As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and mirrorless. 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 july 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$969 - $997

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

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 65x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much 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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years older
$338 - $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 DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years older
$398 - $470

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 608 g

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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 years older

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
$459 - $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

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 3.1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.7), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 2,100k dots), is much larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs standard size (115×66×64 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Canon EOS R

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similar age
$2,199 - $2,299

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • 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
  • Announced: September 2018 vs September 2018

Ricoh GR III

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • 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

  • Announced: September 2018 vs September 2018

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
6 years older
$650

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much smaller: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 65x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 65x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

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

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, has a slightly longer battery life (325 shots vs 265 shots) and is newer (september 2018 vs april 2017).

However, on average it is significantly larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 315), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.6") and is slightly heavier (608 g vs 289 g).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$359 - $379

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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens

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

  • Flip-out screens

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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 325 shots

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

  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$311 - $349

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$299 - $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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and is newer (september 2018 vs april 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years older
$298 - $550 (body only)
$345 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Popularity: 332 vs 283

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years older
$709 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7200 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Popularity: 268 vs 283

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years older
$1,522 55-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D5100 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro digicam competitors

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

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 mid size (106×61×42 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$494 - $599

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

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

Nikon DL18-50

Nikon DL18-50
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DL18-50 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DL18-50 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DL18-50 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Excellent wide angle: 18 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

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
  • Significantly 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 325 shots

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 VA

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similar age
$898

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly 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 VA (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA 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 2014) and is more popular.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 179) and is much larger (large (127×91×117 mm) vs mid size (117×68×39 mm)).

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

  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $549.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$398 - $448 (body only)
$490 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $549.00