• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW120 advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • Less expensive
    $219 vs $298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    213g vs 322g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Nikon AW120

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.9 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • 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 A1300

Nikon AW120
Canon A1300
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS70
Canon A1300
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon A1400

Nikon AW120
Canon A1400
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS70
Canon A1400
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon AW120
Nikon AW130
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
Panasonic ZS70
Nikon AW130
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon AW120
Panasonic ZS60
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS60
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Nikon AW120
Panasonic ZS80
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS80
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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