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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS - Silver

Product Code: 1014459S
The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is a compact travel zoom that offers an incredible 40x optical zoom and stunning 4K movie resolution in a light, compact body.
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Summary

Sporting a large 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, powered by Canon's DIGIC 8 image processor, and capable of shooting amazing 4K movies, this Canon also sports incredibly fast autofocus Sporting a  huge 40x optical zoom lens, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is still only 39.9mm wide - so perfect for popping in your pocket on your holidays.

  • Large 20.3 megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Powerful DIGIC 8 image processor
  • Huge 40x optical zoom for distant subjects
  • Ultra-wide angle 24mm view for expansive scenes
  • Flip-up and tilt LCD screen—perfect for selfies or shooting from low-angle
  • Hybrid Auto creates a highlight movie using your day's snaps
  • Fast autofocus
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabiliser
  • 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabiliser for shooting movies
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Dynamic NFC connection
  • GPS image recording
  • Manual Exposure Control
  • Manual Focus with MF Peaking aid
  • Charge on the go via USB
Our Verdict

If your looking for a holiday camera that offers great quality, convenience and versatility, that will fit in your pocket – then look no further!

The tilt-screen makes everyday shooting a breeze, plus super fast autofocusing means you won't miss a moment. A 40x optical zoom that starts at 24mm means that you'll have all the angles covered.

We Love
  • 40x optical zoom
  • Fits in your pocket
  • Incredible autofous
  • Uses the latest Canon DIGIC 8 image processor
  • Convenient file transfers

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Features in detail


Type     1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels  Approx. 20.3M [14]

Total Pixels       Approx. 21.1M

Aspect Ratio/Colour      

Colour Filter Type           Primary Colour



Focal Length     4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)

Zoom   Optical 40x

ZoomPlus 80x

Digital approx. 4.0x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x)

Combined approx. 160x"

Maximum f/number        f/3.3 – f/6.9

Construction      13 elements in 11 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation         Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS with Dual Sensing IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS

Ultrasonic Motor (USM)  


Type    TTL

AF System/ Points       Face & Tracking (9 points), Tracking, Zone, 1-point, Center

AF Modes        One Shot, Servo, Continuous

AF Assist Beam           Yes

Manual Focus  Yes, plus MF Peaking

Closest Focusing Distance      1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro


Metering modes         Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock            Yes

Exposure Compensation         "+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments."

ISO sensitivity  100-3200 in 1 stop increments

Shutter Speed 15 - 1/3200 s

WHITE BALANCE: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Custom.


Monitor           7.5 cm (3.0") LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots

Coverage         Approx. 100%

Monitor / Coverage   

Brightness       Adjustable to one of five levels


Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

X-Sync Speed   Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s

Red-Eye Reduction      Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation            +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.

Flash Exposure Lock    Yes

Manual Power Adjustment     3 levels with internal flash

Second Curtain Synchronisation        

Built-in Flash Range    50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 2m - 2.5 m (T)

External Flash 

Camera Modes

Modes Smart Auto (29 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual,, Sports, SCN

Modes in Movie         

Photo Effects 

Drive modes    Single, High-speed continuous, low-speed continuous

Continuous Shooting   Max: One Shot AF approx 10fps, Servo AF approx 7.4fps


Image Size       "4:3 - (L) 5184 x 3888, (M) 3648 x 2736, (S) 2432 x 1824

16:9 - (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 3648 x 2048, (S) 2432 x 1368

3:2 - (L) 5184 x 3456, (M) 3648 x 2432, (S) 2432 x 1616

1:1 - (L) 3888 x 3888, (M) 2736 x 2736, (S) 1824 x 1824

Resize option available in playback"

Compression   Fine, Normal

Movies (4K) 3840 x 2160, 29.97/25 fps (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 59.94/50 fps

Movie Length  "Up to 29 min 59 s [7]"        

Still Image Type           JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system 2.0, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

GPS Log          

Sound Files     

Printer compatibility           

Canon Printers            Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge       Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


GPS      GPS via Mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)

Red-Eye Correction     Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu         

My Category  

Sound Memo 

Intelligent Orientation Sensor           

Histogram       Yes, during playback

Playback zoom            Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer        Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom

Menu Languages        English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Computer compatibility           

Computer        Hi-Speed USB dedicated connector (Micro-B compatible)

Other   HDMI Micro (Type-D) Connector

Computer/Other         Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth low energy technology [11]        

Type    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-1 Speed Class 3 compatible)    

PC & Macintosh          "Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 [18]

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Image Transfer Utility:

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1

Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11         

Browsing & Printing   

Other   "Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices"

Batteries         Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life      "Approx. 265 shots

Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots

Playback Mode: Approx. 240 min

A/C Power Supply       Charging via USB available with Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E [17] or other typical USB charging methods 

Soft Case / Waterproof Case  PU Leather softcase DCC-2400 Black

Remote Controller/ Switch    

Power Supply & Battery Chargers      "Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E

Battery Charger CB-2LHE

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-13L"

Other Interface cable IFC-600PCU   

Operating Environment          0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)          110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm

Weight Approx. 299 g (including battery and memory card)

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