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LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP 60X Zoom Digital Camera - Black

Details
DMC-FZ70K
Features
  • See and hear what you've been missing with HD video and sound
  • Get in super close every time with 60X optical zoom (20mm - 1200mm)
  • Shoot stunning, Full 1080/60p HD video with auto focus
  • Record amazing Dolby® Digital sound with built-in zoom microphone

Features

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70: See and Hear What You’ve Been Missing
Life is more than a single moment captured in time. Panasonic understands that and delivers advanced multimedia technology in the LUMIX DMC-FZ70. Bring the action in super close with a 60X optical zoom. Discover the optical performance of the DMC-FZ70 with an amazing 20mm wide-angle to 1200mm (60X) long zoom, making it a category class leader*. Video and photos appear bright in low-lit conditions with the F2.8-5.9 lens. Combined with optical image stabilization, both long zoom photos and videos are sharp and blur free. Experience Full 1080/60i HD Panasonic Video recording with auto focus from the DMC-FZ70. Achieve crystal clear audio utilizing a unique microphone that eliminates ambient noise and wind sound with the stunning clarity of Dolby® Digital. This amazing microphone even zooms with the camera to precisely zero in on the audio coming from your subject.

* As of its introduction July 18th for long zoom bridge digital cameras.

Super Long Zoom Lens From 20mm Ultra Wide-Angle To 60x Optical Zoom
At 60X optical zoom (20mm-1200mm), the DMC-FZ70 lens is the widest and longest zoom in its class*. Discover stunning versatility from ultra-wide 20mm to an incredible 1200mm range making it possible to capture dynamic landscapes, wildlife, and almost any scene when traveling. At 20mm the lens captures nearly 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm lens. Capture a little extra zoom with Intelligent Resolution technology. The DMC-FZ70 can extend the zoom ratio up to 120X equivalent while maintaining superior picture quality. An optional optical lens adapter can even further extend the FZ70 range.

* As of its introduction July 18th for long zoom bridge digital cameras.

Amazingly Clear Zoom Microphone with Dolby® Digital Audio Quality
Recording video with the DMC-FZ70 is easy, but what’s really amazing is the camera’s ability to capture crisp, clear audio. The videos are accompanied by realistic Dolby® Digital Stereo* Creator. Sound quality is further improved with the DMC-FZ70 and the 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, while the draft structure suppresses the retention of air internally. These combined with the mics ability to audio zoom in combination with the optical zoom results in sound that is clear and comfortable to listen to even if it was recorded on a windy day.

* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** Wind Cut not available during Audio Zoom Mode.

Create Stunning Movies With Full HD Video Recording
The DMC-FZ70 records Full-HD 1920 x 1080 videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. A separate button on the top of the camera lets you instantly start recording videos while simultaneously shooting a photo without changing settings. The Creative Video Mode empowers you to adjust the shutter speed and aperture when shooting videos to get the creative effect you are looking for.

Power Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode Delivers Sharp, Clear Images
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses hand-shake that causes blurred photos. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected and compensated for to produce sharp, clear images. POWER O.I.S. delivers beautiful images even in low light, or shooting handheld at 1200mm super telephoto. The Active Mode in the DMC-FZ70 performs beautifully when recording wide-angle video at such as shooting while walking. The resulting videos are stable and clear.

Be Inspired With In Camera Creative Controls and Creative Retouch
Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes feature 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 Color. The Creative Control mode lets you shoot with a filter while checking how it looks on the picture. Certain filters can be used for video recording as well. The Creative Retouch mode lets you apply a filter on a picture, in camera, even after shooting.

Expand Your Vision With Creative Panoramic Effects
With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots by overlaying the previous picture. The multiple images are stitched together in the camera to create one single-wide image capturing your scene. After you've captured your image, you can get creative with one of these panoramic filter effects – Retro, Expressive, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Old Days, Cross Process and One Point Color.

Never Miss A Shot Even With Action Photography
The DMC-FZ70 takes your photography to the next level with blazing fast speeds of up to 5 fames per second (fps) AF or 2fps with continuous AF Tracking, keeping your subject in focus even while it moves. An even faster 3 frame burst at 9 fps helps lock in those fast moving, once in a lifetime moments.

