As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A70 is also often compared to mirrorless and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot A70's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 7n) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A70 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 12 MP).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
9 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S110 and PowerShot A70

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A60

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similar age

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A60 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A60 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot A60 and PowerShot A70

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Canon PowerShot A70 takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 24 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), is older (february 2003 vs march 2013), has a built-in lens and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony NEX 7n

Sony NEX 7n
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the 7n (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 7n (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7n and PowerShot A70

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 315 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A70 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 18x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the PowerShot A70)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S9300 and PowerShot A70

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"