The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is an ultracompact point-and-shoot camera. It's small and portable, and its flip-out screen makes it easy to monitor your images even if you're in bright sunlight. The built-in lens offers decent image quality, so your photos don't appear very grainy from image noise, but they also aren't very detailed. The autofocus feature does an incredible job focusing on moving objects like cars, but it struggles to stay focused on faces. Unfortunately, this camera's recording quality in 4k and FHD is poor, so your videos aren't very sharp.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is fair for travel photography. Its image quality is decent, and photos don't have a lot of visible image noise, but they also aren't very sharp. Its autofocus feature has an okay performance and does a much better job focusing on objects than on faces. This camera is portable and decently well-built, but it can be a bit uncomfortable to use as it lacks a hand grip.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is decent for landscape photography. It takes photos with decent image quality, and its flip-out screen is easy to read even in direct sunlight. Its 4.3 - 172 mm lens gives you a versatile zoom range for taking pictures of objects that are either close up or far away. However, it can struggle to take a shallow depth of field picture, which can make it difficult to take pictures in dim lighting.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is decent for sport and wildlife photography. It can shoot at a reasonably high continuous speed, and it has an okay autofocus system, but it may struggle to clearly capture fast-moving subjects like athletes or running animals.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is good for vlogging. It's portable, and its flip-out screen lets you easily monitor what you're recording, making it easy to keep track of what's in your shot. Also, its in-body stabilization helps keep videos stable, even when you're on the go. Unfortunately, it has poor 4k and FHD video quality, so your videos aren't very detailed.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is disappointing for studio video. Whether you're filming in 4k or FHD, it has poor video quality, so your video may not be very sharp. Its autofocus system does an okay job tracking moving subjects, but it may struggle to keep them in focus, resulting in a blurry video.
The Canon PowerShot SX740 is poor for action video. This camera is very portable, and it's decently well-built. However, it doesn't support 120 fps or 240 fps video recording, so you can't really make slow-motion videos. It doesn't have the best 4k or FHD recording quality, and your video may not be very detailed.
Update 05/25/2021: Changed 'In Body Image Stabilization' field from 'Yes' to 'No'. The score hasn't been changed.
Update 05/25/2021: Changed 'In Body Image Stabilization In 4k' field from 'Yes' to 'No'. The score hasn't been changed.
Update 05/25/2021: Changed 'In Body Image Stabilization In FHD' field from 'Yes' to 'No'. The score hasn't been changed.
The Canon SX740 comes in two different color variants: Black and Silver. We tested the Black variant, and you can see the label for the model we tested here. We expect the Silver variant to perform similarly. If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions.