• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.11 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    926 vs 517 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    78 mm vs 130 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $498* vs $918
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.5 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic FZ1000
Nikon D7100
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX10

Canon 70D
Sony RX10
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000
Pentax K-3
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1032
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic FZ1000
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1032
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon 70D
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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