Canon SX740 HS – Screen Failed!

Update! I got the Canon SX740 HS 40x optical zoom for my trip to Cambodia. The Canon SX740 is sold online for about $379- $400: https://amzn.to/2YzuA6n . I also brought my Samsung Galaxy phone: https://amzn.to/2RgLpAD and Olympus Tough camera ( https://amzn.to/2LSbFCc ) on this trip.

After 2 weeks of use, the flippy screen doesn’t turn on. It worked fine in Hong Kong, but once i got to Cambodia, the screen failed. The camera still shoots, its just the screen doesn’t work. i tried resetting the battery, but nothing worked.

i was in Angkor Wat wait for the sunrise at 4 AM, when i realized my camera screen didn’t turn on. so i shot everything in wide without at viewfinder! I got decent shots, but its disappointing that this camera failed so easily.

I also brought my Olympus Tough camera ( https://amzn.to/2LSbFCc ) and Samsung smart phone ( https://amzn.to/2RgLpAD ) that still work.

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I now reach for my Samsung S9 for fast selfies and photos. My Olympus TG3 for travel, macro and underwater photography. My Sony A77 DSLR for high detail photo and video shoots.

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Canon SX740 HS Review! Easy to Use Travel Camera?

I normally travel and vlog with my heavy Sony A77 DSLR and Olympus TG3 Tough camera ( https://amzn.to/2LSbFCc ) . I love both of them, but I wanted to lighter zoom travel camera for vlogging and light packing. I bought the Sony HX99 ( https://amzn.to/2WgNilF ) two months ago and thought it had all the right specs and a electric view finder for bright days . However, the small size and touch screen was an issue for my big hands as I often missed focus by accidentally touching the screen.

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I got Canon SX740 HS 40x optical zoom travel camera! I got the Canon SX740 special bundle with case and memory card at Costco.com for $399 but it may be gone by now. The Canon SX740 is sold online for about $379- $400: https://amzn.to/2YzuA6n

I liked the size of the Canon SX740 HS as the grip fits my hand better and had very similar megapixel and optical range without the touch screen. It was also $50 less than the Sony HX99.

I do prefer the Sony electronic viewfinder, however the easy of use and fit makes makes the Canon the camera I reach if not my Samsung S9 smart phone ( https://amzn.to/2YvZpsC ) .

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Pros:
AWESOME Zoom (Canon glass lens with 40x optical zoom and additional 2x digital zoom)
Fits larger hands
light weight
Easy camera setup and connection to Smart phone
Warm saturated photos and video
electronic viewfinder for photographing in the sun,
USB charging (so I can use my cell phone charger)
compact size
Battery charger included
Face tracking
fast autofocus
Under $400
Compact Digital 20 MP
4K Video
Flip screen LCD for VLOGGING and selfies

Cons:
Image quality is not as good as expected (probably due to the small sensor)
Higher ISO gets fuzzy
Low light is not as good as Sony
Need a tripod or support for 40x zoom
Hard to manual focus
Macro photography with zoom lens is hard

Conclusion:
Overall is it worth it? If you want to travel or hike with just a smart phone and need a small ultra zoom camera with a lot of great features to take a photo or 4k video to post to your favorite social media platform, this may be the one. Light, compact , easier to handle for larger hands, and full of utility. The flip monitor is good for light vlogging or selfies. Don’t expect to zoom into your photos for lots of detail, because of the small sensor size its kinda muddy.

I now reach for my Samsung S9 for fast selfies and photos. My Canon SX740 HS for travel and long zooms. My Olympus TG3 for travel, macro and underwater photography. My Sony A77 DSLR for high detail photo and video shoots.

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Sony DSC-HX99 Review! Perfect Travel Camera?

So I normally travel with my heavy Sony A77 DSLR and Olympus TG3 Tough camera. I love both of them, but I wanted to lighter zoom travel camera for vlogging and light packing. I saw the Sony HX99 and thought it had all the right specs, so I bought one online (
I https://amzn.to/2IhQ97f ) and made this review.

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  • PROS:
  • Zoom (Zeiss glass 24mm to 720mm optical, with additional 2x digital zoom,
  • light weight ,
  • electronic viewfinder for photographing in the sun,
  • USB charging (so I can use my cell phone charger)
  • super compact
  • Touch screen
  • Face tracking
  • fast autofocus
  • Under $450
  • Compact Digital 18.2 MP
  • 4K Video
  • Tiltable LCD
  • CONS:
  • Image quality is not as good as expected (probably due to the small sensor)
  • Higher ISO gets fuzzy
  • Accidental Touch screen focus.
  • Complex setup and menu system
  • Sony Camera App to Smartphone didn’t work for me for my Samsung S8 🙁

Conclusion:
Overall is it worth it? If you want to travel with just a smart phone and need a small ultra zoom camera with a lot of great features to take a photo or video to post to your favorite social media platform, this may be the one. Light compact and full of utility. Don’t expect to zoom into your photos for lots of detail, because of the small sensor size its kinda muddy.

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