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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210

Portability
87
Imaging
47
Features
70
Overall
56
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 front
 
Samsung WB210 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
45
Overall
40

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS70
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 322g - 112 x 67 x 41mm
  • Launched April 2017
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ90
  • Superseded the Panasonic ZS60
  • Successor is Panasonic ZS80
Samsung WB210
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F2.9-5.9) lens
  • 174g - 101 x 59 x 22mm
  • Introduced July 2011
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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Overview

In this article, we will be reviewing the Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Panasonic and Samsung. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the ZS70 (20MP) and WB210 (14MP) but they feature the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ZS70 was revealed 5 years later than the WB210 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a brief view of how the ZS70 grades vs the WB210 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS70 over the Samsung WB210

 ZS70 WB210 
IntroducedApril 2017July 2011Fresher by 71 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k1kClearer screen (+1039k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung WB210 over the Panasonic ZS70

 WB210 ZS70 
Screen sizing3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Common features in the Panasonic ZS70 and Samsung WB210

 ZS70 WB210 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Panasonic ZS70 provides external dimensions of 112mm x 67mm x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") accompanied by a weight of 322 grams (0.71 lbs) and the Samsung WB210 has specifications of 101mm x 59mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the ZS70 vs the WB210.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the ZS70 and WB210 is 87 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's tough to visualize the contrast in sensor sizing only by viewing specifications. The photograph below will give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the ZS70 and WB210.

To sum up, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should expect the Panasonic ZS70 to provide you with more detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop shots a little more aggressively. The younger ZS70 should have an advantage in sensor tech.

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Portrait photography details
Samsung WB210 Portrait photography details
54
has manual focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
39
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
features face detect autofocus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Street photography highlights
Samsung WB210 Street photography highlights
76
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
offers focus via touch
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
66
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
lighter than others in class (174 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB210 as a Sports photography camera
61
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (380 CIPA)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 Travel photography advice
Samsung WB210 Travel photography advice
79
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
offers focus via touch
decent MP (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
71
lighter than others in class (174 grams)
includes focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (288mm)
no Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB210 as a Landscape photography camera
62
has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
46
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
lack of manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS70 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB210 as a Vlogging camera
74
reasonably wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have external mic socket
33
rather wide (24mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
lighter than others in class (174 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone socket
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Panasonic ZS70 vs Samsung WB210 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS70 and Samsung WB210
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70Samsung WB210
General Information
Company Panasonic Samsung
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Samsung WB210
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-TZ90 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2017-04-19 2011-07-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max enhanced ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 49 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-6.4 f/2.9-5.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 1 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,166 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m (at Auto ISO) 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 322 grams (0.71 pounds) 174 grams (0.38 pounds)
Dimensions 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.6") 101 x 59 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 380 shots -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC microSC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $450 $279