Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Tilting LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS has a
3.0" TFT LCD monitor, featuring
922,000 dots with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and approximately 100% picture coverage.
The LCD panel can be tilted upwards as far as 180°, facing the front, allowing
you to take self-portraits or from other unique perspectives. The LCD display's brightness
can be adjusted to one of five levels.
Note: The camera does not have a separate viewfinder.
Image Sensor/Image Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 21.1-million total pixels, and 20.3-million effective pixels. The DIGIC 8
Image Processor helps improve auto focusing performance, and lets you capture
movies in 4K Ultra High Definition.
Optics and Stabilization: The SX740 HS has a 40x optical
zoom lens with a 4.3-172mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 24-960mm). The
built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps control camera shake to give you clear
images when you're zoomed way in.
Zoom: In addition to the 40x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 160x. When optical and digital zoom are combined, the total focal
length is 24-3840mm (35mm equivalent). The zoom range is divided into three
- Optical Zoom: The optical zoom range is 1x to 40x, and
is color-coded in the monitor in white. Images are clear and sharp.
- ZoomPlus: The ZoomPlus range is 40x to 80x, and appears
in yellow in the zoom range. Digital zoom of 2x is applied to the optical
zoom, and the image is not noticeably grainy.
- Digital Zoom: The Digital Zoom range is approximately
80x to 160x, and appears in blue. Full 4x digital zoom is applied to the
optical zoom, making the images appear grainy.
Digital Tele-Converter: The focal length of the lens can be
increased by an equivalent of 1.6x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Tele-Converter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are
38.4-1536mm when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter, and 48-1920mm with the 2.0x tele-converter. The digital zoom and digital tele-converter cannot be used
simultaneously. Using the digital tele-converter may help reduce camera shake
because the shutter speed is faster than it would be using the zoom function.
Zoom Framing Assist: When you have fully zoomed in and
temporarily lose track of your subject, the Zoom Framing Assist function will
help you locate your subject. With a dedicated button on the back panel, Zoom
Framing Assist causes the camera to zoom out as long as the button is held down,
allowing you to locate your subject. When the button is released, the lens
returns to its original zoom position, keeping the subject in focus until you're
ready to capture the image.
The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD/SDHC/SDXC
memory cards, including UHS-I cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG
format, and the
movies are recorded in MP4 format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data: AAC
stereo). The camera has no built-in memory, and no memory card is included with the camera.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The SX740 HS can record still images in 3 different sizes (Large, Medium, and Small) and 4 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1). For each
resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. You can choose from
the following resolutions:
| ||4:3 ||16:9 ||3:2 ||1:1 |
|Large ||5184 x 3888 ||5184 x 2912 ||5184 x 3456 ||3888 x 3888 |
|Medium ||3648 x 2736 ||3648 x 2048 ||3648 x 2432 ||2736 x 2736 |
|Small ||2432 x 1824 ||2432 x 1368 ||2432 x 1616 ||1824 x 1824 |
Movies: Movies can be shot in 4K (3840 x 2160 at 30fps), Full HD
(1920 x 1080 at 60
and 30 fps), and HD (1280 x 720 at 60 fps).
Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or
the recording time reaches approximately 30 minutes.
Time-Lapse Movies: You can shoot images automatically at
regular intervals and combine them into a 4K Time-Lapse movie. In the Time-Lapse
movie mode, you can select one of three Scenes:
- Scene 1: for shoot moving subjects, such as walking people; takes
300 total shots at 3 second intervals
- Scene 2: for shooting slowly changing subjects, such as clouds;
takes 240 total shots at 5 second intervals
- Scene 3: for shooting slowly changing scenes; takes 240 total
shots at 15 second intervals
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. The continuous shooting speed
varies with the auto focusing mode:
- One-Shot AF (auto focus locked at first image):
- High Speed: 10 shots/sec max.
- Low Speed: 4 shots/sec max.
- Servo AF (auto focus tracks your subject):
- High Speed: 7.4 shots/sec max.
- Low Speed: 4 shots/sec max.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Auto: 0.4" to infinity (W),
6.6' to infinity (T)
- Normal: 2" to infinity (W), 6.6' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (W)
Shooting Modes: You can choose between the following
shooting modes using the top panel mode dial:
- Program: The camera sets both the aperture value and
shutter speed, allowing you to customize many function settings to
shoot your preferred shooting style.
- Shutter Priority (Tv): You can set your preferred
shutter speed, letting the camera automatically adjust the aperture value to
suit your shutter speed.
- Aperture Priority (Av): You can set your preferred
aperture before shooting, and allow the camera to automatically adjust the
shutter speed to suit your aperture value.
