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

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

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

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 94 x 127.4mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 5.0")
  • 1095g (35.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 III

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

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

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 III'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 III

PowerShot SX70 HS vs Cyber-shot RX10 III: 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 III 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 III (0.70x)

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

Advantage: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

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

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 III

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.392.36
Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
1095g
(35.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1587cm³
(100 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 III. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot RX10 III: the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 III

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)0.921.20
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)325420

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 III 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.

Yields 24 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

Cyber-shot RX10 III

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

13
24

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

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