As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P510 and the Coolpix P90)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (60x vs 24x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (20 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly longer battery life (400 shots vs 330 shots), is newer (july 2013 vs september 2012) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-FZ70

  • Excellent wide angle: 20 mm vs 20 mm
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 606 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ70

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 606 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 400 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P510 and DMC-FZ70

  • Light weight: 555 g vs 606 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $599.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
2 years newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ70

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 400 shots
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 606 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
10 months older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FZ70

  • Light weight: 595 g vs 606 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ70

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 400 shots
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $492.19 vs $599.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (60x vs 2.9x), has a much wider wide angle lens (20 mm vs 28 mm), has a much longer battery life (400 shots vs 220 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), is much larger (large (130×97×118 mm) vs compact (103×62×28 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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5 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 60x
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 400 shots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and DMC-FZ70

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×62×28 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much less zoom: 7.1x vs 60x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 20 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and DMC-FZ70

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (60x vs 20x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (20 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a significantly longer battery life (400 shots vs 300 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (large (130×97×118 mm) vs compact (111×65×34 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
2 years older

Significant advantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (104×64×33 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F550 EXR and DMC-FZ70

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 400 shots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ70

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 9 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 20 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 400 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ70

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
1 year newer
$552

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 20 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and DMC-FZ70

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 400 shots

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (9 fps vs 4 fps) and is newer (july 2013 vs october 2012).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and DMC-FZ70

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 9 fps

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
8 months older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ70

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Large (130×97×118 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ70

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 months newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ70

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ70)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ70

  • None found