• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX70 advantages over Olympus TG-6

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 50 minutes
    Capture more video
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-6 advantages over Canon SX70

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    253g vs 608g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX70
Canon SX60
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus TG-6
Canon SX60
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX70
Nikon P610
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus TG-6
Nikon P610
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Canon SX70
Olympus TG-4
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-6
Olympus TG-4
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon B700

Canon SX70
Nikon B700
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Olympus TG-6
Nikon B700
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Canon SX70
Olympus TG-5
  • $649
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-6
Olympus TG-5
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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