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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 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
  • Launched July 2018
  • Old Model is Canon SX730 HS
Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Earlier Model is Nikon L100
  • Refreshed by Nikon L120
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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Overview

In this article, we will be comparing the Canon SX740 HS and Nikon L110, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and L110 (12MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was revealed 8 years later than the L110 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple view of how the SX740 HS matches up versus the L110 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Nikon L110

 SX740 HS L110 
AnnouncedJuly 2018February 2010More recent by 104 months
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k460kCrisper screen (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Canon SX740 HS

 L110 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Nikon L110

 SX740 HS L110 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera often, you have to factor in its weight and volume. The Canon SX740 HS enjoys exterior dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Nikon L110 has sizing of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") along with a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the SX740 HS compared to the L110.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SX740 HS and L110 is 88 and 77 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to imagine the difference in sensor measurements merely by researching specs. The photograph below will help give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX740 HS and L110.

All in all, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Canon SX740 HS to provide you with greater detail because of its extra 9MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs far more aggressively. The newer SX740 HS should have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography info
Nikon L110 Portrait photography info
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has manual focus
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Street photography camera
Nikon L110 as a Street photography camera
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tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (299 grams)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography info
Nikon L110 Sports photography info
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amazing zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (21MP)
supports tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (265 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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excellent zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Travel photography camera
Nikon L110 as a Travel photography camera
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lighter than competitors in class (299g)
connects via bluetooth
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
pretty wide (24mm)
very long zoom (960mm)
bad battery power (265 CIPA)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
very long zoom (420mm)
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon L110 as a Landscape photography camera
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has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (21MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
bad battery power (265 per charge)
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quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging info
Nikon L110 Vlogging info
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pretty wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (299g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no external mic support
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quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon L110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Nikon L110
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSNikon Coolpix L110
General Information
Company Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Nikon Coolpix L110
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2018-07-31 2010-02-03
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 Expeed C2
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 21MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-420mm (15.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.5-5.4
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 922k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 13.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 299 gr (0.66 pounds) 406 gr (0.90 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (3 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $400 $280