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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
110×64×40 mm vs 148×111×74 mm
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4.3x smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight
Much lighter
299 g vs 860 g
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2.9x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$338.00 vs $1,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $761 cheaper (3.3x less)
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Battery life
Much longer battery life
800 shots vs 265 shots
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More than 3x more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/3200s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              PowerShot SX740 HS3,200 ISO
              7D6,400 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX740 HS922k dots
              7D920k dots

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