The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS has been officially announced by Canon USA.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Specifications:

With its incredible 65x Optical Zoom, image stabilization of up to 5 stops and 4K video recording, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera has you covered. From fun-filled family moments to once-in-a-lifetime travels and adventures, capture everything including faraway sights, ultra-wide vistas and spectacular, frame-filling, close-up macro shots like never before with a PowerShot SX-series camera. A bright and detailed electronic viewfinder combined with intuitive controls enable you to capture incredible moments as the opportunity presents itself.

Preorder the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS $549

  • Powerful 65x Optical Zoom.
  • 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor.
  • 4K Video and 4K Time-lapse Movie.
  • Built-in 0.39-type OLED EVF with Approx. 2.36 Million Dots.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®** and Bluetooth®*** for Quick and Easy Sharing.
  • Image Stabilization of up to 5 Stops for Excellent Performance.
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps.
  • Zoom Framing Assist.
  • EOS Interchangeable Lens Camera-like User Interface Design.

Press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 20, 2018 – It’s a common saying that good things come in small packages and today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, demonstrates this with the introduction of the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera. Featuring a 65x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 211-1365mm1), 20.3 Megapixel2 CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera is an ideal fit for anyone who wants powerful optical performance in a compact package. With a minimum focusing distance of 0cm3 and a zoom up to 2730mm1 (with ZoomPlus), the PowerShot SX70 HS allows users to create beautiful close-ups and stunning wide shots without changing lenses.

“In this day and age, cameras are becoming smaller while the desired list of features continues to grow,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon continues to be committed to incorporating the latest features in our compact cameras and the new PowerShot SX70 HS is our very latest version, providing the dynamic combination of a compact body, powerful zoom and robust features that photo and video enthusiasts alike will love.”

The PowerShot SX70 HS features a 0.39-inch, approximately 2.36-million dot, high-definition OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) for clear, crisp representation of what the lens is seeing. This camera also features 4K video shooting and frame grabbing,4 and is the first Canon point-and-shoot camera compatible with the latest RAW format (.CR3). With the addition of a new eye sensor, the camera automatically switches to the EVF display simply by bringing the camera up to the eye. Additionally, the inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi®5 and Bluetooth®6 technology offers quick and easy sharing, making the switch from smartphone photography to the PowerShot SX70 HS camera simple and fun.

The DIGIC 8 processor enables the PowerShot SX70 HS camera to achieve five stops of IS with dual-sensing image stabilization (IS). Even during handheld shooting, IS allows users to take pictures with minimal worry about camera shake. The camera also features high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps. A Zoom Framing Assist button on the side of the lens barrel enables quick adjustments of the view angle, which is especially useful during telephoto shooting. With a large grip for comfortable, stable shooting and an EOS-like user interface, the PowerShot SX70 HS will make it easy for artistic vision to come to life in the hands of photographers at any level.

Preorder the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS $549

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  1. Maybe the 4th downsizing in my (photography part of) life :)

    phase 1: heavy cams like Canon EF, F1 & 20D, 40D
    (20...45 years old)
    phase 2 (CURRENT): plasticky but really good 600D
    200D M50 maybe EOS R
    (45 ... 60 yr)
    phase 3: G series
    (60 ... 70 yr hopefully)
    phase 4: Those one for all solutions with very
    acceptable IQ
    (70 yr ... EndOfLife)

    Elon Musk stated during the presentation of the first private moon passenger that we do not speak enough about having fun - late but now the fun with photographing is increasing with lighter simpler cameras like M50 at the moment!
  2. What is interesting is Canon is bringing the EOS UI to PowerShot cameras.
    if you add the "not-so-crazy" idea to see a Canon-built 1" sensor, the next G7X could be a great one! (DPAF+EOS UI)
  3. Seriously?

    Yes. I found more interesting of being able to use easily different cameras in different situations - as I see fit - with a common UI than being obsessed by spec sheet bullet while comparing them to other cameras...
  4. Good to see 1080p @ 120fps. Any idea 4k video and 1080p 120 has any crop. I cannot find anything in their spec sheet.
    There is no need for a crop as this camera already ONLY SPORTS A 1/2.3" sensor...
  5. Yes. I found more interesting of being able to use easily different cameras in different situations - as I see fit - with a common UI than being obsessed by spec sheet bullet while comparing them to other cameras...

    Never discount the utility of 'seamlessly' being able to go (i.e. USE) from one camera model to another. If one's photographic equipment and shooting style warrants different models, how beneficial is it to be able to go from the Pro version to a small, compact, "travel/hiking" model and not have to fumble around learning it...

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