Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Review

Overall Score

65

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1166k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 112 x 67 x 41 mm, 322g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-ZS60
  • Replaced by: Lumix DC-ZS80

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Overview


First introduced in April, 2017, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic ZS60 with Lumix DMC-ZS70. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS70 with Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-ZS70 with Panasonic ZS80. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS70 with Panasonic ZS80


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS70


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 380 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
1166k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
3.3 Lens at Wide
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
4 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 has an Overall Score of 65/100 and ranked #36 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #228 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS70 Scores
Imaging score
37
Features score
81
Value for money score
80
Portability score
92
Overall score
65
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS70


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 weighs 322g and has external dimensions of 112 x 67 x 41mm (4.41 x 2.64 x 1.61"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Panasonic ZS70 is 66 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS70 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS70
322g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS70
41mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS70 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS70
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 322 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Panasonic ZS100 312 g 322 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Canon SX730 HS 300 g 322 g 110 x 64 x 40 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 322 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 322 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 Panasonic ZS80 327 g 322 g 112 x 69 x 42 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Nikon Coolpix A900 Nikon A900 289 g 322 g 113 x 67 x 40 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony HX80 245 g 322 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 112 x 67 x 41 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS70
Announced April, 2017
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1166
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46
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 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±4 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
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 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 322 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 67 x 41 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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