• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony WX70 advantages over Panasonic G6

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic G6 advantages over Sony WX70

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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

  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W650

Sony WX70
Sony W650
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic G6
Sony W650
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony WX50

Sony WX70
Sony WX50
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G6
Sony WX50
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G5

Sony WX70
Panasonic G5
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 4/3

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Sony WX70
Samsung DV150F
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G6
Samsung DV150F
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G7

Sony WX70
Panasonic G7
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
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