Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ70

Prices Price
Camera only
$390
Score Snapsort rank
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 60x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 20 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ70 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Huge zoom Help
60x
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Wide angle Excellent wide angle lens Help
20 mm
Battery life Above average battery life Help
400 shots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ70 vs other recent super zooms

Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$389.99

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ70 vs other recent digicams

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
41.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.4 bits
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
171 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Thickness Thick Help
4.6"
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds
Size Quite large Help
Large (130×97×118 mm)
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Announced Old Help
July 2013
Weight Heavy Help
606 g
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ70 vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second

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Avatar for Neo Clifford Malapane Neo Clifford Malapane (4:25 AM, May 24, 2016)
i wonder if this will be better than the nikon l840 which I had. It broke 2 times, i had to take my money back and wait for something better. The Nikon service in South Africa is very bad. They took in my 1st camera for 31 days without saying a word to me and whenever I call they would tell me the supervisor went home at 9am. So no more Nikon for me. Any body who has had the Nikon L840 plus this Panasonic FZ70/72 plus bring some light to us without looking at the specs, just the consumer use feeling. I took excellent pics with the L840, so I need to know if I can top them up with the FZ70/72 Raw feature. Thanks
 
Avatar for MacPhotoChick MacPhotoChick (3:35 AM, December 30, 2014)
the fixed screen is almost a deal breaker for me. There are certain times when I grab my bridge camera, and getting low angle shots of my dogs with my FZ100 used to be easy when I had the screen to judge the shot, but when Panasonic decided to switch to a fixed format, I thought that I'd get used to it, turns out that I used it more often than I thought,,,