Canon Powershot SX70 HS Adds 4K Video Recording
Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot SX70 HS. An update to the SX60 HS, from 2014, the camera features the same 65x optical zoom lens, and bridge camera styling, but updates it with 4K video recording. The 65x optical zoom lens is equivalent to 21-1365mm in 35mm equivalent terms. There’s a 20.3 megapixel sensor, and 0cm macro focus. The camera can shoot at 10fps, or 5.7fps with continuous AF.
Other new features include 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs. The camera shoots raw, has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It will be available from November 2018, with an RRP of £519.
Canon Powershot SX70 HS Key Features
- Look and feel of an all-in-one DSLR with an easy-to-use interface
- 65x optical zoom lens, 21-1365mm equivalent
- Optical image stabilisation
- 10fps continuous shooting, 5.7fps with C-AF
- 3inch vari-angle screen
- Electronic viewfinder (EVF)
- Capture important memories in RAW and 4K UHD video
- Reliable, fast autofocus even in low light
- Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
From Canon: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20th September 2018 – Canon Europe announces the launch of the PowerShot SX70 HS, a bridge camera with a powerful 65x optical fixed lens zoom, equivalent to a 21-1365mm focal length. Featuring DSLR-style looks and handling, a 7.5 Vari-Angle LCD screen, 20.3 Megapixel sensor and 4K Ultra High Definition video, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is an ideal all-in-one camera, capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses.
The PowerShot SX70 HS’s 65x zoom extends to an impressive 2730mm equivalent focal length with Canon’s ZoomPlus functionality, ideal for capturing distant scenes from afar. With a focal length of this strength, the camera is well equipped to capture everything from a concert, graduation ceremony or even the details on a distant plane. The 0cm macro mode enables users to focus on objects that are virtually touching the lens, ideal for capturing the intricate detail of a watch face, plate of food or wild flowers in bloom. The Zoom Frame Assist Lock function helps maintain framing when taking super-telephoto images, suitable for capturing fast-moving sports or wildlife.
The classic DSLR-style ergonomics of the camera and its high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder delivers sturdy handling and control when composing photographs, particularly helpful at popular tourist attractions or while on the move.
The power of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS lays with the cutting-edge and superfast DIGIC 8 processor, which produces high resolution images, 4K Ultra High Definition video and a continuous shooting speed of 10 fps (frames per second). The autofocus is highly responsive and adaptive, even in low-light and continuous autofocus is possible when shooting at 5.7 fps, allowing spontaneous moments to be captured with ease.
The DIGIC 8 processor also powers the cameras 4K Ultra HD video capabilities, including 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs, so stunning landscapes or special memories can be captured and preserved in the highest of resolutions.
The camera’s enhanced 20.3MP 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor delivers a 25 per cent increase in resolution, compared to the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS predecessor, the SX60 HS at 16.1MP, bringing a new level of detail and vividness to images. This sensor upgrade also means that large photo prints look beautiful when taken on the camera, doing justice to precious family memories as they take pride-of-place on the wall.
In addition to sharp JPEGs, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can capture images in uncompressed RAW format, opening a world of professional post-production techniques, providing limitless ways to impress with optimised photographs.
It has never been easier to sync images or videos to a smart device, PC or Mac via the Auto Image Sync and Transfer mode using the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS/Android), or Image Transfer Utility 2 for PC and Mac. The PowerShot SX70 HS also features Remote Live View, which enables images to be taken remotely via a smartphone, meaning no-one is ever left out of a family portrait.
Canon’s new premium bridge camera delivers a truly portable and versatile shooting experience, capable of capturing everything from a vlog to wildlife on the African Savanna or a portrait of a loved one at a family occasion. This multi-purpose camera will get users closer to the action, when it matters.