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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera, 16.1MP, 20-1200mm Focal Length, 60x Optical Zoom, Full HD 1080/60i Recording, 3" Display, Dolby Digital Sound

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera is a bridge-style point-and-shoot digital camera that features a 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity BSI MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with notable low-light quality. The combination of the processor and sensor enable a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-3200, which can be further expanded to ISO 6400. The processor also affords a wealth of speed to the camera, including the ability to record up to 9 fps in a 3 shot burst, 5 fps with one-shot AF or 2 fps with continuous AF.

The built-in Lumix DC Vario 60x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 20-1200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for working in almost any shooting situation. Benefitting this extensive zoom range is POWER O.I.S., which works to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with greater zoom magnifications and under low-light conditions. This image stabilization system also features an Active Mode that is well-suited to creating steady HD movies by countering the appearance of camera shake in a variety of directions.

Full HD 1080i video at 60 fps is supported in the high quality AVCHD codec and greatly benefits from the inclusion of a Wind Shield Zoom Microphone and Dolby Digital audio quality. The built-in stereo microphone works to significantly reduce wind noise in order to provide clearer overall audio quality. Its zoom design is also well-paired to the zoom lens to help achieve natural sounding recordings.

For image monitoring and playback, both a 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor and a 0.20" 202k-dot electronic viewfinder are available as bright, clear means for viewing. Also extending the functionality of the FZ70 is a hot shoe to facilitate the use of an external flash and an HDMI port for linking the camera to an HDTV for vivid image playback. A host of creative effects are available too, for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of both still images and movies in-camera.

The Panasonic DMCFZ70 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Panasonic DMCFZ70 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Panasonic DMCFZ70 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMCFZ70: Compact, Convenient, Durable, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Inexpensive, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Panasonic DMCFZ70 Features

  • Panasonic understands that and delivers advanced multimedia technology in the LUMIX DMC-FZ70. Bring the action in super close with a 60X optical zoom. Discover the optical performance of the DMC-FZ70 with an amazing 20mm wide-angle to 1200mm (60X) long zoom, making it a category class leader
  • Super Long Zoom Lens from 20mm Ultra Wide-Angle to 60x Optical Zoom: At 60X optical zoom (20mm-1200mm), the DMC-FZ70 lens is the widest and longest zoom in its class
  • Super Long Zoom Lens from 20mm Ultra Wide-Angle to 60x Optical Zoom: Discover stunning versatility from ultra-wide 20mm to an incredible 1200mm range making it possible to capture dynamic landscapes, wildlife and almost any scene when traveling
  • Amazingly Clear Zoom Microphone with Dolby Digital Audio Quality: Recording video with the DMC-FZ70 is easy, but what's really amazing is the camera's ability to capture crisp, clear audio. The videos are accompanied by realistic Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • Create Stunning Movies with Full HD Video Recording: The DMC-FZ70 records Full-HD 1920x1080 videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. A separate button on the top of the camera lets you instantly start recording videos while simultaneously shooting a photo without changing settings
  • Power Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode Delivers Sharp, Clear Images: The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses hand-shake that causes blurred photos. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected and compensated for to produce sharp, clear images
  • Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes feature 15 filter effects - Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter and Point Color
  • Expand Your Vision With Creative Panoramic Effects: With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots by overlaying the previous picture
  • Never Miss A Shot Even With Action Photography: The DMC-FZ70 takes your photography to the next level with blazing fast speeds of up to 5 fames per second (fps) AF or 2fps with continuous AF Tracking, keeping your subject in focus even while it moves
  • Amazing Low Light 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor: Combine the DMC-FZ70's bright F2.8-5.9 lens with the new 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and you've got a camera that delivers phenomenal image quality in high-sensitivity shooting scenes
  • Shoot Impressive Pictures With iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode: For beginners, iA mode helps you make beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions. The camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording

