LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX420 IS has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SX420 IS 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 DSLR-Like camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) (Compare) or Kodak EasyShare Z990 (EasyShare Max) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX420 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 0.5 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
Canon SX420 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Canon SX420 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX420 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
SX420 IS has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon SX420 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX420 IS features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, SX420 IS can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
Canon SX420 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Canon SX420 IS is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 195 therefore to CIPA norm.
Canon SX420 IS Battery Specs Compared to Other Models