• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $344
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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 HDMI output 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 Panasonic ZS40

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS40
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX710 HS
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $317
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS60
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $374
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon A900

Canon SX700 HS
Nikon A900
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon A900
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX730 HS
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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