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Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ70 Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the new Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ70 digital compact system cameras. Canon has announced the 65x superzoom PowerShot SX60 HS just before the Photokina 2014 event.

To see the difference between Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ70 digital cameras, we take a look at the specifications comparison of both cameras.

The Powershot SX60 HS digital camera features a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, a 65x Optical Zoom lens covering a whopping 21-1365mm equivalent range and Optical Image Stabilization for steady images.

The Lumix DMC-FZ70 is a 16.1MP compact system superzoom camera with a 60x optical zoom. The camera offers a focal length of 20-1200mm, the 60x optical zoom of the FZ70 can be increased to an incredible 102x optical zoom using the 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens DMW-LT55.

Specifications Comparison of Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ70 Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Canon SX60 HS vs Panasonic FZ70 compact cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon SX60 HS Panasonic FZ70
Sensor Resolution 16.1 MP 16.1 MP
Low-pass Filter Yes Yes
Sensor Size 1/2.3″ (6.17×4.55mm) 1/2.3″ (6.17×4.55mm)
Optical Zoom 65x 60x
Aperture Range f/3.4 – f/6.5 f/2.8 – f/5.9
Macro 0cm 1cm
IS / VR Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF Points 31 23
ISO 100-6400 100-6400
Shutter min/max 15-1/2000sec 8-1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed 6.4 FPS 9 FPS
Video 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
Lcd 3.0″ LCD-Swivel 922k dots 3.0″ LCD-Swivel 460k dots
Viewfinder 100% EVF 100% EVF
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in + NFC No
Battery Life 340 shots 400 shots
Dimensions 127x 91 x 114 mm 130x 97 x 118 mm
Weight 649g 606g

As a verdict, with Panasonic FZ70 you get a decent core specifications for a cheaper price. Canon SX60 HS is smaller but the FZ70 is light-weight. Canon Powershot SX60 HS provides more zoom but on the other hand Panasonic FZ70 provides almost similar optical zoom (60x) with a better aperture range. So if you are looking for high-end specs and a zoom camera you may prefer Canon SX60 HS, otherwise you can go with the FZ70 for a better price value.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 compact system superzoom camera price is $399.00.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Price and Availability

The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera will be available in October for $549.00.

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