Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX530 vs. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Jan 5, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
Jan 5, 2016
Sep 15, 2014
 
$299
$379
$399.99
$549
 
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
 
5152 x 3864
5184 x 3888
5184 x 3888
4608 x 3072
 
 
 
4608 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 2768 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1832, 2448 x 2448, 1952 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1368, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 1232 x 1536
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
16 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
17 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
CCD
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DIGIC 4+
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100-1600
Auto, 100-3200
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Auto, 100-3200 (6400 in low light mode at low resolution)
5
5
5
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2 slots)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
No
No
RAW
Superfine, fine
Superfine, fine
Superfine, fine
Super fine, fine
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
 
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
24–1008 mm
24–960 mm
24–1200 mm
21–1365 mm
42×
40×
50×
65×
F3.5–6.6
F3.3–6.9
F3.4–6.5
F3.4–6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0)
1 cm (0.39)
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0)
 
9
 
9
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
3
3
3
3
230,000
922,000
461,000
922,000
No
No
No
No
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
None
Electronic
 
 
 
100%
 
 
 
922,000
 
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
1/4000 sec
1/3200 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program
  • Live View Control
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Live View Control
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Live View Control
  • Auto
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smile
  • Wink Self-Timer
  • Face Self-Timer
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Fireworks
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5.00 m
4.00 m
5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
5.50 m
No
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off
Auto, on, off, slow synchro
Auto, on, off, slow synchro
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
 
0.5 fps
5.9 fps
5.9 fps
6.4 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
 
Also offers Super Slow Motion, Miniature Effect, Digest Movie
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
image sharing via Canon Image Gateway
No
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
No (Wired)
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-11LH
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-6LH lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
195
250
205
340
325 g (0.72 lb / 11.46 oz)
270 g (0.60 lb / 9.52 oz)
442 g (0.97 lb / 15.59 oz)
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
104 x 69 x 85 mm (4.09 x 2.72 x 3.35)
110 x 64 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.42)
120 x 82 x 92 mm (4.72 x 3.23 x 3.62)
128 x 93 x 114 mm (5.04 x 3.66 x 4.49)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
No
None
None
None
None