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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size
Significantly smaller
110×64×40 mm vs 125×102×122 mm
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5.5x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
299 g vs 1,040 g
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3.5x lighter
Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 10x
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Around 16x more zoom
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$338.00 vs $2,006.26
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The best price we've seen is $1,668 cheaper (5.9x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.8 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Much thinner
1.6" vs 4.8"
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3x thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon XC10

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the XC10's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 12.8x9.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 4.5x larger sensor
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

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