Canon launches PowerShot SX740 HS with 40x zoom

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Canon has announced a new premium ultra-compact camera, introducing the PowerShot SX740 HS, priced at £349.99/€419.99/$399.

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS boasts a fixed lens offering 40x zoom and an equivalent focal length of 24-960mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.3 at the wide-angle end and f/6.9 at the telephoto end of the range.

Inside the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is a 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor offering 20-megapixel resolution. The new Canon compact camera can also shoot UHD 4K video.

Canon has also given the PowerShot SX740 HS its latest DIGIC 8 processor, and the camera can shoot 7.4fps in burst mode with continuous AF.

Other features of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS include built-in WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth and a 3-inch flip-up LCD screen.

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS release date will be in August. The camera will be available in silver or black.