Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Unveiled with Massive 20-1200mm Zoom

by on July 18, 2013

in Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic has unleashed an new superzoom point-and-shoot camera, the Lumix FZ70, with a massive 60x zoom reach that is equivalent to a 20-1200mm lens on a 35mm camera. 

The FZ70 also features a 16.1MP backside illuminated sensor and 1080/60i HD video capture. Of course, with that much zoom range, the FZ70 features optical image stabilization to help reduce camera shake blur at those long-reaching focal lengths. The FZ70 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 and features both an EVF and a 3″ LCD.

Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Key Features

  • 16.1MP 1/2.3″ BSI MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Lumix DC Vario 60x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 20-1200mm
  • 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • 0.20″ 202k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080i AVCHD Video at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
  • POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
  • Creative Controls, Panorama, and Retouch

The Panasonic Lumix FZ70 retails for $399 and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.

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{ 6 comments }

1 Gare July 18, 2013 at 8:17 am

Cool, now I can get those pics of Hawaii I always without the flight! Haha, actually this is very cool and ill probably end up buying one!

2 Sal July 19, 2013 at 3:09 am

Is great news however is this is the end of those high expensive lens like $17k 800 mm Nikon lens and many others brands in market.
So if this camera cost less then $400 did it have a quality as same as a highend one.?

3 Brett Lefrere July 20, 2013 at 4:10 am

No. It will never ever match the quality of the pro lenses. So many compromises in this point and shoot cameras lens. Over half the images will be blurry and mushy. Better to walk closer with this than zoom in.

4 UG July 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

This isn’t intended to replace a pro lens… its a big lens strapped to a p&s for those times when moving closer isn’t an option. There’s definitely a market for this and I’m sure it will do well for those that need it.

5 anon July 19, 2013 at 4:43 am

This lens will be exrememly poor in quality and usability.

Who on earth can use 1200mm lens handheld at f/5.9.

Who wants or needs 1200mm who isnt a pro?

Who even wants 60x zoom? As focal range increases, quality is sacrificed. I thought 10x meant inevitable poor quality. Imagine what it’ll be like at 60x…

This is silly.

6 michael July 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

Panasonic makes great cameras.owned many snd the picture quality has been good no matter what the focal lenght.1200mm, cant wait.

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