Canon PowerShot SX70 HS - Ultra-zoom Digicam

ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovinPosts: 20,375Super Moderators moderator
edited October 20, 2018 in Cameras

https://usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/point-and-shoot/long-zoom-cameras/powershot-sx70-hs

With its incredible 65x Optical Zoom, image stabilization of up to 5 stops and 4K video recording, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera has you covered. From fun-filled family moments to once-in-a-lifetime travels and adventures, capture everything including faraway sights, ultra-wide vistas and spectacular, frame-filling, close-up macro shots like never before with a PowerShot SX-series camera. A bright and detailed electronic viewfinder combined with intuitive controls enable you to capture incredible moments as the opportunity presents itself.

  • Powerful 65x Optical Zoom
  • 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie
  • Built-in 0.39-type OLED EVF with Approx. 2.36 Million Dots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®** and Bluetooth®*** for Quick and Easy Sharing
  • Image Stabilization of up to 5 Stops for Excellent Performance
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • EOS Interchangeable Lens Camera-like User Interface Design

US Price: $549.99

ziggy note; There is no Flash Hot Shoe on the SX70, like there was on the SX60.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,375Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 20, 2018

    Image Capture Device
    Type 
    20.3 Megapixel*, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
    Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

    Total Pixels 
    Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
    Effective Pixels 
    Approx. 20.3 Megapixels

    Lens
    Focal Length 
    3.8 (W) - 247.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 21-1365mm)
    Optical Zoom 
    65x
    Digital Zoom 
    Approx. 4x
    Focusing Range 
    Auto: 0.0 in. (0cm) - infinity (W), 5.9 ft. (1.8m) - infinity (T) 
    Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 5.9 ft. (1.8m) - infinity (T)
    Macro: 0.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (0 - 50cm) (W)

    Autofocus System 
    TTL Autofocus

    Viewfinders
    Optical Viewfinder 
    Electronic Viewfinder (Approx. 2,360,000 dots)
    LCD Monitor 
    3.0-inch TFT Color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
    LCD Pixels 
    Approx. 920,000 dots
    LCD Coverage 
    Approx. 100%

    Aperture and Shutter
    Maximum Aperture 
    f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
    Shutter Speed 
    1-1/2000 sec.
    15-1/2000 sec. (in all shooting modes)

    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity 
    Auto: ISO 100-800
    P: ISO 100-3200
    Light Metering Method 
    Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
    Exposure Compensation 
    ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    White Balance
    White Balance Control 
    Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, WB Correction

    Flash
    Built-in Flash 
    Auto, On, Slow Sync, Off
    Flash Range 
    Approx. 1.6-21.3 ft. (W), 5.9-13.1 ft. (T)
    Approx. 50.0cm - 5.0m (W), 2.0-2.5m (T)

    Shooting Specifications
    Shooting Modes 
    M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Standard, Vivid, Neutral, B/W, Sepia
    Self Timer 
    Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
    Wireless Control 
    Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
    Continuous Shooting 
    High-speed Continuous Shooting in One-Shot AF mode: Approx. 10.0 shots/sec.
    Low-speed Continuous Shooting in One-Shot AF mode: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
    High-speed Continuous Shooting in Servo AF mode: Approx. 5.7 shots/sec.
    Low-speed Continuous Shooting in Servo AF mode: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec. 

    Continuous shooting speed may become slower due to the following factors: Tv value, Av value, subject conditions, shooting environment, use of flash, ISO speed, zoom position.

    Image Storage
    Storage Media 
    SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards

    File Format 
    Design rule for Camera File system (DCF) compliant; DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
    Image Recording Format 
    Fine / Normal
    JPEG Compression Mode 
    Still Image: EXIF 2.31 (DCF2.0)
    Video: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
    Number of Recording Pixels 
    Still Images:
    1) 16:9 - Large: 5184 x 2912; Medium: 3648 x 2048; Small: 2432 x 1368
    2) 3:2 - Large: 5184 x 3456; Medium: 3648 x 2432; Small: 2432 x 1616
    3) 4:3 - Large: 5184 x 3888; Medium: 3648 x 2736; Small: 2432 x 1824
    4) 1:1 - Large: 3888 x 3888; Medium: 2736 x 2736; Small: 1824 x 1824
    5) Panoramic shot - Horizontal, Maximum: 20960 x 2736; Min: 5184 x 2736. Vertical, 15744 x 3648; Minimum: 3648 x 3888 

    Videos:
    4K 3840 x 2160: 29.97 fps
    Full HD 1920 x 1080: 119.9 fps, 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps
    HD 1280 x 720: 59.94 fps
    Playback Specifications

    Interfaces
    Video Out 
    HDMI (Type D)
    Audio Out 
    Stereo
    Other 
    Hi-Speed USB (Micro); direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

    Power Source 
    Battery Pack LP-E12

    Shooting Capacity 
    Number of still image shots (CIPA compliant):
    Screen ON: Approx. 325 shots
    Electronic color viewfinder On: Approx. 255 shots
    Screen ON: Approx. 405 shots in ECO Mode

    Video Recording Time (CIPA compliant): 
    Screen ON: Approx. 85 min.
    Electronic color viewfinder On: Approx. 75 min.
    Playback Time 
    Approx. 6 hrs.

    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature 
    32-104°F/0-40°C
    Operating Humidity 
    10-90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 
    Approx. 5.00 x 3.58 x 4.59 in. / 127.0 x 90.9 x 116.6mm
    Weight 
    Approx. 1.34 lbs. / 608g (CIPA standard)
    Approx. 1.27 lbs. / 576g (Body only)

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,375Super Moderators moderator

    Introducing the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Camera

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,690Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    If I'm reading the specs correctly, it doesn't support a raw format. That would be a show-stopper for me.

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,375Super Moderators moderator

    @Richard said:
    If I'm reading the specs correctly, it doesn't support a raw format. That would be a show-stopper for me.

    I agree that would be a serious omission for the SX70. Hopefully it's just an oversight in the US documentation, because both PetaPixel and Cameralabs mention RAW/CR3 files, and both Canon Europe and Canon UK mention RAW/CR3 files.

    Specifically, Canon Europe says, "In addition to sharp JPEGs, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can capture images in RAW or compact RAW format, opening a world of professional post-production techniques, providing limitless ways to impress with optimised photographs."

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,690Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Yeah, probably an oversight. It wouldn't make sense otherwise.

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