• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Nikon A1000

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $477
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon A1000 advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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 SX720 HS

Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX720 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon A1000
Canon SX720 HS
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon SX740 HS
Nikon A900
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer video battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
Nikon A1000
Nikon A900
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
Nikon A1000
Canon SX730 HS
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS70
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS80
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A1000
Panasonic ZS80
  • $477
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
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