• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S9900W advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 960 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 265 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Fujifilm S9900W

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    299g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm SL1000

Fujifilm S9900W
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX740 HS
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Fujifilm S9900W
Olympus SP-100
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX740 HS
Olympus SP-100
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Fujifilm S9900W
Fujifilm S9800
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX740 HS
Fujifilm S9800
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Fujifilm S9900W
Canon SX730 HS
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Fujifilm S9900W
Panasonic ZS80
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS80
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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