Panasonic Lumix Optical Zoom Digital Camera DMC-FZ70 (B)

DMC-FZ70 (B)

$299 was( $428 )

(416) 282-8111


Great Moments Near and Far
The DMC-FZ70 encompasses an Ultra Wide Angle Lens (22 mm) with Super Telephoto 60x Optical Zoom that realizes 1200 mm Shooting and High Speed Response.

Powerful 60x Optical Zoom lens with 20 mm Ultra Wide-angle
The DMC-FZ70 features a 20 mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom (35 mm camera equivalent: 20 - 1200 mm) making it possible to capture landscapes and wild animals from far away. At 20 mm, the lens captures a nearly 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24 mm lens.

POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration. The angular width that the FZ70 can compensate for is more than 200% wider than previous models at the tele-end, which allows for superior handheld 1,200 mm super telephoto shooting.

Amazingly Clear Zoom Microphone with Dolby  Digital Audio Quality
Recording video with the FZ70 is easy, but what’s really amazing is its ability to capture audio clearly. The recorded videos come with the highly realistic Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and its sound quality is further improved in the DMC-FZ70 thanks to a newly developed Wind Shield Zoom Microphone that minimizes wind noise by approximately 70% compared to prior models. Externally, the sealed structure prevents wind from hitting the microphone directly and the draft structure suppresses retention of air internally. As a result, the sound is clear and comfortable to listen to even it if was recorded on a windy day.

*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Full HD Video Recording
The FZ70 records Full HD 1920 x 1080 videos in both AVCHD and MP4 formats. A separate button on the top lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra changes. The Creative Video Mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you like when shooting videos. The powerful 60x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S. is available in video recording as well. 

16.1 Mpx High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
A newly integrated 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed response and high quality image even in high sensitivity recording.

High Speed Response
Enables high speed burst shooting at 9 fps in full resolution* and the Light Speed AF catches the most fleeting shooting opportunities together with the quick start-up time of less than a second.

Creative Control / Creative Retouch
Creative Control and Creative Retouch feature a total of 15 filter effects: 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 and One Point Colour. Creative Control lets users shoot with a filter effect while evaluating how it makes a difference in the picture: this can be used for video recording*, as well. Creative Retouch enables applying a filter effect on the picture even after shooting in camera.

Creative Panorama
With the Creative Panorama function, it is possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture and put on a filter effect of Retro, Expressive, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Old Days, Cross Process and One Point Colour.

60x Optical Zoom in Video Recording
The powerful 60x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S. is available in video recording and Active Mode encourages recording at a wide angle such as shooting while walking, without causing deterioration of image quality.

Creative Video Mode
Creative Video Mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you like when shooting videos.

3.0-inch, 460K-dots Intelligent LCD
The 3.0-inch, 460,000-dots Intelligent LCD screen with AR Coating and wide viewing angle ensures comfortable monitoring in various shooting positions.

Built in Electronic Viewfinder
The 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic View Finder) features a 202,000-dots equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view and minimum screen freeze, making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight.

iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA+ Modes
With iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance for even more flexible control.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
With the HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, several photos are consecutively shot at different exposure levels to make a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure) even in difficult lighting conditions.

Optional Accessories
The LUMIX DMC-FZ70 offers a variety of options to choose from to match every shooting situation and style.

  • Tele Conversion Lens
  • Close-up Lens
  • External Flashes
  • ND / PL Filters



Dimensions (W x H x D) 130.2 x 97.0 x 118.2 mm (5.13 x 3.82 x 4.65 inch)
Weight Approx. 562 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.24 lb) Approx. 606 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.34 lb)
Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 16.8 Mpx Total Pixel Number / Primary Colour Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm [F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T)]
Optical Zoom 60x
Focal Length f = 3.58 - 215 mm (20 - 1200 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (22 - 1320 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 75.8x (4:3 / 10 M), 108x (4:3 / 5 M), 135x (4:3 / under 3 M)
Intelligent Zoom 120x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO 14 elements in 12 groups (6 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. [On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off]
Digital Zoom Max. 5x
Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
Focusing AreaNormal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 150 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 Manual Focus, One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)
Shutter Speed Still Image: Approx. 8 - 1/2,000 sec Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec Motion Picture: Approx. 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec Creative Video Mode: 1/8 - 1/20,000 sec
Viewfinder 0.20" Colour EVF (202K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF 3D Image: MPO Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C, 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 Colour (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, 3D Photo
Continuous Shooting Mode Full Resolution Image: 9 frames/sec, Max. 3 images with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec High-speed Burst: Approx. 10 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5 M for 3:2, 2 M for 16:9, 2.5 M for 1:1) Flash Burst Shooting
HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps)
STD Video 640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps)
High Speed Video -
AVCHD Approx. 160 min (FSH), Approx. 180 min (SH)
MP4 Approx. 160 min (FHD)
AVCHD Approx. 80 min (FSH), Approx. 90 min (SH)
MP4 Approx. 80 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3-3EV step, Max. +/-3 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4608 x 3456 (16 M) / 3648 x 2736 (10 M EZ) / 3072 x 2304 (7 M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5 M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3 M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3 M EZ) [3:2] 4608 x 3072 (14 M) / 3648 x 2432 (9 M EZ) / 3072 x 2048 (6 M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5 M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5 M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3 M EZ) [16:9] 4608 x 2592 (12 M) / 3648 x 2056 (7.5 M EZ) / 3072 x 1728 (5.5 M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5 M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2 M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2 M EZ) [1:1] 3456 x 3456 (12 M) / 2736 x 2736 (7.5 M EZ) / 2304 x 2304 (5.5 M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5 M EZ) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5 M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2 M EZ)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Colour Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
Photo Style / Film Mode Photo Style: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Colour Mode / Colour Effect / My colour Colour Mode (only in iA Mode): Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Aspect Bracketing -
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
Wi-Fi -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
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 Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese
LCD Monitor 3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode
Built in FlashAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. 0.3 - 13.5 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.5 - 6.4 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards
Built in Memory Approx. 200 MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface miniHDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2 V, 895 mAh, 6.5 Wh) (Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, Battery Charger, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String

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