Panasonic DMCFZ70 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size
1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Total Pixels
16.8 Megapixels
Filter
Primary Color Filter
Lens
LUMIX DC VARIO / 14 elements in 12 groups / (6 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
Aperture
F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom
60x
Focal Length
f = 3.58 - 215mm (20 - 1200mm in 35mm equiv.) / (22 - 1320mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
75.8x (4:3 / 10M), 108x (4:3 / 5M), 135x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom
120x
2- Speed Zoom
Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer
POWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom
Max. 5x
Conversion Lens Compatibility
Yes
Focus
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF / Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture) / AF/AE Lock Button / Manual Focus, One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele 150cm - infinity / AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Yes (On/Off)
AF Metering
Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)
Shutter Speed
Still Image: / Approx. 8 - 1/2,000 sec / Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec / Motion Picture: / Approx. 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec / Creative Video Mode: 1/8 - 1/20,000 sec
Viewfinder
0.20" Color EVF (202K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF / 3D Image: MPO / Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Recording Mode Dial / Mode Button
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Recording Creative Control mode
Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, / Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
Recording Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, / Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, 3D Photo
Recording Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image: 9 frames/sec, Max. 3 images with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec / High-speed Burst: Approx. 10 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1) / Flash Burst Shooting
Motion Picture Recording: HD Video
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps)
Motion Picture Recording: STD Video
640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps)
Continuous recordable time
AVCHD: Approx. 160 min (FSH), Approx. 180 min (SH)
MP4: Approx. 160 min (FHD)
Actual recordable time
AVCHD: Approx. 80 min (FSH), Approx. 90 min (SH)
MP4: Approx. 80 min (FHD)
Exposure
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
1/3-3EV step, Max. +/-3 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) / High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Picture Recording-1
[4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 3072x2304 (7M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / 3648x2432 (9M EZ) / 3072x2048 (6M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4608x2592 (12M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M EZ) / 3072x1728 (5.5M EZ) / 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Still Picture Recording-2
[1:1] 3456x3456 (12M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M EZ) / 2304x2304 (5.5M EZ) / 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480x480 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality
RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
Photo Style / Film Mode
Photo Style: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
Color Mode (only in iA Mode): Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
Picture Adjustment
Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Digital Red Eye Correction
Red-Eye Removal: Yes (On/Off)
Zoom in Motion Picture
Yes
Self Timer
2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Playback Mode
All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image
Yes / No
Show Histogram
Yes
Show Highlights
Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Retouch
Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping
Yes / Yes
Aspect Conv. / Leveling
No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation
Yes
Video Divide
Yes
PictBridge Support
Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
LCD Monitor
3.0" (7.5cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle / Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode
Built- in- Flash
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. / 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.5 - 6.4m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory
Approx. 200MB
Microphone / Speaker
Stereo / Mono
Power
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 895mAh, 6.5 Wh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.)
400 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions
130.2x97x118.2 mm / 5.12x3.81x4.65"
Weight
Without Battery and SD Memory Card: 562g /19.82oz
With Battery and SD Memory Card: 606g / 21.37oz
Mfr #
DMC-FZ70K
SKU
IPCDMCFZ70

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4.1

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65%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera for the Price

I have owned several Panasonic cameras and they all have met my expectations, including this one. I am using this camera for real estate and nature photography. It takes great interior photos that I convert to virtual tours. For the nature photography the zoom lens works great for that. I am amazed that this gives me that capability all in one camera. The other thing that I find is that I do not have to do a lot of PhotoShoping to enhance the pictures, as the quality of the original photo is ...

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I have owned several Panasonic cameras and they all have met my expectations, including this one. I am using this camera for real estate and nature photography. It takes great interior photos that I convert to virtual tours. For the nature photography the zoom lens works great for that. I am amazed that this gives me that capability all in one camera. The other thing that I find is that I do not have to do a lot of PhotoShoping to enhance the pictures, as the quality of the original photo is very good. Unlike a couple of other reviews, I thoroughly checked out this camera before my purchase to make sure it had and did the things that I needed and expected it to do, and I am totally happy with my purchase of this camera and the quality of the pictures. I found it easy to learn some of the new features and find that it is going to be great to incorporate into one of my hobbies, graphic art.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

THe feature longed for - still not there

No ability to record audio on a still picture frame, as in a voice memo feature, like on the dmc-fz5 through to the dmc-fz50, the feature was not in the fz100,150, 0r 200 models either do to the .mov file format transfer in the camera matrix over to the avchd format designs.

Reviewed by 40 customers

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent camera

By

This is an excellent camera but its skill level is more that I can master, so far. It will take some education before I can begin to use all of its features. Am glad I purchased it and expect to be able to use most of it soon.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Panasonic camera

By

I am still learning about my camera. I have mostly taken pictures outdoors only and the photos looked excellent. I will have to practice taking pics using different settings before I can comment on that.

