Panasonic is now almost a year old and features 60X optical zoom and will cost you approx $297 only, on the other hand the recently announced Canon SX50 HS will cost you approx $549…but the features worth its high price? let’s find out now….
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Specification Comparison Table.
|Canon SX60 HS||Panasonic FZ70|
Optical Zoom: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has 5x more optical Zoom than Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70.
Aperture Range: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 aperture Range is better than Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Macro: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has more close-up macro range than Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 doesn’t have Macro.
More AF Points: The Panasonic FZ70 features 23 point AF system; on the other hand the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is limited to 9 AF points only. With more AF point you get more area under AF points under screen, more AF points helps your camera to quickly acquire AF on your subject.
Better Shutter Range: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features better shutter range compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Video Mode: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features full HD video recording @ 30fps frame rate and HD video recoding@30fps.
Panasonic FZ70 video Mode: Panasonic FZ70 features full HD video recording @ 60fps frame rate and HD video recoding@60fps.
Support format: MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVCHD Internet-friendly MP4 format.
Display: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features bigger and high resolution display compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70.
Wi-Fi: No built in WIFi or NFC available in Panasonic FZ70 camera, but Canon does have it that means you can share or shoot your fav compositions without any physical pain.
Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 battery rating is 400 shots and other hand Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 340 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is bit smaller than Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70, but that doesn’t make any significant difference.
Weight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 bit light-weight than Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
High ISO Test Between Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Verdict: The price difference is bit high (Canon $597 vs Panasonic $249) and features difference is low, however if want 5X more zoom, WiFi and NFC than you should go for Canon SX0 HS camera.