As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B600 and the Coolpix P1000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot G1 X Mark III)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, is newer (september 2018 vs january 2017) and is slightly lighter (608 g vs 1,095 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 315).

Nikon Coolpix B600

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4 months newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 608 g
  • Inexpensive: $326.95 vs $477.79

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 65x
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years older
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 608 g
  • Inexpensive: $339.00 vs $477.79

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years older
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 21 mm
  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good wide angle: 20 mm vs 21 mm
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 608 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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1 year older
$1,698

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 922k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 1,095 g vs 608 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (65x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 2,100k dots), is significantly larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs standard size (127×75×52 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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1 year older
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 65x
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
2 years older
$1,365

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the X70 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $1,365.11 vs $477.79

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 922k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Z6 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
1 year older
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X100F and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $1,049.99 vs $477.79

Ricoh GR III

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similar age
$900

Significant advantages of the GR III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4

Significant disadvantages of the GR III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the GR III and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Inexpensive: $899.95 vs $477.79

Canon EOS R

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similar age
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 922k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS R and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (65x vs 15x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (325 shots vs 265 shots) and is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016).

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs mid size (110×64×40 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $477.79

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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4 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (114×72×41 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $477.79

Leica C-Lux

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3 months older
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×67×46 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 15x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the C-Lux and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 months older
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 8.3x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"
  • Lighter: 299 g vs 608 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $477.79

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"
  • Lighter: 289 g vs 608 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $477.79

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a screen which flips out, is slightly less expensive ($477.79 vs $2,999.00) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 23.8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 30 fps).

Leica M10-P

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similar age
$7,777 - $7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10-P (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 23.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M10-P (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the M10-P and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Announced: August 2018 vs September 2018

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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4 months newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 870 shots vs 325 shots

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much heavier: 997 g vs 608 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Announced: January 2019 vs September 2018

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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6 months older

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a7 III

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6 months older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 9
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 III and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T30

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4 months newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 26 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T30 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Announced: February 2019 vs September 2018
  • Inexpensive: $899.00 vs $477.79

Fujifilm X-E3

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1 year older
$649 - $699 (body only)
$880 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E3 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-E3 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-E3 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $477.79

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (65x vs 2.9x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, has a significantly longer battery life (325 shots vs 220 shots) and is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), is significantly larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs mid size (106×61×42 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 2.9x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 2.9x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs September 2018

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 4.2x vs 65x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
2 years older
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×76×44 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Less zoom: 4.2x vs 65x
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these