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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver)

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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 24-960mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 40x Optical Zoom with OIS
Few things will be too far away for the silver PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera from Canon. Boasting a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and 40x optical zoom, this all-in-one point-and-shoot can capture things near and far. Helping the far end of its 24-960mm zoom range (35mm equivalent) is optical image stabilization which keeps your photos sharp and in focus. Zoom Framing Assistant makes it easier to track subjects at the long end of the focal length by quickly zooming out and then back in at the press of a button once you've located your subject. Canon's DIGIC 8 Image Processor helps the camera keep up with your shooting, allowing for 10-fps continuous shooting with AF lock on.
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Canon SX740 HS Overview

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Few things will be too far away for the silver PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera from Canon. Boasting a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and 40x optical zoom, this all-in-one point-and-shoot can capture things near and far. Helping the far end of its 24-960mm zoom range (35mm equivalent) is optical image stabilization which keeps your photos sharp and in focus. Zoom Framing Assistant makes it easier to track subjects at the long end of the focal length by quickly zooming out and then back in at the press of a button once you've located your subject. Canon's DIGIC 8 Image Processor helps the camera keep up with your shooting, allowing for 10-fps continuous shooting with AF lock on.

The 20.3MP sensor is also capable of 4K video and 4K time-lapse recording. Framing for videos and photos can be done via the 3.0" LCD screen on the rear of the device, which can tilt 180° for selfies. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow the camera to connect to compatible mobile devices with the Canon Camera Connect app installed and enables quick editing and sharing of photos.

  • 20.3MP CMOS sensor provides a wide ISO range for low-light shooting.
  • 40x optical zoom and a further 40x digital zoom lets you shoot far away subjects 
  • Capture incredibly detailed and vibrant video and time lapses at 30fps in cinematic 4K quality.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairs the camera to your mobile device for quick editing and sharing.
  • Canon's DIGIC 8 Image Processor provides reliable autofocus performance and fast 10-fps continuous shooting.
  • 3.0" LCD screen tilts 180° for selfies.
  • Feature Assistant makes the learning curve easier by explaining many features of the SX740 HS.
UPC: 013803306293

Canon SX740 HS Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length4.3 to 172mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 960mm)
Optical Zoom40x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (160x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (80x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.3 to 6.9
Focus RangeAuto
0.39" to Infinity / 1 cm to Infinity (Wide)
6.56' to Infinity / 2 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Normal
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
6.6' to Infinity / 2 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0.39" to 1.64' / 1 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 800 (Extended: 100 to 3200)
Shutter Speed1/3200 to 15 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto, Manual, Program
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Natural White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsFood
Internal Recording ModesMP4/H.264/MPEG-4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [30 to 60 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
Audio File FormatAAC LC
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution922,000 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range1.6 to 16.4' / 0.5 to 5.00 m (Wide)
6.6 to 8.2' / 2.0 to 2.50 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Physical
Battery Type1 x NB-13L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.3 x 2.5 x 1.6" / 10.9 x 6.3 x 4.1 cm
Weight9.7 oz / 275 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 5.8 x 2.8"

Canon SX740 HS Reviews

Great little camera!

By Angela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-11

Love my new little camera! Easy to manage, sharp images and amazing zoom...just what I was looking for! I ordered it one day and received it the next day; wonderful service, thank you.

Nice little camera

By Bdawg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Nice little camera. It's a upgrade from a ten plus year only Canon camera I had. Takes really nice photos I use it for snapping photos of my bird feeders at the house. Easy set and easy to take photos with. I bought a storage case as the manufacturer didn't supply one you would think expensive electronics would come with a case.

Excellent camera

By jereome
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] his is a good little camera for the family. It fits easily in a pocket, light for kids to handle, it's simple enough for them to use (on auto) and get them to enjoy taking pictures during our outings, yet it has many featues we, adults, can use to have a little more control. I am in no way expert, but I did appreciate the zoom and the option to keep the camera either on auto, or on any mode it offers, which offers more freedom. The zoom is powerful, but seems to give less than sharp images when used to its fullest. The camera comes with a menu that displays on the camera's screen, which allows you to play with all the different settings, and there are quiet a few. You can take selfies, which my kids discovered first. We don't have a need to transfer the pictures to our phone, but it is an option if needed, and easy to set up from the camera. I was surprised to realize, only after a few weeks, that this camera has no viewfinder, which I obviously didn't miss. It did not come with a cable to connect to a laptop or comptuer, nor did it come with a card. Just things to know.

Fantastic little camera!!!!

By TxTaco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Had a wait a bit to do a review on this just so I had some time behind the lens. And I can honestly say this is a fantastic little camera. Haven’t owned one in a long time since the days of iPhone cameras. I was pleasantly surprised! Takes great pictures. I would highly recommend this to anyone!!

Great camera!

By Laborer84
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Canon Powershot SX740 is a great little camera! I’d say it’s perfect for someone just beginning to shoot photography. Perfect size camera for people on the go. Good picture quality but the video quality is superior! Video shoots in 4k. Flip up screen is great feature of the camera.

Nice Camera

By AC128
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really like this Cannon camera. It takes beautiful photos and the quality of pictures is really great. I especially love that you can download the Cannon app and have you pictures sent directly to your phone. This camera really lets you capture the vibrancy of colors and all of the little details. I was very disappointed that the camera did not come with a memory card. I would not expect a really great card to come with it, but I would have been happy with anything. After getting the camera I had to go out and get a memory card before I could use it. Besides that, this is a great camera. I also really like how small and compact it is. The flip screen feature for taking selfies is really awesome. If you are looking for a small, nice quality camera, this is the one.

Great Camera

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Menu is much improved over the SX620. Zooms really fast. Seems to be better overall quality construction than the SX620.

Great Compact Camera!

By glo303herf
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Good zoom capabilities for when I'm trying to get good shots of nature. I love the flip camera for selfie shots of my kids and me. It fits easily into my small over-the-shoulder bag and It's very lightweight. I'd recommend this camera for a beginner just getting into photography like me since it's not an intimidating camera. It's very easy to use and navigate. The pictures are great quality!

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