LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX730 HS has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon SX730 HS will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
SX730 HS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX730 HS can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.9 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/3200 sec.
Unfortunately SX730 HS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SX730 HS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Canon SX730 HS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX730 HS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p fps with bit rates up to 35 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon SX730 HS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
SX730 HS has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon SX730 HS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX730 HS features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, SX730 HS can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon SX730 HS's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SX730 HS. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect SX730 HS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon SX730 HS is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SX730 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SX730 HS Features Compared to Main Competitors