Canon PowerShot SX700 HS: Superzoom Packed in with other Usable Specs
Canon preferably looks to go with the tried and tested formula of adding more megapixels while accentuating the zooming prowess, as for grafting the compacts as well as the point-to-shoots. In comes the latest PowerShot SX700 HS offering a full gamut featuring a trendy Superzoom followed by the fantastic 16.1MP allocation. With this camera offering Wi-Fi functionality, the users can now easily upload the clicked snapshots over the social networking sites. Be it the Media Connect tab or the one touch Shooting Modes, the SX700 HS offers a lot in terms of specs sheet and the ventured price range.
Pros: The 30X zoom is quite sizeable and makes this gadget a highly resourceful bet. One can easily have access to the exciting shooting options and modes besides the NFC and Wi-F integration. Experience live like pictures with the high-end LCD panel whereas the daylight photography can be skillfully realized with this camera added into the mix offering an exceptional video quality as well.
Cons: Low-light images aren’t that detailed whereas the battery life also drains at a much quicker pace. The NFC, although available, could always get better providing added flexibility.
Here is a fantastic camera which effectively justifies the price range with the zooming prowess embedded within. Being the best bang for your buck, the SX700 HS assumes added popularity if the user is willing to neglect a few shortcomings.
The pictures aren’t quite topnotch even with the megapixel bump as the low-light entities are merely usable. This isn’t quite the most fitting situation for the pixel peepers, which offers quite less for the full resolution images which can be cropped only at a limit. True colors can only be seen during daylight shooting which goes up to ISO 200 without any drastic anomalies included. Finer details are realized even at higher levels corresponding to ISO 800 beyond which the noises start to creep in. Indoor shooting isn’t perfectly executed as for the multiple distortions which are quite evident with this device whereas the post-shoot editing tool allows on to handle the sharpening besides reproducing colors rather perfectly.
Movies can be perfectly shot as the zoom lens is compatible with the videos as well. Stereo microphones aren’t that functional and prone to interferences whereas the Low-light recording suffers just like the stills. Daylight performances are rather perfect with minor levels of pulsing while the camera tries to focus hard.
This is quite a fast camera which showcases a meager 1.7 seconds lag for powering on and shooting. Time taken between the shots is less than a second whereas flash activation pushes this to around 3.9 seconds. Shutter release takes a mere 0.1 second to start off whereas the dim light conditions push this to 0.4 levels. Three burst modes are on offer with the full resolution putting through a speed of 2.9fps which gradually comes down to 1fps if the autofocus is turned on. One can still access the high speed mode for a sizeable 8.5fps which duly extends up to 4 shots with perfect exposure settings enabled.
The SX700 HS boasts of a finer and sleeker physique with buttons spaced out rather perfectly. The zoom range did come up as more of a compact feature which adds to the sizeable nature of this gadget. Grip us perfectly etched out whereas if the user is looking to make use of the zoom lens, one handed shoots go out of contention. Buttons are placed without any clutter whereas the Mobile Device Button provides the needed sync. Flash has the direct access feature added to it and allows the user to modify the images as per the requirements. In comes the Zoom Assist Button which allows one to handle the face tracking needs while including the lens in a near perfect manner for magnifying the subjects.
Usable Shooting Options:
Be it the multiple white balancing modes or the competent recording specs this camera is more of a usable gadget rather being a high-end entity. One can easily change the Focus Modes as per the center and Macro AF whereas the multiple metering modes handle the close-ups rather perfectly. In comes the BSI-CMOS image sensor sporting a resolution of 16.1MP besides the prefabricated image stabilizer. The intelligent IS mode is one 5-axis enhanced entity which counterbalances the vibrations quite effortlessly.
The SX700 HS is one of the most popular modern day cameras offering a higher zooming range up to 30X whereas the optimized image sensor besides the optical stabilizer do add to the popularity of the same.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Rivals:
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Nikon Coolpix S9700
Sony CyberShot DSC HX50V
At the time of writing this article, the best available price for Canon PowerShot SX700 HS in India is Rs.16899/-. The price will be updated regularly in this page.