Canon PowerShot SX710 HS: Featuring a 20MP Sensor and NFC Connectivity
Canon has announced its latest PowerShot SX710 HS which looks like a powerful digital camera with several enviable attributes to rely upon. This is a stylish gadget and offers a lot in terms of image and video quality. The specs sheet associated with this camera is detailed as follows:
Sensor and Lens
The PowerShot SX710 HS boasts of a 20MP sensor, exhibiting a maximum image resolution of 5184x3888 pixels. This camera incorporates a BSI-CMOS sensor measuring 6.17x4.55mm in terms of dimensions. Multiple aspect ratios are up for grabs in 4:3, 1:1 and the standard 16:9. The PowerShot SX710 HS also features a DIGIC 6 image processor, working in unison with the image sensor for clicking those perfect shots in low-light conditions.
This compact camera boasts of a 30X zooming lens, featuring an equivalent focal length range of 25-750mm, covering both wide-angle viewing and the telephoto. Maximum lens aperture range is F3.2-F6.9 in addition to the ISO sensitivity range of 100-3200 in the Auto mode. 5 white balance presents are showcased in addition to the custom white balance and the elusive Optical Image Stabilization. Fine and Superfine JPEG quality levels are also featured. Apart from the optical zooming prowess, 4X digital zoom is also available. Manual focus with focus peaking mode is featured in addition to the 9 focus points. Both normal and macro focus are exhibited with a range of 5cm and 1 cm each.
Scene Modes and Video
The PowerShot SX710 HS comes with autofocus and its several modes in Live View, Face Detection, Center, Tracking, Continuous and Contrast Detect. Shutter speed range of 15-1/3200 sec is featured in addition to the aperture priority and shutter priority modes. The PowerShot SX710 HS also boasts of the manual exposure and subject modes besides the built-in flash light with a range of 3.50m. Multiple flash modes are supported in Auto, On, Off and Slow Synchro. External flash is given a miss and burst capturing is allowed at a rate of 6 frames per second. Metering modes are existent is Multi, Spot and Center-Weighted. The intelligent IS system works well towards optimizing those snaps and videos alike.
In terms of video recording, the PowerShot SX710 HS supports full HD or 1080p movies in addition to the HD and 480p as well. Full HD capturing can be initiated at both 60 and 30 frames per second. Supported video formats include MPEG-4 and H.264. Stereo microphone and mono speaker are included with this handset.
The PowerShot SX710 HS houses a fixed TFT LCD with PureColor II G technology. This is a 3 inch panel with 922K dots as the screen resolution. Live Viewing option is also included.
Connectivity and Storage
In terms of connectivity, the PowerShot SX710 HS offers USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi support and NFC. Storage options include SD, SDHC and SDXC compatibility.
Design and Battery
The PowerShot SX710 HS measures 113mmx66mmx35mm in terms of dimensions and weighs 269g. Battery is a NB-6LH Li-Ion module supporting up to 230 shots on a single charge.
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Rivals:
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Nikon Coolpix S6300
Nikon Coolpix L620
Sony CyberShot DSC WX350