 
5.0

Awesome Camera

By

I Have owned this camera a few weeks now and I love it! Provides crisp, clear photos. The optic stalinization is the best I have ever seen. Great effects can be applied to your photos. Long battery life.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Impressive

By

Super lightweight. This product gets the job done

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy Peezzie

By

I have several digital cameras that have two or more interchangable lenses; macro, wide angel, telephoto, etc. All are great cameras but are heavy and require a large camara bag to carry the equipment. The Panasonic Lumix is a high quality light weight camera that takes cyrstal-clear pictures with up to 1200mm. Outsatanding Value !

 
5.0

I love the optics and ...

By

I love the optics and wonderful zoom. I get better shots than my daughter's police camera. It is really a great value!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This camera started me on a new life path!!

By

I know this sounds strange, but this camera was the one I used to create such gorgeous pictures that it started me on my way to becoming a professional nature photographer. So easy to learn on, crisp, colorful, amazing shots were generated by this camera. Incredible micro close up and zoom images. I was even able to get great shots of the blood moon!!! People seeing my shots were asking me what kind of camera I used thinking it was some mega/multi lense thousand dollar camera. Others requests for copies of my pics was amazing to me. Okay, you can read the specs here on line, these comments come straight from someone who experiences using this awesome camera.

 
5.0

The best P&S camera

By

I was a Nikon man for 45 years. Just before the last Christmas, I bought a Nikon Coolpix L830 but I couldn't hold it still due to the weight of camera with 4 AA batteries and no viewfinder. I returne it and bought a LUMIX DMC-FZ70. With the viewfinder I can hold it steady. (Battery life is much longer using viewfinder.) I shoot almost every day and am trying all the features it gives. Lots of fun! This has given me a fun and joy to my retired life. Thank you, Panasonic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great camera

By

This is a very good camera for not being a DSLR. I was tired of carrying all the extra lenses and large bag I needed for DSLR. This is a great camera for vacations. The zoom is very good, and the auto takes very good pictures. Many modes and scene modes to experiment with. Not a DSLR but a great sub for one. Picture quality is excellent.

 
5.0

Zoom Zoom Zoom!!!!

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This camera's zoom has exceeded my expectations. While the auto focus might not be what you are needing... and it could use a simpler interface.... It is by all means the best camera I have ever owned (Nikon d300 is now on shelf). I shoot wildlfe photos and this thing is so portable... I used to have to carry a bag that weighed 10lbs full of 3grand in lenses to have what I get from this.. which goes into my edc bag and give me better zoom.

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albert d  why would they go from an fz 200 to an f 72...and is it a step up or simply more length on the zoom?
ALLAN J  The FZ-70/72 have the extra wide 20mm and goes out to 1200mm. You can also use the DMW-LA8 lens adapter to increase the focal length to 2040 mm and this is optical. There probably is a loss of sharpness out to this hugh focal length, but it will be fun playing with it. The above adapter is not available yet, but I would think in about 2 or 3 months they will finally appear for sale at Adorama and B&H photo in NY. The FZ-200 has a much better lens, made by Leica and has a constant F/2.8 f/stop throughout the entire focal length of the lens. I have taken photos with this lens and at full focal length, the photos are great. Don't look at them at 100% in photo shop or you might be disappointed. Probably can make great 8 x 10's if you use a tripod or can hold it steady by hand. I have even taken photos with the tele extension with this camera and they look useable.
albert d  I have the FZ 100. 16 mega pix and 24 times optical. Since the number is smaller (100 vs 72). I was wondering if the Fz 72 was a better camera in any way than the. Fz100.
Shopper  Does the Panasonic DMC-FZ 70 camera have a Leica lens, and will the lens accept screw in filters????
ALLAN J  Does not have a leica lens, it is made by Panasonic. The filter size is 55mm, threaded on the front of the lens. The FZ-200 has the leica lens, but it costs a little more. I have the FZ-200 and am waiting for the FZ=70 to arrive. The beauty of the FZ-70 is the 20mm wide angle on the short end and the 1200 on the long end.
Shopper  can a filter be used on the lens?
ANDREW B  yes....I have a 55mm skylight on mine
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