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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera combines superior, high-definition imagery with exceptional zoom capabilities in a small and compact body. This revolutionary point-and-shoot is Canons first Powershot camera to deliver 4K video (3840 x 2160 at 30fps)—all thanks to its 20.3MP CMOS sensor and state-of-the-art DIGIC 8 imaging processor. The latter enables faster continuous shooting (10fps) with autofocus while the former provides an extensive ISO range for shooting in low-light situations. Integrated into the cameras small and portable body is a 24-960mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.3-6.9 lens that offers up to 40x optical zoom, as well as Dual Sensing IS for 4-stop image stabilization to effectively eliminate camera shake and ensure sharp and detailed shots even when the lens is fully extended. With the Zoom Framing Assistant and the cameras 3-inch tilting rear LCD monitor, this point-and-shoot allows you to frame and track moving subjects at the longest focal length. The Canon Powershot SX740 HS is available in black and silver and can connect to mobile devices via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can quickly edit and share your photos via the Canon Camera Connect app.

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera Description

The SX740 gains Canon's latest processor (Digic 8), which brings with it UHD 4K video capture and 7.4 fps burst shooting with continuous AF. The camera also features Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth, with the latter providing the ability to automatically transfer images to both mobile and desktop devices.
Canon's new PowerShot SX740 HS is an ultra-compact long-zoom camera that replaces the SX730. As with that camera, it features a 24-960mm equivalent F3.3-6.9 lens, 20MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor and flip-up LCD.

Capture 4K videos

4K Video & Time Lapse Movie - Capture 4K videos at a frame rate of up to 30p for super-high definition, cinematic results. Recording at almost four times the resolution of Full HD, you can see your subject in stunning clarity. Beautiful time-lapse videos can also be created in 4K simply and easily with the dedicated Time-lapse Movie model.

DIGIC 8 Image Processor

DIGIC 8 Image Processor - which helps improve autofocus performance, enables you to shoot 4K UHD 30p video and aids with many other advanced features. It comes with an improved Auto Lighting Optimizer, which helps minimize blown-out areas by maintaining color and detail in the bright parts of a photo.

Keep your shots sharp

7.4 fps - With autofocus tracking on to help keep your shots sharp, you can maintain the speed and shoot at up to 7.4 fps - ideal for sports, wildlife, moving subjects or anything unpredictable. Whatever life throws at you, you'll be ready to record it with a fast continuous shooting speed of up to 10.0 fps with the AF Lock feature on.

Capture precious moments at home or on the go with the PowerShot SX740 HS camera. The superb 40x Optical Zoom can make faraway subjects seem close, with the Optical Image Stabilizer helping to ensure sharp and steady results.

For special, scenic memories, dive into the immersive world of 4K video recording for cinematic movies at nearly four times the resolution of Full HD. You can also flex your creativity with fun options like 4K Time-lapse Movies, Food Mode and more.

Combining incredible zoom power with 4K video capabilities and a variety of inspiring features, the pocket-friendly PowerShot SX740 HS is ready to accompany you on your next event.


20.3 Megapixel, 1/2.3" CMOS
Total Pixels
21.1 Megapixels (Approx.)
Effective Pixels
20.3 Megapixels (Approx.)
Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 172.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-960mm)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
4x (Approx.)
Focusing Range
Auto: 0.4" (1.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6' (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0" (5.0cm) - infinity (W), 6.6' (2.0m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4" - 1.6' (1.0-50.0cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
3.0" TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
LCD Pixels
922,000 dots (Approx.)
LCD Coverage
100% (Approx.)
Maximum Aperture
F/3.3 (W), f/6.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/3200 sec.
15 - 1/3200 sec. (in all shooting modes)
Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range
1.6-13.1' (W), 6.6-6.6' (T) 50.0cm - 4.0m (W), 2.0m-2.0m (T)
Image Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Image Storage: File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
Image Storage: Image Recording Format
Fine / Normal
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.31 JPEG
Video: MP4 (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
16:9 - Large: 5184x2912; Medium 1: 3648x2048; Medium 2: 1920x1080; Small: 640x360
3:2 - Large: 5184x3456; Medium 1: 3648x2432; Medium 2: 2048x1368; Small: 640x424
4:3 - Large: 5184x3888; Medium 1: 3648x2736; Medium 2: 2048x1536; Medium: 2592x1944; Small: 640x480
1:1 - Large: 3888x3888; Medium 1: 2736x2736; Medium 2: 1536x1536; Small: 480x480
Videos: Full HD 1920x1280: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps
HD 1280x720: 29.97 fps
640x480: 29.97 fps
Playback Modes File
Protect, Rotate, Erase, Set Image Search Conditions, Slideshow, Photobook Set-up, Rating, Movie Playback, Highlight Alert, Movie Frame Grab*, Resize**, Cropping**, Tilt Correction**, Red-Eye Correction**
* 4K movies only.
** Applicable only to images taken with the same model
Interfaces: Video Out
HDMI (Type D)
Interfaces: Audio Out
Interfaces: Other
Hi-Speed USB (Micro); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Interfaces: Power Source
Battery Pack NB-13L
Interfaces: Shooting Capacity
Approx. 250 Shots
Approx. 370 Shots in ECO Mode
Video Recording Time (CIPA compliant): Approx. 60 min.
Video Recording Time (Continuous Shooting): Approx. 100 min.
Playback Time
Approx. 4 hours
Operating Temperature
32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9mm (4.33 x 2.51 x 1.57")
CIPA standard: 299g


