Canon SX70: A Canon SX60 with a slightly better sensor and 4K video

Canon makes some products we like, but they have not been showing love to their consumer and prosumer products for a while.  At least Nikon gave their camera crazy zoom.  The lens is 21-1365mm equivalent.  Same tiny sensor (which may have worked for 1080p video but struggles with 4K).

Price is expected to be $549 on launch.

Canon’s New 1-Inch Sensor Camcorders (XF 405, XF 400, and Vixia HF GX10)

We’re happy to see the 1-inch sensor, the 60p, the 15X zoom lens, and the relatively small zoom factor. We would like to complain about the 4:2:0 color space but their competitors are doing the same so we can’t single out Canon here. If the autofocus is good and the low-light is decent then they probably have a decent product on their hands here.

Other key features:

  • 40oz’s
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • Detachable XLR handle (except on the Vixia)
  • Wireless remote
  • 25.5-382mm F2-4.5 Lens
  • Built in ND filters
  • 4K (and 4K output over HDMI which is also 4:2:0
  • $3500, $3000, and $2500 respectively
  • WiFi
  • Dual SD card slots
  • MPEG4 and future XF-AVC support

Canon 6D Mark II Sucks for Video


It’s half way into 2017 and Canon not only doesn’t have 4K on its new camera, but it’s 1080P codec is somehow worse than the 6D Mark I (video autofocus is better of course in the Mark II).

We don’t hate Canon but they’ve been protecting their pro-video-segment at the expense of all their consumer gear.  It’s been a long time that Canon’s given us anything to be excited about at a consumer affordable price.