• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm XF1 advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    226g vs 322g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Fujifilm XF1

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Cool retro styling bolstered by a quality build and design; Fast f/1.8 lens at wide angle; Fast autofocus and low shutter lag; Tons of customizability and creative options, including Fuji's special EXR and Film Simulation modes; Full 1080p HD video; PASM controls; RAW still capture.

  • Special modes have somewhat steep learning curve; Maximum aperture drops quickly as you zoom; Lens cover doesn't lock when storing; Larger sensor doesn't necessarily translate to better photo quality than competitors; Demosaicing errors and moderately high chromatic aberration.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XF1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS70
Olympus XZ-10
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS70
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS70
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon A900

Fujifilm XF1
Nikon A900
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $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

Fujifilm XF1
Canon SX730 HS
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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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