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Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
63
Imaging
48
Features
67
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G 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
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Announced August 2012
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Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

In this write-up, we will be analyzing the Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Canon and Samsung. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the SX70 HS (20MP) and Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was announced 6 years later than the Galaxy Camera 3G and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX70 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G being a Compact camera.

Before going straight into a thorough comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the SX70 HS matches up against the Galaxy Camera 3G in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 SX70 HS Galaxy Camera 3G 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018August 2012Fresher by 74 months
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution922k0kSharper screen (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Canon SX70 HS

 Galaxy Camera 3G SX70 HS 
Screen sizing4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 SX70 HS Galaxy Camera 3G 

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera often, you are going to need to factor its weight and size. The Canon SX70 HS provides outside 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 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has specifications of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") having a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with during that time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the SX70 HS vs the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the SX70 HS and Galaxy Camera 3G is 63 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking technical specs. The graphic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX70 HS and Galaxy Camera 3G.

As you have seen, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Canon SX70 HS to give more detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs far more aggressively. The younger SX70 HS is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Portrait photography camera
55
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
30
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Street photography factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography factors
58
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than others in class (608g)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Sports photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sports photography info
57
amazing zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
includes tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
45
amazing zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX70 HS
Travel photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
64
has bluetooth
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (21mm)
very long zoom (1365mm)
heavier than others in class (608 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
72
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
relatively wide (23mm)
very long zoom (481mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G as a Landscape photography camera
58
has manual focus
rather wide (21mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
47
relatively wide (23mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
bigger than average screen (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Vlogging factors
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging factors
64
rather wide (21mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external mic port
slow max aperture (f3.4)
heavier than others in class (608 grams)
37
relatively wide (23mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (305 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic support
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Canon SX70 HS vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSSamsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Company Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-09-20 2012-08-29
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 8 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 -
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.5 -
Macro focus distance 0cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 4.8 inches
Resolution of display 922k dots 0k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs -
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
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 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 608 gr (1.34 lbs) 305 gr (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
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 shots -
Battery style Built-in -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) -
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $550 $606