Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs PowerShot SX520 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 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 SX520 HS

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.4-6.0
  • No WiFi
  • 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX70 HS vs PowerShot SX520 HS: 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 SX520 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)325210
WiFi (2)

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. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX520 HS: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
442g
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
901cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX520 HS are the lower weight than the PowerShot SX70 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und PowerShot SX520 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

20
4

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX70 HS as better choice.

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