Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Panasonic FZ60
FZ60 vs FZ70
Successor:  
General
Model Number: FZ70
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $255.72
Date Available: 2013-09-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 21.4 oz (606 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 4.7 in.
(130 x 97 x 118 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO; 14 elements in 12 groups, 6 Aspherical elements / 9 Aspherical surfaces, 3 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 20 - 1,200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 60.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: 55mm with optional adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x; up to 2x Intelligent Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face, AF Tracking, Multi (23 pt), 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.20-inch Color LCD (202K pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: 202,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO , 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 adjustable in 1/3 EV steps; High Sensitivity Mode (1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
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
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: 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
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in 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: n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.5 - 6.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Included Memory: 200.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI with Viera Link
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.11
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
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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