Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ200 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ200 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 FZ200

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2mm³ (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
  • 588g (19.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ200: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC FZ200: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ200 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.30 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

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 FZ200 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ200

Better choice: Draw

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ200

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3012.00
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.391.30
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ200

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Auto Focus points (4)923
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)325500
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1195cm³
(75 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ200 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX70 HS: that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

Yields 15 points for the DMC FZ200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ200

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Sensitivity100 - 3200 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Similar weight608g588g
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and DMC FZ200

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ200, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ200, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ200, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und DMC FZ200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ200

15
15

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS.

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