Canon PowerShot SX70 HS


Are you looking for a small handheld camera with large optical zoom for photos and videos – meet the Canon SX 70 – its price will surprise even residents of the United States.


With the Canon PowerShot SX70 digital camera, you can take pictures in RAW format, thanks to which you will be able to accurately process the file on your computer – you can also use the JPEG format. In turn, movies in UHD 4K format have excellent resolution, and thanks to the microphone in the device – also clear sound.

Forget about blurry, blurry photos – now you can capture even fleeting moments in perfect sharpness.

Accurate and fast autofocus on the Canon PowerShot SX70 allows you to capture every moment in detail, so you don’t have to worry that your memories will fade over time. Thanks to the 65x optical zoom, it is possible to zoom in on images – both those distant and those close to you.

Thanks to this, when taking photos you will catch even more details.

The 3-inch tilt screen allows you to see entire frames, so it’s even easier to get the perfect photo.

The Canon PowerShot SX70 looks like an SLR camera, but is equipped with the latest digital photography technologies. You can remove the battery at any time and replace it with a charged one – so you don’t have to worry about the device running out of power in the middle of a trip.

A competent travel and holiday camera with lots to recommend it, the PowerShot SX70 HS is a fine option for holidays in sunnier climes.

Quick specs of SX70

Bridge Camera, CMOS, 1/2.3, 15-1/2000, 20.3 MP, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 615.2g

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS properties

Product name PowerShot SX70 HS
Type Bridge Camera
Lens Integrated
Focal Length 3.8-247
Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Features Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi
Viewfinder LCD/OLED
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 bps
Continuous Drive 10fps, 5.7fps
AF points 9
Image Stabilization Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Optical Zoom 65.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0 x
Max Picture Resolution 5184×3888 pixels
Image File Format DPOF, EXIF, JPEG
Flash Built-in
Flash Sync Speed 1/2000 sec
Battery Type LP-E12
Display Size 3.0 “
Max Video Resolution 3840×2160 (4K)
Video resolutions (fps) (4K) 3840 x 2160, 29.97/25 fps (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94/50/29.97/25 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 59.94/50 fps
Video File Format MP4, MPEG4
Audio File Format AAC
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Format 1/2.3
Effective Pixels 20.3 MP
Total Pixels 21.1 MP
ISO Rating 100-3200
Weight 615.2 g
Dimensions (HxWxD) 127×116.6×90.9 mm

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4 reviews for Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

  1. Grayson Butler

    I chose this camera for nature documentation, recommended by a friend due to the speed of autofocus – it works much better in the case of moving objects (e.g. birds) compared to the Nikon Coolpix P900

  2. Jigi

    After some initial difficulties (poor user manual), I made friends with the camera. I am most pleased with the possibility of taking panoramic photos, which are easy to take and very well reproduced. Together with the 65x optical zoom, this is the perfect backpack camera as it’s not too heavy. But recordings in difficult lighting conditions are also quite successful. I recommend to beginners.

  3. Jason

    Virtually every “oh” and “ah” justified, but unfortunately the problem of a tiny stable of glasses is a shadow of the excellent quality.
    If you’re on a rubber budget and don’t want more than portraits and landscapes, then you won’t notice the problem. But if, like me, you are on a budget and are fond of wildlife, then definitely avoid this system.
    I paid for it, so I warn you right away. MC-11 or Metabones V won’t solve the problem. There are no long lenses in Sony’s offer (except for the cosmically expensive 100-400) and those from Canon connected via an adapter lose their ability to work with continuous AF. The accuracy in this mode is terrible.
    I emphasize once again – it’s not the camera that is bad (it’s insane) – it’s the size of its ecosystem that makes it hard.

  4. Gregor Makau

    I bought the camera to be able to take pictures not with a heavy DSLR with many lenses as before, but with a much smaller camera, with one lens that replaces several of mine in the current camera.

    The camera has a lot of different functions and to get them all you have to go through several dozen pages of instructions, or use the automatic photo function, then everything is simple.
    As for the quality of photos and videos that can be taken with this Canon, they are very good, the colors are great and the stabilization does a good job.

    If you need something that will deliver across a broader range of indoor and outdoor situations, though, it may be best to look towards a camera with a more modest zoom range and a larger sensor.
    In conclusion, I recommend the camera to everyone, amateurs and professionals.

    The shop, as usual, did a great job and I received the camera at the agreed time.

    Finally, if you are looking for a camera with a larger image sensor and a larger dynamic range Full Frame DSLR is still an option but the price is high.

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