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Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70

Portability
67
Imaging
62
Features
88
Overall
72
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 front
 
Pentax Optio E70 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Key Specs

Panasonic G95
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 536g - 130 x 94 x 77mm
  • Released April 2019
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-G90
  • Older Model is Panasonic G85
Pentax E70
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 175g - 94 x 61 x 26mm
  • Released January 2009
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Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Panasonic and Pentax. There exists a considerable gap among the resolutions of the G95 (20.3MP) and E70 (10MP) and the G95 (Four Thirds) and E70 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor size.

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The G95 was brought out 10 years after the E70 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic G95 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax E70 being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the G95 grades versus the E70 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G95 over the Pentax E70

 G95 E70 
ReleasedApril 2019January 2009Newer by 125 months
Focus manually More exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size3"2.4"Larger display (+0.6")
Display resolution1240k112kSharper display (+1128k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax E70 over the Panasonic G95

 E70 G95 

Common features in the Panasonic G95 and Pentax E70

 G95 E70 

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic G95 offers outer dimensions of 130mm x 94mm x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0") with a weight of 536 grams (1.18 lbs) and the Pentax E70 has sizing of 94mm x 61mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0") along with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at that moment. The following is a front view size comparison of the G95 and the E70.

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G95 and E70 is 67 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to see the difference in sensor dimensions merely by viewing specifications. The pic below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the G95 and E70.

Plainly, the two cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The G95 due to its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF simpler and the Panasonic G95 will provide you with extra detail having its extra 10.3 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The younger G95 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G95 Portrait photography factors
Pentax E70 Portrait photography factors
77
manual focus
resolution is good (20.3MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes face detect focus
supports RAW formats
19
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G95 as a Street photography camera
Pentax E70 as a Street photography camera
78
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
supports touch focus
weather sealing
above average high ISO (25,600)
47
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G95 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax E70 as a Sports photography camera
68
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (20.3MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
not so great battery pack (290 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
16
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G95 Travel photography details
Pentax E70 Travel photography details
73
weather sealing
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
resolution is good (20.3 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
not so great battery pack (290 CIPA)
50
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G95 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax E70 as a Landscape photography camera
76
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (20.3MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
not so great battery pack (290 per charge)
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.4")
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic G95
Vlogging with Pentax E70
79
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with mic socket
22
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
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Panasonic G95 vs Pentax E70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G95 and Pentax E70
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95Pentax Optio E70
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Pentax Optio E70
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-G90 -
Class Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2019-04-05 2009-01-05
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20.3 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Minimum native ISO 200 64
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 10cm
Available lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 2.4 inches
Resolution of display 1,240k dot 112k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 9.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.40 m (at ISO 100) 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 536g (1.18 lb) 175g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 94 x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0") 94 x 61 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0")
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
Other
Battery life 290 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID - 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $998 $140