Canon SX730 HS with Pentax X70 Comparison

Canon SX730 HS and Pentax X70 Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • March, 2009
  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-960 mm (40x) F3.3-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 26-624 mm (24x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 50 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • -
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5.9 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 64 x 40 mm, 300g.
  • 110 x 83 x 90 mm, 410g.
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Canon SX730 HS Scores


Imaging score
23
Features score
57
Value for money score
66
Portability score
92
Overall score
50

Pentax X70 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
45
Value for money score
59
Portability score
85
Overall score
41

Pentax X70 with Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Overview


Let's compare Canon PowerShot SX730 HS with Pentax X70. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Canon SX730 HS was released in 2017, and Pentax X70 in 2009. PowerShot SX730 HS is newer, which is a plus. X70 8 years older. 8 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of PowerShot SX730 HS is greater than that of X70. The difference of 8 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (PowerShot SX730 HS), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Pentax X70, the maximum ISO is greater by 3200. Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Canon SX730 HS has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
X70 has electronic viewfinder, and the PowerShot SX730 HS doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has n/a fps continuous shooting.

General PowerShot SX730 HS X70
Brand Canon Pentax
Model PowerShot SX730 HS X70
Announced April, 2017 March, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 10
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 922k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 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 0 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.9 fps n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00 9.10
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200 6400
Min Native ISO 80 50
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 300 g 410 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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