Canon SX 740 HS Review and 4K Zoom Video Test and Vlog Test
Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera Review and 4k Video TestCanon Powershot SX 740 HS: https://amzn.to/2QTLEAySD card for Canon SX 740 HS: https://amzn.to/2OQhUCXPanasonic Lumix ZS 70: https://amzn.to/2qOWHQaCanon Powershot SX 730 HS: https://amzn.to/2FrGomtToday I’m looking at the Canon SX 740HS, Compact Zoom Camera. The Canon Powershot SX 740 HS is Canon’s most recent addition to the SX 700 series lineup. Last year, I reviewed the SX 730HS which is almost identical to the Canon 740 HS, except for 4K video shooting capabilities which is new to the Canon Powershot SX 740 HS. And talking about 4K video, I’ll tell you more about the camera’s 4K performance, a little later in this video and we’ll talk about how it performs as a vlogging camera. On the outside though, the Canon SX 740 HS is almost identical to the older Canon SX 730, with an all-metal body construction, a 40x retractable zoom lens, which makes it easy to carry around, and a nicely designed grip which makes it very pleasant to use. All the buttons on the top are also intuitively laid out and have a nice solid feel to them. They don’t feel plasticky or cheap. I especially like the placement and feel of this mode dial which makes it really easy to switch shooting modes. The shutter button also has a zoom toggle built-in, like most point and zoom cameras and the lens extends and retracts very smoothly. It also a microphone on top, which is really helpful, if you plan to use it as a vlogging camera, since it doesn’t have a mic jack for an external mic. More about the vlogging performance in a minute. The camera also has a pop-up flash tucked into the top. Very helpful, as you’ll notice when I test it in low-light. Most of the rear surface is covered by this extremely sharp 3.0 inch LCD which both tilts and flips up, again making it perfect for vlogs and selfies. The screen is actually a really nice one. It’s bright enough to use outdoors and the colors all look very natural. And since it tilts to various angles, you can take pictures of objects on the ground without getting on your knees. The menus and options are laid out in typical Canon fashion - which is a really good thing, in case you’re wondering. Everything is simple, intuitive and easy to find. All the other buttons are also laid out almost exactly where you’d expect to find them. And while it doesn’t have a mic jack, it does have a micro usb port and a micro hdmi port on the side. It uses Canon’s NB-13 battery which lives in this compartment on the bottom, along with the SD card. Now, it’s important to remember that since this camera shoots 4K video, you want to make sure to buy a card that’s fast enough to handle 4K. I’ll leave a link to one I recommend, right below the video, in case you’re looking to buy one. And if you’re wondering, you can also mount the camera to any standard tripod or gimbal, using the ¼-20 mount on the bottom.