The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Is A 16-Megapixel Compact Camera With A 60x Zoom

Posted Jul 18, 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 compact camera has a 60x f2.8-5.9 20-1200mm lens.  The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 measures at 5.1-inches wide, 3.8-inches high, and 4.7-inches deep.  It weighs around 1.3 pounds.

The FZ70 has a maximum focal length of 1200mm.  A 1.7x tele conversion lens can be used on the FZ70 to increase magnification to 2040mm.  The FZ70 extra zoom range start at 24mm opposed to 20mm, which gives the FZ70 around a 140% wider angle of view.

Panasonic’s FZ70 has a maximum aperture of f5.9, compared to the f6.3 on the Sony and f6.5 on the Canon and Fujifilm.  The FZ70 lens has a 16-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor.  The FZ70 has a Venus Engine processor and is capable of full-resolution continuous shooting at up to 9fps or 5fps with autofocus.  The FZ70 can capture JPEG, raw, and raw plus JPEG.

The camera can capture video at a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution (60i) or 1,280×720 (60p) in AVCHD or MP4.  A new microphone structure designed by Panasonic has been placed in the FZ70 that can cut wind noise by around 70%.

The FZ70 has 15 filters and effects for photos and movies that can be applied while shooting or in playback.  You can use 13 of them for panorama photos.

Availability of the camera will start in August and it will cost $399.99, according to CNET.