Canon IXUS 170 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Canon IXUS 170
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a megapixel count of 20MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7.7MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a total megapixel count of 20.5MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.8MP digital camera (7.7MP less).
0.6 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum aperture of 7, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
13% shorter Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a height of 57.6mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 64.6mm tall digital camera (7mm taller).
Hugely thinner Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 22.6mm deep, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 34.4mm deep digital camera (11.8mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 99.6mm wide, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 110.7mm wide digital camera (11.1mm wider).
£134 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 170 is £134.44 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.
13 Reasons For
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.3 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum focal length of 720mm, however the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (420mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (24mm).
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4,800 higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (6,400).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (80).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 45s longer than the Canon IXUS 170 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

40% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (50fps).
Larger screen size Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 3" screen. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon IXUS 170 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

78% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (1,040,000 pixels).
300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

22 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 168 user reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (18x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3.3).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 420mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (720mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 higher).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (45s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

20fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
Smaller screen size Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 2.7" screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (810,000 pixels higher).
One hundred less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Canon IXUS 170, but 25 sellers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91% (based on 168 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
66% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Canon IXUS 170 (12.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

61% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 7.7MP less than the Canon IXUS 170 (12.8MP).
10% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (6.4).
11% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a height of 64.6mm. That's 7mm taller than the Canon IXUS 170 (64.6mm).
Thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 34.4mm deep. That's 11.8mm thicker than the Canon IXUS 170 (34.4mm).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 110.7mm wide. That's 11.1mm wider than the Canon IXUS 170 (110.7mm).
More expensive by £134
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £134.44 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 170.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
12.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
7
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture
3.6 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 4.3 - 129
Extra / Smart Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
9/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 2 - 3.3
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.6 - 6.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 86MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.59x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 217g
Height
57.6mm
BEST
64.6mm
Depth
22.6mm
BEST
34.4mm
Width
99.6mm
BEST
110.7mm
Weight Including Battery
141g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
NB-11L/ NB-11LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 AV
 USB
 AV
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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