Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review: 40x Mess?!

By Will Mosley / Saturday, January 8, 2022

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I thought this mini powerhouse would be the point and shoot would be the one that did it. When I found out I had no control over manual video settings, I had second thoughts…

Didn’t cover this in the review, but DO NOT buy it for the 4K, it’s horrible. There are a lot of other great features about this camera that I would buy it for. Just not that.

Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD – 4K VIdeo, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Black)

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all right what’s up good eyes will

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mostly hear this just going to roll cut

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not going to do any editing but today I

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wanted to review the canon one second

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you got the box here canon powershot x x

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7 4 ths this camera goes for about four

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hundred 150 dollars so it is a bit up

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there especially for a tiny

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point-and-shoot camera and the big thing

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that attracted me to this camera is

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always see the 40 X on it like oh wow

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that’s a lot that’s huge

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the how tiny it is and the fact that

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it’s canon those were the things that

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were like oh and also the flip top

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screen ok great great great but is it

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worth $450 well comparatively you could

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buy a DSLR camera that has an

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interchangeable lens roughly at $500 so

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about $100 more you can get a real

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camera like that sell 3 I use this the

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majority of the time on this channel and

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it’s it’s been amazing for me so if I

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you’re just starting out and you have

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the choice between like the point and

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shooting like a DSLR just to start with

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I definitely would kid like a DSLR

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camera now if you already have a DSLR

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camera right well what do you need a

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point-and-shoot for what do you need

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this second camera for well for me

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personally the reason why this was

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important was sometimes I don’t want to

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carry the camera all the time like the

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big DSLR can

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I’m going and do it and getting me best

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quality I came out of here and then at

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the side of my hip always carrying

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always there is this tiny little camera

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that has pretty good cult quality now

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the question is is the quality as good

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as say your phone and I want to say in a

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little light no I think that my iPhone

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does better than this

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here in a Mafia Powershot xx7 4ths

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I think this just performs over a whole

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better indoors than this does that the

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main reason is I’m I’m using this for

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film and this may be a little bit

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different for photos because you have

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all these controls but for film

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something that really threw me was the

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fact that you can’t change any of like

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the manuals or any of the settings they

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can’t really see capital they just stuff

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it’s just kind of pointing it whatever

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but it threw me

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like nut on when you go to video mode it

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literally y’alls only thing that you can

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change is exposure and that’s big deal

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the the price point of $400 $450

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so definitely think about that if you’re

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considering this if you really need

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manual control over a camera which most

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do the point you know so that was the

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first couple days I tried it I was like

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hah this really isn’t that great what I

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realized the practical use case I was

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looking for was of course I always have

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my phone in my pocket so you could

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easily get away with just using your

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phone you don’t need to buy an extra

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camera for this

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but when I was out in daylight it

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performed dramatically well like it does

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amazing the 40 X zoom is a riddle it’s

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just like it it’s it’s really good it

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gets when you get up like 40 eggs you’re

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gonna have like for instance just just

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for comparison I don’t have a lens on

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right now but a big time lens that goes

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up to 200 millimeters or whatever is

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it’s huge and for me to keep that

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balance to keep that all stable is a lot

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40 X zooming from what I read from the

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website and for I understand and I can

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you know just compared to Polly is about

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960 millimeters or whatever like like

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that’s a crazy both link like 50 mil is

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it’s crazy so 960 to be able to get out

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of a tiny little camera is insane and

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for it to be actually pretty stable it’s

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it’s it’s insane

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so I love the zoom and this camera also

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something that zoom it’s like it seems

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like when you move it it has like some

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sort of internal stabilization where you

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move and then it’s like slowly moving to

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that part versus legatee image I hope

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that that sense it’s a pretty cool

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feature obviously it has a flash I’m not

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using the flash I don’t really I’m not

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taking any photos I I’m not a

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photographer I wish that if you look

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right here back in I wish that the

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shutter button was the record but half

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press to focus and then you press it to

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record well I’m like doing this active

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focus and then I have depressed rapport

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and that’s annoying power button is also

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here now a $400 $400 camera

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I spent $1,000 once upon a long time ago

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not really about a year ago on this sony

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rx100 art 5 right look at how janky and

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broken this thing is it’s I mean beyond

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repair

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now take it that I did unscrew a couple

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screws to try to see if I can fix it

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what’s the main thing the problem was is

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that it was in my pocket

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just like this camera and it just

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slipped out

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and it docked like dawn that amount of

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money just thrown in the trash so I

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that’s possible with this you know you

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drop it and just may lose the whole

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infection so that’s something to think

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about but as far as it just being really

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good for a daily charity as keep it in

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my pocket and pull it out when I walk –

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it’s amazing

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another great thing is that it matches

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in color with the Canon cameras that I

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have that’s a big deal

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if you get multiple different types of

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brands like Sony or whatever you’re not

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the color isn’t one of the matter

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lastly and I use this for the last film

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is I’m using it to amount but now I’m

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here pull this down I’m using this to

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mount as like top-down shots and they’re

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actually looking really really good

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close up here and flip my screen up you

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know turn it on obviously it would be

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like up higher but this is do the weight

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of this because it’s so light you can’t

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do that or at least without a lot of the

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heavy weight

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you know with a big DSLR camera so

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consensus 48 minutes or is it well worth

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it well I’m still giving a little bit of

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a try alright I’m still don’t have a

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definitive in my mind whether it’s the

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definite camera for me or not but from

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the last week or so using it being able

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to pull it out being able to get really

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tight on a lot of different subjects

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like it’s made it worth it for me

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so let me know what your thoughts are

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would you buy a DSLR or a

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point-and-shoot or do you think 400

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dollars it’s just too much for a time

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you camera alright get you guys on the

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next one peace