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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100

Portability
88
Imaging
49
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7100 front
Portability
82
Imaging
36
Features
55
Overall
43

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 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
  • Announced July 2018
  • Old Model is Canon SX730 HS
Nikon P7100
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 395g - 116 x 77 x 48mm
  • Launched February 2012
  • Older Model is Nikon P7000
  • Replacement is Nikon P7700
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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Overview

Lets look a little more closely at the Canon SX740 HS and Nikon P7100, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Canon and Nikon. There is a large difference between the sensor resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and P7100 (10MP) and the SX740 HS (1/2.3") and P7100 (1/1.7") use totally different sensor size.

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The SX740 HS was revealed 6 years later than the P7100 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the SX740 HS scores vs the P7100 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Nikon P7100

 SX740 HS P7100 
LaunchedJuly 2018February 2012Fresher by 79 months
Display resolution922k921kSharper display (+1k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon P7100 over the Canon SX740 HS

 P7100 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Nikon P7100

 SX740 HS P7100 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX740 HS features outer dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") and a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) while the Nikon P7100 has dimensions of 116mm x 77mm x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 395 grams (0.87 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the SX740 HS and the P7100.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the SX740 HS and P7100 is 88 and 82 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to see the contrast between sensor sizing purely by reviewing specifications. The graphic below will give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX740 HS and P7100.

Plainly, the 2 cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The SX740 HS having a tinier sensor will make getting shallower depth of field tougher and the Canon SX740 HS will offer more detail because of its extra 11MP. Greater resolution will let you crop images much more aggressively. The fresher SX740 HS is going to have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX740 HS
Portrait photography with Nikon P7100
49
focusing manually
MP count decent (21MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
45
has manual focus
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Street photography camera
Nikon P7100 as a Street photography camera
69
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (299 grams)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
64
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (395 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Sports photography camera
Nikon P7100 as a Sports photography camera
53
incredible zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
comes with tracking focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (265 per charge)
no phase detect autofocus
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery life (350 CIPA)
low frames per second (1.3 fps)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography factors
Nikon P7100 Travel photography factors
76
lighter than competition (299g)
supports bluetooth
MP count decent (21MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
bad battery pack (265 shots)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
57
great battery life (350 shots)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
more heavy than competition (395 grams)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography details
Nikon P7100 Landscape photography details
53
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
bad battery pack (265 per charge)
52
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
great battery life (350 per charge)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging details
Nikon P7100 Vlogging details
75
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than competition (299g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
missing microphone jack
30
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
comes with external microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
more heavy than competition (395 grams)
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Canon SX740 HS vs Nikon P7100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Nikon P7100
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSNikon Coolpix P7100
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Nikon Coolpix P7100
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2018-07-31 2012-02-20
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 8 Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 99
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage - 80%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 1.3fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m 9.00 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file 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 299g (0.66 lb) 395g (0.87 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 116 x 77 x 48mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 41
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.7
DXO Low light score not tested 165
Other
Battery life 265 pictures 350 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
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