• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 896.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus SP-820UZ
  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
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Predecessor:   Canon SX60
SX60 vs SX70
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General
Model Number: SP-820UZ SX70
Alternate Model Number(s):   SX70 HS
Camera Format: Mid-Sized EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $329.99 $549.99
Street Price: $299.00 $549.00
Date Available: 2012-09-15 2018-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.1 oz (485 g)
includes batteries
21.4 oz (608 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.7 in.
(117 x 78 x 93 mm)
5.0 x 3.6 x 4.6 in.
(127 x 91 x 116 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.0 20.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.44 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 3216 (13.8 MP, 4:3),
4288 x 2416 (10.4 MP, Other),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
2432 x 1616 (3.9 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2912 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2432 x 1368 (3.3 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
20960 x 2736 (57.3 MP, Other),
5184 x 2736 (14.2 MP, Other),
15744 x 3648 (57.4 MP, Other),
3648 x 3888 (14.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (.CR3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p/60p)
640x480 (30p/120p)
320x240 (240p)
3840x2160 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264 video with Linear PCM monaural audio ) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Olympus lens; 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical and 1 ED glass element Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 22 - 896mm 21 - 1,365mm
Focal Length (actual): 4 - 160mm 3.8 - 247mm
Zoom Ratio: 40.00x 65.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (wide) / f/5.7 (tele) - ??? f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
0 cm to Infinity
0.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a Via FA-DC67A adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking Contrast Detection; Face & Tracking (9 points), Tracking, 1-point, Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 0.39"-type 2.36M-dot OLED; 100% coverage; -3.0 to +1.0 diopter adjustment; eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   3200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 Auto (100-800), 100-3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1, Custom (2) Auto , Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 4 sec 1/2000 - 15 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering Evaluative (linked to Face Detection), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Linked to AF frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty Mode, Panorama, Hand-Held Starlight, Photo+Video Clip, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Backligh HDR); Magic Filter: Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic Smart Auto (29 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Sports, Scene, Panorama Shot; Creative Filter: High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 2, 12, Pet Auto Shutter seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 3200: W: 0.2m - 15.0m; T: 3.0m - 8.9m Auto ISO: 48 cm � 6.5 m (W) / 1.8m - 4 m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   12-bit RAW (.CR3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264 video with Linear PCM monaural audio ) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: 43.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): DC Input, Combined AV/USB, Micro (Type D) HDMI Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   325 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   255 shots
Battery Life, Video:   85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary LP-E12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium or Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x Alkaline AAs 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] Software CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: iHS Technology, Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 1080p Full HD Movies, Smart Panorama, Enhanced iAuto, Backlight HDR, Hand Held Starlight, Magic Art Filters for Still and Video. Available in silver or black.