that commonly occurs when working with close-up subject matter.
  • Tripod is a dedicated setting that automatically deactivates IS when the use of a tripod is detected since camera-based stabilization is not needed.

Video:
  • Dynamic IS is well-suited to recording at wide-angle focal lengths and reduces unwanted shaking that typically occurs when walking while recording.
  • Powered IS compensates for hand movements that become more visually discernible when working at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
  • Macro (Hybrid) IS minimizes the appearance of shake when walking as well as compensates for shift-type shake that occurs when working with close-up subject matter.
  • Active Tripod IS minimizes the slight amount of shake that can happen when recording video while using a tripod.
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows you to wirelessly share your photos and movies with a linked smartphone or tablet as well as remotely control the camera from the mobile device by using the Camera Connect app. Mobile devices can also connect to the camera using Bluetooth for remotely adjusting settings and gaining a live view image from your smartphone or tablet. Bluetooth connectivity also allows you to use your smartphone's location data to geotag your photos, and the date can also be stamped on your imagery for easy reference.
Other Camera Features
  • A large 3.0" 922k-dot LCD monitor is available for composing imagery, navigating the menu, and reviewing photos and videos, and the screen can be tilted upward 180° to suit working from low and front-facing angles.
  • Zoom Framing Assist automatically zooms in or out to keep a subject within the frame and in focus when using longer focal lengths.
  • MF Peaking is available for a clearer, more objective means to attain sharp focus when manually focusing.
  • Self Portrait Mode encompasses a range of tools for capturing the perfect selfie, including skin tone smoothing, background blurring, brightness adjustment, and a customizable self-timer. This mode can be accessed through the menu or can be automatically activated when the screen is tilted a full 180°.
  • Creative Shot mode utilizes various compositional, color, and lighting elements from an original image in order to produce a new, unique image with artistic flair.
  • Story Highlights can automatically produce a highlight reel, comprised of videos and photos from a day or an event, and then add music and effects for playback.
UPC: 013803286090

Canon SX730 HS specs

Imaging
Pixels Actual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC LC
Max Resolution 5184 x 3888
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.3-172mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-960mm)
Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 6.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 40x
Digital: 4x
Digital: 80x
Focus Range Wide: 2.0" (5 cm) to Infinity
Telephoto: 6.6' (2 m) to Infinity
Auto: 0.4" (1 cm) to Infinity
Macro: 0.4" (1 cm) to 1.64' (50 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200
Shutter 15 - 1/3200 Second 
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Shooting Modes Auto
Creative Shot
Face Self-Timer
Fireworks
Fish-Eye Effect
Handheld Night Scene
Hybrid Auto
Live View Control
Low Light
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
Movie
Portrait
Poster Effect
Smile
Soft Focus
Sports
Standard
Super Vivid
Toy Camera Effect
Wink Self-Timer
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5.9 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 4.6 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 2.3 fps at 20.3 MP
Self-Timer 2, 10 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-In Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 13.12' (0.5 - 4 m)
Telephoto: Up To 6.56' (2 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps
1280 x 720p: 29.97 fps
640 x 480p: 29.97 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (922,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes built-in
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery 1 x NB-13L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1250 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.6" / 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm
Weight 10.58 oz / 300 g CIPA standard
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.7 x 2.7"

