Canon PowerShot SX720 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX730 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX740 HS vs. Canon G9 X II vs. Canon G7 X III

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May 26, 2017
Feb 18, 2016
Apr 6, 2017
Jul 31, 2018
Jan 4, 2017
Jul 9, 2019
 
$379
$399
$399
$529
$749
 
Compact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
 
5184 x 3888
5184 x 3888
5184 x 3888
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
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, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 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″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DIGIC 6
Digic 6
Digic 8
DIGIC 7
DIGIC 8
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-3200
Auto, ISO 80-3200
Auto, 100-3200
Auto, 125-12800
 
 
 
 
12800
 
5
5
5
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
Superfine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Super fine, fine
Fine, normal
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR3)
 
24–960 mm
24–960 mm
24–960 mm
28–84 mm
24–100 mm
40×
40×
40×
3×
4.2×
F3.3–6.9
F3.3–6.9
F3.3–6.9
F2–4.9
F1.8–2.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • 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
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (4X)
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 cm (1.97)
2 cm (0.79)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
9
 
 
 
 
 
Fixed
Tilting
Tilting
Fixed
Tilting
3
3
3
3
3
922,000
922,000
922,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
None
None
None
 
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/3200 sec
1/3200 sec
1/3200 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
 
 
 
 
1/25600 sec
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Auto
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Auto
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Smile
  • Wink Self-Timer
  • Face Self-Timer
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Fireworks
  • Creative Shot
  • Portrait
  • Smile
  • Wink Self-timer
  • Face Self-timer
  • High-speed Burst
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Fireworks
  • Long Shutter
 
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Fireworks
  • Self Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Panning
  • Star Portrait
  • Star Nightscape
  • Star Trails
  • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Fireworks
  • Standard Movie
  • Short Clip
  • Manual Movie
  • Time-Lapse Movie
  • iFrame Movie
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.00 m
4.00 m (with Auto ISO)
5.00 m
6.00 m (at Auto ISO)
7.00 m
No
No
No
No
No
Auto, on, off, slow synchro
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous H/L
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
5.9 fps
5.9 fps
10.0 fps
8.1 fps
30.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • 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)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
No
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
 
 
 
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
 
Also has star time-lapse. miniature effect, and digest modes
 
 
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 8 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 8 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 3 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
802.11b/g/n with NFC and Bluetooth
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via smartphone or wireless remote)
 
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
NB-13L lithium-ion battery and charger
250
250
265
235
235
270 g (0.60 lb / 9.52 oz)
300 g (0.66 lb / 10.58 oz)
299 g (0.66 lb / 10.55 oz)
206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)
304 g (0.67 lb / 10.72 oz)
110 x 64 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.42)
110 x 64 x 40 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.57)
110 x 64 x 40 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.57)
98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.22)
105 x 61 x 41 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.61)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes (up to 4K)
Yes (star time-lapse)
Yes
None
None
None
None
None