Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX420 IS vs PowerShot SX740 HS - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Specs

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Introduced in July 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-960mm (40x), f3.3-6.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110 x 64 x 40mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX740 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS vs PowerShot SX740 HS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX420 IS a better choice

No advantage of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX740 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.0020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)27
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.230.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1280 x 7203840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)195265
Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)614cm³
(39 cu.in.)
282cm³
(18 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PowerShot SX740 HS is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX420 IS and the more compact size.

Yields 26 points for the PowerShot SX740 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX740 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX420 IS and PowerShot SX740 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX740 HS, front viewPowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX740 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX740 HS, view from abovePowerShot SX420 IS und PowerShot SX740 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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26

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX740 HS as better choice.

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