• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Canon SX70

  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    299g vs 608g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon SX70 advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 960 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 325 vs 265 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX60
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $482
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX70
Canon SX60
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $482
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon B700

Canon SX740 HS
Nikon B700
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon SX70
Nikon B700
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
Canon SX70
Canon SX730 HS
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon SX70
Panasonic ZS70
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS80
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX70
Panasonic ZS80
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
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