Canon PowerShot SX70 Announced, Priced $549, Available for Pre-Order

Canon Powershot SX70

Canon has just officially announced the new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compact camera. It is a super-zoom point-and-shoot camera with a 65x, 21-1365mm equivalent F3.4-6.5 lens , a 20MP BSI-CMOS sensor, Canon’s latest Digic 8 processor, a fully articulating 3″ display to support its new CR3 Raw format. This new camera costs $549, available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. It will start shipping in late November.

Canon Powershot SX70 2MELVILLE, N.Y., September 20, 2018 – It’s a common saying that good things come in small packages and today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, demonstrates this with the introduction of the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera. Featuring a 65x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 21-1365mm), 20.3 Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera is an ideal fit for anyone who wants powerful optical performance in a compact package. With a minimum focusing distance of 0cm and a zoom up to 2730mm (with ZoomPlus), the PowerShot SX70 HS allows users to create beautiful close-ups and stunning wide shots without changing lenses.

“In this day and age, cameras are becoming smaller while the desired list of features continues to grow,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon continues to be committed to incorporating the latest features in our compact cameras and the new PowerShot SX70 HS is our very latest version, providing the dynamic combination of a compact body, powerful zoom and robust features that photo and video enthusiasts alike will love.”

The PowerShot SX70 HS features a 0.39-inch, approximately 2.36-million dot, high-definition OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) for clear, crisp representation of what the lens is seeing. This camera also features 4K video shooting and frame grabbing, and is the first Canon point-and-shoot camera compatible with the latest RAW format (.CR3). With the addition of a new eye sensor, the camera automatically switches to the EVF display simply by bringing the camera up to the eye. Additionally, the inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology offers quick and easy sharing, making the switch from smartphone photography to the PowerShot SX70 HS camera simple and fun.

The DIGIC 8 processor enables the PowerShot SX70 HS camera to achieve five stops of IS with dual-sensing image stabilization (IS). Even during handheld shooting, IS allows users to take pictures with minimal worry about camera shake. The camera also features high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps. A Zoom Framing Assist button on the side of the lens barrel enables quick adjustments of the view angle, which is especially useful during telephoto shooting. With a large grip for comfortable, stable shooting and an EOS-like user interface, the PowerShot SX70 HS will make it easy for artistic vision to come to life in the hands of photographers at any level.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Price
MSRP $549 at AmazonB&HAdorama
Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Digic 8
Image
ISO Auto, 100-3200
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
CIPA image stabilization rating stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 21–1365 mm
Optical zoom 65×
Maximum aperture F3.4–6.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range cm (1.97)
Macro focus range cm (0)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 922,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Built-in
Battery description LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 325
Weight (inc. batteries) 608 g (1.34 lb / 21.45 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117 mm (5 x 3.58 x 4.61)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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