• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1210 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $398* vs $5996
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    322g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6989
  • 35mm
Panasonic ZS70
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon D4S
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6087
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D5

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon D5
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon A900
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon A900
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon SX730 HS
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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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