Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review

August 16, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Image Sensor

Type

1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.3M

Total Pixels

Approx. 21.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 8

Lens

Focal Length

4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)

Zoom

Optical 40x
ZoomPlus 80x
Digital approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x)
Combined approx. 160x

Maximum f/number

f/3.3 – f/6.9

Construction

13 elements in 11 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS with Dual Sensing IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

Face & Tracking (9 points), Tracking, Zone, 1-point, Center

AF Modes

One Shot, Servo, Continuous

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes, plus MF Peaking

Closest Focusing Distance

1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments.

ISO Sensitivity

100-3200 in 1 stop increments

Shutter

Speed

15 - 1/3200 s

White Balance

Settings

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Custom.

LCD Monitor

Monitor

7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels

Flash

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

X-Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 2m - 2.5 m (T)

Shooting

Modes

Smart Auto (29 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Sports, SCN

Drive modes

Single, High-speed continuous, low-speed continuous

Continuous Shooting

Max: One Shot AF approx 10fps, Servo AF approx 7.4fps

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 3648 x 2736, (S) 2432 x 1824
16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 3648 x 2048, (S) 2432 x 1368
3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M) 3648 x 2432, (S) 2432 x 1616
1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M) 2736 x 2736, (S) 1824 x 1824

Resize option available in playback

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(4K) 3840 x 2160, 29.97/25 fps
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25 fps,
(HD) 1280 x 720, 59.94/50 fps

Movie Length

Up to 29 min 59 s

File Types

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system 2.0, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS

GPS via Mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

Histogram

Yes, during playback

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector

Computer/Other

Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)

Memory Card

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-1 Speed Class 3 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

Software

Other

Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 265 shots

Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots
Playback Mode: Approx. 240 min

AC Power Supply

Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E or other typical USB charging methods

Accessories

Soft Case / Waterproof Case

PU Leather softcase DCC-2400 Black

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
Battery Charger CB-2LHE
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L

Other

Interface cable IFC-600PCU

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
  2. Depending on the image size selected.
  3. Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
  4. The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
  5. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
  6. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  7. Charging via USB requires Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (Sold separately) or similar cable with USB Micro-B to USB type-A connectors. Charging time varies depending on the remaining battery power.