• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Olympus TG-6

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    60 vs 50 minutes
    Capture more video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-6 advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 265 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 Olympus TG-4

Canon SX740 HS
Olympus TG-4
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-6
Olympus TG-4
  • $460
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
Olympus TG-6
Canon SX730 HS
  • $460
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus TG-6
Panasonic ZS70
  • $460
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Canon SX740 HS
Olympus TG-5
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Olympus TG-6
Olympus TG-5
  • $460
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS80
  • $408
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus TG-6
Panasonic ZS80
  • $460
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
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