• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 1365.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX60 advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,365 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Canon SX60

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 114 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    322g vs 650g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX60
Nikon P600
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon P600
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony H400

Canon SX60
Sony H400
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS70
Sony H400
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX60
Nikon P610
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon P610
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon SX60
Nikon A900
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon A900
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX60
Canon SX730 HS
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Thinner
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX730 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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