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    How many frames per second does the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS shoot? ›

    Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technology. DIGIC 8 Image Processor. 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180 degree up) LCD. High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.4 fps (up to 10.0 fps with AF Lock).

    Does Canon PowerShot SX740 HS 20.3 megapixel digital camera record videos? ›

    The zooming of the built-in the lens in and out is quite a fluid movement and a very good speed. Like many of Canon's products, the top of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is home to the shutter release, which is surrounded by the zoom switch. There's also a video record button and an on/off switch.

    How do I reset my Canon SX740? ›

    1. Remove and reinsert the battery, then set mode dial to P mode.
    2. Press the Playback button to start the camera.
    3. Under [Reset camera], choose [Basic settings]*.
    Jan 31, 2019

    What is the highest frame rate Canon? ›

    You can record movies at a high frame rate of 119.9 fps or 100.0 fps.

    How many frames are needed to capture a 2 hour film? ›

    If the footage is 24fps, then it contains 2,880 frames. If the footage is 25fps, then it contains 3,000 frames. If the footage is 30fps, then it contains 3,600 frames.

    Is Canon PowerShot SX740 HS good for photography? ›

    The Canon PowerShot SX740 isn't the best choice for landscape photography, though it's fine for more casual photography. The biggest issue is its tiny sensor, which has a limited dynamic range, meaning it can't capture a wide array of detail in high-contrast shots.

    What SD card is compatible with Canon SX740? ›

    Your Canon Powershot SX740 HS Digital Camera is compatible with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

    What is the difference between DSLR and PowerShot camera? ›

    DSLR cameras allow you to control certain aspects of a shot manually, while most point-and-shoot cameras work best when shooting in automatic mode. A point-and-shoot camera is sometimes called a fixed-lens camera because it cannot swap lenses. The lenses are built directly into the camera body.

    How long does Canon sx740 HS battery last? ›

    With built-in Bluetooth, you can transfer images, and this will use less power than Wi-Fi. Battery life - Battery life is rated at 265 shots according to Canon / CIPA test results, which is a slight improvement over the SX730, and this can be extended to 370 shots by enabling ECO mode.

    How do I transfer photos from my Canon sx740 HS to my computer? ›

    Connect the camera and the computer to the same wireless LAN router and establish a connection.
    1. Using a Card Reader or a Card Slot on a Computer to Download Images. ...
    2. Using a USB Cable to Save Images. ...
    3. Saving Images Via a Wi-Fi Connection (Wireless LAN)
    Sep 11, 2018

    How do I delete all photos from my Canon Powershot sx740 HS? ›

    Press the < >< > buttons or turn the <Control dial> to choose [Select Range], and then press the <FUNC./SET> ( ) button. You can select [Select] to individually specify the images that you want to erase. You can select [All Images] to erase all images at once.

    What is the sound quality of the Canon SX740? ›

    The sound recording quality on the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is average at best. To fully maximize the audio quality of this device, we found it was best to use a small windscreen. Having the camera close to the subject helps reduce the ambient noise around the person you're shooting.

    What frame rate should I shoot in? ›

    24fps: Cinematic Standard

    For cinematic film and television (and some online video) 24fps is the standard. That's because this frame rate feels the most cinematic, and looks the most natural to the human eye. It's the standard for any feature film.

    What is the fastest digital camera? ›

    Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena. A little over a year ago, Caltech's Lihong Wang developed the world's fastest camera, a device capable of taking 10 trillion pictures per second. It is so fast that it can even capture light traveling in slow motion.

    What is the best frame rate for photography? ›

    However, this time the footage was captured and shown in 3D. They found that people overwhelmingly preferred higher frame rates, with 60 fps being rated as the best. The preference for higher frame rates is not restricted to 3D content.

    How many fps can a human eye see? ›

    Some experts will tell you that the human eye can see between 30 and 60 frames per second. Some maintain that it's not really possible for the human eye to perceive more than 60 frames per second.

