Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Detailed Review

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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The PowerShot SX70 HS was presented by Canon in September 2018. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
BrandCanon
CategorySuperzoom
Date09/2018
Sensor Properties

In additional PowerShot SX70 HS has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").

Also PowerShot SX70 HS's sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

FormatCompact
Sensor area6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24" x 0.18")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)21.10 megapixel
Resolution (effective)20.30 megapixel
Pixel size1.40 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 10 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable
Focal length (min)21mm
Focal length (max)1365mm
Aperture (max)3.4
Aperture (min)6.5
Viewfinder Properties

The PowerShot SX70 HS uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.39 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.50x, an average value for an electronic viewfinder.

TypeElektronic
Coverage100%
Magnification0.50x
Resolution2.39 megapixel
Dioptric correction
Shutter

The PowerShot SX70 HS's shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 15s.

The highest shutter speed of the Canon is just 1/2000s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed1/2000s
Min. shutter speed15s
Sensitivity Properties

The PowerShot SX70 HS's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 3200 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity3200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX70 HS supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The PowerShot SX70 HS's auto focus processor uses 9 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeTTL
AF points9
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The PowerShot SX70 HS features a built-in flash with a range of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Canon.

Built-in
Range5.00m
(17 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
PowerShot SX70 HS display

The PowerShot SX70 HS features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.

The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.

The PowerShot SX70 HS does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.92 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

PowerShot SX70 HS video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The PowerShot SX70 HS has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS has a NB-12L LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 325 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The PowerShot SX70 HS's battery battery parameters:

TypeNB-12L LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life325 photos
Size

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS's dimensions are 127 x 90.9 x 116.6mm³. (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 608 grams (19.6 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the PowerShot SX70 HS:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS size comparison

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