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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
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427 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
10 Months Old
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Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and very popular 299g camera, with one of the biggest optical zooms around and the latest technology. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth. Customers report that this camera has a brilliant zoom, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (40x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Has an image stabiliser
Has a GPS
Ephotozine Recommended dkamera.de Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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RESOLUTION
20.3MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
299g
80x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS number 2 across all digital cameras and number 6 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
92
Features
96
Popularity
79
Value for Money
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 90?

purchasers report that it has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus two other sites.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Canon, this camera features some of the latest camera technology.
It is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
Huge optical zoom
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
Has an image stabiliser
Discover the powershot sx740 HS
Tell your story in 4k with a powerful 40x travel superzoom
40x zoom in your pocket
Picture-perfect compositions

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

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The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the PowerShot SX740 HS with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography. It is also very good for landscape photography as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 31 in portrait photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (427 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 Recommended Awards

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and dkamera.de.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from Ephotozine Recommended from dkamera.de

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS?

Picture Quality
143
21
Lens System
53
8
Video Capability
26
2
Features
34
2
Price
61
16
Ease of Use
77
1
Viewfinder / Screen
17
3
Flash
6
8
Size and Weight
24
5
Battery
8
12
Design
14
5
Landscape Photography
2
0
Robustness
6
0
Support
2
3
Noise Level
3
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Sports Photography
0
1
Product Quality
1
0
Connectivity
1
1
Capacity
1
0
Environmental Considerations
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Over 60 People Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... batteries instead of the Cannon rechargeable battery. The X16 optical zoom is an outstanding value. It is a great value for $99 if you can still find it...
    SX160 - Walmart.com 19 Jan 2014
  • ... it so well we bought one for our daughter for Chrismas. An excellent value with Cannon quality...
    Snapper976 - Walmart.com 22 Dec 2013
  • ... and fun to operate and you can take videos with it as well. Great camera at an excellent price...
    Pizzakid - Walmart.com 2 Jan 2014
  • ... camera easy and I got a great price on the camera -- just $99.oo. An OUTSTANDING bargain...
    CanonManMO - Walmart.com 1 Jan 2014
  • One Person Thought it Was Good Quality
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Was Robust

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was very well made and was strong and durable.

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    Very Well Made
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... dslr films 4k so is future proof really, superb photos as well made good use of it at the recent remembrance day.Can not fault it to be honest great for ...
    Jackjc - Argos.co.uk 15 Nov 2018
  • ... compliments on my new SX160, it just looks very nice and 1expensive and well made , it might be little bigger than other point and shot cameras but in ...
    Tonymarie - Walmart.com 10 Dec 2013
  • ... nice and user interface is pretty intuitive. It is a bit heavy but feels really well built. This is a great entry level camera!
    Kodiac - Bestbuy.com 21 Mar 2019
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    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Short Battery Life

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS had a bad battery life.

  • ... pictures onto a hard drive or computer. The only thing that I can say I dislike is that the battery life is terrible. I used it for an hour one time and ...
    Olygrl - Walmart.com 17 Dec 2013
  • ... Video quality is great, picture sound everything. Only down is poor battery life in Alkiline Batteries...
    Sunharley - Walmart.com 12 Dec 2013
  • ... you know on screen to raise the flash when needed. Battery life not a problem since it uses AA batteries, found anywhere, but I would suggest to buy the ...
    Tonymarie - Walmart.com 10 Dec 2013
  • ... still much better then previous camera. Battery life not a problem especially with AA batteries being so easy to buy...
    Camrbuf - Walmart.com 14 Dec 2013
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was compact, was easy to carry around and was lightweight.

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    Compact
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... taken outdoors are sharp and full of detail. Admi... An expensive but good compact camera. It's definitely not a case of style over substance with the ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • Tested September 2018The Canon Powershot SX740 HS is a compact camera that takes some great photos. It's best suited to those that want a small, lightweight ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • ... latest version of its imaging processor, the Digic 8, inside last year's model of its zoomiest compact and -- voila! -- you've got the new PowerShot SX740 ...
    CNET.co.uk 30 Jul 2018
  • A wonderful compact camera with a large zoom lens !
    Lexi - Bestbuy.com 14 Jan 2019
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    Easy to Carry Around
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Lightweight
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was very good-looking.

  • ... buy this camera again in a heartbeat. I am no pro but this camera makes some of my shots look amazing. Several people have asked me for prints of a few ...
    Twohorses - Walmart.com 1 Feb 2014
  • This camera takes sharp, gorgeous pictures, is easy to use and has a very long range zoom for a point and shoot...
    Barn - Bestbuy.com 21 Feb 2019
  • ... everything that I was looking for. Easy to use, nice hand grips and photos look good. Thanks...
    SouthernYooper - Walmart.com 10 Dec 2013
  • ... fits my needs perfectly. Not so great in low light, but beautiful when things are properly lit...
    EturNALlif - Bestbuy.com 20 Sep 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 70 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls and was very easy to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    78 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... thrilled that the camera was available again as a Black Friday deal! Love the ease of use, 3'' view screen, and the great zoom. Definitely woud recommend ...
    CamSHP - Walmart.com 13 Dec 2013
  • Great camera, great price, easy to use. This is an upgraded camera from my previous one...
    CanonUserTwo - Walmart.com 12 Dec 2013
  • Great and easy to use!I long the long zoom!
    CUSTOMGUNMAKER - Walmart.com 29 Dec 2013
  • Love this camera....easy to use...great picture clarity...can't say enough good things!
    Tqme - Walmart.com 31 Mar 2013
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    Has Good Controls
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Easy to Setup
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 30 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Had Well Executed Technical Features

    Over 30 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS had superb features.

