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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

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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

    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: 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

    This is perfectly what I was looking for

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    Jokare456
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    Extremely excellent point and shoot for the price. Takes quality shots, the zoom is amazing, the 4k video is such a plus I'm very happy with this I wanted to start my photography journey with this point and shoot then move up to Dslr, Icle or mirrorless but also wanted a quality in my pocket quick point and shoot I got that and more with this camera I'm very pleased. As a beginner I'm already taking some great shots with this point and shoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for my vacation trip

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    DCon
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    Great choice for my vacation trip to Israel, 2 weeks out and had this camera on my hip all the time.Great pictures taken on this whole trip, it was excellent having 40X zoom.! Thing was tough also fell and dropped it while the lens was open, after cleaning it up, things functioned 100%. Left it at the auto focus most of the trip, before buying this I compared it to a half a dozen different cameras it stood out from the others with quality pictures. Really solid feeling camera. It has a lot of focus options considering how compact it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Zoom!

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    Nay27
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    I was gifted money to get a camera specifically to be able to see faraway puffins on a trip to Ireland. This point and shoot kept up with the big boys. Not only could I track the puffins as only the nearby telescopes could, but I got several amazing pictures of these delightful birds. You could not see them with the naked eye, but this camera captured them clearly and beautifully. SO GLAD I GOT THIS CAMERA!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Jnjmom3
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    I needed a point and shoot that I could use to carry and photograph my daughter and the school band. They were actually performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Well, my seats were pretty high and I zoomed in and started clicking on sports mode. I was able to get memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for recommending this particular camera!

    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

    Good camera, great zoom

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    AndyB
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    I've had Canon point and shoot cameras before, and this operates just like the others. However, I really like the optical zoom and the image stabilizer - great features that enhance the value of the camera. Also, the tilt screen in the back is nice to have so far as well. I still have to try out the wifi connectivity to my phone, but assuming that's easy to us, this camera will be a great find for years to come

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for travel

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    2grtkids
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    Great camera for traveling. Compact enough to fit in a backpack or purse. Higher quality pictures than an iPhone camera. Love the WiFi feature which allows you to transfer pics easily to an iPhone. Also love the flip up screen that can be used for selfies. The only negative is zoom is limited compared to more professional cameras but it is adequate for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for starter photog

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    Allison
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    My daughter wanted a camera for her birthday. Having always used film, then digital (DSLR) for many years, finding something that wasn't intimidating for her proved a challenge. This was a perfect fit. I am most familiar with the Canon family so this was a perfect option for me to guide her with. It's a great little camera and we LOVE that it has WIFI options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great point and shoot

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    Matt808
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    I’ve always been a fan of the canon powershot. I think one of my biggest features that I look for are not only the clarity of picture, but the optical zoom. Definitely one of the best optical zoom distances. Take a lot of pictures at work for the various performing groups that travel. Make it easy to take a nice picture without having to take my DSLR with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great camera, wee bit expensive

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    WillowJean
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    I’ve been using this camera for a few weeks now. I wanted something lighter than my Canon T7i DSLR to carry around. For me, it’s a permit fit. Fits into my pocket and fits into my crossbody purse. I will admit that I’m pretty biased toward Canon. I’ve been using their products for at least 30 years. I’m certain you’ll like the abilities of this aim and shoot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very effective camera!

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    Mark
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    This camera has most if not all of the program features that DSLR cameras have, but uses a fixed lens. The zoom goes to 40 times which is awesome. The quality of photographs it is capable of is as good as any of the base to upper mid level Nikons or Canons. The articulating screen is a big plus also!

    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

    A great camera for the price

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    LakeviewMan
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    I brought this camera to replace my Canon PowerShot SX730 HS that was stolen. All the features are there and very familiar to me. The 40 optical zoom came in really handy while I was on the African safari trip. IIt is still difficult to capture fast moving object with this camera. Overall a great camera for this price range and size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised.

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    IPHOTO
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    Already Have a Canon Rebel BUT this compact camera takes amazing photos. The colors. The clarity. Amazing. Bought it and took it on a trip the next day - need to delve into the on-line instructions (PDF) to really get a grip of all the special features. Like the swivel screen. Very functional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    User friendly

    Posted
    Darth
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    My son is just getting into photography. This has been a great first camera to explore different subjects from baseball to pictures of our dogs to beautiful vacation photos

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great zoom!

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    PanamaCruiser2019
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    I bought this camera for our 15 day cruise on the Panama Canal. I wanted a great zoom that is easy to use and focus. Even during a few rough times at sea this camera focused and stabilized scenery from far away, Glad I made this choice in a camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Shygrl88
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    I’ve been eyeballing this for awhile and my boyfriend got it for me. I want to start a YouTube channel 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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Alex
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    I love this camera! It is incredible, great features and quality! I use it to vlog and to record videos for my Youtube channel. It is light and not bulky at all, easy to fit in my purse and has great resolution! I just LOOOOVE IT!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend