Clicky

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS

Portability
64
Imaging
34
Features
53
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
Portability
88
Imaging
49
Features
63
Overall
54

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Key Specs

Canon SX1 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-560mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 615g - 128 x 88 x 88mm
  • Announced March 2009
Canon SX740 HS
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 299g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Released July 2018
  • Succeeded the Canon SX730 HS
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Canon SX1 IS versus Canon SX740 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both designed by Canon. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the SX1 IS (10MP) and SX740 HS (21MP) but they possess the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

The SX1 IS was launched 10 years prior to the SX740 HS and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX1 IS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Canon SX740 HS being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a full comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the SX1 IS grades against the SX740 HS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
	
	

Reasons to pick Canon SX1 IS over the Canon SX740 HS

 SX1 IS SX740 HS 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display

Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Canon SX1 IS

 SX740 HS SX1 IS 
ReleasedJuly 2018March 2009More recent by 113 months
Display sizing3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX1 IS and Canon SX740 HS

 SX1 IS SX740 HS 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX1 IS features physical dimensions of 128mm x 88mm x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") with a weight of 615 grams (1.36 lbs) whilst the Canon SX740 HS has dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") accompanied by a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs).

Contrast the Canon SX1 IS versus Canon SX740 HS in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are employing at that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the SX1 IS compared to the SX740 HS.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the SX1 IS and SX740 HS is 64 and 88 respectively.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements purely by researching specs. The visual here should give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the SX1 IS and SX740 HS.

As you can plainly see, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You should expect to see the Canon SX740 HS to provide you with more detail utilizing its extra 11MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos far more aggressively. The older SX1 IS will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Portrait photography features
Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography features
47
has manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/500s)
includes face detection focus
supports RAW formats
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
49
manual focus
good MP (21MP)
includes face detect focus
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

Street Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Street photography details
Canon SX740 HS Street photography details
56
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
more heavy than others in class (615g)
69
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (299 grams)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

Sports Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Sports photography advice
Canon SX740 HS Sports photography advice
33
great zoom range (28-560mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 fps)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
53
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (21 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (265 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

Travel Comparison

Canon SX1 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon SX740 HS as a Travel photography camera
52
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (28mm)
long reach (560mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (615g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
76
lighter than others (299 grams)
has bluetooth
good MP (21 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
bad battery pack (265 CIPA)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Landscape Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Landscape photography info
Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography info
45
has manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (2.8 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse recording
53
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (21MP)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
bad battery pack (265 per charge)
Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX1 IS Vlogging highlights
Canon SX740 HS Vlogging highlights
57
reasonably wide (28mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (615 grams)
75
quite wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than others (299g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no microphone socket
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon SX1 IS vs Canon SX740 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX1 IS and Canon SX740 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX1 ISCanon PowerShot SX740 HS
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-03-27 2018-07-31
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - DIGIC 8
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 21 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-560mm (20.0x) 24-960mm (40.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.3-6.9
Macro focus distance 0cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Tilting
Display size 2.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/3200 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 4.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.20 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/500 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 615g (1.36 lbs) 299g (0.66 lbs)
Dimensions 128 x 88 x 88mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 3.5") 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 265 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec or custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/MMC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $600 $400