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Fujifilm XQ2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Fujifilm XQ2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
84% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Fujifilm XQ2 is 1.8 minimum aperture. That's 1.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3.3).
30g lighter Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 187g digital camera. That's 30g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (217g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

User reviews are marginally better
The Fujifilm XQ2 has an average user review score of 94% based on 64 reviews, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average rating of 90% (based on 166 reviews).
10 Reasons For
A little higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 12MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (26x smaller). 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.

24% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum aperture number of 6.4, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.5 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 620mm longer than the Fujifilm XQ2 (720mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
24% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an internal memory of 86MB, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 66MB internal memory digital camera (20MB smaller).
120,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (120,000 pixels lower).
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Fujifilm XQ2 only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Five more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has 8 awards, however the Fujifilm XQ2 has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are marginally better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average expert review score of 80%, but the Fujifilm XQ2 has an average rating of 78% (based on 25 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a megapixel of 12MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). 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.

26x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has an optical zoom of 4x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (26x 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.

A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a maximum aperture number of 4.9, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 620mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (720mm).
Slightly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Fujifilm XQ2 is 25mm minimum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
A lot smaller internal memory Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has an internal memory of 66MB, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 86MB internal memory digital camera (20MB bigger).
120,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (120,000 pixels higher).
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Fewer awards
Whilst the Fujifilm XQ2 has received 3 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has received 8 awards.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Fujifilm XQ2 only has an average expert rating of 78%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 34 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
46% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 1.5 larger than the Fujifilm XQ2 (3.3).
30g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera. That's 30g heavier than the Fujifilm XQ2 (217g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

One month older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is older than the Fujifilm XQ2 by one month.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Fujifilm XQ2 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 64 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
8 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
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M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12MP 12.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 4000 x 2672
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 4000 x 2672
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixels
14.5MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
4.9 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6.4 - 25.6 4.3 - 129
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.6x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
7/6 12/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 15

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 - 3.0 0.03
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.0 2
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8m 2m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 2.7 2 - 3.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.4 0.6 - 6.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
66MB 86MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Children
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Children
 Night portrait
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
187g
BEST
217g
Height
58.5mm 64.6mm
Depth
33.3mm 34.4mm
Width
100mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
206g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-48 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Printed User Guide
 Printed user guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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