Canon’s new PowerShot SX70 HS bridge camera has the same processor as the EOS R, making it a DSLR-styled bridge camera, which includes 4K video in it’s arsenal.
As you would expect from a bridge camera, it has a good focal range of 65x zoom, which is an equivalent of 21-1365mm in 35mm terms, with a variable aperture of f/3.4-6.5, but still falls way short of the ever impressive Nikon P900’s 24mm to 2000mm star gazing focal range.
What is impressive though is it houses the 20.3MP CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 processor that powers the recently revealed Canon EOS R mirrorless DSLR. And it even goes a step further than the EOS R in that it has in-body image stabilisation in the form of Intelligent IS with Dual Sensing IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS.
The PowerShot SX70 HS DIGIC 8 processor enables the Canon PowerShot HS to give a 10fps continuous shooting speed, along with 4K video, as well as 4K time-lapse and 4K frame shots.
The 7.5cm 922,000-dot LCD screen isn’t touch-enabled but it is fully articulated to view the subject at almost any angle or position. For fine tuning though it also has a 2.36 million-doat electronic viewfinder.
As you would expect it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for use with the Canon Camera Connect app giving quick and simple file transfer as well as Remote Live View shooting.
The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS will hit the shelves for around £520 from November 2018 just in time for Santa’s sack. It comes with the usual lens cap, hand strap, battery and battery charger. As seems to be the norm these days there’s no sign of a memory card to get the buyer up and running. If you are buying one don’t forget to put a carry case and a memory card in the basket.