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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front
Portability
87
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

Fujifilm S1500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-396mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 345g - 103 x 73 x 68mm
  • Introduced February 2009
Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 322g - 112 x 67 x 41mm
  • Revealed April 2017
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Old Model is Panasonic ZS60
  • Renewed by Panasonic ZS80
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

Following is a in-depth comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and ZS70 (20MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 9 years before the ZS70 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS70 being a Compact camera.

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores versus the ZS70 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Panasonic ZS70

 Fujifilm S1500 ZS70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Fujifilm S1500

 ZS70 Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedApril 2017February 2009More modern by 99 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS70

 Fujifilm S1500 ZS70 

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 features outside measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS70 has sizing of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") along with a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs).

Check the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS70 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you use at the time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the ZS70.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and ZS70 is 82 and 87 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes only by reading specifications. The picture below will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S1500 and ZS70.

Plainly, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Panasonic ZS70 to offer you greater detail using its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S1500
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS70
19
no manual focus
no external flash support
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
54
manual focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
features face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography highlights
Panasonic ZS70 Street photography highlights
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
76
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
features touch focus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography advice
Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography advice
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
61
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
features tracking focus
good battery life (380 per charge)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography info
Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography info
50
built-in flash
very long zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
MP count low (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
79
good battery life (380 shots)
features touch focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic ZS70 Landscape photography advice
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
62
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (380 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging info
Panasonic ZS70 Vlogging info
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support
74
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
lack of mic support
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS70
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Also called as - Lumix DMC-TZ90
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-02-17 2017-04-19
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - 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 10 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 49
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 2cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 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 640x480 3840x2160
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 gr (0.76 lbs) 322 gr (0.71 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 380 pictures
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $200 $450