Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review

Overall Score

60

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 21-1365 mm (65x) F3.4-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 91 x 117 mm, 608g.
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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Overview


First introduced in September, 2018, Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Canon SX70 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX70 HS ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Canon SX70 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX70 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX70 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
922k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 325 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
21 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3.4 Lens at Wide
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Timelapse Recording
9 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS has an Overall Score of 60/100 and ranked #68 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #338 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX70 HS Scores
Imaging score
37
Features score
75
Value for money score
75
Portability score
74
Overall score
60
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX70 HS


Canon PowerShot SX70 HS weighs 608g and has external dimensions of 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0 x 3.58 x 4.61"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX70 HS is 216 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SX70 HS is more by 14mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX70 HS
608g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX70 HS
117mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX70 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX70 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX70 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 608 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 608 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon P1000 1415 g 608 g 146 x 119 x 181 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 Panasonic FZ80 616 g 608 g 130 x 94 x 119 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 608 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 608 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon B700 565 g 608 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 608 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 127 x 91 x 117 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX70 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX70 HS
Announced September, 2018
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 325 shots
Battery Type Built-in
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 608 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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