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Sactojim Veteran Member • Posts: 8,528
Re: Sx70

Woody S wrote:

" So how much of a difference is there? And is the EVF that much better/different on the sx70?"

Although there's a difference in image quality between the two models, I never would have noticed if I hadn't done a comparison between the two by taking photographs of the same things at the same settings. Photos from my second SX70 are better than those from the first (which is what I used for the comparison shoot), so I would say that my second SX70 is the equal of the SX50. Variations between individual cameras/lenses of all makes/models are not unusual.

I wear glasses at all times and the EVF on the SX70 is a GREAT improvement over that on the SX50. Normally I always use the EVF for photos and only use the LCD for ground level photos of wildflowers, mosses and the like.

Most of my photos are of wildlife, but I also take a lot of photographs of plants from trees to lichens; waterfalls are also a subject of interest.

If you want to see photos from my SX70s check my blog posts from the past 18 months where virtually all of the still photos are from the SX70 (some recent images are from a Lumix GX85 {the flying eagle and a couple of the last elk photos}, the videos are from commercial camera traps). For a variety of samples check the four A Naturalist's Year posts -- just remember that the images have been severely compressed for posting.

Congratulations on such a well written and laid out blog! I read and enjoyed every bit of it. I love how you gave the reader a comment on the various people and this is a nice personal touch. I look forward to reading every years work.

Regarding the Canon SX50: I've owned two and now one and was without with a few years having sold them. The newer SX70's evf and performance is a big improvement over the SX50. I do like the output of the SX50's images, but really it's so close to the SX70's images from the samples I've see, that the SX70 would be my choice no question as it's a more modern camera with better performance overall, especially the evf. No wrong choice with either, although finding a pristine SX50 nowadays is not easy. Mine makes a somewhat grinding noise in the zoom and if it fails, I won't be surprised,

A few of my SX50 favorites below

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