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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

40% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

2% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (6.4).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 1,200mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (480mm shorter).
Cheaper by £114
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS costs £114 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
6 Reasons For
A little smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum aperture number of 3.3, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 579,000 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (1,040,000 pixels).
Two times lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a weight of 217g, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442g digital camera (225g heavier). 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.

300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 300.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 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 from expert review sites, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 80% based on 35 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 76% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.1 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 461,000 pixels display resolution. That's 579,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (1,040,000 pixels).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a weight of 442g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera (225g lighter). 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.

Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 210.00, but 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.

Five less awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has only received 3 awards, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's average expert score is only 76%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 80% (based on 35 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (6.4).
480mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only 720mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (480mm longer).
More expensive by £114
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £114 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
720mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.3 - 129
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.6x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/9
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 15

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.03
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.5m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m 2m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 2 - 3.3
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.6 - 6.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 86MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

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
 Mini
 Mini
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)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Children
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Children
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g 217g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 64.6mm
Depth
91.9mm 34.4mm
Width
120mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g 243g
BEST

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
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh 1,250mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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