Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX70 HS vs DMC TZ81: 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 TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HSSimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Better choice: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX70 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC TZ81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3018.90
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.391.16
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)325320

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS are the higher resolution, the better viewfinder and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot SX70 HS is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot SX70 HS scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC TZ81

Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)608g
(19.6 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX70 HS and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC TZ81

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX70 HS and DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC TZ81, front viewPowerShot SX70 HS und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX70 HS und DMC TZ81, view from abovePowerShot SX70 HS und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Panasonic DMC TZ81

14
16

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

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