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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
21 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
65x vs 24x
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Around 7.5x more zoom
Weight
Slightly lighter
608 g vs 691 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ300

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ300's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Longer battery life
380 shots vs 325 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FZ300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/2000s
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8x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$381.89 vs $477.79
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The best price we've seen is $96 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS325 shots
              DMC-FZ300380 shots
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS608 g
              DMC-FZ300691 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ3006,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS127×91×117 mm
              DMC-FZ300132×92×117 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS608 g
              DMC-FZ300691 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS$477.79
              DMC-FZ300$381.89
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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