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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver)

BH #CAPSSX740HSS • MFR #2956C001
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)
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
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
Shutter Speed1/3200 to 15 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity100 to 800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 3200)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto, Manual, Program
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Natural White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsFood
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG
Video Capture
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 Recording AAC LC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/ONone
Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
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 m (Wide)
6.6 to 8.2' / 2 to 2.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
General
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

valuable

By Pinchas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-05

It's the best value.

Great Camera

By Shiya
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

The best customer Service

Solid portable camera

By Christophe
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

Having lost an older and smaller model of another cannon power shot earlier last year, I had been looking for a more recent model of what I used to have. This camera is compact, great for traveling with not much room. I find that it takes exceptional direct flash photos. I am still working with the settings on how to get better crisp images with natural light and no flash, but would recommend for individuals looking for a high resolution camera with a compact lens that travels well

very good

By Shloime
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-21

bought this for house use not too big and very easy to use very nice pictures and special good zooming

Great Camera for Nature photography

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-14

This was my first purchase of this model, it is really great in taking nature photography, it is easy to carry when walking and I can take Macro to Telephoto with out changing lenses, and has many settings that help me get the best photo. The only problem I had with the camera was the silver scared some of the animals, so I bought a black one to use and am now using this as my back up camera.

Very good camera

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-14

I really like this camera, it is my second one. It is light and easy to carry when I am on hikes and takes excellent pictures from Macro to Telephoto. It also has many settings so I can control the exposure time and other settings, since taking macro in the woods needs special settings at times.

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS FROM A SMALL CAMERA

By Susan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-04

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is a powerful camera which produces fabulous photos from a small point and shoot camera. Whether this is an addition to your photo equipment or a first time camera for beginner this camera has all the features and thensome.

I love it

By Yitzchak
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-02

the best

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