• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ70 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 900 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    20 mm vs 23 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon B500 advantages over Panasonic FZ70

  • Less expensive
    $220 vs $298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    19 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    7 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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 Fujifilm S1

Panasonic FZ70
Fujifilm S1
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B500
Fujifilm S1
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Panasonic FZ70
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B500
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Panasonic FZ70
Samsung WB1100F
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Panasonic FZ70
Olympus SP-100
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon B500
Olympus SP-100
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon L840

Panasonic FZ70
Nikon L840
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
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