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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 30x MOS Feb 2015
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Eight Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras really like this Panasonic camera and have given it eight awards.

The editors of Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all said that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This compact camera camera received a "Recommended" from M3.idg.se, Lydogbilde.no and Pocket Lint all of whom wrote that this Panasonic camera was good.

The reviewer at one more expert review site decided that this camera was good. This Panasonic camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 80 out of 100 based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this compact camera camera is brilliant based on 174 owner reviews. This camera in the top 15% of all the cameras of this age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twenty-three customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon “The viewfinder is it's best feature” and gave the product an excellent review score. Amazon Customer also mentioned “My main reason for wanting this model is the viewfinder”. Amazon Customer also wrote “For me one of the main selling points is the viewfinder”.

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

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. E Bernal mentioned “The video quality is also plenty good”. Jde of Huntingdon wrote on Amazon “Movies are also good ans sound quality, even outside, is impressive” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Peppers mentioned two years ago “Video performance is also improved - there's full HD video capture at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p” and gave the product a very good review score.

Good Quality Lens

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Last year A. Etherington wrote “Of the camera and especially the Zoom to be excellent” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Two years ago Apophis wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Wanted a capable zoom for times when I needed more focal length”. D. D. Smail said on Amazon “It's well built, has a long zoom (if that's important to you)” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

A number of customers reckoned that the product had a good lens. Bluesuede wrote “Last year I bought an expensive digital camera with a free telephoto lens”. M. Williams wrote 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. Mike D mentioned on Amazon last year “Super lens quality” in his review.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 had a good image stabiliser. Mike D said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “Image stabilisation has got better so using the long end of the zoom is now more practical”. Peppers mentioned “Optical stabilisation is effective”. Peter Piper mentioned “The lens-based image stabilisation is great” in his review of this digital camera.

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent rating and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “I would have liked provision to have a setting where focusing could be used in say Program mode.”. Two years ago Ol rated it as excellent and mentioned “Quick to focus so you can capture pictures while your photographic companions are tapping their toes impatiently” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Abe Loke mentioned in his review in January last year “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 in their review “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 wrote two years ago “My main interest is landscape photography.”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bookworm mentioned “This camera has 12 Megapixels - which is plenty for any normal user”. D. D. Smail said in their review “The EVF resolution has been improved from the TZ60”. Dr. R. H. Webber mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The TZ70 surprisingly has fewer megapixels than the TZ60”.

A number of people thought the product had a good image sensor. D. D. Smail wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “The TZ70 has a 12 mega-pixel sensor, compared with the 18MP sensor on it's predecessor” . Mike D rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Those from a full frame sensor DSLR when enlarged a lot” in his review. Last year Ray Challinor scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “Image quality good relative to the size of the sensor - an ideal travel camera for the serious photographer”.

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Dr. R. H. Webber said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review “They are apparently better in low light conditions, which I have not tried yet”. Last year Mike D scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The winter and low light performance has improved over previous models”. Ms L. J. Mccall wrote in the same month “Excellent low light capabilities & superb macros”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 said that it was able to produce clear pictures. Abe Loke wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The impression of darkness was maintained, yet the clarity and detail is remarkable”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Filler1959 scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon last year “The built in wifi is useful too” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. J Lawrence wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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 mentioned on Amazon “The camera has inbuilt WiFi, allowing it to be connected to a smartphone or tablet” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

Fourteen people who reviewed it said that it was well made. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon “The whole camera having a solid feel about it”. Bluesuede gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A truly solid well built camera superb Leica lens”. Bookworm mentioned on Amazon 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 of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Bookworm said “As a long term devotee to Panasonic Lumix cameras, I have always found them to be robust and reliable”. Bookworm also said “I was lured away from my trusty TZ6 by the super powerful zoom on this one”. Peter Piper said in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 on Amazon last year “However there are reliability issues with TZ cameras, hence the 3* review” but despite that he only gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers who bought it thought it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good looking camera that produces good results”. Bookworm scored it 5 stars and wrote two years ago “I'm really not fussed by how it looks - and actually an unflashy appearance can be a good thing when travelling”. M. Williams wrote “I think my silver TZ70 looks gorgeous - kind of retro.”.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good design. M. Williams wrote on Amazon “A very crisp professional design”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was neat. A. Jones rated it 5 stars and said in their review in January last year “A neat portable camera with lots of functions”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who bought the product thought it was retro. Two years ago Bookworm mentioned 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” in their review.

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Good Size

Thirty-three people agreed that the product was compact. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It really doesn't make much difference - it is still a compact camera and the viewfinder is for me its best feature” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 and gave it an excellent rating. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Size is hardly any bigger than basic compact cameras.”. Andy W G gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he said “For a compact camera, I have been extremely impressed with the results” in his review of this digital camera.

