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Canon - PowerShot SX740 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Fabian
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    Great camara to blog my videos at home am happy so happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera

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    SaulGome
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    Awesome quality videos and photos my wife loves this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great point-and-shoot for beginners to experts.

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    mytechgear
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    This camera is easy to use for anyone with a small enough form factor that you can take it anywhere. Both video and picture quality is superb. The flip up screen is a neat feature for anyone looking to take photos or videos of themselves. The feel of the device is excellent as well, nice weight in the hand and high build quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for quick photos and videos

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    Tracy
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    My daughter loves her camera, can't wait to use it on our next trip

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great compact camera for Beginners .

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    BB22
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    Small, sleek and compact. Good picture and video!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for filming

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    Holly
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    Bought this camera 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canon is always #1

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    Alex
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    So before buying this I was debating between the SX740 HS and the Gx7 ii and I am very happy I went with the SX740 HS for my needs! A big price difference but the video quality is still superb and excellent, plus easy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Bell
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    Takes great quality pictures and videos. Very nice

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Video Quality

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    Howard
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    Price point was a little high but worth it. Easy to record self made video blogs. This camera is primarily used to record tutorials for a YouTube channel. The video quality is great as well as the photos. Sound quality is good. Looking forward to using this while on vacation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera!

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    Shelabobby
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    I am using this camera to make video & photo memories of my family. The images are nice and the video quality is amazing. The audio is crisp while recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera!

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    TimInTulsa
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    My first camera purchase in 15 years, so I did my research. I think the Canon - PowerShot SX740 HS is by far the best camera for the money. Great still photos, wonderful video, and transfer capability out the wazoo. Great compact size for travel and zoom is terrific for a small point and shoot camera. I would recommend purchasing a second battery for those sightseeing days when everything is to your liking. The "flip-up" view screen is very bright and clear, but I would like to see more agility from the view screen. It is a great vlogging camera, but for those of us who won't be using it as a video diary camera, a nice tilt/swivel screen (especially in bright light conditions) would be great. I really love this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a new vlogger

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    Mays
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    I love my new camera. I love the flip up screen and the video mode. Everything is straight forward and easy to operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Logitech - Type+ Bluetooth Keyboard Case for Apple

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    CEJ123
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    Perfect for taking pictures for someone on the go. It gives high quality photos and very user friendly. The video portion has too much latency to be reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Rubicon
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    Overall, the camera is great at taking pictures. My Fiance uses this camera all the time and loves using it! We have had no issues so far. The flip feature for the camera screen is also great for doing videos for Youtube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes great pictures and videos

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    Tesla
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    I'm an electrical engineer might be more critical than the average reviewer. I have the original first generation of this camera SX700HS. This new camere is the 4th generation, a little larger. It takes great pictures but they changed the buttons which I don't like. The first generation buttons were bigger and had higher protection rims around the buttons. Holding the camera trying to press the video record I sometimes trigger menu button and miss the shot. This never happened in the first generation. The screen glass is about 20% larger (right and left side) than the display. They have the real estate to make the screen larger but they keep it at 3". The processor is much faster than the first generation, it can take 10 pictures a second. This video was taken with the camera, the sun as going down https://youtu.be/gqWlZzwN58Y

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good Camera at this price range

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    Thatguyonbestbuy

    I had to take back my Sony a6000 for overheating. I ended up getting this, had no idea it was a new camera. I got it more video but both video and photos are very good, and the best part this does 4k! I was not going to spend a lot of money for a 4k just yet, but when I picked it up at the store that is when I found out. If you looking for something under $500 this is the two go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No issues so far!!

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    Kittie
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    I have been using this camera about a month now. I have had no issues. Everything is still working as it did the day I bought it. Tons of neat features and functions!! takes nice video and great pictures!! It does have a neat function where you can bluetooth sync your phone and camera to use your phone as a remote. Just be warned it does seem to change the formatting on the card to do this. Once this is set up the card will no longer be able to read by pc. You will either have to use a cable to transfer from the camera to the pc or use the sync function to move the pictures to your phone then to a pc if desired. There is stuff that says you can sync it with your pc wirelessly though I have not found a working version of this I trusted. I added a picture taken with the camera. I had to cut the image size down due to file size limitations. At full resolution files are about 10-12MB each. This has been resized to 65% to meet file size requirements

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super Camera

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    Nevermind
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    I cant say enough oodf about this camera. Out of the box its an excellent YouTube videos, with supplied lenses. Comes with a very nice telephoto len as well in this bundle. This camera is so versatile that with all of its abilities kinda seems like a new camera every time you get a new app! The camera apps work great! The apps alone are awesome! Things you just cant do with a regular camera. Because it's mirror less it can shoot up to 11 FPS! The apps also help beginners get the exact settings correct for a certain type photo. Now the software. The PlayMemories app lets say, is terrible. I got a Nikon a month ago. This camera takes better pics and video. But the PlayMemories app is the worst. Thank goodness once you get to know the camera you can get around some of it. I have a Cadillac camera with Edsel software. It's really bad. I wont say it doesn't work, but what should be minutes turns into hours. It's almost like after they got done designing the camera, the app was just slapped together. This software, (PlayMemeries) should be recalled. I sure hope Sony is working on the problems. Right after I got it there was an upgrade, made it a tad easier but way short of plug and play. More like plus and pray it works this time. With it Ipad, Android phone and PC, the software flaws are even more appearent. I cant say enough good about the camera. Weather your a pro or amature,m your will love this camera! You may cry however every time you have to use PlayMemories. You will have memories alright after using this garbage, truly sad garbage software. Really disappointed in it t say the least. It takes it from fun, to a nightmare of searching the internet for the same problems everyone else is having. I literaly found out to make it work from a photography studio. Sony has got to be aware of this! With the other manufacturers are catching up with mirrorless, Sony really needs to get on the ball with this mess or it will cause a huge Loss in sales from word getting out. Just read everything and expect some hiccups when trying to set up WiFi. Truly a nightmare. The camera is so good at its price though I would still recommend. You will know more about photography by the time your hooked up. I'm speaking of the Playmemories app that has all the problems. The camera apps are great however. Playmemories is the software that communicates with the cam and computer. Really bad!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Canon Fell Short On This One - I love Canon too

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    BeezNutz
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    We upgraded from our Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3 MP Compact Digital Camera - 1080p a camera our whole family truly loved. Great photos, excellent video, and very easy to operate. We still have this camera and love it. One of the reasons I upgraded was I could use the same batteries I already had with the new camera. The good is this camera looks and feels great. Comes with an upgraded processor, 4k video and timelapse and a ton of bells and whistles. That is about where the good stops and the bad starts. With the upgraded processor it seems to have some lag from when the shutter is pressed and when the image is taken. Big problem, I am trying to capture action and you really have to adjust your timing, but that is just the start. The 4k video in a bright room was grainy and almost unwatchable - I didn't even share any of the dozen or so videos I took because they are so far from the quality I am used to. The focus on the video is another huge problem. It had trouble and would keep adjusting the focus during recording also adding to make these unwatchable. The photos also leave a lot to be desired. I tried every mode and auto and the same result. Grainy, unfocused, even in good light. Low light forget it. The 4k timelapse was okay, it takes 24 minutes to make a 24 second clip and that was okay. The photos/video just didn't cut it for the pricetag. I took this back. I may buy another of the camera I bought this one to replace. I returned this unit for the video/photo quality - out of focus, grainy, even in good light. Check other reviews and judge for yourself - better yet go try one in person before buying to help avoid yourself the trouble of a return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend