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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS vs Nikon Coolpix A900

  • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Nikon Coolpix A900

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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Nikon Coolpix A900

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General Info

Camera classConsumerConsumer

Sensor

Efective resolution20.3 megapixels20.3 megapixels
TypeCMOSCMOS
3-chip sensorNoNo
Size6.17 mm x 4.55 mm6.30 mm x 4.72 mm
Sensor cleaningNoNo
Processor modelDIGIC 6 

Lens

Interchangeable​ lensNoNo
Optical zoom40x35x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)24 - 960 mm24 - 840 mm
Maximum aperturef3.3 - 6.9f3.4 - 6.9
Closest focusing distance0.39 in0.39 in
Filter threadNoNo
Digital zoom4x4x
Shutter speeds1/3200-15sec1/2000-25sec
3DNoNo

Previewing

ViewfinderNoNo
LiveViewYesYes
Display size3 in3 in
Display resolution922k pixels921k pixels
Moving displayNoNo
TouchscreenNoNo
Second displayNoNo
Built-in projectorNoNo

Focus

AF Type Contrast detection
AF Points 99
AF ModesSingle, ContinuousSingle, Continuous
AF Assist Beam No
Manual FocusYesNo

Flash

ModesAlways on (Fill-in), Off, Slow syncAlways on (Fill-in), Off
Flash featuresFlash exposure compensation 
Range 19.69 ft

Video

Video captureYesYes
Maximum resolution1920x10803840x2160
CodecOther 
Other codecMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 
SoundYesYes
Sound recording typeStereo 
External microphone support No
Zoom while capturingNo 
Simultaneous video and picture capturingNoNo
Slow motion effectNoNo

Camera Features

Image stabilizationYesYes
Stabilization typeOpticalOptical
ISO sensitivity80-320080-1600
Exposure modesFull manual 
Exposure compensationYesYes
Auto bracketing No
Light meteringCenter-weighted, Spot, MatrixCenter-weighted, Spot, Matrix
Self timer2 seconds, 10 seconds, Custom seconds, When a face is detected2 seconds, 10 seconds, Other
Other featuresContinuous shooting (5.9 fps) 
White balance  
Number of available presets5 
Custom white balanceYes 
Scene modesPortrait, Night scene, Other 
RecognitionFace, Smile 

Files - Resolution

Formats  
RAWNoNo
Image ratio options 16:9, 4:3, 1:1
Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels with 4:3 ratio
 3648 x 2736 pixels with 4:3 ratio
 2272 x 1704 pixels with 4:3 ratio
 1600 x 1200 pixels with 4:3 ratio
 640 x 480 pixels with 4:3 ratio
 5184 x 2920 pixels with 16:9 ratio
 3888 x 3888 pixels with 1:1 ratio
Image compression levels number2 

Connectivity

USBYesYes
Type 2.0
HDMIYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesNo
Hot shoeNoNo
Memory card supportYes (SD, SDHC, SDXC)Yes (SD, SDHC, SDXC)

Body

Dimensions (WxHxD)4.32 in x 2.51 in x 1.41 in4.45 in x 2.62 in x 1.57 in
Weight9.52 oz10.55 oz
RuggedNoNo
Available color optionsBlackBlack, Gray

Power

BatteryRechargeable (proprietary)Rechargeable (proprietary)
Rechargable typeLi-ionLi-ion
Capacity1250 mAh 

US Availability

Market statusAvailable 
MSRP price $379.99 

Links

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