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Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
54
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G 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
  • Revealed July 2018
  • Replaced the Canon SX730 HS
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Canon SX740 HS versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Canon and Samsung. There exists a sizeable gap between the resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The SX740 HS was brought out 6 years later than the Galaxy Camera 3G and that is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple overview of how the SX740 HS scores versus the Galaxy Camera 3G in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 SX740 HS Galaxy Camera 3G 
RevealedJuly 2018August 2012Fresher by 73 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k0kSharper screen (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Canon SX740 HS

 Galaxy Camera 3G SX740 HS 
Screen dimension4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 SX740 HS Galaxy Camera 3G 

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and volume. The Canon SX740 HS comes with outer measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has sizing of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") with a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Compare the Canon SX740 HS versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you select during that time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the SX740 HS against the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX740 HS and Galaxy Camera 3G is 88 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizing simply by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the SX740 HS and Galaxy Camera 3G.

Clearly, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Canon SX740 HS to give more detail having its extra 5MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more modern SX740 HS will have an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography advice
48
has manual focus
MP count decent (21MP)
comes with face detect focus
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
30
good resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX740 HS
Street photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
69
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (299g)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (305 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sports photography highlights
52
great zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
comes with tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
low battery power (265 per charge)
lacks phase detect auto focus
45
incredible zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography highlights
75
lighter than average (299 grams)
has bluetooth
MP count decent (21MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (960mm)
low battery power (265 shots)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
72
lighter than others in class (305g)
good resolution (16MP)
fairly wide (23mm)
great zoom (481mm)
fast max aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography info
53
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (21MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
low battery power (265 shots)
47
fairly wide (23mm)
fast max aperture (f)
big screen (4.8 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging advice
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging advice
74
really wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average (299 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have microphone port
37
fairly wide (23mm)
fast max aperture (f)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (305g)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have mic socket
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Canon SX740 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSSamsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Make Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-07-31 2012-08-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 -
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 4.8 inch
Display resolution 922k dots 0k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s -
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200s -
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 299 gr (0.66 lb) 305 gr (0.67 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
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 pictures -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots One One
Cost at release $400 $606