As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot S70 is also often compared to super zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot S70's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot S110) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S5700 Zoom)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S70 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 922k dots) and is much larger (mid size (114×57×39 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
9 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the S70)

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Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the S70)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and S70

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
8 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the S70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the S70)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and S70

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S70 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), is slightly smaller (mid size (114×57×39 mm) vs prosumer size (106×76×81 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.2") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5") and is older (august 2004 vs february 2007).

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S70)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S70

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Mid size (114×57×39 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 300 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.5"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S70 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has a much larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5") and is newer (august 2004 vs february 2003).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-V1 (vs the S70)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-V1 (vs the S70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the DSC-V1 and S70

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel