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Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80

Portability
63
Imaging
49
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 front
Portability
63
Imaging
45
Features
62
Overall
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Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Revealed September 2018
Panasonic FZ80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 616g - 130 x 94 x 119mm
  • Released January 2017
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FZ82
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Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Canon SX70 HS versus Panasonic FZ80, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Canon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the SX70 HS (20MP) and the FZ80 (18MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was released 21 months after the FZ80 making them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the SX70 HS grades vs the FZ80 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Panasonic FZ80

 SX70 HS FZ80 
ReleasedSeptember 2018January 2017More modern by 21 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ80 over the Canon SX70 HS

 FZ80 SX70 HS 
Display resolution1040k922kClearer display (+118k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Panasonic FZ80

 SX70 HS FZ80 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon SX70 HS offers outside measurements of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") along with a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) and the Panasonic FZ80 has measurements of 130mm x 94mm x 119mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7") along with a weight of 616 grams (1.36 lbs).

Examine the Canon SX70 HS versus Panasonic FZ80 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose at that moment. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the SX70 HS vs the FZ80.

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the SX70 HS and FZ80 is 63 and 63 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to see the contrast in sensor sizes simply by seeing technical specs. The image here should give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the SX70 HS and FZ80.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Canon SX70 HS to provide more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics more aggressively. The newer SX70 HS is going to have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FZ80 Portrait photography highlights
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you can focus manually
good megapixels (20MP)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
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focusing manually
MP count good (18MP)
supports face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FZ80 as a Street photography camera
59
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (608 grams)
54
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
supports focus by touch
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (616g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX70 HS
Sports photography with Panasonic FZ80
57
amazing zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
58
incredible zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
supports tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Travel photography details
Panasonic FZ80 Travel photography details
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supports bluetooth
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
relatively wide (21mm)
great zoom (1365mm)
more heavy than competitors (608g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
59
supports focus by touch
MP count good (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (20mm)
long reach (1200mm)
heavier than competition in class (616g)
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FZ80 as a Landscape photography camera
59
you can focus manually
relatively wide (21mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
saves RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
small sensor (1/2.3")
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focusing manually
decently wide (20mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (18MP)
delivers RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX70 HS
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ80
65
relatively wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competitors (608g)
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decently wide (20mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
no external mic port
heavier than competition in class (616g)
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Canon SX70 HS vs Panasonic FZ80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Panasonic FZ80
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80
General Information
Brand Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FZ82
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2018-09-20 2017-01-04
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 8 Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 20-1200mm (60.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 0cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 922k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 1,166k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 14.10 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, 1st Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 608g (1.34 lb) 616g (1.36 lb)
Physical dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 130 x 94 x 119mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 325 shots 330 shots
Type of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 images x 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $550 $399