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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
54
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 front
Portability
62
Imaging
45
Features
41
Overall
43

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 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
  • Introduced July 2018
  • Succeeded the Canon SX730 HS
Sony H400
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-1550mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 628g - 130 x 95 x 122mm
  • Launched February 2014
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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Overview

Below is a extensive assessment of the Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Canon and Sony. The resolution of the SX740 HS (21MP) and the H400 (20MP) is fairly close and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SX740 HS was launched 4 years later than the H400 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX740 HS being a Compact camera and the Sony H400 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going straight into a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the SX740 HS scores vs the H400 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Sony H400

 SX740 HS H400 
LaunchedJuly 2018February 2014More recent by 55 months
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k460kCrisper display (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony H400 over the Canon SX740 HS

 H400 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Sony H400

 SX740 HS H400 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to consider its weight and size. The Canon SX740 HS provides outer measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") having a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) and the Sony H400 has specifications of 130mm x 95mm x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8") having a weight of 628 grams (1.38 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the SX740 HS compared to the H400.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SX740 HS and H400 is 88 and 62 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to picture the contrast in sensor measurements only by looking through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the SX740 HS and H400.

Clearly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You can anticipate the Canon SX740 HS to render more detail utilizing its extra 1MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos far more aggressively. The more modern SX740 HS should have a benefit in sensor tech.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography highlights
Sony H400 Portrait photography highlights
48
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
40
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Street photography information
Sony H400 Street photography information
69
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (299g)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
43
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than average (628g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography highlights
Sony H400 Sports photography highlights
52
great zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (21MP)
provides tracking autofocus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (265 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
51
great zoom range (25-1550mm 62.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.0 fps)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography factors
Sony H400 Travel photography factors
75
lighter than average (299g)
supports bluetooth
decent megapixels (21MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
very long zoom (960mm)
not so great battery pack (265 per charge)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
53
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
great reach (1550mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than average (628 grams)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Landscape photography details
Sony H400 Landscape photography details
53
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery pack (265 shots)
44
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Vlogging features
Sony H400 Vlogging features
74
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average (299g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
missing external mic jack
26
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
has external microphone jack
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
more heavy than average (628 grams)
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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Sony H400
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSSony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Sony
Model type Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-07-31 2014-02-13
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 8 Bionz(R)
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
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) 25-1550mm (62.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.00 m 8.80 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Advanced Flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 X 720
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 299g (0.66 lb) 628g (1.38 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 130 x 95 x 122mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
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
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (Off, 10 sec, 2 sec, portrait1, portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch price $400 $268