Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black

MX73914 PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black
MX73914 PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black MX73914 PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black MX73914 PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black MX73914 PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera, Black

Product Info

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Features a Powerful 65x Fixed Lens Zoom with DSLR-style Looks and True Portability


Capture special moments in stunning style with the PowerShot SX70 HS, the top of Canon's bridge range, with DSLR looks and cutting-edge tech.

Go Far and Beyond. 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.

  • 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

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

** Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

*** Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.2.20. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.


Powerful Optical Zoom

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.

DIGIC 8 Processor

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.

CMOS Sensor

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.

4K and RAW Formats

Access professional editing techniques with stills in RAW or compact RAW format. In addition to sharp JPEGs, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can capture images in RAW or compact RAW format, opening a world of professional post-production techniques, providing limitless ways to impress with optimized photographs.

Fast, Accurate Autofocus

The PowerShot SX70 HS's reliable autofocus makes separating background and foreground easy. Continuous autofocus option to capture fleeting moments in detail.

Extensive Connectivity

Back up images immediately using the Auto Image Transfer function*. Remote Live View allows you to shoot, see the camera's view and access settings via a mobile.

* Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.


Product PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera w/ Built-in Flash
Part Number 3071C001
Type Compact digital still camera
Image Sensor  
Pixels Effective pixels: 20.3 Megapixels approx.
Image Sensor CMOS
Sensor Size 1 / 2.3 in.
Total Pixels 21.1 million (approx.)
Image Size (pixels) N/A
Lens 65x optical Canon zoom lens
Lens Focal Length 3.8~247mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 21~1,365mm (35mm film equivalent)
Lens f/-number N/A
Lens Construction N/A
Lens Zoom 65x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4x
Vibration Reduction Optical Image Stabilizer
Aperture Maximum Aperture: f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)
Autofocus (AF) TTL Autofocus
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection N/A
Focus Range [W]: Approx. 0cm to infinity
[T]: Approx. 1.8m to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0 to 50cm
Focus Lock Yes
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (approx. 2,360,000 dots)
LCD Display  
Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type Vari-Angle colour TFT-LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Monitor Resolution 920,000-dots
LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
File System  
Storage Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
UHS-I memory card
Storage File System DCF
EXIF 2.31 compliant
Storage File formats Still pictures: EXIF 2.31 (DCF2.0)
Movies: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Movie Videos: 4K 3840 x 2160: 29.97 fps
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 119.9 fps, 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps
HD 1280 x 720: 59.94 fps
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO 100 ~ 800
P: ISO 100 ~ 3200
Lowest ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest ISO Sensitivity 3200
Exposure Metering Evaluative
Center Weighted Average
Exposure Control Exposure compensation (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
Exposure Modes N/A
In-Camera Image Editing N/A
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Lock N/A
Exposure Bracketing N/A
White Balance  
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, WB Correction
Shutter CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/2000 - 1 sec.
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Up to 10 shots per second
Continuous Shooting Options High-speed Continuous Shooting in One-Shot AF mode: Approx. 10.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed Continuous Shooting in One-Shot AF mode: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
High-speed Continuous Shooting in Servo AF mode: Approx. 5.7 shots/sec.
Low-speed Continuous Shooting in Servo AF mode: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Continuous shooting speed may become slower due to the following factors: Tv value, Av value, subject conditions, shooting environment, use of flash, ISO speed, zoom position.
Self-timer Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 50cm to 5m
[T]: 2.0 to 2.5m
Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Control Auto, On, Slow Sync, Off
Accessory Shoe N/A
Interface Hi-speed USB (micro)
Video Output HDMI
HDMI Output HDMI (Type D)
I/O terminal Digital I/O (USB)
Wireless Control Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Smart Device App Connectivity Direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Sources Battery Charger LC-E12
Charging Time N/A
Battery / Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack LP-E12
Battery Life (shots per charge)

Still pictures (CIPA compliant):
Screen On: Approx. 352 shots / Approx. 405 shots in ECO Mode
Electronic colour viewfinder On: Approx. 255 shots

Movies (CIPA compliant): Approx. 85 min.
Electronic colour viewfinder On: Approx. 75 min.

Playback Time Approx. 6 hrs.
Tripod Socket N/A
Operating Environment  
Operating Temperature 32~104°F (0~40°C)
Operating Humidity 10~90%
Dimensions and Weight  
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 127.0 x 90.9 x 116.6mm (5" x 3.58" x 4.59")
Weight Approx. 608g / 1.34 lb (CIPA standard)
Approx. 576g / 1.27 lb (body only)

Package Contents


  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack LP-E12
  • Battery Charger LC-E12
  • Lens Cap (with Strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Instruction Manuals