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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended 01net.com 4 Star lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star
12.1MP 30x MOS Feb 2015
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Photographing epic landscapes from afar or zooming up close to pick out the finest details, the LUMIX TZ70 is designed to suit both low and bright light image capturing. It is the perfect camera... More
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Eight Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of this age and type.

The reviewers at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camera. M3.idg.se and Pocket Lint both gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award and Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 star" award.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that this compact camera digital camera was good. 01net.com gave this camera a "4 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 80 out of 100 based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews. Experts are not sure about this Panasonic digital camera.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Panasonic digital camera as exceptional on average. This means that users think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. In November last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “The viewfinder is it's best feature”. Amazon Customer also said “My main reason for wanting this model is the viewfinder”. Amazon Customer also said “For me one of the main selling points is the viewfinder”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners said that it had a good screen. A few weeks ago Abe Loke mentioned “And the video refresh-rate on the phone's screen is *incredible*” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 and scored it 5 stars. Bookworm wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “This one features an electronic viewfinder, as well as a nice big LCD screen”. Bookworm also mentioned “I have always been happy with a screen and never felt need of a viewfinder.”.

One person mentioned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 had an electronic viewfinder.

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A Best Selling Camera

According to sales data from Amazon, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is one the most popular camera currently available.

Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-five Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. In November Abe Loke he said “The deer was just over 200 yards away - and this is exactly how the picture came out - nothing's been done to it at all) This is a CRACKING camera” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. C. Crocker gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon this month “I usually need to enhance the photos as the colours are not as bright as I would wish, unlike my previous Lumix TZ8”. D Goodman scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “My main interest is landscape photography.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Several people concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Bookworm said “This camera has 12 Megapixels - which is plenty for any normal user”. D. D. Smail said on Amazon this month “The EVF resolution has been improved from the TZ60” in their review. Dr. R. H. Webber wrote “The TZ70 surprisingly has fewer megapixels than the TZ60”.

Four customers concluded that the product had a good image sensor. In November this year D. D. Smail rated it 4 stars and said on Amazon “The TZ70 has a 12 mega-pixel sensor, compared with the 18MP sensor on it's predecessor” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Mike D said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review a few weeks ago “Those from a full frame sensor DSLR when enlarged a lot” . This year Ray Challinor mentioned on Amazon “Image quality good relative to the size of the sensor - an ideal travel camera for the serious photographer”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Dr. R. H. Webber mentioned in their review of this digital camera this year “They are apparently better in low light conditions, which I have not tried yet” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 a rating of 4 stars. In the same month Mike D wrote “The winter and low light performance has improved over previous models” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Ms L. J. Mccall wrote on Amazon this month “Excellent low light capabilities & superb macros” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Abe Loke mentioned a few weeks ago “The impression of darkness was maintained, yet the clarity and detail is remarkable” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. E Bernal wrote “The video quality is also plenty good” in their review. Jde of Huntingdon said in their review of this digital camera “Movies are also good ans sound quality, even outside, is impressive” and gave this digital camera an excellent rating. Peppers said on Amazon “Video performance is also improved - there's full HD video capture at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Twenty-eight people thought the product had a good zoom. A. Etherington gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Of the camera and especially the Zoom to be excellent” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Apophis rated the product as excellent and mentioned “Wanted a capable zoom for times when I needed more focal length”. A few weeks ago D. D. Smail wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon “It's well built, has a long zoom (if that's important to you)” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Nine Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good lens. Bluesuede mentioned on Amazon “Last year I bought an expensive digital camera with a free telephoto lens”. In November last year M. Williams mentioned on Amazon “The TZ70 makes the same optical compromise as the TZ60 - it has an excellent Leica lens that has up to 30x zoom” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. In November this year Mike D rated it as very good and he mentioned “Super lens quality” in his review.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Mike D wrote on Amazon in November “Image stabilisation has got better so using the long end of the zoom is now more practical”. Peppers mentioned “Optical stabilisation is effective” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. In November this year Peter Piper wrote “The lens-based image stabilisation is great” but he only scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 60 out of 100.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I would have liked provision to have a setting where focusing could be used in say Program mode.”. Ol said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Quick to focus so you can capture pictures while your photographic companions are tapping their toes impatiently”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers thought the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Now I just have to learn to use it to its full potential”. Aspies wrote on Amazon this year “Similar in function to previous camera, though improved, therefore easy to use” and scored this digital camera very highly. Bookworm mentioned “My assumption is that most users shelling out this much on a high-spec compact are going to want to use it pretty heavily”.

