• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SP-100 advantages over Panasonic ZS70

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 720 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Panasonic ZS70 advantages over Olympus SP-100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 133 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    322g vs 589g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1700 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 Fujifilm SL1000

Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS70
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $650
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Olympus SP-100
Samsung WB2200F
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $675
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS70
Samsung WB2200F
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $675
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9800
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS70
Fujifilm S9800
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Olympus SP-100
Canon SX730 HS
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS70
Canon SX730 HS
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Olympus SP-100
Panasonic ZS80
  • $600
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic ZS70
Panasonic ZS80
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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