Canon has announced its latest bridge camera, the PowerShot SX70HS, which will be available in Australia in November.

The new PowerShot SX70HS compact, bridge-body camera. (Source: Canon.)

Featuring DSLR-like styling and handling, a 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) back-illuminated CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of  20.3 megapixels, a 7.5 vari-angle LCD monitor and 4K Ultra High Definition video, the SX70HS has been designed as an all-in-one camera capable of handling all types of shooting. Its integrated zoom lens covers a range of focal lengths equivalent to 21-1365mm in 35mm format. Canon’s ZoomPlus allows extension to the equivalent of  2730mm for capturing details of distant objects. The Zoom Frame Assist Lock function helps maintain framing when taking super-telephoto images, suitable for capturing fast-moving sports or wildlife. The camera also includes a 0cm macro mode that enables users to focus on objects that are almost touching the lens. In-body image stabilisation is available, combining Intelligent IS with Dual Sensing IS plus 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS.

The SX70HS comes with the latest DIGIC 8 processor underpins the camera’s 4K Ultra HD video capabilities, which include 4K 30p cropped frame movies, 4K time-lapse recording and 4K frame grabs from video clips. The new camera supports sensitivities ranging from ISO 100  to ISO 3200 and is capable of recording raw files.

The 3-inch type LCD monitor has a resolution of 920,000 dots and is fully-articulated, although not touch-enabled. The SX70HS also sports an impressive 2.36 million-dot organic EL electronic viewfinder. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are built-into the new camera, the former requiring  the Canon Camera Connect app to enable quick and easy file transfer and Remote Live View shooting.  the PowerShot SX70HS measures 127.1 x 90.9 x 116.6 mm and weighs approximately 610 grams. It will be available to purchase from November 2018 with pricing set at dealer discretion. Click here for full details.