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Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD

Portability
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Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
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Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Key Specs

Canon SX740 HS
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 299g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Introduced July 2018
  • Superseded the Canon SX730 HS
FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Released July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
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Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Overview

The following is a extensive comparison of the Canon SX740 HS versus FujiFilm S2500HD, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizable difference between the sensor resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and S2500HD (12MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was brought out 8 years after the S2500HD which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Canon SX740 HS being a Compact camera and the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the SX740 HS matches up vs the S2500HD for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 SX740 HS S2500HD 
ReleasedJuly 2018July 2010Newer by 99 months
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k230kClearer screen (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Canon SX740 HS

 S2500HD SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and FujiFilm S2500HD

 SX740 HS S2500HD 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon SX740 HS provides exterior 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) and the FujiFilm S2500HD has proportions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") along with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs).

Contrast the Canon SX740 HS versus FujiFilm S2500HD in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the SX740 HS versus the S2500HD.

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the SX740 HS and S2500HD is 88 and 78 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reading a spec sheet. The image here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX740 HS and S2500HD.

Clearly, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can expect the Canon SX740 HS to deliver extra detail having its extra 9 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs more aggressively. The more modern SX740 HS should have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography information
FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography information
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has manual focus
megapixel count good (21MP)
features face detect autofocus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
21
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Street photography info
FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography info
69
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (299 grams)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
Photography Glossary

Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Sports photography camera
FujiFilm S2500HD as a Sports photography camera
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excellent zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (21 megapixels)
features tracking focus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery (265 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
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long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography features
FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography features
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lighter than competition (299 grams)
connects via bluetooth
megapixel count good (21MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
low battery (265 per charge)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
55
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
very long zoom (504mm)
does not have Timelapse function
low megapixels (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon SX740 HS
Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
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has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (21MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
low battery (265 per charge)
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really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging factors
FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging factors
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decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than competition (299 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
missing mic socket
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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone socket
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Canon SX740 HS vs FujiFilm S2500HD Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and FujiFilm S2500HD
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSFujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX740 HS FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD
Also referred to as - FinePix S2600HD
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-07-31 2010-07-06
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-504mm (18.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 99%
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m 4.40 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
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 299 gr (0.66 lb) 337 gr (0.74 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
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 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $400 $200