Canon launches PowerShot SX70 HS with 65x zoom, 4K video


Canon has announced a new bridge camera, introducing the PowerShot SX70 HS, which boasts a 65x optical fixed lens zoom, 4K UHD video and a price tag of £519.99.

Inside DSLR-style body of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a 20.3-megapixel 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor that offers a 25% increase in resolution compared to the 16.1MP SX60 HS.

Along with the new sensor is Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor, which enables the camera to reach continuous shooting speeds of 10fps.

With its 65x optical zoom the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS brings an equivalent focal length of 21-1365mm. It also introduces a 0cm macro mode that Canon says lets users focus on ‘objects that are virtually touching the lens.’

Zoom Frame Assist Lock, another new feature, helps users keep their frame and composition consistent when shooting at that extreme telephoto end of the focal range.

Vloggers should like the PowerShot SX70 HS for its fully articulated LCD, as well as its capability to shoot 4K UHD video, as well as capture 4K frame grabs and shoot 4K time-lapse videos.

Other features include Remote Live View, which enables you to shoot with the PowerShot SX70 HS via your smartphone, as well as sync images and video to your computer or smart device via Auto Image Sync and Transfer mode via the Canon Camera Connect app.

Canon says the PowerShot SX70 HS autofocus system is responsive in low-light and continuous autofocus is possible when shooting at 5.7fps.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Price & Release Date

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS price tag will be £519.99 / €599.99, with a release date set for November 2018.