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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera

BH #CAPSSX70HSB • MFR #3071C001
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 65x Zoom Lens
  • 21-1365mm (35mm Equivalent)
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.
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Canon SX70 HS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.3MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 365x Zoom Lens and Image Stabilization
  • 4Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • 5Other Camera Features
By B&H Photo's

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.
UPC: 013803312188

Canon SX70 HS Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length3.8 to 247mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 21 to 1365mm)
Optical Zoom65x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (260x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (130x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.4 to 6.5
Focus RangeAuto
0" to Infinity / 0 cm to Infinity (Wide)
5.9' to Infinity / 1.8 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Normal
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
5.91' to Infinity / 1.8 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0" to 1.64' / 0 cm to 50 cm (Wide)
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 3200
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 15 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten, White Balance Adjustment
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 20.3 MP
Interval RecordingNo
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsMonochrome
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MP4/MPEG-4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [30 to 60 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Diopter AdjustmentNone
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution920,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range1.64 to 16.40' / 0.5 to 5 m (Wide)
6.56 to 8.20' / 2 to 2.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Physical
Battery Type1 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
Weight1.34 lb / 608 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.6 x 5.4"

Canon SX70 HS Reviews

Great Camera

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

The Canon SX 70 HS is a point and shoot camera with an exceptional ability to zoom from 24mm to 1365mm. That in itself gives it great versatility in shooting in different photo circumstances. The picture quality overall is very good. The light weight provides for excellent portability. The two drawbacks are that it doesn't perform well in low light and the maximum F stop is 8. Overall however, a great hybrid choice especially when you don't have to be burdened with a heavy telephoto lens.

Love it!

By Caroline
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

I love the PowerShot SX70. It is a great camera.

Bridge camera packed with features

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-27

The SX70 experience begins with a comfortable feel to its great and continues to impress the user with its many features. I love the powerful reach it's zoom has. I go everywhere with this camera so I appreciate not having to bring a bunch of lenses to get the shot I want. I've taken this camera to venues that do not allow detachable lenses for that reason. I also really like the many positions you can put the viewing screen into allowing you to hold the camera away from your eye and still see what you shooting.

A bit of a disappointment

By Lou
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I've had this camera for about 1 year and it has not lived up to expectation. Pro's: 1) will take nice zoom pictures if the subject doesn't have much movement. 2) real phone support is available. There are two cons, 1) it does not appear possible to capture a sharp picture of a bird in flight (which was one of goals for purchase) 2) even at low iso's (e.g. 160), the camera will smudge detail.

light to hold for long time , good lens , options are good

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

great camera so far as I just need to get use to controls and feathers like mode P,M,Tv, and C1 ,C2 .

BEWARE. Canon no longer manufactures & warranty problems!

By Nancy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Bought in Feb. Stopped working in June. Went onto Canon site & registered it & called the number given for repairs. A human (not a recording) told me that they no longer manufacture this model & therefore do not honor the warranty! I called B&H and got a different # to call Canon that said they DO honor warranties. I WOULD NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

It's a great travel camera!

By Steven
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Great travel camera! It is excellent during daylight hours. The zoom lens is phenomenal and the size and weight of the camera and lens makes it a joy to carry all day. One of the shortcomings is noise in low light. It takes the place of almost all of my lenses with the optical 21-1365mm equivalent lens! And the 5-stop optical stabilization makes it a joy to hand-hold.

A marvelous light weight sophisticated DSLR

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

A very recent purchase, I am absolutely delighted with my camera. It is about one-half the weight of my previous Canon Rebel, has more capability, and is as sophisticated as I could have hoped for. Nearly all of photography with the previous Rebel was taken using Program (P) option, and the SX 70 offers this choice along with 12 additional choices. The example photo was taken at Little Island 14th Street/10th avenue looking at the Statue of Liberty, roughly 6 miles away. Enough Said!

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