The ‘travel zoom compact’ market is one of the most popular around thanks to the combination of a long focal range and an advanced specification, all in a body which is both lightweight and portable.
Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Digital Compact Camera (Silver)
- Screen Size: 3.0"
- Camera Zoom Range: 30x Optical Zoom
- Sensor Size: Compact Sensor
- Resolution: 11-15MP
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
- GPS / Geotagging
Product code: 239269 (5025232817597)
Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Digital Compact Camera (Silver)
RRP £349 (SAVE £140.00)
Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Digital Compact Camera (Silver)
No used versions available
There are very few occasions where a camera becomes synonomous for a range. However, the Panasonic Lumix TZ (Trazel Zoom) Range has done just that, and the latest incarnation is no exception to the high quality that underpins this perfect travel companion. With incredibly far reaching zoom control, wide angle Leica lens, Full HD Movie, manual control as well as WiFi, the Panasonic Lumix TZ70 is going a firm favourite that genuinely performs well in any situation.
- 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- Venus Engine Image Processor
- Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
- 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0" 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
- 0.2" 1,166k-Dot Live View Finder
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- ISO 6400 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
Versatility and performance, even at high-zoom
The LUMIX TZ70 features a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, ultra-wide-angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and 30x optical zoom for amazing versatility and performance. With a larger viewing space than that of a 28mm camera, the LUMIX TZ70 enables you to frame and capture wide shots easily, so you can really do justice to expansive holiday landscapes.
In order to provide enhanced low light performance, the LUMIX TZ70 incorporates a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor. The pixel size is over 1.5 times larger than with the sensor found in the LUMIX TZ60, enabling you to take crisp and clear pictures and video, even in dark situations such as a moonlit stroll down the beach. The LUMIX TZ70 also offers image recording in RAW format, enabling dramatically higher quality image development from the data captured, so each photo can be reproduced sharply and with minimal noise.
The camera’s 30x optical zoom features state-of-the-art lens technology, offering outstanding performance in its class. From wide-angle photos and videos of sweeping landscapes right through to long-distance telephoto shots, the LUMIX TZ70 is perfectly suited to all kinds of adventure. Intelligent Zoom further extends the zoom ratio to 60x while maintaining the best picture quality possible. When combined with the LUMIX TZ70’s advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) 5-Axis system, even high zoom video shots can avoid the problem of hand-shake vibration.
With the LUMIX TZ70 you can also capture amazing quality movies to accompany your gallery of travel photos. The camera’s advanced Venus Engine enables the camera to record astonishingly smooth 1920 x 1080 50p (PAL) Full HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format, so even fine details on fast moving objects such as fleeting wildlife can be captured clearly.
Easy to achieve professional results
The LUMIX TZ70’s control ring, located on the lens barrel, provides an intuitive way to capture your creative vision with ease and precision. Smoother control of exposure and zoom allows you to concentrate on framing the perfect picture and pressing the shutter at the perfect moment. It also provides easier access to frequently-used settings such as aperture, shutter speed, focus, filter effect, and scene mode.
The LUMIX TZ70 also sports a 0.2-inch Live View Finder (LVF) with an eye-sensor. Its crystal clear 1,166k-dot resolution is for stable, accurate framing when using zoom or manual focusing. It’s ideal for following the movement distant objects, or when the sunlight makes it difficult to see the camera’s 3-inch LCD screen.
Panasonic has also incorporated a 240fps Auto Focus (AF) sensor drive into the LUMIX TZ70, resulting in Light Speed AF that lets you catch even the most split-second opportunities. Whether it’s a dolphin breaching the waves or a perfect family photo, Panasonic’s latest compact lets you capture more of those once-in-a-lifetime moments with stunning clarity. For even more precise control over focusing, the LUMIX TZ70 also boasts a Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in manual focus mode, so you can be sure that you get the results exactly as you want them.
