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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

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
4.3 to 172mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 960mm)
Optical Zoom
40x
Maximum Aperture
f/3.3 to 6.9
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 3200)
Internal Recording Modes
MP4/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
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
180° Tilting LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x 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
Weight
9.7 oz / 275 g
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
4.3 to 172mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 960mm)
Optical Zoom
40x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum (160x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (80x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.3 to 6.9
Focus Range
Auto
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 Speed
1/3200 to 15 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 3200)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes
Auto, Manual, Program
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Natural White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps
Interval Recording
No
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Special Options
Food
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
MP4/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 Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Audio Recording
AAC LC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
922,000 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range
1.6 to 16.4' / 0.5 to 5 m (Wide)
6.6 to 8.2' / 2 to 2.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 90%
General
Battery Type
1x 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
Weight
9.7 oz / 275 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 5.8 x 2.8"

Canon SX740 HS Reviews

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I need this for work. Does this have a date and ...

I need this for work. Does this have a date and time stamp?
Asked by: Ann
Yes, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver) does have a date and time stamp option.
Answered by: Olivia G
Date published: 2024-03-26

Will use for a trip. I want a camera that has ...

Will use for a trip. I want a camera that has great zoom but also great wide angle to shoot a group of people. Good wide angle?
Asked by: catarina
The Canon PowerShot SX740 has a 24mm equivalent lens for the wider range which is consider to be a wide angle lens. It would be a good camera for group shots.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-07-14

For those who use this for nature, landscape, and ...

For those who use this for nature, landscape, and birding - is it at all water and weather resistant? How about the case - waterproof?
Asked by: Carol
I’ve owned several versions of this camera over the years. I do NOT think you should consider it water or weather resistant. It’s a great camera, and I use it every day for nature shooting. But I would never expose it to extreme weather. And about the case — what case? This camera does not come with a case.
Answered by: Warren
Date published: 2021-01-23

Silver model: what is the tan part of the grip ...

Silver model: what is the tan part of the grip made of ?
Asked by: Mohamed
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver) has a rubber grip and thumb pad on the back.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-07-24

When was this camera introduced?

When was this camera introduced?
Asked by: David
The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera (Silver) was released in July 2018.
Answered by: Cindy H
Date published: 2024-02-11

Does this camera come with the manual?

Does this camera come with the manual?
Asked by: Lee
It comes with a 20 page start up manual. If you want the 130 page user guide, you need to download.
Answered by: Lee
Date published: 2024-06-12

This sx740 says its imported,What does it ...

This sx740 says its imported,What does it mean?What are the differences,
Asked by: danilo
Imported items do not come with a 1yr manufacture warranty, we suggest using all-state coverage if end-user is located outside the U.S.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-27

Will this camera take decent wildlife photos?

Will this camera take decent wildlife photos?
Asked by: Quinn
The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera will take decent wildlife photos because of the 40x optical zoom. For even better-quality photos, I would recommend a 1-inch sensor bridge camera.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-03-31
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