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. E Bernal wrote on Amazon “My only real gripe is that it's fairly easy to shift the settings dial in your pocket.” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 very highly. In November this year Jeanieb mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “The dial on the lens and select key at the back are great for changing the settings easier too”. Sakazoke said on Amazon last year “On turning the camera on it takes you through the menu of day, month, year” in their review.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bookworm mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I've found it easy to hold and use, quickly getting to grips with the controls - partly because it's similar to my old camera” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 5 stars. D. D. Smail wrote on Amazon “Is a good size and weight to hold firmly and will easily fit in a baggy pocket” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “Since then the manufacturer has continues to hold its place at the top of the tree with a succession of popular models”.

One customer who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 considered that it was easy to setup. Mike Dawson mentioned “It was easy to set up and has numerous settings which I have yet to explore”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Abe Loke wrote on Amazon “Since then, she has discovered more and more fantastic features” in his review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer said on Amazon this month “The flexibility in the features is superb” in their review. Bookworm gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Features are cutting edge” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Robust

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 considered that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “The whole camera having a solid feel about it” and scored the product 5 stars. Bluesuede gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A truly solid well built camera superb Leica lens” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Bookworm said on Amazon “The camera has a small amount of built in memory although I have always used separate cards, as I like to take a lot of pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners mentioned that it was reliable. Bookworm mentioned on Amazon last year “As a long term devotee to Panasonic Lumix cameras, I have always found them to be robust and reliable”. Bookworm also wrote “I was lured away from my trusty TZ6 by the super powerful zoom on this one”. A few weeks ago Peter Piper mentioned “However there are reliability issues with TZ cameras, hence the 3* review” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

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Good Support

Several people thought the product had good technical guidance. A few weeks ago Eric gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The controls get easier as you use them and gave the the freedom to use manual settings to take better sunsets” in his review. Honest-Joe said on Amazon “Quality camera with superb auto functions and manual choices to play with” in their review of this digital camera. Lesley70 said in November last year “The camera comes with a cd-rom which contains more detailed instructions and a program for you to store your pictures on your PC” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

Nice Design

Several customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 thought it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “Good looking camera that produces good results” and rated it 4 stars. Bookworm mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “I'm really not fussed by how it looks - and actually an unflashy appearance can be a good thing when travelling”. In November last year M. Williams mentioned on Amazon “I think my silver TZ70 looks gorgeous - kind of retro.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was a good design. M. Williams gave it a very good review and wrote “A very crisp professional design” in their review. One person considered that it was neat. This year A. Jones gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “A neat portable camera with lots of functions”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was retro. In November last year Bookworm wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The camera has a 'retro' appearance - it wouldn't look out of place in a 70s show, with it's unfussy black rectangular plastic casing”.

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Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reckoned that it was compact. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “It really doesn't make much difference - it is still a compact camera and the viewfinder is for me its best feature” and rated it as very good. Amazon Customer also said “Size is hardly any bigger than basic compact cameras.”. Andy W G said “For a compact camera, I have been extremely impressed with the results” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer mentioned “Compact and easy to carry”. In November last year M. Holliday gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “I have found it to be light, small and easy to carry” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Snapper wrote on Amazon “This is quite a weight to carry around when on holiday so the Lumix TZ70 was purchased as an "easy to carry around" camera for my holiday”.

One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was a good weight. Bookworm mentioned “It's also surprisingly light in weight for such a powerful camera” and rated it 5 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner who purchased this digital camera said that it was good structurally. Marty said on Amazon in November “Of solid construction and easy to use, this camera is a holiday must” and gave the product an excellent review.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was heavy and bulky. Starrykozel said on Amazon “It complements my DSLR (not Lumix) perfectly for when the bulky, heavy DSLR is inconvenient to carry”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. In November A. Etherington mentioned on Amazon “Although the build quality is good” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned also in November “Excellent compact camera, easy to use - image quality is high” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bookworm mentioned on Amazon “Has a good 'intelligent auto' mode that will enable a user to take good quality shots without worrying about adjusting settings.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Filler1959 wrote a few weeks ago “The built in wifi is useful too”. J Lawrence said “Great point and shoot camera live that it has a viewfinder and I can upload my pics to my tablet via wi fi, fantastic” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. M. V. Clarke gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The camera has inbuilt WiFi, allowing it to be connected to a smartphone or tablet” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Several customers concluded that it had a good flash. Craig a said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon this month “A) to easy covering flash and so hiding it;”. M. Holliday wrote “I have managed to take some good photographs using the flash”. M. Holliday also mentioned “I have been unable to take good, hand-held, flash photographs when using the viewfinder”.

