Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX420 IS vs PowerShot SX720 HS - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Specs

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-960mm (40x), f3.3-6.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX720 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS vs PowerShot SX720 HS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX420 IS a better choice

No advantage of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX720 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.0020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)26
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.230.92
Better Video (2)1280 x 7201920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)195250
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
270g
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)614cm³
(39 cu.in.)
250cm³
(16 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: the lower weight than the PowerShot SX420 IS and the more compact size.

Yields 24 points for the PowerShot SX720 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX720 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX420 IS and PowerShot SX720 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX720 HS, front viewPowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX720 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX720 HS, view from abovePowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX720 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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24

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX720 HS as better choice.

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