Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Specs

PowerShot SX70 HS

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127 x 90.9 x 116.6mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6")
  • 608g (19.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ1000: The sensors

PowerShot SX70 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the DMC FZ1000 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX70 HS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ1000: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX70 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.39 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The DMC FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot SX70 HS (0.50x)

DMC FZ1000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ1000

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.10
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.392.36
Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000. Another advantage over the DMC FZ1000: the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ1000

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)325360

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX70 HS: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 24 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ1000, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

13
24

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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