Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs PowerShot SX420 IS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Specs

PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127 x 90.9 x 116.6mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6")
  • 608g (19.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX70 HS vs PowerShot SX420 IS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)325195

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
614cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are the lower weight than the PowerShot SX70 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PowerShot SX420 IS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX420 IS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

PowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX420 IS, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX420 IS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

18
4

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX70 HS as better choice.

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