Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Review

Overall Score

55

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 20-1200 mm (60x) F2.8-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 202k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 130 x 97 x 118 mm, 606g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Overview


First introduced in July, 2013, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Panasonic FZ70 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ70 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic FZ70 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ70


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
Long Battery Life: 400 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
23 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
202k dot Viewfinder Resolution
20 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 has an Overall Score of 55/100 and ranked #107 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #427 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ70 Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
62
Value for money score
71
Portability score
72
Overall score
55
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ70


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 weighs 606g and has external dimensions of 130 x 97 x 118mm (5.12 x 3.82 x 4.65"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic FZ70 is 214 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic FZ70 is more by 17mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ70
606g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ70
118mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ70 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ70
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 606 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 606 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 Panasonic FZ80 616 g 606 g 130 x 94 x 119 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 606 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 606 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 606 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 606 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 606 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 130 x 97 x 118 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ70
Announced July, 2013
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 202
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 606 g
Physical Dimensions 130 x 97 x 118 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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