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Tips & Tutorials >> All Tips & Tutorials In Focus: PowerShot SX70 HS- Part4

Capture Wildlife From a New Perspective With Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

2018-10-30
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We all love and appreciate a good, quality photo of wildlife in their natural habitat – be it a Bengal tiger in Nepal or even that familiar stray cat in your neighborhood. We attribute it to the photographer’s skill and patience to capture the perfect shot, but don’t dismiss the power of the equipment – your camera. 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Whether you are an avid wildlife photographer, or simply an aspiring one, you should know that mobile phones are not equipped with the most ideal features for taking wildlife photos. While they may be handy for updating your followers on Instagram and Facebook, you will definitely need a better equipment and the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is exactly what you need.

This all-in-one camera offers a wide range for shooting – from macro to wide-angle, and even super telephoto – and it is ideal for long distance, close-up and landscape shots in wildlife photography.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/40 sec, f/6.5, 247mm, ISO 100
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/40 sec, f/6.5, 247mm, ISO 100

Remarkable Clarity for Long Distance

One of the greatest challenges in wildlife photography is achieving sharpness and clarity, especially when photographing animals that get easily spooked. It is often frowned upon when photographers move too close to the animal or their habitat, startling them or damaging the habitat in the process. A great deal of patience and heavy-duty super telephoto lens are perhaps the only options you have, or is that really the case? 

See also: 6 Useful Tips for Remote Shooting via Wi-Fi with the Camera Connect App

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/800 sec, f/8, 4mm, ISO 200Step zoom using the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS; 1/800 sec, f/8, 4mm, ISO 200

Step zoom on the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/1000 sec, f/8, 247mm, ISO 200Step zoom using the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/1000 sec, f/8, 247mm, ISO 200

Though the subject is at a significant distance away, capturing it with the PowerShot SX70 HS retains the remarkable clarity of the image due to its high-power zoom capabilities. It is able to reach an optical zoom of 65x (approx. 1365mm) and digital zoom of 130x (approx. 2730mm).

Often losing sight of your wildlife subjects? The Zoom Framing Assist function on the camera comes in handy just about now. It tracks your chosen subject and keeps it centered in the angle of the view. When the subject walks out of the frame, the camera will automatically zoom out, track it, and zoom in on it again. It is the optimal function to support telephoto shooting, and more so for photographing wildlife. You can get that perfect shot, no matter how far you are or how much your subjects move.

Step zoom Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, 108.53mm, ISO 800 Step zoom using the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, 108.53mm, ISO 800 

step zoom Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/60 sec, f/8, 247mm, ISO 400
Step zoom using the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/60 sec, f/8, 247mm, ISO 400 

On top of that, super telephoto takes advantage of the compression effect. It makes a background appear larger and closer to the subject. Like in the image of the pigeon, it creates a contrast – a crisp subject and blurred background. While it is no eye of the tiger, stare at the eye of this pigeon long enough and it may seem considerably intimidating too! 

See also: How to Get a Great Slow Shutter Shot of Wild Birds

Picturesque Details on Close-up

While it is intriguing to zoom into a faraway object and see its fine details, it is still somewhat more fascinating to magnify a tiny object, such as a dragonfly, to an enormous size. This is the beauty of macro photography and the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is an ace in the field. 

Macro photo - Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/160 sec, f/4.5, 4mm, ISO 100Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/160 sec, f/4.5, 4mm, ISO 100

With a focal length of 0cm, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS allows you to shoot an object right at the tip of your lens and still retain a sharp focus on it. Its ability to bring out the intricate details on small plants and insects – which the naked eyes cannot easily capture – renders a different perspective. 

Immense View of the Vast Landscape

Wide-angle is often associated with landscape photography, and the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS has the widest angle in its class at approximately 21mm. The ability of wide-angle takes advantage of a subject in the foreground, emphasizing and insolating it from the cluttered background; hence, making it appear larger. Furthermore, it provides a wide field of view, wider than what the human eyes can see, so it removes the need for you to stand further back to fit the vast landscape into frame. 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, 35mm, ISO 100Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, 35mm, ISO 100

Armed with the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS on your next adventure, you can capture the beauty of wildlife, the great outdoors, and more – with just one camera.

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