A number of customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to carry around. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “Compact and easy to carry” in their review. M. Holliday said on Amazon “I have found it to be light, small and easy to carry”. Snapper wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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 wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was a good weight. Bookworm wrote two years ago “It's also surprisingly light in weight for such a powerful camera”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. Marty wrote in his review of this digital camera “Of solid construction and easy to use, this camera is a holiday must”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Starrykozel said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 “It complements my DSLR (not Lumix) perfectly for when the bulky, heavy DSLR is inconvenient to carry” and gave it an excellent review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Digitalversus.com said two years ago “The Lumix TZ70 is a convincing product, thanks to its slim design, 30x zoom, RAW mode” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Abe Loke said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Since then, she has discovered more and more fantastic features”. Amazon Customer wrote “The flexibility in the features is superb” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Bookworm gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon “Features are cutting edge”.

Good Product Quality

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was good quality. A. Etherington said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Although the build quality is good” and gave it an excellent review score. Bookworm wrote two years ago “Has a good 'intelligent auto' mode that will enable a user to take good quality shots without worrying about adjusting settings.” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Db said “Great little camera - excellent image quality excepting low light”.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Excellent compact camera, easy to use - image quality is high” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Amazon Customer also wrote “Now I just have to learn to use it to its full potential”. Aspies said “Similar in function to previous camera, though improved, therefore easy to use”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 was easy to use the menus. E Bernal said on Amazon “My only real gripe is that it's fairly easy to shift the settings dial in your pocket.” and gave it an excellent review. Last year Jeanieb rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The dial on the lens and select key at the back are great for changing the settings easier too” in their review of this digital camera. Sakazoke rated this digital camera 5 stars and said “On turning the camera on it takes you through the menu of day, month, year”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bookworm wrote on Amazon two years ago “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”. D. D. Smail wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review on Amazon last year “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”.

One person concluded that this digital camera was easy to setup. Mike Dawson said in his review of this digital camera last year “It was easy to set up and has numerous settings which I have yet to explore”.

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Good Support

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Eric mentioned in his review “The controls get easier as you use them and gave the the freedom to use manual settings to take better sunsets”. In January last year Honest-Joe mentioned on Amazon “Quality camera with superb auto functions and manual choices to play with” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Two years ago Lesley70 mentioned “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 Flash

Some people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Craig a wrote “A) to easy covering flash and so hiding it;” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 a rating of 80 out of 100. Two years ago M. Holliday mentioned on Amazon “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

We checked 4,645 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Battery Life

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

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner who bought the product said that it was quick to charge. Sakazoke said on Amazon “It took a good 2 hours to charge up fully” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 5 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owner who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Two years ago Sakazoke wrote “The 30x zoom lens is brilliant! Very clear, very quiet” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago is 1.3" and the largest is 3". The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 which do not support wi-Fi, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including cheaper cameras such as the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper cameras such as the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average optical zoom of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 15x, and the optical zooms range from 2.8x to 50x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper cameras such as the Stylus SH-2[pl_2898975_price], or the Stylus SH-2[pl_2898975_price] both from Olympus.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which is also cheaper.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras of this age and type. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 range from 0.12s to 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. When compared to other compact cameras that were released one year ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other cameras of this age and spec, the display resolution (numeric) of the Lumix DMC-TZ70 of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolution (numeric)s of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 6.2mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 360mm.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1,000mAh. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite big battery capacity (1,250 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 44fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. At 50 frames per second, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this age and type the internal memorys range from 8MB to 480MB, and the average internal memory is 61MB. The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the bigger internal memorys (86 megabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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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 common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). In addition, this digital 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 amongst all digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum video resolution of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The camera file systems "DCF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 800 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 5,000.

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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 the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this type and age.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a better display than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that were released one year ago 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 in fact the best display across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

An LCD display is the worst display across comparable types of digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 3.1mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago range from 80 to 130.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Nine Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 owners concluded that the product was not cheap. A. Etherington wrote on Amazon “Comparing pictures with other people who had much more expensive (normally Canon) SLR cameras, there was no discernible difference in the quality of the photos” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Abe Loke wrote “Handheld? Out of the question!) At a recent visit to a subterranean church, my (much more expensive!) Nikon was totally useless (no tripod).”. Two years ago Bh mentioned on Amazon “They then point you towards more expensive cameras”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Lothar said on Amazon “This isn't really a criticism, is that given the price tag, I can't help” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review. Two years ago Starrykozel said “It can be used as a shoot and click (bit pricey for that though)” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review yet they scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 very highly.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Techguide.com.au wrote “Not cheap and nasty” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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Recent Price Increase of £49.01

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has increased in price by £49.01 in the last 52 days.

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 28 comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year they range in price from £25 to £300. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 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 digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 1.3MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (18.2MP and cheaper), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (18.2MP and cheaper) both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (16MP and cheaper).

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Heavy

With a weight of 217 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The lightest digital camera that has been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 98g and the heaviest is 460g.

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Only 640 X 424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Most digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ70. The average total megapixels of compact cameras that were released one year ago is 18MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ70 the best image resolution is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Very Low Magnification

The average magnification of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 7.2x. With a magnification of only 2.59 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ70.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ70 over two years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (120x), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (120x) both from Sony which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (CMOS and cheaper), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (CMOS and cheaper) both from Sony.

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Expert Reviews

(33)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic c6786, panasonic p012485, panasonic p012486, panasonic p012485k, panasonic p012486s
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