Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review 2023

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a persuasive argument for why bridge cameras exist, and they make a lot of sense for the right photographer. It differs slightly from the previous model SX60 HS in that it has a higher-resolution picture sensor, 4K video, and a significantly improved viewfinder. It’s a good choice for smartphone users who want more zoom and SLR owners who want a lighter camera to take with them on the road.

Let’s see full Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review 2023

Firsl we see its feature and then more


The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS sports a 20.3MP back-illuminated sensor, which is an improvement over the previous 16.1MP option. The 1/2.3-inch lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.4-6.5 and is comparable to 21-1365mm in 35mm terms. The image stabilization technology can correct images by up to five stops, and the new CR3 Raw mode allows for reduced file storage. On paper, Canon’s contrast-detect autofocus mechanism is unimpressive, but you can move a single point across the screen to acquire a more exact focus if necessary.

SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards are also accepted in a slot surrounding the base, with support for UHS-I cards that meet the Class 3 standard. When utilizing the LCD, the battery life runs from 255 to 325 shots per change, though Eco mode increases this to roughly 405 frames per change.

Power and Connectivity:

Tiny USB, micro HDMI, and a 3.5mm microphone input are among the ports. Because there is no way to put a microphone on the SX70, you’ll need to purchase a mounting bracket or other adapters. The battery is recharged using an external charger with a folding, built-in AC connection. When using the LCD, it’s rated for about 325 shots, and when using the EVF, it’s rated for about 255 shots.

Image Quality:

The PowerShot SX70 HS is a mirrorless camera that competes with entry-level DSLRs. It’s more enjoyable to use than anticipated, with excellent handling and quick autofocus. The image stabilization mechanism does an excellent job of maintaining the feed’s stability. You can choose from a variety of styles, such as Vivid and Neutral, to change the color output. When shooting in good light, videos captured in the maximum 4K UHD quality are perfectly attractive.

Curvilinear distortion is not a concern at either end of the lens, hence optical aberrations are normally well controlled. The lack of a built-in ND filter (which we wouldn’t anticipate in such a model anyhow) could make shooting footage outside difficult.

Autofocus Speed and Performance:

Because the built-in lens must stretch before the camera can be used, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS takes roughly 1.5 seconds to turn on, focus, and snap a photo. It takes roughly 0.2 seconds for autofocus to lock, which is slower than an SLR or mirrorless camera. When shooting JPG photographs, burst shooting is available at a fast 10fps rate, which the camera can maintain for roughly 47 shots.


The viewfinder and screen on the Fuji X-Pro2 are both excellent, with plenty of detail visible. It’s bad the screen isn’t touch-sensitive, because setting the AF point requires pressing a button and using the navigation pad. A mode dial on the camera’s top allows you to choose between aperture priority, shutter priority, or manual exposure mode, as well as several automated shooting options.

4K Video:

The SX70 HS adds 4K video to the mix, which was previously unavailable on the SX60 HS, but it’s not something you’ll use unless you want to. Although there is a microphone input, there is no method to place a microphone on the camera. At wider angles, the optical stabilization mechanism performs a decent job of keeping footage steady, but at longer focal lengths, there is some jitter noticeable.


  • EVF is excellent.
  • Beautifully handled
  • LCD that can be tilted.
  • The lens with a 65x zoom
  • Ergonomics are excellent.
  • The body that is light in weight
  • Image capture in raw format.
  • 4K video with a microphone input


  • There is no touchscreen available.
  • There is no USB charging available.
  • In some modes, 4K is not available.
  • For rapid action, this is not a good pick.


From ultra-wide to extreme telephoto, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can catch it all. It’s a good camera for wildlife photographers, families, and shutterbugs looking for a bridge model.

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