Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

February 12, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 1 Comment |
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Billed as Canon’s slimmest ever 30x optical zoom camera, the new PowerShot SX700 HS features a 16-megapixel CMOS imager, 25-750mm equivalent superzoom lens, Full HD 60p movies with stereo sound, and integrated Wi-Fi with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Offering Manual, Av and Tv shooting modes, the Canon Powershot SX700 HS also boasts a five-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS mode that stabilises movies and stills alike. The new Wi-Fi connectivity includes remote shooting from smartphones and allows you to keep your images backed up with Image Sync, which lets you wirelessly transfer shots to cloud storage destinations including Canon Image Gateway, Flickr and Google Drive. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS will be available from March 2014 with an SRP of £329.00/€399.00/$349.99.

Canon Press Release

Zoom into your adventures – the PowerShot SX700 HS, Canon’s slimmest ever 30x optical zoom camera

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 12 February 2014 – Canon today unveils its slimmest ever 30x zoom digital camera, the PowerShot SX700 HS, that’s perfect for capturing all your adventures. Combining Canon’s leading lens innovations with an expertly engineered slim, compact body, the PowerShot SX700 HS is ideal for capturing your special moments in the quality they deserve. The camera delivers sharp, high quality photos and vivid Full HD 60p movies, and creative shooting modes add a unique twist to your shots. Sharing your adventures is also simple thanks to integrated Wi-Fi with NFC support.

Capture every detail of your travels 
The camera boasts exceptional versatility in a surprisingly compact body – just 34.8mm thin – and captures detail easily with the 30x optical zoom lens. The precision-engineered, ultra-wide angle 25mm lens offers the flexibility to capture a beautiful sweeping countryside vista, while the impressive focal length also gives you the freedom to zoom in on detail in the distance. On memorable holidays when you want to capture, for example, distant wildlife across a valley, Canon’s ZoomPlus technology digitally extends the camera’s reach to 60x while maintaining full resolution image quality. The handy Zoom Framing Assist feature also helps keep your subject in the frame when using the telephoto zoom.

Whether you’re shooting the sunrise, or a candle-lit dinner in a piazza, the PowerShot SX700 HS captures every detail in stunning quality. Canon’s acclaimed HS System combines the latest generation Canon DIGIC 6 processor with a high-sensitivity 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor to give you beautiful results, with sharp detail and realistic colours – even in low light.

Having the confidence to push the boundaries of your photography and shoot in different situations is possible using Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS technology, which keeps your images crisp and clear. Cleverly adapting to eight different scenes, Intelligent IS analyses your shot – whether it’s watersports in the sun, or shooting exquisite flowers up close – and automatically adjusts the stabilisation mode, leaving you with sharp and steady photos and movies.

Share your adventures with the world 
Keep friends and family up-to-date on your latest adventures easily with the PowerShot SX700 HS’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Sharing your shots on your favourite social networks - including Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube – is just a few simple steps away by quickly connecting to smartphones or tablets using the Mobile Device Connect Button. Or alternatively pair the camera to your device using the new NFC functionality, simply touch the two devices together to begin sharing via Canon’s dedicated CameraWindow app.

The new Wi-Fi connectivity also includes Remote Shooting from smartphones – perfect when the photographer wants to be included in a group shot. You can also keep your images backed up with Image Sync, which lets you wirelessly transfer shots to cloud storage destinations including CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Flickr, Google Drive™ and directly to your PC. What’s more, for explorers who want to remember where each picture or movie was shot, the PowerShot SX700 HS’s GPS via Mobile functionality can be used to tag the location of every shot.

Capture all the fun in Full HD 60p movies 
To preserve your adventures for years to come you can also capture truly mesmerising 1080p Full HD video. The PowerShot SX700 HS’s Movie Record Button easily switches from shooting pictures to filming, and thanks to the power of DIGIC 6, video is shot at 60fps with high quality stereo sound. The five-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS mode keeps movies stabilised, so everything from a game of beach volleyball to flying a kite is smooth and crisp. Recorded in the MP4 format, movies can be instantly enjoyed on different devices or uploaded to social networks to share with friends across the globe.

For a shorter snapshot video of your day, Hybrid Auto automatically captures the four seconds before each still image is shot, joining all the clips together into a single movie at the end of the day, letting you relive your adventure in motion.

The smarter way to take creative pictures 
With Creative Shot you’ll capture unique images with every press of the shutter; 46 effects are arranged into four themed categories, Monochrome, Retro, Natural and Special. Pick a category and the PowerShot SX700 HS intelligently creates six individual shots, based on the selected creative effect theme, so you can wow your friends with a great selection of images.

PowerShot SX700 HS Key Features:

Ultra compact 30x zoom, 25mm lens

HS System with 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6

Intelligent IS with 5-axis Dynamic IS

Wi-Fi with NFC support

Full HD (60fps)

7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD (922k sRGB)

Creative modes

Hybrid Auto & Smart Auto

Manual, Av and Tv modes

High-speed shooting

Pricing and availability
The PowerShot SX700 HS is available from March 2014 with an SRP of £329/€399.

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#1 Fellwalker

GPS via smartphone is crazy. I don't want my phone's GPS switched on and using a battery that is only just big enough to last the day as is. I'll be needing to charge up all the time. At least GPS in-camera uses replaceable batteries that don't reset the phone and need ages to boot from scratch each time, losing current apps and settings. Or I have to take my 17000mAh external battery everywhere, instead of just long trips. Cameras such as my Canon sx260hs have inbuilt GPS and are designed for repeated swapping.

12:30 am - Thursday, February 13, 2014