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Canon brings 4K video to pocket superzoom

Canon brings 4K video to pocke...
The PowerShot SX740 HS features Canon's latest image processor for 4K video capabilities and continuous shooting of 7.4 frames per second
The PowerShot SX740 HS features Canon's latest image processor for 4K video capabilities and continuous shooting of 7.4 frames per second
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The PowerShot SX740 HS succeeds last year's SX730 HS compact superzoom
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The PowerShot SX740 HS succeeds last year's SX730 HS compact superzoom
The PowerShot SX740 HS features Canon's latest image processor for 4K video capabilities and continuous shooting of 7.4 frames per second
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The PowerShot SX740 HS features Canon's latest image processor for 4K video capabilities and continuous shooting of 7.4 frames per second
Canon sees its PowerShot SX740 HS as the perfect travel companion for families on the go, up-and-coming vloggers and social media snappers
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Canon sees its PowerShot SX740 HS as the perfect travel companion for families on the go, up-and-coming vloggers and social media snappers
The PowerShot SX740 HS features a 40x optical zoom lens
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The PowerShot SX740 HS features a 40x optical zoom lens
The PowerShot SX740 HS has a 3-inch LCD panel to the rear
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The PowerShot SX740 HS has a 3-inch LCD panel to the rear
Relatively low ISO3,200 light sensitivity could be helped out a little by the PowerShot SX740 HS's pop-up flash
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Relatively low ISO3,200 light sensitivity could be helped out a little by the PowerShot SX740 HS's pop-up flash
The PowerShot SX740 HS can record 4K video at 30 frames per second
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The PowerShot SX740 HS can record 4K video at 30 frames per second
The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies
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The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies
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With a smartphone camera in just about every pocket, compact camera makers are having to rely on big zoom lenses and pixel-packed video prowess to convince consumers to buy dedicated snappers. Such is the case with Canon's upcoming PowerShot SX740 HS, a 20 megapixel compact with 40x optical zoom and 4K video capabilities.

The SX740 HS replaces last year's PowerShot S730 HS, and represents a somewhat modest upgrade. The megapixel count is the same at 20.3 MP from the 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) BSO CMOS sensor and the glass gives a familiar 24-960 mm equivalent zoom. But there's been an image processing engine upgrade to Digic 8, which ups the burst shooting performance to 7.4 frames per second with continuous autofocus. And the new camera can record up to 4K video at 30 fps, reported to be a first for the PowerShot series.

The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies
The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies

Elsewhere, the aperture is the same at F3.3-F6.9 and the ISO range still tops out at 3,200, which means this won't be much of a telephoto performer in low light situations. The 3-inch LCD panel can be rotated by 180 degrees for selfies, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are cooked in for wireless image sharing.

Though not as impressive as Nikon's Coolpix P1000 in the superzoom department, Canon's SX740 HS is a more compact travel companion and comes in a good deal cheaper at US$399.99, when it goes on sale in late August.

Source: Canon

With a smartphone camera in just about every pocket, compact camera makers are having to rely on big zoom lenses and pixel-packed video prowess to convince consumers to buy dedicated snappers. Such is the case with Canon's upcoming PowerShot SX740 HS, a 20 megapixel compact with 40x optical zoom and 4K video capabilities.

The SX740 HS replaces last year's PowerShot S730 HS, and represents a somewhat modest upgrade. The megapixel count is the same at 20.3 MP from the 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) BSO CMOS sensor and the glass gives a familiar 24-960 mm equivalent zoom. But there's been an image processing engine upgrade to Digic 8, which ups the burst shooting performance to 7.4 frames per second with continuous autofocus. And the new camera can record up to 4K video at 30 fps, reported to be a first for the PowerShot series.

The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies
The 3-inch LCD panel of the PowerShot SX740 HS can rotate 180 degrees up for selfies

Elsewhere, the aperture is the same at F3.3-F6.9 and the ISO range still tops out at 3,200, which means this won't be much of a telephoto performer in low light situations. The 3-inch LCD panel can be rotated by 180 degrees for selfies, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are cooked in for wireless image sharing.

Though not as impressive as Nikon's Coolpix P1000 in the superzoom department, Canon's SX740 HS is a more compact travel companion and comes in a good deal cheaper at US$399.99, when it goes on sale in late August.

Source: Canon

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Insanity
Because the screen rotates up for selfies, you can't use a selfie stick which tends to hold the top and bottom of the camera.