Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review

Overall Score

52

Main Features

  • 21 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-960 mm (40x) F3.3-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 64 x 40 mm, 299g.
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  • Replaced: PowerShot SX730 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Overview


First introduced in July, 2018, Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is a 21 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX730 HS with PowerShot SX740 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX740 HS with Canon SX730 HS


Canon SX740 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX740 HS ~ 5284 x 3973 pixels.

Canon SX740 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 20,993,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon SX740 HS Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Canon SX740 HS 2018 21MP 100 - 3200 299g 110 x 64 x 40mm
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Canon SX730 HS 2017 20MP 80 - 3200 300g 110 x 64 x 40mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 2016 20MP 80 - 3200 270g 110 x 64 x 36mm

Proc and Cons of Canon SX740 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX740 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
922k dots Screen Resolution
1/3200s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
21MP High Resolution Sensor
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3.3 Lens at Wide
UHS-I Memory Card Support
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Battery Life: 265 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #136 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #467 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX740 HS Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
63
Value for money score
68
Portability score
92
Overall score
52
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX740 HS


Canon PowerShot SX740 HS weighs 299g and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX740 HS is 93 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SX740 HS is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX740 HS
299g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX740 HS
40mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX740 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX740 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX740 HS
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Canon SX730 HS 300 g 299 g 110 x 64 x 40 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Panasonic ZS70 322 g 299 g 112 x 67 x 41 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 299 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Canon G9 X II 206 g 299 g 98 x 58 x 31 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix A1000 Nikon A1000 330 g 299 g 114 x 72 x 41 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 299 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 299 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic ZS80 327 g 299 g 112 x 69 x 42 mm 110 x 64 x 40 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX740 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX740 HS
Announced July, 2018
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 265 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 299 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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