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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50

Portability
88
Imaging
48
Features
63
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 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
  • Revealed July 2018
  • Replaced the Canon SX730 HS
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Launched January 2009
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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Overview

Here is a detailed review of the Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Canon and Sony. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the SX740 HS (21MP) and H50 (9MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The SX740 HS was launched 9 years later than the H50 and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the SX740 HS matches up against the H50 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX740 HS over the Sony H50

 SX740 HS H50 
LaunchedJuly 2018January 2009Fresher by 117 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Canon SX740 HS

 H50 SX740 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX740 HS and Sony H50

 SX740 HS H50 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display size3"3"Same display size
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and measurements. The Canon SX740 HS has got exterior dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") and a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Sony H50 has proportions of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") and a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

Compare the Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Below is a front view overall size comparison of the SX740 HS and the H50.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX740 HS and H50 is 88 and 69 respectively.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizing just by reviewing specs. The visual underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX740 HS and H50.

All in all, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You can expect to see the Canon SX740 HS to offer you greater detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos way more aggressively. The more modern SX740 HS provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Portrait photography details
Sony H50 Portrait photography details
48
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (21MP)
offers face detect focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
27
has manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX740 HS
Street photography with Sony H50
69
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (299 grams)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (547g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Sports photography information
Sony H50 Sports photography information
52
excellent zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (21 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
low battery power (265 shots)
lack of phase detect auto focus
32
amazing zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
low fps (2.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX740 HS Travel photography details
Sony H50 Travel photography details
75
lighter than competitors in class (299g)
connects via bluetooth
megapixel count decent (21MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
low battery power (265 shots)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
44
built-in flash
great zoom (465mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (547g)
low megapixels (9MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H50 as a Landscape photography camera
53
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (21MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
low battery power (265 CIPA)
34
has manual focus
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
low megapixels (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX740 HS as a Vlogging camera
Sony H50 as a Vlogging camera
74
rather wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (299g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of mic port
19
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (547 grams)
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Canon SX740 HS vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX740 HS and Sony H50
 Canon PowerShot SX740 HSSony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Make Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-07-31 2009-01-15
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 8 -
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 21 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 31-465mm (15.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB 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 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Max video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 299g (0.66 pounds) 547g (1.21 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
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 photographs -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible) Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $400 $80