Good Brand

On average Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras manufactured by Panasonic.

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Good Battery Life

Three customers wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 had a good battery life. Roger Butcher said “Also a spare battery has been useful”. Steve Webb said on Amazon “I did order a 2nd battery though, best not get caught short ! Nice work Panasonic”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner considered that it was quick to charge. Sakazoke mentioned on Amazon “It took a good 2 hours to charge up fully”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner mentioned that it was quiet. Sakazoke wrote in November last year “The 30x zoom lens is brilliant! Very clear, very quiet” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 as excellent.

3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 do not support video recording.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have screen sizes of between 1.3" and 3".

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 also have an image stabiliser.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year. The average optical zoom of cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 15x.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported image format is EXIF, but this image format is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The image formats JPG, MPO and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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15 Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has more aspheric elements than most of the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. Most of the digital cameras of this type and age only have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, however this camera has 15 aspheric elements.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Lumix DMC-TZ70's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest. The maximum camera shutter speeds of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 range from 0.12s to 60s.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (720 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and spec is 360mm.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 34fps. At 50 frames per second, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 86 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 the internal memory range from 8MB to 480MB.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4000x3000, 3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4000x2672, 3264x2176, 2560x1712, 2048x1360, 640x424, 4000x2248, 3840 x 2160, 2560x1440, 1920x1080, 640x360, 2992x2992, 2448x2448, 1920x1920 and 1536x1536 and 480x480. The still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The camera file systems "DCF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1,600, the highest is 13,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,800.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this type and age. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

The worst display across similar types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 24mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 3.1mm to 38mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 range from 12MP to 22MP. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70, the total megapixel count of the Lumix DMC-TZ70 of only 12.8 megapixels is one of the least.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Skin tones are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.3".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 217 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that were released one year ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
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
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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Expert Reviews

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25 April 2015

Small, lightweight, compact, pocketable. Takes a decent pic. Has a big zoom range. Affordable but not cheap and nasty. If that's how you describe your next camera purchase, Panasonic's Lumix... Read more…

3 March 2015

There aren't many pocketable compact cameras that have both a 30x optical zoom lens, and an electronic viewfinder, or LVF as Panasonic call it. The TZ70 has all the features you'd want from a...

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Convenience is the main factor that will influence potential purchasers of this camera. Having a 30x optical zoom lens in a camera you can slip into a shirt pocket will probably be attractive to...

24 February 2015

For the 2015 version of its Travel Zoom camera, the Lumix DMC-TZ70, Panasonic has done something a bit different. Rather than boosting the megapixel count of the sensor, it has actually reduced... Read more…

24 February 2015

The Lumix TZ70 is a convincing product, thanks to its slim design, 30x zoom, RAW mode and extremely appealing electronic viewfinder. However, despite Panasonic's best efforts, the new 12 Mpx...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 October 2015 by M. Holliday

I have been delighted with the performance of this camera, which in many ways has exceeded my expectations. For a long time I have used and loved a Panasonic FZ38 Bridge camera but it is bulky and... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by Ukhuman1st

I bought this camera for its excellent macro and long zoom facilities as I take lots of photos of wild plants, insects and birds. In macro mode, it is possible to get close enough to almost touch... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2015 by Phillip Nicholl

Excellent Compact Camera, don't be put off by its 12MP, this little Camera really excels in good photo capture, stacks of features built in, HD Video, Time Lapse, Slo Mo, Excellent 5 Axis... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2015 by Starrykozel
(Verified Purchase)

I love this camera. I upgraded to TZ70 after dropping my well-used TZ8 into water on a birding trip and this is a marked improvement on that camera, which I also loved. It complements my DSLR (not... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Molecatcher Brad
(Verified Purchase)

A truly awesome piece of kit ! ..........With superb customer service!!!! ............. I'd been using a waterproof point and shoot Pentax Optio W30 for ages....with its obvious limitations, and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic p012485, panasonic dmctz70, panasonic n129382, panasonic n129382w, panasonic dmctz70s, panasonic p012485k, panasonic dmctz70e, panasonic dmctz70eg, panasonic dmctz70eb, panasonic dmctz70ebk, panasonic dmctz70egk, panasonic sc15302723
Barcodes 05025232817504, 05025232817511, 05025232817559, 05025232817580

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