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

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Differences

Panasonic ZS50 advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $398
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    243g vs 322g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Panasonic ZS50

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 Canon SX280 HS

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX280 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX280 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $270
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Panasonic ZS50
Panasonic ZS35
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $290
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More pixels
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS35
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $290
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX700 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon A900

Panasonic ZS50
Nikon A900
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
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

Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX730 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX730 HS
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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