Panasonic FZ70 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 
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General
Model Number: FZ70 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $343.18
Date Available: 2013-09-01
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 21.4 oz (606 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 4.7 in.
(130 x 97 x 118 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60i/30p, 60p/30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 16.80
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 16.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 20 - 1,200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 60.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x; up to 2x Intelligent Zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: 55mm with optional adapter 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.20-inch Color LCD (202K pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO , 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 adjustable in 1/3 EV steps; High Sensitivity Mode (1600-6400)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1, White Set 2 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: 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, Panorama Shot, Creative Control: 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) 
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.5 - 6.4m (Tele/ISO Auto) 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 200.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Mini-HDMI with Viera Link 
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, Adobe Reader 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 400
Notes & Features: Class Leading Super Long Zoom Lens (60x), Power Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode, Full HD Video Recording, Zoom Microphone with Dolby(R) Digital Audio Quality, In-Camera Creative Controls and Retouch, Creative Panoramic Effects, Compatible with optional DMW-LA8 Lens Adapter for use with 1.7x Tele Converter, 3x Close-up Filter, ND and Polarizer filters, Flash Hot Shoe. 

 


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