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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

Portability
87
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Key Specs

Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Expand 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
  • Refreshed by Panasonic ZS80
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-481mm (F) lens
  • 305g - 129 x 71 x 19mm
  • Announced August 2012
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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Overview

Below is a extended overview of the Panasonic ZS70 versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Panasonic and Samsung. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the ZS70 (20MP) and Galaxy Camera 3G (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The ZS70 was announced 4 years later than the Galaxy Camera 3G and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a complete comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the ZS70 matches up against the Galaxy Camera 3G for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS70 Galaxy Camera 3G 
AnnouncedApril 2017August 2012More recent by 57 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k0kClearer screen (+1040k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G over the Panasonic ZS70

 Galaxy Camera 3G ZS70 
Screen dimensions4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")

Common features in the Panasonic ZS70 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G

 ZS70 Galaxy Camera 3G 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to lug around your camera, you are going to need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic ZS70 has got physical dimensions of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") having a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs) whilst the Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G has measurements of 129mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7") having a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Check out the Panasonic ZS70 versus Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the ZS70 versus the Galaxy Camera 3G.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the ZS70 and Galaxy Camera 3G is 87 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to envision the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reading through specs. The visual here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS70 and Galaxy Camera 3G.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Panasonic ZS70 to resolve greater detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The newer ZS70 will have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Portrait photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Portrait photography features
54
manual focus
MP count decent (20MP)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW files
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
30
good MP (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Street photography information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Street photography information
76
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
provides touch to focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (305 grams)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Sports photography details
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Sports photography details
61
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
good battery pack (380 shots)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
45
excellent zoom range (23-481mm 20.9 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Travel photography features
79
good battery pack (380 shots)
provides touch to focus
MP count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
72
lighter than competition (305 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
quite wide (23mm)
long reach (481mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Landscape photography information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Landscape photography information
62
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
47
quite wide (23mm)
great max aperture (f)
big screen (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Vlogging information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Vlogging information
74
really wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no microphone jack
37
quite wide (23mm)
great max aperture (f)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (305g)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone support
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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS70 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
General Information
Company Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Samsung Galaxy Camera 3G
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-TZ90 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2017-04-19 2012-08-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Sensor type BSI-CMOS 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 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 -
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-481mm (20.9x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 -
Macro focusing distance 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 4.8 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dots 0k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,166k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs -
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs -
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (at Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 322 gr (0.71 lbs) 305 gr (0.67 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") 129 x 71 x 19mm (5.1" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 380 images -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $450 $606