Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Review

Overall 42
Imaging 9
Features 43
Size 83
Price 0

Main Features

  • 20.3 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 110 x 64 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Canon SX720 HS.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Summary

This review is devoted to PowerShot SX730 HS that Canon has first introduced to the public in Apr 06, 2017. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 20.3 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product SX720 HS.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #91 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #714 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon PowerShot SX730 HS review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 5.9 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has the following external dimensions 110 x 110 x 40 mm (43.31 x 25.2 x 15.75″) with the weight of 300 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 40mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS — 250 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS — 40 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS — 300 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Photo and Sensor Features

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS boasts of a resolution of 20.3 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS features a 20.3 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Canon PowerShot SX730 HS with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 922k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS are its 5.9 fps max speed and 1/3200 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, PowerShot SX730 HS unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, PowerShot SX730 HS has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

PowerShot SX730 HS comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, PowerShot SX730 HS is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect PowerShot SX730 HS with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon PowerShot SX730 HS provides a shooting life of 250, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon PowerShot SX730 HS’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon PowerShot SX730 HS’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the PowerShot SX730 HS to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot SX730 HS performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • High resolution sensor (20.3 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot SX730 HS performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 39. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (110 x 64 x 40 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot SX730 HS performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS can be called a 56 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.9 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/3200s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (250 shots)

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot SX730 HS performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 59. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon PowerShot SX730 HS performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS can be called a 49 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (20.3 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX730 HS
Announced Apr 06, 2017
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 922k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 15 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 s
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 4
Flash Modes Auto, slow synchro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 20.3 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 300 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type 250 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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