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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot SX740 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
40x vs 30x
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Around 80% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
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 Sony DSC-HX90V

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
360 shots vs 265 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX90V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Slightly lighter
245 g vs 299 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              PowerShot SX740 HS$359.00
              DSC-HX90V$398.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10 fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX740 HS922k dots
              DSC-HX90V921k dots

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              PowerShot SX740 HS
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              Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
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