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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS announced with 65x zoom and 4K video

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Canon has announced the new PowerShot SX70 HS bridge camera with 65x optical zoom lens and 4K video recording.

The update to the PowerShot SX60 HS features the same 65x optical zoom lens but with 20.3 megapixel 1-inch sensor, and 0cm macro focus. It has a bridge camera styling and now capable of recording 4K video.

The 65x optical zoom lens is equivalent to 21-1365mm in 35mm equivalent terms.  Canon PowerShot SX70 HS can shoot at 10fps, or 5.7fps with continuous AF as well as 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs. The camera shoots raw, has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Price & Release Date

The PowerShot SX70 HS is priced at $549.99 in the US and it is now available for pre-order at AmazonB&H, Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on October 22, 2018.

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

Zooming With Features: Canon Introduces Latest High-Power Zoom Digital Camera, The PowerShot SX70 HS

Latest Edition Provides 65x Optical Zoom, High-Resolution Electronic Viewfinder and 4K Video

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 20, 2018 – It’s a common saying that good things come in small packages and today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, demonstrates this with the introduction of the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera. Featuring a 65x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 211-1365mm1), 20.3 Megapixel2 CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, the PowerShot SX70 HS camera is an ideal fit for anyone who wants powerful optical performance in a compact package. With a minimum focusing distance of 0cm3 and a zoom up to 2730mm1 (with ZoomPlus), the PowerShot SX70 HS allows users to create beautiful close-ups and stunning wide shots without changing lenses.

“In this day and age, cameras are becoming smaller while the desired list of features continues to grow,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon continues to be committed to incorporating the latest features in our compact cameras and the new PowerShot SX70 HS is our very latest version, providing the dynamic combination of a compact body, powerful zoom and robust features that photo and video enthusiasts alike will love.”

The PowerShot SX70 HS features a 0.39-inch, approximately 2.36-million dot, high-definition OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) for clear, crisp representation of what the lens is seeing. This camera also features 4K video shooting and frame grabbing,4 and is the first Canon point-and-shoot camera compatible with the latest RAW format (.CR3). With the addition of a new eye sensor, the camera automatically switches to the EVF display simply by bringing the camera up to the eye. Additionally, the inclusion of built-in Wi-Fi®5 and Bluetooth®6 technology offers quick and easy sharing, making the switch from smartphone photography to the PowerShot SX70 HS camera simple and fun.

The DIGIC 8 processor enables the PowerShot SX70 HS camera to achieve five stops of IS with dual-sensing image stabilization (IS). Even during handheld shooting, IS allows users to take pictures with minimal worry about camera shake. The camera also features high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps. A Zoom Framing Assist button on the side of the lens barrel enables quick adjustments of the view angle, which is especially useful during telephoto shooting. With a large grip for comfortable, stable shooting and an EOS-like user interface, the PowerShot SX70 HS will make it easy for artistic vision to come to life in the hands of photographers at any level.

Availability and Pricing

The PowerShot SX70 HS will be available for purchase in November 2018 for an estimated retail price of $549.997. To learn more information about Canon U.S.A products, visit usa.canon.com/.

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