    Should I shoot at 24 or 60? ›

    For instance if you have 60 frames for every second, you would get footage that is a lot more detailed and crisp as compared to a video that has 24 frames per second. Thus shooting a video at 60fps or higher would mean the output is as crisp and detailed as it gets.

    How many frames per second is a TV camera? ›

    24fps –This is the standard for movies and TV shows, and it was determined to be the minimum speed needed to capture video while still maintaining realistic motion. Even if a film is shot at a higher frame rate, it's often produced and displayed at 24fps. Most feature films and TV shows are shot and viewed at 24 fps.

    What year was the Canon SX740 made? ›

    Since its release in July 2018, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has offered 20.3 megapixel stills and 4K video in a compact and colorful package.

    Does Canon SX740 have image stabilization? ›

    Whether the action is happening right in front of you or far in the distance, the 40x Optical Zoom of the PowerShot SX740 HS has you covered. The camera's Intelligent Image Stabilization technology helps ensure that images and videos can be captured with clear and outstanding quality.

    What does HS mean photography? ›

    High-speed sync (HSS) allows you to sync the light from a flash when using a shutter speed faster than your camera's native sync.

    Does it matter what SD card I use for my camera? ›

    It's better to have a faster memory card for recording video for a camera that shoots with a higher number of frames per second. Higher-rated speed class cards support high bitrates of video and higher quality video recordings but one thing to keep in mind is that your camera must be able to handle the card's speed.

    Does canon SX740 have WIFI? ›

    Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD - 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Black) (Renewed)

    Can I use a SanDisk SD card for a canon camera? ›

    The best UHS-II sd cards for Canon cameras are the Sony G Tough, Sandisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s and Delkin Power.

    Do professional photographers prefer Nikon or Canon? ›

    Often many professionals themselves cannot give a clear answer to the question is Nikon better than Canon. Those who work at a semi-professional level, and do not spare money, prefer to use devices from Canon. Users with a limited budget prefer Nikon.

    Does Nikon or Canon take better pictures? ›

    Canon not only outperforms Nikon in lens design, but also perhaps every other camera manufacturer on the market. Canon's RF lenses, which are created exclusively for mirrorless full frame cameras, have pushed the frontiers of image quality.

    Why do photographers prefer DSLR cameras? ›

    DSLRs are durable, versatile in their ability to pair with numerous lenses and attachments, have great battery life and give you a higher shooting speed with better autofocusing — these are the reasons photographers love this type of camera.

    Can you leave a Canon camera battery charging overnight? ›

    Lithium ion chemistry prefers partial discharge to deep discharge, so it's safe to recharge camera batteries at any time. You can also leave a battery with less than half its full charge on charge overnight, although it's best to avoid charging longer than necessary wherever possible.

    Can I leave my Canon battery charging overnight? ›

    Ideally, you should remove the battery from the charger when the battery has completed recharging. However, leaving the battery in the charger for an extended length of time may result in some damage to the battery.

    Can I leave my Canon battery overnight? ›

    Yes, it is completely fine to leave your camera's batteries in for an extended period of time. As long as the camera is completely off, then you shouldn't have a problem. Hope this helps!

    How to transfer photos from camera to hard drive without computer? ›

    Backup SD Card to External Drive Without PC
    1. Connect the hard drive docking station to the power supply.
    2. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot on the docking station.
    3. Connect an external hard drive to the docking station via the USB port.
    Mar 22, 2023

    How to transfer photos from Canon camera to computer without wifi? ›

    You can also use an SD card to link your digital Canon camera to your computer.
    Other Methods to Try
    1. In the appropriate USB slot on your Canon camera, insert the right end of the USB cable.
    2. Either on the side of your laptop or the computer tower, insert the fitting end of the USB cable into the corresponding USB slot.
    Sep 14, 2022

    Can I retrieve deleted photos from Canon PowerShot? ›

    Yes, it is possible to recover lost data from a Canon digital camera. Through the use of Canon photo recovery software, you can recover photos that you thought were lost for good. The key is to act quickly before using the camera or its SD card to take more photographs.

    How do I recover deleted photos from my Canon PowerShot? ›

    The best way to recover deleted photos and videos from a Canon camera is to detach its memory card (see above section) and connect it to your computer using a USB-type or built-in card reader. Then, you can recover deleted files from your SD card (or any memory card listed above) using a data recovery tool.

    How do I find out how much space is left on my Canon PowerShot SD card? ›

    1. Set the power switch to [CAMERA].
    2. Press the MENU button.
    3. Select [ ] > [Available Space in Memory]
    4. Select the desired SD card [ ] or [ ]
    5. Check the available space.
    May 2, 2019

    Can I connect my Canon camera to my phone? ›

    Wi-Fi Connect

    Before you begin, make sure you download the Camera Connect app on your mobile device and create a Smartphone Nickname to enable camera recognition of the mobile device. Images and steps may differ on Android and iOS mobile devices, and on PowerShot and IXUS models.

