The powerful and pocket-friendly Canon Powershot SX740 HS compact camera is one of the most compact travel zoom cameras with its impressive 40x superzoom which is 24-960mm in focal length or extend it to 80x Zoom Plus, that’s capable of producing astonishing sharp, colourful and high-quality images and videos as it incorporates a superfast DIGIC 8 image processor and CMOS sensor, rich 4K Ultra High Definition resolution all in a pocket-sized-body.
Stand-out features include: 20.3MP CMOS sensor, 4K Ultra High Definition video recording, 5-axis stabilisation, rapid autofocus, 10 fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and zoom framing assist – only to create superlative image quality.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is equipped with a powerful 40x superzoom or even up to 80x Zoom Plus, allowing you to get much closer to your subjects and still producing astonishing image quality without the need to carrying multiple lenses when travelling.
DIGIC 8 Image Processor
The powerful DIGIC 8 Image Processor that’s incorporated into the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS camera is designed to actively manage many of the advanced camera settings, so that holidaymakers can achieve true 20.3MP results and rapid Hybrid autofocus throughout its zoom range.
Capture Rich 4K Ultra High Definition
Thanks to its amazing DIGIC 8 image processor and CMOS sensor, holidaymakers can now record Ultra High Definition 4K resolution, even when recording time-lapse footage with an impressive 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30/25 fps.
The lens construction utilises 13 elements in 11 groups that includes 1 Hi-UD lens, 3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses and 1 single-sided aspherical lens which all contributes to the quality of the image and effectively reduces spherical aberration and other optical aberrations.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS utilises Wi-Fi and always-on Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to always be connected to your iOS or Android devices in order to tag photos with GPS location, transfer your files directly to your device.
Flip-up LCD Screen
Have extreme fun by taking selfies in the self portrait mode using the approx. 180° flip-up LCD screen for perfect positioning and composition.
Other features Include:
- ISO sensitivity - 100-3200 in 1 stop increments
- Recording video format: MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)]
- SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-1 Speed Class 3 compatible) memory cards are compatible
- Approx. 265 shots from a full charge
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.3M |
|Total Pixels||Approx. 21.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 8|
|Focal Length||4.3 – 172.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 960 mm)|
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|
|Image Stabilization||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3.5-stop . Intelligent IS with Dual Sensing IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS|
|AF System/ Points||Face & Tracking (9 points), Tracking, Zone, 1-point, Center|
|AF Modes||One Shot, Servo, Continuous|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments.|
|ISO sensitivity||100-3200 in 1 stop increments|
|Speed||15 – 1/3200 s|
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Custom.|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD (TFT), approx. 922,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|X-Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 2m – 2.5 m (T)|
Smart Auto (29 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Program AE, Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE, Manual, Sports, SCN
|Drive modes||Single, High-speed continuous, low-speed continuous|
|Continuous Shooting||Single, High-speed continuous, low-speed continuous|
In the Box
- Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Camera (Black)
- Wrist strap WS-800
- Battery Pack NB-13L
- Battery charger CB-2LHE
- AC Cable
- User Manual Kit
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