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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 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
  • Released July 2018
  • Older Model is Canon SX730 HS
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Following is a in depth assessment of the Canon SX740 HS versus Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizeable difference between the resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was revealed 6 years after the Fujifilm SL300 which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX740 HS being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting through a in-depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the SX740 HS scores against the Fujifilm SL300 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Fujifilm SL300

 SX740 HS Fujifilm SL300 
IntroducedJuly 2018January 2012More modern by 80 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k460kSharper screen (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Canon SX740 HS

 Fujifilm SL300 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Fujifilm SL300

 SX740 HS Fujifilm SL300 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and size. The Canon SX740 HS has physical 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 SL300 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") along with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon SX740 HS versus Fujifilm SL300 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the SX740 HS vs the Fujifilm SL300.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the SX740 HS and Fujifilm SL300 is 88 and 67 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to envision the gap between sensor sizes only by reading through specifications. The pic here may offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the SX740 HS and Fujifilm SL300.

To sum up, both the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Canon SX740 HS to resolve greater detail because of its extra 7 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more recent SX740 HS will have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX740 HS
Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL300
48
has manual focus
megapixel count good (21 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
38
decent MP (14 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
no manual focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Street photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography advice
69
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (299g)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than competition in class (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography information
52
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (21MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (265 shots)
no phase detect AF
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long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
offers tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX740 HS
Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
75
lighter than competitors in class (299 grams)
has bluetooth
megapixel count good (21 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (960mm)
not so great battery (265 per charge)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (510 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography factors
53
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (21MP)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
not so great battery (265 shots)
41
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Vlogging camera
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fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (299g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have external microphone port
24
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic jack
heavier than competition in class (510g)
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Canon SX740 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Fujifilm SL300
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSFujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Make Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2018-07-31 2012-01-05
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 922k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 299 gr (0.66 lb) 510 gr (1.12 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 pictures 300 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $400 $280