You can express your creativity with ease thanks to a range of creative functions that help you to produce truly unique photos and videos. To add some stylistic touches to your images and videos during or post-shoot, Creative Control and Creative Retouch offer 15 filter effects. These include Expressive, Retro, Sepia and Soft Focus. The newly added Time Lapse Shot feature also lets users shoot multiple images over a certain time and at given intervals, combining them into an MP4 movie file. Perfect if you want to track the movement of a star-lit sky.
A camera that’s always on hand
Panasonic has used its extensive experience of compact camera development to evolve the internal structure of the LUMIX TZ70. A series of sliding components and a retractable lens barrel result in a sleeker, compact design that fits into your pocket. And with a solid grip on the front of the camera, it can also be controlled with just one hand.
The camera also includes a host of intuitive features that make taking instinctive travel snaps easier than ever. The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line of the recording image and keeps it level even if the camera is tilted, letting you take stable video even when travelling through a busy market or shooting with the camera above your head.
Shoot, view and share your travels with friends and family
Share your experiences wherever you are in the world thanks to integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. Friends and family can follow you on your travels and see the world through your lens, via instant photo and video sharing and one-touch geo-tagging. By using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology or a QR code, you can connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere and in seconds. A simple guidance menu will appear when activated, and will allow you to instantly access to the function you’re looking for.
By connecting to your smartphone or tablet, you can also remotely control your camera, making it easier to capture shy subjects up close or to make sure you’re included in that perfect group shot. And with the camera’s view displayed on the screen of your mobile device, you’re also able to change functions including zoom, focus and trigger the shutter, all without touching the camera itself!
The camera also features a newly added ‘Jump Shot’ function which uses a connected devices accelerometer to recognise when a user reaches the top of their jump and takes a picture at this point.
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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 travel camera and doesn't disappoint in terms of its image quality.
Solid image quality and lots of useful features, but the Panasonic TZ70 costs more than its direct rivals.
Like previous TZ models, the TZ70 is designed primarily for travellers and serves as an excellent ‘go-anywhere’ camera.
This is a nifty little shooter that will satisfy those whose needs meet its feature set. It’s not without some flaws but delivers within the expectations you should build around its price tag.
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Some photographic experience needed to get the best from this camera. I have only given 4 because of the idiotic location of the flash. But I am very impressed with the camera and I will be buying the lx15 in the near future.
I'd been looking for a small, quality compact camera for a while, and was attracted to this Panasonic Lumix model by various 'professional' reviews. Having Canon SLR gear for main use, my concern was not to sacrifice too much image quality. I wasn't disappointed!
Have had Lumix cameras before and this seems a good camera with enough features to keep you busy. Like all cameras just need to get used to all the options however the pictures seem good in all conditions with a great zoom. This camera is worth a look.
Only had it a short time and still finding my way round it but very pleased so far .It does everything and more than my old camera did without the faff of changing lenses all the time . much easier and lighter to carry around
I have been delighted at the quality of images produced by this little gem. The range of shooting options is amazing, I greatly appreciate the in camera processing options; especially the HDR programme that produces amazing results in difficult contrast situations.
Very good photos and well made with a very good lens, but the battery and USB covers appear a bit flimsy. Flash power not good and location is stupid. Also online instructions (305 pages) are a bit vague.
Bought this for holiday use and particularly photographing birds. Wasn't expecting a lot because of the small image sensor but I had expected it to exceed my current Bridge camera. It has failed miserably. Small body size makes it difficult to hold steady, even at the lower end of the zoom range.
Great little camera for the price but the manual really leaves you scratching your head at times. I doubt that it was written in English; it comes across more as a poor translation containing all kinds of solecisms and stilted formulations. I really expected better from Panasonic.
The Panasonic DMC-TZ70 is an amazing camera. I bought it as a handy always in the pocket camera so as to never miss an opportune moment to get a shot as when they arose. I have been practicing and getting to know the camera and I am suitably impressed with its performance.
Incredible pictures whatever the location, lighting, distance...
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