Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Review

Overall Score

50

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-960 mm (40x) F3.3-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 64 x 40 mm, 300g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PowerShot SX720 HS
  • Replaced by: PowerShot SX740 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Overview


First introduced in April, 2017, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX720 HS with PowerShot SX730 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX730 HS with Canon SX720 HS

Canon replaced PowerShot SX730 HS with Canon SX740 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX730 HS with Canon SX740 HS


Canon SX730 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX730 HS ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Canon SX730 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon SX730 HS Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Canon SX740 HS 2018 21MP 100 - 3200 299g 110 x 64 x 40mm
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Canon SX730 HS 2017 20MP 80 - 3200 300g 110 x 64 x 40mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 2016 20MP 80 - 3200 270g 110 x 64 x 36mm

Proc and Cons of Canon SX730 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX730 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
20MP High Resolution Sensor
5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
922k dots Screen Resolution
1/3200s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
6.9 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has an Overall Score of 50/100 and ranked #153 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #510 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX730 HS Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
57
Value for money score
66
Portability score
92
Overall score
50
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX730 HS


Canon PowerShot SX730 HS weighs 300g and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX730 HS is 92 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SX730 HS is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX730 HS
300g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX730 HS
40mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX730 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX730 HS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 300 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix A900 Nikon A900 289 g 300 g 113 x 67 x 40 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Panasonic ZS70 322 g 300 g 112 x 67 x 41 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 300 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Canon SX740 HS 299 g 300 g 110 x 64 x 40 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Canon SX620 HS 182 g 300 g 97 x 57 x 28 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony HX80 245 g 300 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 300 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX730 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX730 HS
Announced April, 2017
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 300 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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