The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is a popular a versatile compact camera, but is it a substantial upgrade on its predecessor? Find out in our Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX600 HS head-to-head
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX600 HS – Key Specs
Street Price: £200
Sensor: 16.1MP, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor
Lens: 30x optical zoom, 25-750mm in equiv. terms
LCD: 3in, 922k-dot PureColor II G TFT LCD
Processor: DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Other: Full HD video @ 60fps, Wi-fi and NFC connectivity, Full manual control
Street Price: £110
Sensor: 16MP, 1/2.3in CMOS sensor
Lens: 18x optical zoom, 25-450mm in equiv. terms
LCD: 3in, 461k-dot PureColor II G TFT LCD
Processor: DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology
Other: Full HD video @ 30fps, Wi-fi and NFC connectivity,
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX600 HS – Comparison
Although it might sport a sensor with similar resolution to its predecessor it’s fair to say that the SX700 HS is, in terms of the rest of its feature-set, a far more complete compact camera.
To begin with, the model features processing power provided by a chip two generations ahead of that found on the SX600 HS and as such delivers improved images and better performance figures.
Then there’s the lens – out goes the SX600 HS’s reasonable 16x optical zoom and in comes a far more impressive 30x zoom covering a 25-750mm focal range in equivalent terms.
Other improvements include a bump in video capture performance and, perhaps most importantly for a compact wanting to be taken seriously, full manual control over shooting settings.
With all that said, there’s no denying that the SX600 HS remains a strong compact camera, especially at its current street price of a little over £100.
In fact, if you don’t need the extra zoom and are happy for the camera take control of shooting settings you may well be better off with the SX600 HS.
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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Review
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Review
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