Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Introduced September 2018
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the SX70 HS (20MP) and Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was unveiled 6 years later than the Fujifilm SL300 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a short summary of how the SX70 HS grades vs the Fujifilm SL300 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Fujifilm SL300

 SX70 HS Fujifilm SL300 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018January 2012More recent by 82 months
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution922k460kCrisper screen (+462k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Canon SX70 HS

 Fujifilm SL300 SX70 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm SL300

 SX70 HS Fujifilm SL300 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Canon SX70 HS comes with physical dimensions of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") with a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) while the Fujifilm SL300 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") and a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the SX70 HS against the Fujifilm SL300.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SX70 HS and Fujifilm SL300 is 63 and 67 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to envision the gap between sensor measurements only by checking specs. The visual below will help give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX70 HS and Fujifilm SL300.

All in all, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon SX70 HS to give extra detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots more aggressively. The younger SX70 HS will have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX70 HS
Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL300
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
offers face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
comes with face detection focusing
manual focus not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Street photography camera
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than others (608g)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than competitors in class (510 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Sports photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography details
long zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
offers tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Travel photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography advice
connects via bluetooth
good megapixels (20MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (21mm)
great zoom (1365mm)
more heavy than others (608 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (510g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Landscape photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography information
you can focus manually
fairly wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
saves RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
rather wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Vlogging information
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging information
fairly wide (21mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external microphone socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than others (608 grams)
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic socket
heavier than competitors in class (510 grams)
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Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm SL300
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSFujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2018-09-20 2012-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 8 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance 0cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 922k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 97 percent
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 608 gr (1.34 lb) 510 gr (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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
Battery life 325 pictures 300 pictures
Form of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $550 $280