Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Review

February 2, 2015 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


Panasonic has been at the forefront of the travel compact camera market for some time, and the latest model to sit at the top of the range, the DMC-TZ70 builds on what is already a fantastic reputation.

In what is a fairly unusual move, Panasonic has chosen to reduce the pixel count of the TZ70 when compared to its predecessor the TZ60. Whereas the old camera had a pixel count of 18 million pixels, the new device features 12 million. The physical size of the sensor is the same (1/2.3 inches) which means that the individual pixels are larger - this in turn should make it better in low light.

The biggest selling point of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is its huge zoom range, coming in at 30x, or 24-720mm in 35mm terms. There’s also an Intelligent Zoom and Digital Zoom to boost that even further to 60x and 120x, respectively.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 retails for $399 / £349.

Other features include a 0.2 inch 1,160,000-dot electronic viewfinder, three inch, 920,000-dot LCD screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC. Full 1080p video recording is also included.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / ZS25 is available in silver or black for £349.99 / $399.99.

Ease of Use

Panasonic has designed the TZ70 with one-handed use in mind. All of the buttons can be found grouped on the right hand back side of the camera, for easy reach with your thumb, or, on the top right side of the top plate, for easy reach with your forefinger.

It’s pretty incredible how manufacturers such as Panasonic manage to squeeze in such a huge zoom range into pocketable devices like the TZ70. As you switch on the camera, the lens will seemingly extend from nowhere. Although it’s certainly not the slimmest compact camera on the market, for something with a 30x optical device, it’s very impressive.

There’s not a huge amount of difference, in terms of the design, between the TZ70 and its predecessor, the TZ60. On the front now though you’ll find a ridge which gives you a slightly better overall grip on the camera.

A mode dial is found on top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 which gives you access to all the usual exposure modes, including automatic, semi-automatic (such as aperture priority, shutter priority and so on). You can also save a couple of groups of custom settings to the mode dial, useful if you’re often photographing one kind of scene, such as low light.

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

The zoom switch surrounds the shutter release button. Using this is nice and fluid, which is great news when considering the length of the zoom itself. Reaching the full length is quick - but not too quick - and retracting similarly so.

A control ring can be found around the lens itself. By default this controls a particular setting depending on the shooting mode you’re in. For example, if you’re shooting in shutter priority mode, it alters shutter speed. You can customise it to a different function though if you prefer, such as exposure compensation.

A scrolling dial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 can also be used to set the shutter speed or aperture, depending on the exposure mode you’re. If in full manual mode, you’ll need to hit the exposure compensation button to switch between altering shutter speed and aperture.

On the top of the camera, there’s also a dedicated video record button. This is nicely out of the way of all of the other buttons, which makes it unlikely that you’ll accidentally press it when you don’t want to.

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

On the back of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 you’ll find a four way navigational pad. Each of these directional keys controls a certain element of the camera, for example, the right key accesses flash mode, while the down key accesses drive mode and self-timer.

There are two customisable function buttons on the back of the camera, which you can set a number of different settings to. As the TZ70 doesn’t have a touch sensitive screen, you might find it helpful to set one of these buttons to access Focus Area Set - this means that if you press the button, then use the directional keys to move to the point you want, it’s quite a bit quicker than having to go through the menu (main or quick).

For the settings that you set most often, such as white balance, metering, and so on, there is a quick menu which is accessed by its own dedicated button at the bottom right hand corner of the back of the camera. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to customise this quick menu, which is a shame if you find you’re not often accessing some of the functions on it. To use the quick menu, you use the directional keys to move to the setting you want to change (for example, ISO), and then the scrolling dial on the back of the camera to make the change itself.

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

To activate macro focusing you can press the left directional button on the navigational pad. This allows you to switch between normal focusing, and close-up focusing. You can get pretty close to the subject, but occasionally you might require a couple of refocus attempts (by half-pressing the shutter release) to make sure you get the focus you need.

There is a sensor on the viewfinder which automatically switches it on, and the screen off, when the camera is lifted to your eye. If you prefer though, you can switch this sensor off and manually switch between the two - this can be particularly useful when you’re shooting at some angles - such as waist level - where your body might accidentally set off the sensor leaving you unable to see what you’re composing. The sensor itself is sensitive enough, but not too sensitive, making the transition between using the screen and the viewfinder a nice, almost seamless, transition.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's screen itself is also good, and doesn’t suffer hugely from glare or reflections, aside from in the very brightest of sunlight - which is where the viewfinder comes into use.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 In-hand

Focusing speeds are generally very quick, especially when using it in bright, outdoor light. As the light dims, you may notice it hunt a little more to acquire focus, but even this is pretty quick and it’s rare for the camera to confirm focus when that’s not the case.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, as with its predecessor, offers the capability to shoot in RAW format. At the time of writing, there’s no support for these files with Adobe Camera Raw, but you can use the bundled Silkypix studio to develop raw files - it’s likely that an ACR update will become available very soon.

