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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 Digital Camera

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MILC 16.4MP Live MOS May 2015
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One Industry Award

The reviewer at Dkamera.de endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 87% based on three expert reviews from sites including computerbild.de, Chip.de and dkamera.de. The camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the better comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

Good Brand

Panasonic has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-G70, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 supports WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7 II ($429.95), the Samsung NX3000 ($467.72), or the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Lumix DMC-G70 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony Alpha A7 II ($429.95), the Samsung NX3000 ($467.72), or the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-G70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this age and type. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G70 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-G70. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-G70.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-G70 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-G70. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-G70 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Black&White and Sepia are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras of this spec and age have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 5EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this age and type.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-G70 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 1,600.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-G70 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (280 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum focal lengths of between 30mm and 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 130mm.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-G70 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-G70 also do not have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 ($599.99).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-G70 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-G70 also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Nikon 1 J5 ($268.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 ($599.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-G70 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-G70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-G70, the Lumix DMC-G70 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-G70 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 ($294.98).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-G70 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-G70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung NX3000 ($467.72) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras that were launched more than a year ago range from 2x to 4x. The Lumix DMC-G70 has a quite small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-G70.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-G70 have between one and four aspheric elements, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 which has one aspheric element.

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Only 2272 X 1704 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G70 has a 2272 x 1704 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4592x3448, 3232x2424, 2272x1704, 1824x1368, 4592x3064, 3232x2160, 2272x1520, 1824x1216, 4592x2584, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1824x1024, 3424x3424 and 2416x2416 and 1712x1712. Across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-G70 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Very Thick

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 is very thick (77.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G70. Across all the MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G70 the depths range from 28mm to 78mm, and the average depth is 47mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of cameras that have been around for more than a year is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 42mm. At 28 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-G70.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

At 1 second, the Lumix DMC-G70 has a quite long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash sync-speeds of MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G70 range from 0.00012s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.44s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-G70 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-G70 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Leica M Monochrom ($5,698.00), or the Samsung NX3000 ($467.72) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the NX1 ($1,389.90), and the NX1 ($1,389.90) both from Samsung is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A7 II ($429.95) (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.4 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-G70 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Canon M3 ($368.00) (24.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-G70 has a relatively typical weight (360 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 360g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 ($294.98) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X-A2 ($432.89) (300g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Software CD
Technical Details

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(7)
14 December 2015

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 ist ein Wolf im Schafspelz. Wirkt die Kamera im ersten Moment etwas gewöhnlich, zeigen sich bei der Benutzung ihre Stärken deutlich. Die G70 wird der perfekte...

Sehr guter, hoch auflsender, groer Sucher
Hervorragende Videoqualitt mit externem Mikrofonanschluss
Sehr schneller Autofokus
Bis ISO 3.200 gute Bildqualitt
Groer heller Sucher
Zwar sauber verarbeitetes, aber dennoch billig wirkendes Gehuse
Durch lange Scrolllisten unbersichtliche Mens
AFC fokussiert im Videomodus gerne auf den Hintergrund
Fr einen 16MegapixelSensor in der Messung etwas geringe Auflsung
Langsame Schrfenachfhrung bei Serien
1 December 2015

Wer mit Wechselobjektiven günstig in den die 4K Filmerei einsteigen will, bekommt mit der der G70 schon eine ganze Menge geboten. Gerade die Kombination aus dem zeitnah lieferbaren 25mm/1.7 mit...

1 September 2015

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 ist das lang erwartete Nachfolgemodell der über zwei Jahre alten G6. Während die Lumix hierzulande sowie in Österreich und der Schweiz als G70 verkauft wird, was... Read more…

13 July 2015

Die Panasonic Lumix G70 reagiert sehr schnell und bietet viele Einstellmöglichkeiten. Das Serienbildtempo ist sehr hoch, vor allem im 4K-Modus. Die G70 liegt gut in der Hand und lässt sich...

9 July 2015

Panasonic verbaut bei seinen spiegellosen Systemkameras Micro-Four-Thirds-Sensoren mit Abmessungen von 17,3 x 13,0mm. Dies trifft auch auf das Live-MOS-Modell der Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70...

Dkamera.de

11 June 2015

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70 serviert im Test durchgängig starke Werte. Die Bildqualität des Four-Third-Sensors gefällt durch scharfe und rauscharme Fotos. Die Ausstattung überzeugt mit...

1 June 2015

Mitte Mai hat Panasonic eine neue spiegellose Systemkamera mit 4k-Videofunktion vorgestellt - die DMC-G70. Wir durften uns das Gerät im exklusiven Kreis vorab ansehen und haben Ihnen tolle... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hfs1442, hfs14140, hfs1442a, hfs14140e, hfs1442ae, dmcg70kegs
Barcodes 05025232826568, 05025232826575, 05025232826582, 05025232826599, 05025232826605, 05025232826612
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