- Manual: You can set your preferred shutter speed and
aperture value to obtain the desired exposure.
- Auto: The camera will
automatically select the best settings for the scene.
- Hybrid Auto: Lets you make a short movie of the day
just by shooting images. The camera records 2-4 second clips of scenes
before each shot, which are later combined into a digest movie.
- Food Mode: The color tones are adjusted to make food
look fresh and vibrant.
- Self Portrait: When you take self-portraits, you can
add special image processing, such as skin smoothing, brightness, and
background defocus to enhance your photo.
- Sports: Sports Mode lets you shoot continuously as the
camera focuses on moving subjects.
- Special Scene: Select from the following, according to the
scene or effects desired: Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, and Fireworks. You
can also add a variety of effects to images while shooting, including: Smooth Skin,
Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting
Effect, Toy Camera, and Miniature Effect.
- Movies: Record movies in 4K or High Definition.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: meters
the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor or
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, WB Correction, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot SX740 HS has a built-in
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light),
Slow-synchro, On (flash always fires), or Off (flash doesn't fire). The
built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 16.4' in Wide Angle and 6.6' to 8.2' in
Telephoto. In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the
flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set Automatically (ISO
Auto), or manually ISO 100 to ISO 3200 in 1 EV steps. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
Self-Timer: The SX740 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow the photographer to be included in the shot, or to
avoid camera shake when using a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set
the time delay between 2 and 10 seconds in 1-second increments.
Editing and Print Functions
This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index
playback mode. You can view the index display by rotating the zoom lever toward wide angle while the camera is in playback
Filtered Playback: When there are many images on the memory
card, you can filter and display them by a specified filter. You can also
protect or delete all images at once while filtered. Available filters include:
Rating, Shot Date, Folder, Protect, and File Type (Still Image/Movie).
Shooting Display Options: You can choose to display your
photos on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder with and without shooting
information. Display options include Simple Information, Detailed Information,
Detailed Information 2, or no Information.
You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can
choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a
new file, retaining the original image.
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Wireless Features: You can send and receive images and control
the camera remotely by connecting the camera to another device via Wi-Fi
- Smartphones/Tablets: With the free Camera Connect app
installed on the device, you can send images to smartphones or tablets via
Wi-Fi. You can also control the camera from your smart device. If your
device has GPS, you can add location information (geotag) to your photos.
- Computer: Computers running Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (SP1),
Mac OS X v10.10, 10.11, macOS 10.12, and 10.13, can connect to the camera via Wi-Fi. Using
Image Transfer Utility
software, you can save camera images to the computer wirelessly.
- Printers: You can wirelessly send images to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (that supports DPS over IP) for printing.
- Web Services: After establishing an account for the
Canon iMage Gateway on-line photography service, you can wirelessly send
images automatically from the camera to another computer or to a web
Bluetooth 4.1 Features: You can pair the camera with a
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet through the Canon Camera Connect
application. Using the GPS information (latitude, longitude, elevation) from the
smartphone, you can geotag your images and movies. You can view the shooting
location of your photos on a map using the Map Utility program. Map Utility is
compatible with Windows 10, 8, and 7 (SP1) and Mac OS X v10.10, 10.11, macOS
10.12 and 10.13.
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS powered by the NB-13L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The camera includes the CB-2LH
battery charger, which can charge the NB-13L battery in approximately 2 hours 10
minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a
computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional CA-DC30
Compact Power Adapter. The estimated battery life of the NB-13L in the SX740 HS is as
|Number of Shots ||Normal ||265 shots |
|Eco Mode ||370 shots |
Time ||60 mins |
Shooting ||1 hour 40 mins |
|Playback Time ||4 hours |
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Auto Power Down for Shooting Mode: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down for Playback Mode and Connection to a Printer:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The PowerShot SX740 HS is equipped with a
micro-HDMI (Type D) for connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Micro-USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible printer. No USB cable is included. An optional USB cable must be obtained in order to load images to
your computer or printer.
Software: The PowerShot
SX740 HS does not include software. Instead, the software is available for
download from the Canon website. The following programs are available:
- Image Transfer Utility: You can automatically transfer images from
your camera to your computer.
- Map Utility: Lets you display GPS information recorded
in images on a map.
- Camera User Guide: The 130-page Camera User Guide is
available for download.
- Camera Connect: The Camera Connect app is a free
application for Android and Apple smart devices which enables users to
transfer images shot with the camera to the device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The app is
compatible with Android devices running Android (version varies with device),
and with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later.
Compatible Operating Systems: The above-listed software is
compatible with computers running the following operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OS X (v10.10, v10.11, macOS v10.12, v10.13)