Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Features Long Zoom, 4K Video And CR3 RAW

Canon has just unveiled its latest prosumer camera for the masses. The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS joins the long line of SX-series cameras, offering long zoom  lenses in a compact body.

Inside the mainly-plastic shell is a 65x zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 21-1365mm. The SX70 has a 20.3MP BSI-CMOS sensor, paired with Canon’s latest Digic 8 image processor. The new image processor now helps image stabilisation up to 5-stops. It also introduces the new CR3 Raw file format, a first in the PowerShot series.

Other improvements includes the new OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dots, built-in eye-sensor to sens if the face is near, a built-in zoom switch on the lens barrel, and finally the removal of the hotshoe on the SX70. There is also a 3-inch fully-articulated LCD display at the back which is sans touch-screen.

Imaging on the SX70 is pretty good. The  camera can shoot bursts of up to 10 fps with focus locked, or 5.7 fps in continuous AF. UHD 4K video can be captured at 30p with a bit rate of 120Mbps. The SX70 continues to offer a microphone socket. The camera’s wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which can connect to Canon’s apps on iOS or Android.

The Canon SX70 HS will be shipping come November, with an estimated price of USD549.99 (~RM2,272).

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