Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Superzoom Camera Announced, Price, Specs

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-FZ70, a 16.1MP compact system superzoom camera with a 60x optical zoom. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 has a 60x optical zoom, the highest of any compact camera.

Offering a focal length of 20-1200mm, the 60x optical zoom of the FZ70 can be increased to an incredible 102x optical zoom using the 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens DMW-LT55. The FZ70′s zoom lens has a maximum aperture range of F2.8-5.9. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 features a 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity BSI MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera is a superzoom camera and other specs include full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i/50i videos, 9fps burst shooting, P/A/S/M modes, and a hotshoe.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Compact Camera Price

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 compact system superzoom camera price is $399.00. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 is available to buy from the camera stores below. The FZ70 starts shipping from September 7, 2013.  Where to buy Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 camera.

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Adorama.com $399.00 Buy Now
Amazon.com $399.00 Buy Now
B&H Photo Video $399.00 Buy Now

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Compact Camera Features

Lumix DC Vario 60x Optical Zoom Lens

A tremendously long-reaching Lumix DC Vario 60x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 20-1200mm, covering wide-angle to super telephoto lengths to suit shooting from nearly any vantage point. Extending the magnification of this lens even further is Intelligent Resolution technology, which effectively renders the zoom ratio to 120x with minimal image degradation.

16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine

A 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3″ High Sensitivity MOS sensor utilizes Back Side Illuminated technology to render imagery clearly and well-detailed with notable low-light quality. The sensor works in conjunction with the Venus Engine image processor to minimize visible noise and provide a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-3200, which can be further extended to ISO 6400 when working in High Sensitivity mode. The image processor also affords a wealth of speed and performance throughout the camera system, enabling continuous shooting rates up to 9 fps (in a 3 frame burst), 5 fps with single-shot AF, or 2 fps with continuous AF.

Full HD Video with Dolby Digital Audio

Full HD 1080i video recording at 60 fps is supported in the high quality AVCHD codec for fluid, well-detailed movies and 1080p video at 30 fps is also available in the Internet-friendly MP4 format. A dedicated movie record button allows for a seamless transition into the recording mode and Creative Video Mode settings offer greater control over the appearance of movies by allowing for the adjustment of shutter speed and aperture settings during recording.Also contributing to effective movies is the use of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and the inclusion of a Wind Shield Zoom Microphone, which is able to substantially reduce the amount of wind in audio recordings to realize notably clear sound with videos. The sealed structure of the microphone works to prevent wind from reaching the microphone directly and the draft structure suppresses the retention of air internally in order to realize unaffected sound quality. Additionally, the microphone has audio zoom capabilities to match the lens’ zoom in order to provide a realistic sound quality when recording videos.

POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode

POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) works to effectively minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting with longer shutter speeds or greater zoom magnifications in order to realize stable, sharp, and clear imagery. This stabilization system also features Active Mode, which benefits video recording by accounting for different directions of movement in order to steadier movie recordings, even while walking or moving when recording.

Camera Design

The design of this bridge camera incorporates both a 3.0″ 460k-dot rear LCD monitor and a 0.20″ 202k-dot electronic viewfinder for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. The EVF is a convenient means for eye-level viewing, which is especially useful in bright lighting, and also provides an additional point of contact between you and the camera to further aid in stabilizing shots when working with greater zoom magnifications or when shooting in low-light conditions. A large ergonomic grip is also integrated into the FZ70’s design to further add a measure of stability when shooting.Additionally, a hot shoe is incorporated into the body to support the use of an optional external flash for greater illumination and flash control beyond that of the built-in pop-up flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Specifications

Lens Lumix 60x 20-1200mm F/2.8-5.9 Lens
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode for video
Digital Zoom 120x
Burst Shooting 9 fps (Up to 3 images)
ISO Sensitivity ISO100-3200 (1EV or 1/3 EV step), High Sensitivity: ISO1600-6400
Video (AVCHD, MP4) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080, 60i (Sensor output 30fps), MP4: 1920 x 1080, 30p
Viewfinder 0.20″ EVF (202K-dot equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%
Microphone Windshield Zoom Microphone – Dolby® Digital
HDMI Yes
Monitor 3.0″ 460K-dot
Finder 202K Dot
Hot Shoe Yes
RAW File Recording Yes
Optional Conversion Lens Yes (1.7x) DMW-LT55 (Requires DMW-LA8 Lens Adapter)
Speaker Mono
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Video Resolution Notes 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
Storage Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included: 70 MB internal
Connectivity USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI: Yes (mini)
Wireless: None
Remote control: Optional DMWRSL1
Other Features Orientation sensor: Yes
Timelapse recording: No
GPS: None
Environment Environmentally sealed: No
Battery Battery: Battery Pack
Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 450
Dimensions 120 x 81 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.19 x 3.62″)
Weight 588g (1.30 lb) with battery

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Product Images

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