Here we are comparing ZS70 and XZ-2 iHS, two Compact cameras from Panasonic and Olympus. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera and Olympus XZ-2 iHS is a Small Sensor Compact class camera.
Panasonic ZS70 was introduced to market in April 2017 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS was launched in December 2012. As you can see, XZ-2 iHS is 5 years older than ZS70. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Panasonic ZS70 is ranked #2
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 62 whereas Olympus XZ-2 iHS is ranked #3
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 61.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS70 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS70 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.