Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs PowerShot SX70 HS - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • 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
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

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 II vs PowerShot SX70 HS: The sensors

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

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the PowerShot SX70 HS's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs PowerShot SX70 HS: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The PowerShot SX70 HS has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.39 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.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

PowerShot SX70 HS (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX70 HS

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX70 HS

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440325

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II 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, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX70 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.30
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.362.39
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
608g
(19.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1346cm³
(85 cu.in.)

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

Yields 13 points for the PowerShot SX70 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

PowerShot SX70 HS

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Dimensions

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

DMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX70 HS, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX70 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX70 HS, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und PowerShot SX70 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

28
13

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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