Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 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

Cyber-shot HX80

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 245g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

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

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot HX80: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX70 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.39 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Cyber-shot HX80 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot SX70 HS (0.50x)

Cyber-shot HX80 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX80

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3018.00
Auto Focus points (4)91
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.390.40
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the better viewfinder. We also like the superior video recording.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)325390
Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
245g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX80 are the larger sensitivity, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX70 HS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX70 HS: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the Cyber-shot HX80.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot HX80

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Cyber-shot HX80

PowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot HX80, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Sony Cyber-shot HX80

15
11

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS.

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