FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70

FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced July 2010
  • Also Known as FinePix S2600HD
Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 322g - 112 x 67 x 41mm
  • Launched April 2017
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Older Model is Panasonic ZS60
  • Replacement is Panasonic ZS80
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a noticeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and ZS70 (20MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was released 7 years prior to the ZS70 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS70 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a quick summation of how the S2500HD matches up vs the ZS70 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

Photography Glossary

Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Panasonic ZS70

 S2500HD ZS70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 ZS70 S2500HD 
LaunchedApril 2017July 2010Fresher by 82 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic ZS70

 S2500HD ZS70 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera, you have to take into account its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm S2500HD provides outside dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") and a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS70 has measurements of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") having a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing at the time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the S2500HD against the ZS70.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S2500HD and ZS70 is 78 and 87 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing simply by going over specs. The photograph below may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the S2500HD and ZS70.

All in all, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Panasonic ZS70 to offer you more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The older S2500HD is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography information
Panasonic ZS70 Portrait photography information
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography details
Panasonic ZS70 Street photography details
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
offers touch to focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography information
Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography information
great zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has tracking focus
great battery life (380 shots)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography features
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
long zoom (504mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
great battery life (380 shots)
offers touch to focus
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS70
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (380 shots)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Vlogging camera
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone support
really wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have mic port
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic ZS70
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDPanasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Also referred to as FinePix S2600HD Lumix DMC-TZ90
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-07-06 2017-04-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 49
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing range 2cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 99% 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337g (0.74 lb) 322g (0.71 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6")
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
Battery life - 380 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $200 $450