Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II 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 RX10 II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-200mm (8x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129 x 88.1 x 102.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0")
  • 770g (24.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: The sensors

PowerShot SX70 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 II uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 II's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX70 HS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot RX10 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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 RX10 II (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX10 II

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.392.36
Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
770g
(24.8 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 II.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1014
Auto Focus points (4)925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.23
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)325400
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1161cm³
(73 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 II are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX70 HS: that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 26 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

11
26

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II as better choice.

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