As is becoming increasingly more common with cameras nowadays, especially compact cameras, the TZ70 features both inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. This means you can compose an image from your phone screen - useful for awkward angles, group shots and selfies, as well as send images across to your phone for quick sharing on social networking sites. Panasonic claims that this functionality has been improved for the TZ70, but at the time of writing, the required smart device app has not yet been updated to be compatible with the camera so it’s not possible to test that out. Having used Panasonic’s Wi-Fi function before, it seems reasonably likely that it will work well, though.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 12 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5Mb.

Directly from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, JPEG images are warm and bright, without the tendency to oversaturate as seemed to be a problem with the TZ60.

Detail is also good, and despite the reduction in pixel count, the overall impression when looking at images at normal printing and web sizes is great. Looking at images a little more closely, at 100%, reveals a little image smoothing, even when shooting at low sensitivities, such as ISO 200.

If you shoot at higher sensitivities, that image smoothing gets worse, starting to become visible even when viewing at smaller sizes. Although there is a maximum ISO setting of 6400, it’s generally advisable to stick to 1600 or below if possible. One result of this image smoothing is that noise doesn’t start to become problematic until around ISO 3200. Of course, if you want to control your own noise levels, and bring back some more detail, you can shoot in raw format and do your own processing later on.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70’s all-purpose metering system does a good job in most conditions, helping to produce an accurate image - as does the automatic white balance system. Switching to the Incandescent white balance setting can be beneficial under artificial lighting where sometimes the TZ70 will render a scene a little on the warm/yellowish side.

At the far reach of the telephoto optic, images remain pleasing. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70’s optical image stabilisation system does an excellent job of helping to keep images blur-free even when using the camera handheld, which is great to see. The Intelligent Zoom is there if you need it, but it’s not particularly recommended unless you’re desperate for some extra reach that the 30x can’t give you.


There are 8 ISO settings available on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.


ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

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ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can change the in-camera sharpening level via the Picture Adjust menu option.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's 30x zoom lens provides a very versatile focal length of 24-720mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.



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Chromatic Aberrations

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 handled chromatic aberrations well during the review, with some purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 3cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The flash settings on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 are Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Forced Off - Wide Angle (24mm)

Forced On - Wide Angle (24mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Forced Off - Telephoto (720mm)

Forced On - Telephoto (720mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots with the flash off and on.

Flash Off

Flash Off (100% Crop)

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Forced On

Forced On (100% Crop)
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's maximum shutter speed is 60 seconds, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds at ISO 200. The camera takes the same amount of time again to apply noise reduction, so for example at the 15 second setting the actual exposure takes 30 seconds.


Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera, which were all taken using the 12 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Panasonic RAW (RW2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 18 second movie is 21.9Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Lens Extended

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Quick Menu

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Turned On


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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 / Main Menu

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Memory Card Slot

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Battery Compartment


Comparing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 with its predecessor, the TZ60, doesn’t reveal a huge amount of differences, so if you’re thinking about upgrading from that camera, it’s probably not worth it. Similarly, if you’re on the lookout for a bargain, you should now be able to pick up the older model for a good price and still be confident of having a good camera.

That said, if you’re in the market for your first travel camera, then the TZ70 is a very good option. Images are great directly from the camera, while it should appeal to quite a few different types of photographer.

If you’re a complete beginner and just want to concentrate on composition, then the 30x optical zoom is probably the biggest temptation here. If you are a little more advanced however, and want to take control of manual settings, and shoot in RAW, then you’re also in luck.

It would have been nice to see Panasonic incorporate a touchscreen, especially seeing as the company has so many other models which include such a feature - this makes it really easy to set autofocus point and alter various settings - but it’s not the end of the world.

It’s really nice to see a viewfinder on a compact camera, as that is pretty rare these days - Panasonic is the only manufacturer to offer such a thing on a camera with such a large zoom range. It’s very useful to have it when you’re shooting in very bright and sunny conditions, which given its target audience is holidaying photographers, is likely to be reasonably often (if you’re lucky!).

The market for travel cameras is a little more diverse than it once was when Panasonic first introduced the TZ series. There’s now a lot more competition from the likes of Canon, Sony and Nikon. The good news, for Panasonic at least, is that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 remains a fantastic option and it’s particularly nice to see the company thinking about image quality rather than chasing sales with ever increasing pixel counts.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Canon Powershot SX270 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX270 HS is a new travel-zoom camera for 2013, offering a 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor. Other key features of the Canon SX270 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 14fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX270 HS in-depth review now...

Canon Powershot SX280 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX280 HS is a new travel-zoom camera for 2013, offering a 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor. Other key features of the Canon SX280 include built-in GPS and wi-fi connectivity, a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, fast 14fps burst shooting, and a full range of manual and automated exposure modes. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX280 HS in-depth review now...

Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

The FinePix F900EXR is the range-topping camera from Fujifilm, sporting a 20x lens with a versatile focal range of 25-500mm. The 16 megapixel F900 EXR also features fast phase-detection autofocusing, wireless image transfer, GPS support, full 1080p movies, a high-contrast 3 inch LCD screen and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR review now...

