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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front
Portability
87
Imaging
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Features
70
Overall
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 322g - 112 x 67 x 41mm
  • Introduced April 2017
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS60
  • Updated by Panasonic ZS80
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Fujifilm SL300 versus Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and ZS70 (20MP) but they feature the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was introduced 6 years earlier than the ZS70 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS70 being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summation of how the Fujifilm SL300 matches up against the ZS70 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Panasonic ZS70

 Fujifilm SL300 ZS70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Fujifilm SL300

 ZS70 Fujifilm SL300 
IntroducedApril 2017January 2012Newer by 64 months
Manually focus More accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kClearer screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic ZS70

 Fujifilm SL300 ZS70 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm SL300 offers outer measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") along with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS70 has dimensions of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") having a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm SL300 versus Panasonic ZS70 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 versus the ZS70.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm SL300 and ZS70 is 67 and 87 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions just by looking through a spec sheet. The pic underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm SL300 and ZS70.

Clearly, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You should count on the Panasonic ZS70 to render more detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm SL300 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Portrait photography camera
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sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
provides face detect focus
manual focus not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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focusing manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography features
Panasonic ZS70 Street photography features
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than average (510 grams)
76
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
has focus by touch
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography factors
Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography factors
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great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery life (380 CIPA)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
Travel photography with Panasonic ZS70
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sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average (510g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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good battery life (380 per charge)
has focus by touch
good megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Landscape photography camera
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really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Vlogging camera
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really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic support
heavier than average (510g)
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quite wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have external microphone port
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Panasonic ZS70
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Also called as - Lumix DMC-TZ90
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-01-05 2017-04-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD BSI-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 14 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 49
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 2cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 460k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166k dot
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
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) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510g (1.12 pounds) 322g (0.71 pounds)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 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 300 photographs 380 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail price $280 $450