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Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000

Portability
63
Imaging
48
Features
67
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Revealed September 2018
Casio EX-ZR1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
  • Introduced September 2012
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Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Overview

Following is a in-depth assessment of the Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Canon and Casio. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the SX70 HS (20MP) and EX-ZR1000 (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was unveiled 6 years after the EX-ZR1000 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Canon SX70 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Casio EX-ZR1000 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the SX70 HS grades against the EX-ZR1000 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 SX70 HS EX-ZR1000 
IntroducedSeptember 2018September 2012More modern by 73 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution922k461kCrisper screen (+461k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Canon SX70 HS

 EX-ZR1000 SX70 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Casio EX-ZR1000

 SX70 HS EX-ZR1000 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX70 HS offers external measurements of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") with a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR1000 has dimensions of 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") along with a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have at the time. The following is a front view size comparison of the SX70 HS compared to the EX-ZR1000.

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SX70 HS and EX-ZR1000 is 63 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to see the difference between sensor sizes only by going over technical specs. The image underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the SX70 HS and EX-ZR1000.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Canon SX70 HS to offer extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more modern SX70 HS is going to have an advantage in sensor technology.

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Portrait photography factors
Casio EX-ZR1000 Portrait photography factors
55
manual focus
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
supports RAW formats
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
44
manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX70 HS
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
58
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (608g)
68
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (255 grams)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Sports photography advice
Casio EX-ZR1000 Sports photography advice
57
great zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
includes tracking autofocus
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
51
incredible zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
features tracking focus
good battery power (470 shots)
slow fps (3.0 frames/s)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX70 HS
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
64
has bluetooth
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (21mm)
very long reach (1365mm)
heavier than competition in class (608g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
70
good battery power (470 CIPA)
lighter than others (255 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (300mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Landscape photography camera
58
manual focus
relatively wide (21mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
small sensor (1/2.3")
52
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
good battery power (470 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Vlogging factors
Casio EX-ZR1000 Vlogging factors
64
relatively wide (21mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external mic socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
heavier than competition in class (608g)
34
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (255 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have microphone socket
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Canon SX70 HS vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Casio EX-ZR1000
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSCasio Exilim EX-ZR1000
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-09-20 2012-09-25
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 8 EXILIM Engine HS 3
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Max aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus distance 0cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 922k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps),
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 608 grams (1.34 pounds) 255 grams (0.56 pounds)
Physical dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 325 photos 470 photos
Style of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-130
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $550 $572