Canon SX730 HS reviews

PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small camera!! I bought this camera while on a trip to Europe. Amazing considering the size. The zoom is amazing and the optical stabilizer is great also (even without a tripod). The size is small enough to fit almost anywhere (jeans included). Great for good pictures without having to carry a big camera. the WIFI and Bluetooth is also a great feature and works great for transfering to IPAD or cellphone. Keep in mind it is a great point and shoot camera, not an SLR substitute.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pocket Camera This small camera is an excellent little camera which can fit in a shirt pocket. While it is a small 1/2.3 sensor and not as good as my 1 sensor G3X, it produces very good photos; and the 40X optical zoom makes it very useful. As an aside, I used it side by side with a Panasonic Lumix ZS70 pocket camera. The ZS70 has a few more features, but the overall IQ of the SX730HS was far superior, especially at ISO 400 or greater. I sold the ZS70 and kept the SX730HS. The SX730HS does an excellent job for its size; and I would recommend it as a backup or for use where a full sized camera might not be usable.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Great Best SX I’ve ever had (hmmm...sorry that sounds Xrated). Has a 40X zoom and what I like is that because of the small pocket size, it’s easier to find your subject fast way up in the tree than with a larger camera. In good light you can get some great bokeh considering the small sensor. I have a Canon G7X that I used to love and I prefer this one because it turns out to be more versatile because surprisingly, I can get some great macro shots too...and I have a Sony A6000 with a fabulous 90mm macro lens, and I’m quite happy with the SX730 in a lot of ways. Granted you have to get right on top of the bug, but I don’t mind personally, and the auto focus does the job for those close ups...easy. I don’t even mind that it has no eyepiece, though it might be nice, but I guess it keeps the price and size down, but with the swivel screen, you’re ok. I love it. It’s worth it. But get to know it so you can maximize its potential. Also it’s great that when transferring photos via WiFi to your tablet...you can erase them off the camera from the tablet. Saves me time.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is perfect. I have been looking for a portable, well-built camera with advanced features and a great zoom. My iPhone has been my primary camera for several years. The sx730 adds the zoom I need and takes great, clear pics. Well done!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the camera to get I just got this camera for fathers day. i am a 20 year plus canon customer. I have an sx700HS now and thought the extra zoom and flip monitor would be great. The real problem here is , the camera does not autofocus well. I tried numerous shots side by side with my sx700.. they were all crystal clear, all the sx730 were fuzzy and not sharp. I have probably owned a dozen or more canons in my day, and this one was by far a total disappointent.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not satisfied I lost my PowerShot SX610 HS while on a trip to Spain. I’ve decided to replace it with this one. Seeing some features exited me especially for the 180° tilt-type screen. Unfortunately as soon as I took it off the box, I was disappointed by the size. It’s huge and bulky. I used to take all my PowerShot anywhere I go by sliding it in my jeans pocket. This one can hardly fit in some of my jackets. If it fits in one, people would wonder what is in there. My second big disappointment is the placement where I can screw my tripod. IT IS NOT CENTERED. This is on the side and it is really hard to manage and most of the time impossible. The camera would tilt and fall. I should’ve just bought back the SX610.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great point and shoot camera Bought this to replace my previous Power Shot 710 HS because I dropped and the lens jammed. Use for personal photos. Love the burn date to image feature that is the main reason for purchasing. Also use to make a movie with my Grandson - he is the creative guy, I just run the camera. We used the Power Shot 710 HS the last two summers and we are really please with this model, love that sound is played back when review scenes.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, easy to use, and a flip screen! I haven’t used an actual camera in years, relying on the ever-improving image quality of smartphones for snapshots and vacation photos and videos. That said, as my wife and I planned our first foreign vacation in five years, I found I wanted an actual camera as my primary tool for recording the memories. I have grown increasingly frustrated with phones from both of the top two. The cameras in smartphones record sharp images and with two lenses and optical image stabilization, can zoom well. The problem isn’t image quality. The problem is no smartphone can do what a camera can do because phones all have a critical limitation: just a single button- either physical or software. All of the other modifications and adjustments that a camera can do to provide creative results or compensate for unique lighting or other circumstances, a smartphone just cannot do as easily or intuitively because it must all be controlled via software and a UI that involves cascading menus or some gestures or some other method. A camera, even a simple point and shoot style, has one or more physical levers, knobs, and/or dials that can carry out some of these functions. Sure, the best cameras have on screen menus too, but those are generally for system level adjustments. Given the desire to go back to a real camera, my first thought was to look at what I had used before. I’ve owned several Canon products from the EOS and Powershot lines. So I started there. Checking out the Powershot line-up for the first time in 5 years, I quickly focused on the SX 730. It was big enough to hold easily but still pocketable. The zoom was impressive and there was optical image stabilization. And I found a pleasant surprise in one of my favorite features from my old Canon G series cameras: the movable view screen. It had been 5 years since I bought a Canon, so I did look at what else was on the market, including a Nikon model and even one from Panasonic. The Nikon was similar to the Canon in every way but also was able to record video in 4K, while the Powershot tops out at full HD. That seems important at first glance. Scratching the surface a bit more, I learned that the Nikon and the Panasonic both record 4K at 30 frames per second. The Canon SX 730 records full HD at 60 frames per second. It isn’t hard to find videos on You Tube to show the frame rate is the significant difference here. My hands on time with the camera at a local retailer confirmed the Canon was the device for me. It felt immediately familiar: easier to hold than a thin smartphone, all the dials and knobs were where I expected them to be, the shutter button had the familiar stiffness I appreciate. And then there was that flippable view screen. The screen just moves in one direction unlike the clever two-direction screens of the old G series cameras, but it allows for easy viewing of low angle shots as well as accommodating the all-important selfies and video blogging needs of modern camera users. Unboxing the camera at home, I was immediately impressed with the optical image stabilization when using the camera for video. The zoom is immediately impressive. I loved putting my 128GB SD card into the camera and seeing that Canon still has just a four-digit shot counter. I was pleased the SX 730 clearly shows on screen when the user crosses the line from optical to digital zoom, but I was even happier that I can simply turn off digital zoom altogether. After an initial bit of experimenting, I went back on line to buy the camera a protective case, an extra battery and a cord to connect the camera mini USB to a PC so I could use a physical connection when wireless isn’t available or reliable. Video looks great on the SX 730 and my pictures have been pleasing with sharpness and bright colors. The camera has NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as ways to move pictures to smartphones or to the web. It also allows physical connections via USB or playback to a PC or TV via HDMI. My use of the camera thus far has been a pleasant experience without disappointments or unexpected behaviors. As for portability, the camera won’t fit in a shirt pocket like a smartphone but it fits easily into jacket pockets and the wrist strap keeps it safely handy for quick access. And I like that I can adjust exposure compensation with a simple press of a button and that shifting into special modes requires a turn of a physical dial rather than an accidental brush against a phone screen. I will still take quick shots and photos of the unexpected with a smartphone because it is always with me, but I am delighted to have a real camera again for travel, family events and special occasions.
Date published: 2018-02-26
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