Canon Powershot SX70 HS Review (ePhotozine)

Powershot SX70

ePhotozine reviewed the Canon Powershot SX70 HS, and they are not very fond of it. From the conclusion:

The Canon Powershot SX70 HS is an update to the SX60, adding 4K video, and increasing the price. This makes it competitive with other cameras, such as the Panasonic Lumix FZ82, or Nikon Coolpix B700, in terms of features, but for some reason, the Canon is almost double the price. Due to this, you’ve got to be a big Canon fan to justify the purchase of this camera. We found the camera frustrating at times due to focusing issues to do with the shutter release button, and we also missed shots at times due to focus. 

With 4K UHD video recording and a microphone socket, the camera may be appealing to those who want video recording with a lot of zoom. For everyone else, we’d probably just get the FZ82, it’s practically half the price. If the price of the SX70 HS drops substantially then it could be an option to look at. Read the review…

The price for the Canon Powershot SX70 HS will most likely drop within the next 6 months.

Canon Powershot SX70 HS:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon Announces New SDK and API Programming Interfaces for Selected Cameras

Powershot SX70

Hackers enjoy. Canon is releasing a new version of its Software Development Kit (SDK) and Application Programming Interface (API) for selected cameras. The first camera to be supported will be the PowerShot SX70 HS. The EOS Digital SDK is already available for download.

Press release:

London, UK, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 — Canon Europe, a world leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the release of its new camera API package, offering a range of resources to developers. The combined EOS Digital software development kit (SDK) and all-new Camera Control API (CCAPI) create unique opportunities for developers and software engineers to take advantage of select Canon cameras and lenses, launching with the PowerShot SX70 HS.

Many developers have already benefited from Canon SDKs, enabling them to integrate Canon cameras and lenses in their solutions and control them remotely, wired via USB. Such applications include photo booths, robotic / automated units, event photography and recording, mass portrait / passport and photogrammetry systems.

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Are These Images Of The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III? (Most Likely They Are)

PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Nokishita posted a set of images of what definitely appears to be the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera (all rumors). The images might belong to the registration at a wireless certification authority.

  • Digital camera
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • New type radio component WM 601
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Lens: 8.8 – 36.8 mm F1.8 – 2.8

 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review (mixed bag overall, Photography Blog)

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

PowerShot SX70 HS at a glance:

  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 65x Zoom Lens
  • 21-1365mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • UHD 4K Video Recording, 4K Time-Lapse
  • Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Continuous Shooting up to 10 fps
  • Zoom Framing Assist

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS.

The new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is something of a mixed bag overall – it takes a few steps forward in terms of the features that it offers, but one big step backwards in image quality.

We praised the SX60 HS for its excellent image quality, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for the new SX70 HS. The new 20 megapixel sensor is just too noisy, even at base ISO 100, with the camera effectively offering a usable range of just 100-400 before fine detail gets obliterated. This is only made worse by the camera’s massive zoom range, which demands that use the higher ISO speeds in anything but good light to help keep shutter speeds fast enough to avoid camera shake. As most people buying this camera will be doing so for the massive zoom lens, they’re only going to be disappointed when looking close-up at their zoomed-in shots.

They also have good things to say, read the review here.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is in stock now and ready to ship:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Amazon Germany Black Friday Deals On Canon PowerShot and Mirrorless Cameras (up to 40% off, today only)

Black Friday

Amazon Germany has discounts up to 40% on a decent selection of Canon PowerShot and Mirrorless cameras (and some Olympus and Sony too). The offer is for today only.

Click here to see all cameras on offer with discount at Amazon Germany

More Black Friday deals for Europe and the UK:

Canon UK is offering a double cash back on select products. See here for more information and for the list of eligible items and then make your purchase at Canon UK or Park Cameras UK.

Park Cameras UK has more to offer:

All Canon Stores in Europe offer Black Friday deals and discounts:, all have discounted EOS 6D and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II listed

Finally, also Amazon Europe is offering Black Friday deals:

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Set To Be Announced Early 2019, With 4K and DPAF?

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark Iii

It’s a while that the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is rumored.

Latest rumor suggests Canon may announced the PowerShot G7 X Mark III in January 2019, just ahead of CES 2019.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III is rumored to have 4K video with Dual Pixel Auto Focus, a new image sensor, a slightly longer zoom range and new ergonomics.

Take it with a grain of salt. We got no hints about the specifications for the PowerShot G7 X Mark III. As plausible as the suggested specs may be, they also sound a bit to good to be true. On the 0ther hand it’s surely true that the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is due for replacement.

All PowerShot G7 X Mark III rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]