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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 30x MOS Feb 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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

Amongst digital cameras of this type and age, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The experts at Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all thought that this compact camera digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-three experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 80%.

Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this camera as marvellous on average. This Panasonic camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who purchased it thought it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “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”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Abe Loke said on Amazon “And the video refresh-rate on the phone's screen is *incredible*”. Bookworm said on Amazon “This one features an electronic viewfinder, as well as a nice big LCD screen” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Bookworm also mentioned “I have always been happy with a screen and never felt need of a viewfinder.”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was able to produce good images. Abe Loke wrote on Amazon “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”. C. Crocker wrote on Amazon “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 mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “My main interest is landscape photography.” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Bookworm wrote on Amazon “This camera has 12 Megapixels - which is plenty for any normal user” in their review of this digital camera. In January last year D. D. Smail gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The EVF resolution has been improved from the TZ60”. Dr. R. H. Webber mentioned also in January last year “The TZ70 surprisingly has fewer megapixels than the TZ60” .

Several customers mentioned that it had a good image sensor. D. D. Smail wrote on Amazon “The TZ70 has a 12 mega-pixel sensor, compared with the 18MP sensor on it's predecessor” in their review. Mike D wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review in January last year “Those from a full frame sensor DSLR when enlarged a lot” . Ray Challinor mentioned on Amazon “Image quality good relative to the size of the sensor - an ideal travel camera for the serious photographer”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Dr. R. H. Webber wrote on Amazon last year “They are apparently better in low light conditions, which I have not tried yet” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Mike D wrote “The winter and low light performance has improved over previous models” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Ms L. J. Mccall scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Excellent low light capabilities & superb macros”.

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Abe Loke wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon last year “The impression of darkness was maintained, yet the clarity and detail is remarkable”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reckoned that it was good for video recording. E Bernal said “The video quality is also plenty good” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Two years ago Jde of Huntingdon wrote on Amazon “Movies are also good ans sound quality, even outside, is impressive” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 a rating of 5 stars. Peppers scored it 5 stars and wrote “Video performance is also improved - there's full HD video capture at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Good Quality Lens

Twenty-eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good zoom. In January last year A. Etherington gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Of the camera and especially the Zoom to be excellent”. Two years ago Apophis wrote on Amazon “Wanted a capable zoom for times when I needed more focal length”. D. D. Smail mentioned on Amazon last year “It's well built, has a long zoom (if that's important to you)” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who bought it wrote that it had a good lens. Bluesuede rated it as very good and said in their review “Last year I bought an expensive digital camera with a free telephoto lens”. M. Williams rated it as excellent and 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”. Mike D mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Super lens quality”.

Several people reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Mike D said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon “Image stabilisation has got better so using the long end of the zoom is now more practical” and scored it 5 stars. Peppers wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “Optical stabilisation is effective” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Peter Piper mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens-based image stabilisation is great” although he only scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 3 stars.

Four people reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “I would have liked provision to have a setting where focusing could be used in say Program mode.”. Ol mentioned “Quick to focus so you can capture pictures while your photographic companions are tapping their toes impatiently” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was wifi compatible. Filler1959 mentioned “The built in wifi is useful too” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera very highly. Two years ago J Lawrence wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon “Great point and shoot camera live that it has a viewfinder and I can upload my pics to my tablet via wi fi, fantastic”. M. V. Clarke rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The camera has inbuilt WiFi, allowing it to be connected to a smartphone or tablet” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

Easy to Use

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Now I just have to learn to use it to its full potential” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. In January last year Aspies rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “Similar in function to previous camera, though improved, therefore easy to use”. Bookworm said on Amazon “My assumption is that most users shelling out this much on a high-spec compact are going to want to use it pretty heavily” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

Several people considered that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago E Bernal mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “My only real gripe is that it's fairly easy to shift the settings dial in your pocket.” and rated it 5 stars. Jeanieb scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned in January last year “The dial on the lens and select key at the back are great for changing the settings easier too”. Sakazoke said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “On turning the camera on it takes you through the menu of day, month, year” and scored the product very highly.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bookworm mentioned “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” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. D. D. Smail gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “Is a good size and weight to hold firmly and will easily fit in a baggy pocket”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned two years ago “Since then the manufacturer has continues to hold its place at the top of the tree with a succession of popular models” and scored it 4 stars.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to setup. Mike Dawson said “It was easy to set up and has numerous settings which I have yet to explore”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good features. Last year Abe Loke mentioned “Since then, she has discovered more and more fantastic features” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 also last year “The flexibility in the features is superb”. Bookworm mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Features are cutting edge” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

Robust

Some people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 very highly and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The whole camera having a solid feel about it”. Bluesuede mentioned on Amazon also two years ago “A truly solid well built camera superb Leica lens” in their review of this digital camera. Bookworm mentioned also two years ago “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 and gave it a very good review score.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed it wrote that it was reliable. Bookworm gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “As a long term devotee to Panasonic Lumix cameras, I have always found them to be robust and reliable” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Bookworm also mentioned “I was lured away from my trusty TZ6 by the super powerful zoom on this one”. Peter Piper said on Amazon “However there are reliability issues with TZ cameras, hence the 3* review” in his review.

