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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

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
  • Announced July 2018
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm S1500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-396mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 345g - 103 x 73 x 68mm
  • Introduced February 2009
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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

The following is a detailed review of the Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) but both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was unveiled 9 years after the Fujifilm S1500 which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Canon SX740 HS being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving right into a full comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the SX740 HS matches up versus the Fujifilm S1500 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Fujifilm S1500

 SX740 HS Fujifilm S1500 
IntroducedJuly 2018February 2009Newer by 116 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Canon SX740 HS

 Fujifilm S1500 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Fujifilm S1500

 SX740 HS Fujifilm S1500 
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon SX740 HS has exterior measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") having a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) while the Fujifilm S1500 has measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

Look at the Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view size comparison of the SX740 HS and the Fujifilm S1500.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SX740 HS and Fujifilm S1500 is 88 and 82 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by looking at specs. The pic underneath will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the SX740 HS and Fujifilm S1500.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Canon SX740 HS to give more detail having an extra 11 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a bit more aggressively. The newer SX740 HS provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography details
48
manual focus
good MP (21 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
19
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX740 HS
Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
69
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (299 grams)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography highlights
52
excellent zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (21MP)
includes tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (265 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography factors
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography factors
75
lighter than competition (299g)
has bluetooth
good MP (21MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
terrible battery life (265 CIPA)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
50
built-in flash
very long reach (396mm)
no Timelapse recording
low megapixels (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography features
Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography features
53
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (21 megapixels)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
terrible battery life (265 per charge)
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX740 HS
Vlogging with Fujifilm S1500
74
quite wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than competition (299g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
missing external mic support
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone port
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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Fujifilm S1500
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2018-07-31 2009-02-17
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor 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 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focusing distance 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 299 grams (0.66 pounds) 345 grams (0.76 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 265 images -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) -
Storage slots 1 1
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