• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 2000.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P900 advantages over Canon SX70

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    2,000 mm vs 1,365 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX70 advantages over Nikon P900

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    12 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    608g vs 916g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Farthest zoom reach for a fixed lens camera (2000mm eq.); Good image quality for its class; Good vibration reduction; Fast aperture at wide angle (f/2.8); Excellent value for the price.

  • No RAW file recording; Limited capabilities in low light, including struggling with autofocus; Lens not as sharp at full tele end; No hot shoe.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Nikon P900
Fujifilm S1
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SX70
Fujifilm S1
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Nikon P900
Samsung WB2200F
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $595
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX70
Samsung WB2200F
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $595
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P900
Canon SX60
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX70
Canon SX60
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Nikon P900
Fujifilm S9800
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX70
Fujifilm S9800
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P900
Nikon B700
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX70
Nikon B700
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Faster shutter
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