Characterized by its impressive reach, the PowerShot SX70 HS from Canon is a flexible point-and-shoot offering high-resolution imaging and a wide-ranging 65x zoom lens. The 20.3MP CMOS sensor pairs with the DIGIC 8 image processor to afford stills shooting at up to 10 fps for working with moving subjects, and also enables recording UHD 4K video content as well as producing 4K time-lapse movies. For working in a variety of shooting situations, the 65x optical zoom covers a wide-angle to super-telephoto focal length range and is complemented by five stop-effective image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Benefitting the imaging capabilities, this camera also incorporates a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for clear eye-level shooting and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth permit seamless wireless control and sharing capabilities.
20.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
A 20.3MP CMOS sensor pairs with the DIGIC 8 image processor to realize notable image quality and speed to permit stills shooting at up to 10 fps, UHD 4K video recording, and in-camera 4K time-lapse movie creation. Together, the sensor and processor also produce clean image quality and enhanced sensitivity with minimal noise for working in difficult lighting conditions.
65x Zoom Lens and Image Stabilization
An expansive 65x optical zoom lens offers a wide-angle to super telephoto 21-1365mm equivalent focal length range to suit working with a wide variety of subjects. This extensive reach is complemented by a versatile image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to five stops.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
- A 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is available as a clear and bright means for eye-level monitoring.
- Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share your photos and movies with a linked smartphone or tablet as well as remotely control the camera from the mobile device by using the Camera Connect app.
- Mobile devices can also connect to the camera using Bluetooth for remotely adjusting settings and gaining a live view image from your smartphone or tablet. Bluetooth connectivity also allows you to use your smartphone's location data to geotag your photos, and the date can also be stamped on your imagery for easy reference.
Other Camera Features
- Zoom Framing Assist automatically zooms in or out to keep a subject within the frame and in focus when using longer focal lengths.
|Pixels||Actual: 21.1 Megapixel |
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
|Maximum Resolution||5184 x 3888|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Image File Format||JPEG, RAW|
|Focal Length||3.8 to 247mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 21 to 1365mm)|
|Digital Zoom||4x Maximum (260x Combined Zoom) |
2x Optimized (130x Combined Zoom)
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.4 to 6.5|
|Focus Range||Auto |
0" to Infinity / 0 cm to Infinity (Wide)
5.9' to Infinity / 1.8 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
5.91' to Infinity / 1.8 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
0" to 1.64' / 0 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 3200|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 to 15 Seconds|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten, White Balance Adjustment|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 10 fps at 20.3 MP|
|Recording Modes||MP4/H.264/MPEG-4 |
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p [120 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p [30 to 60 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 59.94p [26 Mb/s]
|Recording Limit||Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||AAC|
Viewfinder and Monitor
|Viewfinder Resolution||2,360,000 Dot|
|Monitor Resolution||920,000 Dot|
|Monitor Type||Articulating LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync|
|Effective Flash Range||1.64 to 16.40' / 0.5 to 5 m (Wide) |
6.56 to 8.20' / 2 to 2.5 m (Telephoto)
|External Flash Connection||None|
|Memory Card Slot||1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|Battery||1 x LP-E12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 875 VDC, 7.2 mAh|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 127 x 90.9 x 116.6 mm|
|Weight||1.34 lb / 608 g (Body with Battery and Memory)|