LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX740 HS has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon SX740 HS will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
SX740 HS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX740 HS can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/3200 sec
Unfortunately SX740 HS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SX740 HS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Canon SX740 HS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX740 HS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Canon SX740 HS provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor SX730 HS
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your SX730 HS and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of SX740 HS.
SX740 HS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon SX740 HS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX740 HS features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, SX740 HS can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon SX740 HS's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SX740 HS. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect SX740 HS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon SX740 HS is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 265 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SX740 HS Features Compared to Main Competitors