As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless, pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. 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), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (65x vs 83.3x), 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 B600

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4 months newer
$428

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
  • Popularity: 212 vs 317

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
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Large (127×91×117 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 - $469

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years older
$423 - $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

  • Excellent 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)

  • 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

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

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years older
$439 - $597

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

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 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/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 (118×66×64 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).

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,878 - $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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 10 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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1 year older
$899 - $1,099

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)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

Ricoh GR III

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similar age
$900

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
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

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 $549.00

Canon EOS R

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similar age
$1,999 - $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
  • Popularity: 451 vs 317

Leica D-Lux 7

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similar age
$1,192 - $1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.4
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (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 D-Lux 7 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

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 15x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 24 mm), has an external mic jack, is newer (september 2018 vs april 2017) 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)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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)

  • 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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 253 vs 317

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$349 - $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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 218 vs 317

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
  • Popularity: 329 vs 317

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$319 - $379

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

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 smaller: Mid size (113×67×46 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 922k dots

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-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 toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is newer (september 2018 vs february 2014).

However, on average it takes much 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 users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$365 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 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: $365.00 vs $549.00

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 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 MP).

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 325 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X 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
$494 - $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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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 a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), 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), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and has a slightly shorter battery life (325 shots vs 1110 shots).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
8 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Large (127×91×117 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the PowerShot SX70 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3100 and PowerShot SX70 HS

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years older
$364 (body only)

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
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years older
$629 - $939 (body only)
$997 - $1,017 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: 260 vs 317