- 20.3MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 40x Zoom Lens, 24-960mm (35mm Equiv.)
- 3.0" 922k-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
- ISO 3200, Up to 5.9 fps Shooting
- Zoom Framing Assist
- Story Highlights and Self Portrait Mode
Zoom Power On the Go.
Capture subjects near, far and in-between with the PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera's powerful 40x Optical Zoom. Take shots of epic moments with Zoom Framing Assist when using longer focal lengths, like capturing your friend surfing waves in the distance. There's even an automatic feature to choose the best composition for your subject. Let's not forget about those all-important selfies, too - the new 180° tilt-type screen can face all the way forward to put you in the center of the frame. The Smooth Skin effect, which is now available in all modes, can help enhance your natural features. Share your photos and videos right away with a range of connection options, which now includes versatile built-in Bluetooth®*, as well as built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** technology.
Whether the action is happening right in front of you or just out of reach, the 40x Optical Zoom of the PowerShot SX730 HS has you covered. The camera's advanced stabilization technology helps ensure that images and videos can be captured in outstanding quality with Intelligent IS that chooses the stabilization method that matches the shooting conditions.
With Zoom Framing Assist, you can let the camera automatically zoom in or out while following the movement of your subject, helping it to remain in focus and give you the optimum composition.
Sleek, Lightweight and Pocket-size Camera.
The overall size of the PowerShot SX730 HS means you can still fit it in a pocket, ready to capture the action whenever it happens. The large grip on the front and back of the camera, along with the textured surface and slip-resistant shape helps make it feel comfortable in your hand.
Built-in Wireless Capability
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®* technology and the Canon Camera Connect app*, with the PowerShot SX730 HS you can transfer photos and videos to and from compatible devices, upload directly to various web services and more. Built-in NFC technology** means the camera can connect directly to compatible devices by simply touching the NFC icon on the camera to the device.
20.3 Megapixel^ CMOS Sensor.
The PowerShot SX730 HS employs a 20.3 Megapixel^ High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which delivers powerful imaging performance and is optimized for use in select compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for high ISO capture with reduced noise. It's also incredibly fast, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, as well as enabling fast continuous shooting and fast autofocus.
DIGIC 6 Image Processor.
The DIGIC 6 Image Processor helps boost image quality in both stills and videos for high resolution with minimal noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS that helps create video virtually free of distortion. The processor also enables high-speed, high-quality continuous still image shooting at up to 5.9 frames per second. Video recording is impressive with Full HD at 60p as well as MP4 recording. The DIGIC 6 Image Processor also powers MF Peaking, which displays edges of subjects in color to make manual focusing easier and helps provide a precise focusing tool at your disposal.
3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD.
Get a unique perspective on the world with the new tilt-type, high-resolution screen of the PowerShot SX730 HS. Boasting approx. 922,000 dots, the screen can be tilted upwards 180° to face all the way to the front and ensure you're in the center of the perfect selfie. Alternatively, you can push the screen down 90° to get a lower angle view of the world.
1080p Full HD Video at 60p.
The PowerShot SX730 HS is designed to make beautiful, creative video capture easy and fun. Image quality is luminous and lifelike in 1080p Full HD, with selectable frame rates of 60p and 30p to match various situations. MP4 format, ideal for sharing and playing on mobile devices, is also available. Dynamic IS offers 5-axis image stabilization that can correct camera shake that can occur when you shoot while running or walking backward.
Self Portrait Mode.
Self Portrait mode can help you to snap your ideal selfie with you looking incredible. This mode can be easily accessed via the menu, or automatically activated when you tilt the screen to face forwards. When shooting you can make adjustments ranging from smooth skin tones and background blur to brightness and more. Use the customizable self-timer to give you enough time to smile, fix your expression or invite a friend in for the shot. Smooth Skin mode can help perfect your portraits in both Self Portrait mode and other shooting modes so you can look stunning.
View your still images and video^^ as a fun short story with the Story Highlights feature. Simply press the Story Highlights button and the camera will automatically classify your images according to date, event or people, then compile a short video of approximately three minutes^^^ with background music and color effects applied. You can also customize your Story Highlights reel by choosing your own image selection options or picking background music from three pre-loaded songs. The Story Highlights album can be saved to the camera's memory card for quick replay and also shared using built-in Wi-Fi® technology.
Geotag† & Date Stamp Options.
The PowerShot SX730 HS is equipped with Bluetooth®*** technology which means you can use your compatible* smartphone's GPS to geotag† your photos. Embed your images with location data from your smart device so you won't forget where you took a precious photograph. The date is sorted too, with the ability to add a date stamp to all images – there's no need to look up the date even if you print the photo, as it will be included on the image itself.
*** Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.0.30. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
* Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4/9.3/10.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
† Geotag option is made possible by using a compatible smartphone's GPS data. The camera and smartphone must be within a certain distance to pair together. Switch from Bluetooth® to Wi-Fi® when viewing the images on your smartphone to access shooting location information.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 40x Optical, 4x Digital and 160x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
20.3 Megapixel*, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Approx. 20.3 Megapixels
4.3 (W) - 172.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-960mm)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6 ft. (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1.0-50.0cm) (W)
Viewfinder & Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 922,000 dots
Aperture & Shutter
f/3.3 (W), f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (in all shooting modes)
Auto: ISO 80-1600
P: ISO 80-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Light Bulb, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6 - 13.1 ft. (W), 6.6 - 6.6 ft. (T)
50.0cm - 4.0m (W), 2.0m - 2.0m (T)
P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Portrait, Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer, High-speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
Built-in Wi-Fi™, NFC and Bluetooth®
Normal Continuous Shooting in Auto/P modes: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting in P Continuous AF mode: Approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
Continuous Shooting in Low-light Mode: Approx. 2.3 shots/sec.
Continuous shooting speed may become slower due to the following factors: Tv value, Av value, subject conditions, brightness, shooting with flash, zoom positions, battery level.
SD / SDHC / SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
16:9 - Large: 5184 x 2912; Medium 1: 3648 x 2048; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
3:2 - Large: 5184 x 3456; Medium 1: 3648 x 2432; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
4:3 - Large: 5184 x 3888; Medium 1: 3648 x 2736; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Medium: 2592 x 1944; Small: 640 x 480
1:1 - Large: 3888 x 3888; Medium 1: 2736 x 2736; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
Full HD 1920 x 1280: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 29.97 fps
640 x 480: 29.97 fps
Playback Modes File
Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, List/Play Digest Movies, Story Highlights, Protect, Favorites, Erase, Slideshow, Rotate, Album Playback, i-Contrast, Resize, Cropping, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Photobook Set-up, Scroll Display, Group Images, Auto Rotate, Resume, Transition Effect
HDMI (Type D)
Hi-Speed USB (Micro); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-13L
Approx. 250 Shots
Approx. 355 Shots in ECO Mode
Video Recording Time (CIPA compliant): Approx. 50 min.
Video Recording Time (Continuous Shooting): Approx. 85 min.
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.6 in. / 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9mm
10.6 oz. / 300g (CIPA standard)
9.7 oz. / 276g (Body only)