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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 front
Portability
63
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Revealed July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix S2600HD
Panasonic FZ70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 606g - 130 x 97 x 118mm
  • Launched July 2013
Photography Glossary

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic FZ70, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and FZ70 (16MP) but they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was released 4 years prior to the FZ70 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a simple overview of how the S2500HD grades vs the FZ70 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Panasonic FZ70

 S2500HD FZ70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ70 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 FZ70 S2500HD 
LaunchedJuly 2013July 2010More modern by 36 months
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic FZ70

 S2500HD FZ70 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor in its weight and size. The FujiFilm S2500HD has got exterior measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ70 has specifications of 130mm x 97mm x 118mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 4.6") having a weight of 606 grams (1.34 lbs).

Check out the FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic FZ70 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have during that time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the S2500HD and the FZ70.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S2500HD and FZ70 is 78 and 63 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizes simply by going through specs. The picture below will provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the S2500HD and FZ70.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Panasonic FZ70 to show greater detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged S2500HD will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography info
Panasonic FZ70 Portrait photography info
21
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
56
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides face detection focus
saves RAW files
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FZ70 as a Street photography camera
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (606g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ70 as a Sports photography camera
34
excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
55
amazing zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery (400 shots)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography factors
Panasonic FZ70 Travel photography factors
55
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very long zoom (504mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
55
great battery (400 per charge)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (20mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (606 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography information
Panasonic FZ70 Landscape photography information
36
fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
54
focusing manually
rather wide (20mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
saves RAW files
great battery (400 per charge)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FZ70 as a Vlogging camera
25
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic port
26
rather wide (20mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than competitors (606g)
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic FZ70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic FZ70
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Panasonic
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Also called as FinePix S2600HD -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-07-06 2013-07-18
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 20-1200mm (60.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 202 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 99% 100%
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 9.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 13.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (50i/60i, 25p/30p), 1280 x 720p (50p/60p or 25p/30p), 640 x 480 (25p/30p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337g (0.74 lbs) 606g (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 130 x 97 x 118mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 4.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 41
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.8
DXO Low light score not tested 171
Other
Battery life - 400 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $200 $300