Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70

Olympus Stylus 1 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Key Specs

Olympus 1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Introduced November 2013
  • Replacement is Olympus 1s
Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise 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
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS60
  • Renewed by Panasonic ZS80
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Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a noticeable gap among the resolutions of the 1 (12MP) and ZS70 (20MP) and the 1 (1/1.7") and ZS70 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor sizes.

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The 1 was brought out 4 years earlier than the ZS70 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus 1 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS70 being a Compact camera.

Before delving into a complete comparison, here is a brief view of how the 1 scores versus the ZS70 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 1 over the Panasonic ZS70

 1 ZS70 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Olympus 1

 ZS70 1 
ReleasedApril 2017November 2013Newer by 41 months
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Olympus 1 and Panasonic ZS70

 1 ZS70 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution1040k1040kThe same screen resolution
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera, you will want to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus 1 comes with physical measurements of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") along with a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS70 has proportions 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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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the 1 against the ZS70.

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 1 and ZS70 is 79 and 87 respectively.

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to envision the gap in sensor dimensions only by checking out specifications. The image here will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the 1 and ZS70.

Plainly, each of the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The 1 because of its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF easier and the Panasonic ZS70 will produce greater detail having its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots more aggressively. The more aged 1 will be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 sensor size comparison

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 1 Portrait photography information
Panasonic ZS70 Portrait photography information
you can focus manually
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
features face detect focus
saves RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus 1 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS70 as a Street photography camera
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
features touch to focus
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
provides focus via touch
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 1 Sports photography details
Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography details
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking focus
good battery (410 CIPA)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect auto focus
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (380 shots)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 1 Travel photography info
Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography info
good battery (410 per charge)
features touch to focus
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
better than average battery power (380 shots)
provides focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 1 Landscape photography features
Panasonic ZS70 Landscape photography features
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
good battery (410 CIPA)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
lack of Time Lapse recording
manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 1 Vlogging info
Panasonic ZS70 Vlogging info
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
lack of mic socket
rather wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have external mic socket
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Olympus 1 vs Panasonic ZS70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 1 and Panasonic ZS70
 Olympus Stylus 1Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
General Information
Company Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus 1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-TZ90
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-11-25 2017-04-19
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic VI Venus Engine
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 25 49
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Screen technology LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots 1,166k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 402g (0.89 lbs) 322g (0.71 lbs)
Physical dimensions 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 51 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.6 not tested
DXO Low light score 179 not tested
Battery life 410 photographs 380 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLS-5 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $700 $450