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Canon PowerShot A720IS Camera Review

Here’s another Canon powershot, with a sporty design like the Canon PowerShot A650IS and with a wide range of optional accessories. It’s the Canon PowerShot A720IS, small but simply delicious. It has 8.0-megapixel resolution and a powerful 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer.

The super-fast DIGIC III and Face Detection system, make the Canon PowerShot A720IS one of the most complete compact new technologies, excellent for photos of exceptional quality.

Canon PowerShot A720IS: Design

Outstanding design and rounded to one of the latest cameras launched by the manufacturer. The Canon PowerShot A720IS had rounded forms, eye-catching and a comfortable grip that allows easy gripping of the camera, although it should be to increase the thickness of 41.9 mm. The other dimensions are 96.3 mm in width and 67 mm in height, while the weight is 200 grams net of batteries. The display is a 2.5-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 115,000 pixels.

Canon PowerShot A720IS: Features and Functionality

The Canon PowerShot A720IS is a new compact digital camera, submitted at the end with the summer along with many other models, including the famous Canon Powershot G9, and with features and functionality of considerable interest, being the flagship model of the series A. It’s specifications speak of a CCD image sensor 8 megapixel effective resolution and 1/2, 5 inches in size. The goal, branded Canon, has a length of 5.8 to 34.8 mm, equivalent to 35-210 mm on a traditional 35 mm and a maximum aperture of f2.8-f4.8.

To shoot distant subjects, the camera has, then, a 6x optical zoom, so very abundant, which is associated with the 4x digital zoom to increase the magnification up to a total of 24x. The Canon PowerShot A720IS also features Safety Zoom, which provides additional magnification without affecting image quality, and digital tele-converter. At the base of image processing, the DIGIC III processors deliver high-speed performance, better color rendition and sharp images, while the iSAPS analyzes the scene and optimizes the camera settings before shooting.

Canon PowerShot A720IS
Canon PowerShot A720IS

Among the functions available to the optical stabilizer stands for image, called OIS, which reduces the effect of camera shake ensuring sharp pictures at all times. Face Detection technology provides excellent close-ups failing to detect up to 9 faces in a scene and automatically sets the focus and the flash exposure optimal.

The Canon PowerShot A720IS also has   19 shooting modes which you can choose to always have the perfect picture, such as portrait, night, children, puppies and much more. My Colors allows, then, to apply special color effects to photos and video clips. The high ISO sensitivity up to 1600, allows you to take pictures even in low-light conditions   without using a flash.

As for the videos, the maximum resolution is 640×480 pixels, and you can record up to 30 frames per second. Poor, as usual, is memory available, just 16 MB, so we strongly recommend the purchase of external memory cards such as Secure Digital or MultiMedia Card. The power finally takes place through AA type alkaline batteries are not rechargeable.


The Canon PowerShot A720 IS is the flagship of the series A and has interesting technical features, such as the 8 MP sensor, the optical stabilizer, optical zoom, Face Detection, various scene modes and a handle worthy of an SLR. Very little is known, for a change, the memory, so even in this case, better to buy an external card otherwise you will not be able to save practically nothing.

Where to Buy Canon PowerShot A720IS

Canon PowerShot A720IS 8MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (OLD MODEL)
  • 8-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 6x image-stabilized optical zoom; 2.5-inch wide-viewing-angle LCD display
  • Face Detection technology and in-camera red-eye fix
  • 19 shooting modes, including 7 special scene modes; Print/Share button
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (2 alkaline batteries included); stores images on...
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Sensor, Optical Zoom, Safety Zoom, Face Detection.


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