As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, pro digicams, mirrorless and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot SX60 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P1000 and the Coolpix P900)

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 an external mic jack, is newer (september 2018 vs march 2015), is slightly lighter (608 g vs 899 g) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$997

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

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 65x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

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
  • Announced: July 2018 vs September 2018
  • Popularity: 258 vs 383

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)

  • 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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years older
$338 - $549

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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 years older
$847

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 608 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

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

common strengths of the P900 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
4 years older
$398 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 608 g

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 30x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has significantly fewer focus points (9 vs 315) and is thicker (4.6" vs 1.6").

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$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"

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 500 vs 383

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 smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 335 vs 383

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$218 - $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"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$319 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 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"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (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 PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×67×41 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens

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 a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (325 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.7), is much larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs standard size (115×78×51 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.4
  • Much smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 65x
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 65x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 10 fps

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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1 year older
$1,099 - $1,299

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

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

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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 slightly longer battery life (325 shots vs 220 shots) and is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016).

However, on average it has a significantly 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 compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (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 V and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years older
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (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 III (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 III and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)

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similar age
$909

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (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 V(A) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$516 - $699

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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

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 higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an external mic jack, is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016) and is more popular.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 425).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
3 years older
$458 (body only)
$498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $457.59 vs $549.00

Olympus PEN E-PL9

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7 months older
$599 - $798 (body only)
$699 - $700 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×68×39 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PEN E-PL9 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Announced: February 2018 vs September 2018
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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7 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Announced: February 2018 vs September 2018
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years older
$695 - $798 (body only)
$795 - $898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $694.99 vs $549.00

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has way more more zoom (65x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2") and has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (608 g vs 117 g) and is significantly more expensive ($549.00 vs $199.00).

GoPro Hero (2018)

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5 months older
$284

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 608 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Announced: March 2018 vs September 2018

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
3 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×60×29 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 164 g vs 608 g

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 65x
  • Much worse wide angle: 26 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the L32 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens