Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70

Nikon Coolpix L110 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Replaced the Nikon L100
  • Successor is Nikon L120
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
  • Released April 2017
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Previous Model is Panasonic ZS60
  • Replacement is Panasonic ZS80
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Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Nikon L110 and Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Nikon and Panasonic. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the L110 (12MP) and ZS70 (20MP) but they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The L110 was manufactured 8 years earlier than the ZS70 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a in-depth comparison, below is a concise view of how the L110 scores versus the ZS70 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

Photography Glossary

Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Panasonic ZS70

 L110 ZS70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Nikon L110

 ZS70 L110 
ReleasedApril 2017February 2010Newer by 87 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon L110 and Panasonic ZS70

 L110 ZS70 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Nikon L110 has got physical dimensions of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS70 has proportions of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") with a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at that time. The following is the front view size comparison of the L110 against the ZS70.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the L110 and ZS70 is 77 and 87 respectively.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by seeing specs. The pic below may provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the L110 and ZS70.

All in all, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Panasonic ZS70 to provide extra detail due to its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The more aged L110 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon L110
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS70
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
provides face detect focus
exports RAW files
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Nikon L110 Street photography features
Panasonic ZS70 Street photography features
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
offers focus by touch
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L110 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Sports photography camera
excellent zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L110 Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography features
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
long zoom (420mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
better than average battery power (380 shots)
offers focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L110 Landscape photography info
Panasonic ZS70 Landscape photography info
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L110 Vlogging details
Panasonic ZS70 Vlogging details
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone jack
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no microphone port
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Nikon L110 vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L110 and Panasonic ZS70
 Nikon Coolpix L110Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix L110 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Alternate name - Lumix DMC-TZ90
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-02-03 2017-04-19
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 49
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-420mm (15.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.4 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 460k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Lowest shutter speed 8s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shooting speed 13.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 406g (0.90 pounds) 322g (0.71 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Battery life - 380 photographs
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (3 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $280 $450