• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6900 advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    181g vs 299g
    Lighter weight
  • 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

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 265 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    9 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 115k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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 Nikon S6800

Nikon S6900
Nikon S6800
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX740 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ8
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ10
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic SZ10
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon S6900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon S6900
Panasonic ZS70
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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