    Can I transfer photos directly from camera to phone? ›

    For Android devices, you will need a USB On the Go (OTG) adapter, you will also need a USB connector for your camera or an SD to USB adapter. To transfer photos from the camera to your Android device: Plug the cable into the Android device. Attach either the camera or the SD card adapter to the adapter.

    How much zoom does the SX740 have? ›

    With dimensions of 110 x 64 x 40 mm (W x H x D) and an operational weight of just under 300 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS fulfills the first criterion superbly. The camera also meets the second requirement thanks to the 40x zoom lens. This ranges from 24 mm to 960 mm focal length (corresponding to 35 mm).

    Is the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS 4K? ›

    Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and Zoom Framing Assist. 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie. 20.3 Megapixel*** CMOS Sensor.

    What app transfers pictures from Canon? ›

    Canon Camera Connect is an application to transfer images shot with compatible Canon cameras to smartphone/tablet.

    How many frames per second does the Canon SX70 shoot? ›

    The SX70 can shoot continuously at 10 fps with single AF and 5.7 fps with continuous AF. UHD 4K video can be captured at 30 fps, and a high speed 120 fps mode is available at Full HD resolution.

    How many frames per second does the Canon PowerShot SX430 shoot? ›

    Canon Powershot SX430 IS Digital filters

    Video - The camera records 720p video at 25fps with mono sound, and optical zoom is available.

    What is the most frames per second on a camera? ›

    Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena. A little over a year ago, Caltech's Lihong Wang developed the world's fastest camera, a device capable of taking 10 trillion pictures per second. It is so fast that it can even capture light traveling in slow motion.

    How many frames per second is high speed photography? ›

    A high-speed camera is a device capable of capturing moving images with exposures of less than 1/1,000 second or frame rates in excess of 250 fps.

    What is 60 frames per second camera? ›

    60fps: Slow Motion Standard

    Some videos and digital films are shot at 60fps, which when played at normal speed creates hyper-real-looking footage. 120fps, 240fps, and higher frame rates are used for recording video to be played back in slow motion. 60fps, 120fps, and 240fps are all high frame rates used for slo-mo.

    How many frames per second is photography? ›

    Frame rate is the rate at which a shutter opens and closes, or a sensor captures video during one second. Typical frame rates are 24, 25, and 29.97, 30 and 50 and 60.

    What is camera 30 frames per second? ›

    30 frames per second is mostly used for live TV like news programs, concerts, sports, and soap operas. These six extra frames per second make for a much smoother video feel that works great for a less cinematic video. 60fps and 120fps are used for recording video to be played back in slow motion.

    Is A Powershot better than a DSLR? ›

    A DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera differs from a point-and-shoot model in terms of image quality, performance speeds, size, and price. Generally, DSLR cameras produce better photos, allow for more creativity, and offer more speed and features than point-and-shoots, but DSLRs cost more and require more skill.

    How many frames per second are 35mm film cameras for movies? ›

    In traditional projecting (with 35mm film and other similar formats), the process of 24 frames per second strikes a great balance. There are enough images here within just a second to make sure the footage looks like footage and not just a series of still images.

    How many fps can the human eye see? ›

    Some experts will tell you that the human eye can see between 30 and 60 frames per second. Some maintain that it's not really possible for the human eye to perceive more than 60 frames per second.

    Why is 24 frames per second better? ›

    24fps was chosen because of math; it is an easily divided number, and editors can work out specific time cuts based on the number of frames. Twelve frames would be half a second; six frames would be a quarter of a second, and so forth.

    What camera has 2 million frames per second? ›

    NEWS HOME » Machine Vision

    FASTCAM SA-Z is the world's fastest 1 megapixel high speed camera providing a recording rate of 20,000 frames per second (fps) at full image resolution and frame rates of over 2 million frames per second at reduced resolution.

    What is a good shutter speed for Canon? ›

    A shutter speed of 1/250 sec will freeze a slow-moving subject, such as a person walking, while shutter speeds in the region of 1/500 to 1/1000 sec may be needed to freeze a person running. You'll have to go as high as 1/1000 or even 1/4000 sec for sharp shots of faster subjects such as flying birds and speeding cars.

    Is 3 frames per second good for a camera? ›

    Basically, higher FPS increases the overall quality of your action shots by increasing the chances that you capture that split-second where the light, expression, and pose are perfect. However, even 3 FPS is enough for the casual sports and wildlife photographer.

    How do I know if my Canon camera is full frame? ›

    The primary difference between a full frame and crop sensors is simply the physical size of the sensor. Full frame sensors are 35mm x 24mm while crop sensors are smaller than this and can vary in dimensions.


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