Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 review: Ultimate everyday point and shoot?

By Kevin Carter - Monday December 23 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: Slightly below average score | Panasonic FZ70 vs Canon SX 50 HS vs Panasonic FZ200: Equal performance | Conclusion

Compared with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, a $339, 12.1-Mpix model with a stabilized 24-1200mm equivalent zoom, the FZ70 has -1/2 stop less color depth and around -1/2 stop narrower dynamic range, but similar low-light capabilities. Against the firm’s $409 FZ200 another 12.1-Mpix model only this time with a Leica branded constant aperture 25-600mm f2.8 zoom the two compare very similarly with the FZ70 even out-performing its sibling in low-light, by approximately +1/2 stop.