Nikon Coolpix S9700

The Coolpix S9700 is Nikon's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera. Featuring a 30x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-750mm, the slimline Coolpix S9700 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch OLED screen, 7.5fps burst shooting and boasts GPS tracking and wi-fi connectivity. Read our detailed Nikon Coolpix S9700 review now...

Olympus Stylus 1

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a super-zoom camera with a twist, offering the DSLR-like looks of the OM-D E-M1, a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens, electronic viewfinder and tilting LCD screen, and built-in wi-fi, all in a body that can be fitted inside a coat pocket. Priced at £549.99 / $699.99, is the Stylus 1 the best all-round super-zoom camera? Read our expert Olympus Stylus 1 review to find out...

Olympus SZ-30MR

The Olympus SZ-30MR is a new travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 24x lens that provides a focal range of 25-600mm, yet is still small enough to fit into your pocket. Other key features offered by the SZ-30MR include a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video recording, 3 inch LCD screen, 9fps high-speed continuous shooting, sensor-shift image stabilisation and a range of Magic Filters. Priced at £250 / $350, we find out if the Olympus SZ-30MR is the best travel zoom camera that money can buy.

Samsung WB850F

The Samsung WB850 is a new travel-zoom camera with a mouth-watering specification. The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls. Read our detailed Samsung WB850 review to find out if it's a contender for the travel zoom crown.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V is a new premium travel-zoom camera with a 30x zoom lens. The HX60V also features built-in wi-fi, NFC and GPS, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 100-12800 and fast auto-focusing. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60V review to find out if it's the best travel-zoom camera...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 from around the web. »

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, announced in January 2015 updates the TZ60, and is a premium compact camera with a 30x optical zoom lens and a 12.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor amongst a long list of other features, which also includes built-in Wi-Fi and electronic viewfinder (EVF). The TZ70 is available for around £349.
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In this Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review, Jon Devo tests the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras of 2014, the TZ60. This new compact travel zoom has some key upgrades, including a 12.1-million-pixel sensor with larger pixels for greater light capturing capabilities.
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Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 110.7 x 64.6 x 34.4 mm/(4.36 x 2.54 x 1.35 inch)
Weight Approx. 217 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.478 lb)/Approx. 243 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.536 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 12.8 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 30x
Focal Length f = 4.3 - 129mm (24 - 720mm in 35mm equiv.)/(28 - 840mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / Level Shot function Off)/(30 - 900mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / Level Shot function On)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 36.7x (4:3 / 8M), 46.9x (4:3 / 5M), 58.6x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 60x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR/12 elements in 9 groups/(5 Aspherical Lenses / 10 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
2- Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S. + (On / Off) / Yes
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (Max. 2x for TZ71)
Conversion Lens Compatibility -
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm - infinity / Tele 200cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF/Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture)/AF/AE Lock Button (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF/AE lock)/Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)
Shutter Shutter Speed Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec/Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Finder Viewfinder 0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x/Magnification: Approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent)
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF/3D Image: MPO/Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, High Speed Video, 3D Photo
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec, Max. 6 images/with AF Tracking: 6 frames/sec, 3 frames/sec/Intelligent Burst Shooting/High-speed Burst: Approx. 60 frames / sec/(recorded in 2.5M / 0.3M for 4:3, 3M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 0.2M for 16:9, 2M / 0.2M for 1:1)/Approx. 40 frames / sec/(recorded in 5M / 3M / 0.3M for 4:3, 4.5M / 2.5M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 2M / 0.2M for 16:9, 3.5M / 2.5M / 0.2M for 1:1)/Flash Burst Shooting
Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps)/1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (HD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
High Speed Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 100fps)/640 x 480 pixels, 25p (VGA: MP4) (Sensor Output is 200fps)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD Approx. 75 min (FHD/50p), Approx. 80 min (FHD/50i)
MP4 Approx. 90 min (FHD)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD Approx. 30 min (FHD/50p), Approx. 35 min (FHD/50i)
MP4 Approx. 40 min (FHD)
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3-1EV step, Max. +/-1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4000x3000 (12M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)/[3:2] 4000x2672 pixels (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ)/[16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3840 x 2160 (8M EZ) / 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)/[1:1] 2992x2992 (9M) / 2448x2448 (6M EZ) / 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480x480 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard/(3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set/White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color -
Picture Adjustment -
Aspect Bracketing -
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastracture Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct/Wi-Fi Button
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Self Shot Mode -
Display Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, GPS Area Play*, Travel, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorite), Calendar/* Not available on products for China.
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1,040K dots), AR Coating/Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle/Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off/0.6 - 6.4m (Wide / ISO Auto), 2.0 - 3.3m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 86MB * Approx. 86MB for China
Audio Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh, 4.5 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE/LoiLoScope (trial version)/Adobe Reader/・ The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with DMC-TZ70/To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
NOTE Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
NOTE - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
NOTE - Using the supplied battery.
NOTE - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
NOTE - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
NOTE - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
NOTE - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
NOTE - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
NOTE - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
NOTE - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.
NOTE - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
NOTE - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.
NOTE SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.

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