  • ... at 29.97/25fps.The headline f... An optical zoom lens is one of the key distinguishing features between a compact camera and a smartphone. The PowerShot ...
    camerajabber.com 3 Sep 2018
  • The Canon Powershot SX740 HS certainly packs in the features, with a 40x optical zoom lens, 4K video recording and quicker continuous shooting, however, ...
    Ephotozine 2 Sep 2018
  • I had a Canon before and this is an upgrade for me. Love the features on it...
    Jdmcat - Walmart.com 11 Mar 2014
  • ... the quality of the photos and the zoom is great. There are some good features (for example framing assist) but it would be improved with a ... More I bought ...
    Kate4321 - Johnlewis.com 5 Mar 2019
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Connectivity
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    Most Customers Thought it Had Poor Technical Guidance

    Three people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS had bad technical guidance.

  • ... loves it and can use it. The user guide comes on a disk to download so not sure why people are saying there are not good instructions. There are a lot ...
    CC0216 - Walmart.com 10 Dec 2013
  • ... it is a perfect size and takes great pictures. the only draw back is the instruction manual is very vague!! I am sure we will love it more when we figure ...
    Kimmy - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2018
  • I would have like more directions on how to use the camera. Instruction were very vague. I recommend this camera to a person that would like to upgrade ...
    Regalqueen - Walmart.com 20 Jun 2013
  • One Person Thought it Had an Environmentally Responsible Design
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    The Majority of People Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was quiet.

  • ... so I think this is perfect and for taking photos and videos. I'm a huge canon powershot fan! This was an upgrade from my previous canon. Love the quality!
    Shygrl88 - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • ... taking pics as long as you hold the button down! Videos are great and have great sound. I've been taking videos and pictures of my kids playing softball ...
    Shopgirl416 - Walmart.com 16 May 2013
  • ... for my sister who makes videos and the quality of the picture and sound are both amazing! We use two ring lights behind the camera to maximize the effect...
    Holly - Bestbuy.com 11 Mar 2019
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Capacity
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 50 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS had a very good zoom and several people thought that it also had a good autofocus, lens and image stabiliser.

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    Has an Outstanding Zoom
    52 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... shots with motion and sound. I also like the 16X optical zoom perfect for when we go to our grandson's school activities...
    Arnoldtoolman - Walmart.com 29 Mar 2014
  • ... without being burdensome.- Excellent zoom- Takes great high resolution pics- superb video capabilities- with a high Speed SD card, has a good refresh rateCons: ...
    Rushv - Walmart.com 20 Dec 2012
  • This is a fantastic zoom point &shoot camera. The directions give you extensive choices on the settings but just using auto gives you great shots even ...
    Mep1 - Bestbuy.com 21 Feb 2019
  • ... amazing with vivid colours and sharp detail. It has a brilliant zoom lense that really lets you get in close. Build quality is outstanding and I love the ...
    Banner - Argos.co.uk 19 Nov 2018
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    Has a Good Autofocus
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Lens
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS had a good screen and two people thought that it also had a good viewfinder.

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    Has a Good Screen
    16 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... photographer still has full ability to fine-tune as they please. The pivoting screen is huge, bright and so helpful while the powerful zoom ensures finer ...
    BrutalHonesty91 - Argos.co.uk 16 Oct 2018
  • ... rid of it was to turn the unit off. However, it is easy to handle, screen is easy to view and fits your hand very comfortably. Just wish I had more info ...
    Iamirish - Walmart.com 12 Dec 2012
  • ... Build quality is outstanding and I love the flip up screen that makes it really easy to take photos from ground level. Video capture is also surprisingly ...
    Banner - Argos.co.uk 19 Nov 2018
  • I love my new camera. I love the flip up screen and the video mode. Everything is straight forward and easy to operate...
    Mays - Bestbuy.com 30 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Lcd
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Took Good Pictures

    More than 100 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS was able to produce good images and more than 10 people thought that it also had an outstanding picture quality. Several people also thought that it had a good picture resolution, was excellent in low light and was very able to produce clear pictures.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    154 people agree
    21 people disagree
  • Tested September 2018The Canon Powershot SX740 HS is a compact camera that takes some great photos. It's best suited to those that want a small, lightweight ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • ... SX740 HS. This little camera has a premium look and feel but still takes great photos that are clear, sharp and have plenty of detail. It doe...Has a premium ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • ... want a small, lightweight camera that will fit in a pocket. The pictures taken outdoors are sharp and full of detail. Admi... An expensive but good compact ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 31 Aug 2018
  • ... dslr films 4k so is future proof really, superb photos as well made good use of it at the recent remembrance day.Can not fault it to be honest great for ...
    Jackjc - Argos.co.uk 15 Nov 2018
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