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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 128 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this camera

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    EvanC
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    I've owned several Canon cameras and other devices. This one I really like and it's super easy to use. My only complaint is the menus could be a little easier to send pictures to a desktop and phone. It's not that difficult and the camera does it, its just that the wireless settings necessary to start the transfer seem a little buried in the menus. This camera is good for amateurs and professionals alike.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not what I thought it would be

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    Moeh
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    I have the Canon SX720 and love everything about it so when I saw the 740 had a selfie pop up screen since I travel a lot by myself I thought I could not go wrong with it. It is so different. It is shakier to use and the shutter button is tricky. I have been using it a couple weeks and still have some blurry photos because it is too quick . I have not used it yet in low light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    wonderful photos

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    Lizzi
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    Love the pictures this camera takes. It has 20.3 mega pixels and a great zoom. The only problem I have is where to hold it. If you hold it on the right side, which is what I am used to because of my previous camera, you need to be careful where you place your fingers or you are hitting other buttons which takes the camera out of shooting mode into other functions.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera

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    Tommy
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    Good camera for the price. My first unit failed on 2nd use. Found a Best Buy nearby on my trip and got a replacement without any hassles. Second camera works fine. Image quality is good. Buy an extra battery, camera case and memory. You're going to need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love our Camera

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    Kimmy
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    We bought our camera to take on our first cruise. We love it, 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 it all out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    Coolmama
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    Wanted a small portable camera so I don’t have to haul the larger DSL camera. It’s good but not great. It does ok on portrait but not any better than my iPhone in portrait mode which is disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little camera.

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    Mephizo
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    It is a great camera and does what it needs to do for the price. The only drawback is that it does not shoot in raw format, other than that it is great for travel photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty darn good

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    EturNALlif
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    I was looking for a quick, on the run, pocket sized camera and this fits my needs perfectly. Not so great in low light, but beautiful when things are properly lit.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this camera.

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    Daisy
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    Easy to use, great pictures. Can use automatic or set options. Purchased for a recent trip to Germany and had no problems using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

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    Crickett
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    Good for a grab and go, but if you want clarity on the full zoom end, stick with a larger sensor camera instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Supercamera

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    Heather
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    Bought camera for my daughter for xmas.. she loves taking short films and editing them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice extra carry along

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    clcornell
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    Very easy to carry along in place of SLR. Battery time is good and love the battery charger

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera

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    Emiluchis
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    Very happy with my purchase would be happier if it was sold as a bundle!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for posting for business on socialmedia

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    Schmitty
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    Love to use this camera for posting for my business on social media!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great compact camera for Beginners .

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera!

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    NewGirl
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    I am enjoying this new camera! I can see the craters on the moon!

    I would recommend this to a friend