Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX720 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Specs


  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

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

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX720 HS: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot SX720 HS uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the PowerShot SX720 HS's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


PowerShot SX720 HS

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370250

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The C-Lux scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX720 HS


PowerShot SX720 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.30
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(16 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the C-Lux and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot SX720 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot SX720 HS

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and PowerShot SX720 HS

C-Lux und PowerShot SX720 HS, front viewC-Lux und PowerShot SX720 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und PowerShot SX720 HS, view from aboveC-Lux und PowerShot SX720 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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