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Nice Design

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Good looking camera that produces good results”. Bookworm said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “I'm really not fussed by how it looks - and actually an unflashy appearance can be a good thing when travelling”. M. Williams mentioned “I think my silver TZ70 looks gorgeous - kind of retro.”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reckoned that it was a good design. M. Williams mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A very crisp professional design” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. A. Jones scored it very highly and wrote “A neat portable camera with lots of functions” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner who bought it thought it was retro. 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 Support

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. In January last year Eric he said 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 of this digital camera. Honest-Joe wrote on Amazon “Quality camera with superb auto functions and manual choices to play with” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 and gave the product a very good rating. Lesley70 wrote on Amazon “The camera comes with a cd-rom which contains more detailed instructions and a program for you to store your pictures on your PC”.

Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners considered that it was compact. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “It really doesn't make much difference - it is still a compact camera and the viewfinder is for me its best feature”. Amazon Customer also said “Size is hardly any bigger than basic compact cameras.”. Andy W G he said on Amazon “For a compact camera, I have been extremely impressed with the results”.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer mentioned “Compact and easy to carry” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 and gave it an excellent review score. M. Holliday wrote on Amazon “I have found it to be light, small and easy to carry” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Two years ago Snapper said 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 concluded that it was a good weight. Bookworm said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 two years ago “It's also surprisingly light in weight for such a powerful camera” . One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner considered that it was good structurally. Marty mentioned on Amazon last year “Of solid construction and easy to use, this camera is a holiday must” in his review of this digital camera.

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Starrykozel mentioned on Amazon “It complements my DSLR (not Lumix) perfectly for when the bulky, heavy DSLR is inconvenient to carry”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote “The Lumix TZ70 is a convincing product, thanks to its slim design, 30x zoom, RAW mode” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers considered that this digital camera was good quality. A. Etherington mentioned on Amazon “Although the build quality is good” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent compact camera, easy to use - image quality is high”. Two years ago Bookworm mentioned “Has a good 'intelligent auto' mode that will enable a user to take good quality shots without worrying about adjusting settings.”.

Good Flash

Some people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good flash. Craig a mentioned “A) to easy covering flash and so hiding it;” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 80 out of 100. M. Holliday mentioned on Amazon “I have managed to take some good photographs using the flash” in their review of this digital camera and rated it as very good. M. Holliday also mentioned “I have been unable to take good, hand-held, flash photographs when using the viewfinder”.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews.

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Good Battery Life

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

One person who reviewed the product thought it was quick to charge. Two years ago Sakazoke scored this digital camera 5 stars and said “It took a good 2 hours to charge up fully” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was quiet. Sakazoke mentioned on Amazon “The 30x zoom lens is brilliant! Very clear, very quiet” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX90, or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 which do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung MV800, or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Samsung MV800 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 3x and the biggest is 40x. At 30 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX90 (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-HX90V ($428.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that have been around for more than a year range from 0.12s to 60s. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a very long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70, the display resolution (numeric) of the Lumix DMC-TZ70 of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Has Five White Balances

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 6.2mm and the longest is 960mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of 50 frames per second, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average motion JPEG frame rate of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 38fps.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 65MB, and the internal memorys range from 8MB to 480MB. At 86 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess 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 number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a better display than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display across all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

The worst display across similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70. Compact cameras that were released one year ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 3.1mm and 38mm.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 80 and the biggest is 130. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428.00) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Samsung MV800 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras of this age and spec is 1.3MP, the highest is 22MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) (16MP), or the Samsung MV800 (16.15MP).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 18MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.8 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX90 (120x), or the DSC-HX90V ($428.00) (120x) both from Sony or the Samsung MV800 (5x).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 217 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX90 (CMOS), or the DSC-HX90V ($428.00) (CMOS) both from Sony.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
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Expert Reviews

(34)
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...

Ephotozine

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

(168)
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 c6786, panasonic p012485, panasonic n129382, panasonic n129442, panasonic dmctz70, panasonic p012486, panasonic p012486s, panasonic p012485k, panasonic n129382w, panasonic n129442w, panasonic dmctz70e, panasonic dmctz70eb, panasonic dmctz70eg, panasonic dmctz70ebk, panasonic dmctz70egk, panasonic dmctz70ebs
Barcodes 05025232817504, 05025232817511, 05025232817542, 05025232817559, 05025232817566, 05025232817580, 05025232817597

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