Amazing Low Light 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Combine the DMC-FZ70’s bright F2.8-5.9 lens with the new 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and you’ve got a camera that delivers phenomenal image quality in high-sensitivity shooting scenes. The sensor cuts noise by 10-15% and dramatically improves image quality vs. previous models. Together with the Venus Engine, this superb sensor elevates the response, sensitivity, and image quality of the DMC-FZ70 to even higher levels.

Shoot Impressive Pictures With iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode helps you make beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions. The camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust background focus, exposure compensation, and white balance for even more flexible control by simply moving the slider.

Optional Accessories

The LUMIX DMC-FZ70 offers a variety of optional accessories to choose from to match your shooting situation and style.

  • Get closer with the Tele Conversion Lens - DMW-LA8 Lens Adapter for the 1.7X DMW-LT55 Conversion Lens
  • Discover the details with the DMW-LC55 Close-up 3X Filter
  • Bring in more light with External Flashes - DMW-FL220 Flash, DMW-FL360L Flash, DMW-FL500 Flash
  • Get creative with Neutral Density and Polarizer Filters - DMW-LNDH55 Neutral Density Filer, DMW-LPL55 Polarizer Filter

SpecificationsExpand All

  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • Pixels
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Lens
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • 2- Speed Zoom
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Conversion Lens Compatibility
    • Focus
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter
    • Shutter Speed
    • Finder
    • Viewfinder
  • Recording
    • File
    • File Format
    • Recording Modes
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Creative Control mode
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • HD Video
    • STD Video
    • High Speed Video
    • Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • Actual recordable time (motion pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • Exposure Parameters
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Picture Quality
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style / Film Mode
    • Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Aspect Bracketing
    • Other
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • GPS
    • Wi-FI
    • NFC
    • Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
  • Playback
    • Display
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram
    • Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Edit
    • Retouch
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support
  • Others
    • Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • Flash
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Media
    • Recording Media
    • Built- in- Memory
    • Audio
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Standard Package
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-FZ70K is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 653.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this camera! This was the second time buying this camera . Unfortunately I flipped our canoe with my first one and drowned it. Had to get another. We used it on safari in africa and it beat all the other cameras there by the zoom, quality, ease of use, space saving, Speed of use. And the pictures came out Fantastic! We where playing around with it and took pictures the 3rd day after the super moon, these pictures with the zoom look like they came from a telescope! Took my breath away. If I wasn't there doing it, I wouldn't have believed it. Don't get overwhelmed, because it's really easy. I had a complete brain freeze and never really played and explores with my first one. So disappointed I could have had so much better pictures if I had. The only negative thing is I lost my cd, now certain pictures can't be downloaded on my computer.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice camera for the price This camera has more features than any one person could possibly use. Incredible zoom capability with effective stabilization. A major disappointment is the burst mode; really slow with even a class 10 SD card. The manual is pretty comprehensive, but could use some more technical description about how the more complicated functions work.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like this camera, its easy to use, and really light!
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for above average user If your sick of IPhone pictures but don't want the bulk and cost of an slr system this is for you. Had sx50 and this camera is as good and even better in many ways. Much less cost than the overpriced over rated sx60
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent camera This is an excellent camera but its skill level is more that I can master, so far. It will take some education before I can begin to use all of its features. Am glad I purchased it and expect to be able to use most of it soon.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Panasonic camera I am still learning about my camera. I have mostly taken pictures outdoors only and the photos looked excellent. I will have to practice taking pics using different settings before I can comment on that.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Camera I Have owned this camera a few weeks now and I love it! Provides crisp, clear photos. The optic stalinization is the best I have ever seen. Great effects can be applied to your photos. Long battery life.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive Super lightweight. This product gets the job done
Date published: 2015-05-18
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • For some reason I am not able to transfer the MPO files (3D format) from my camera to my pc using the supplied PhotofunStudio software. My JPEG and RAW images transfer without issue.
    To resize your photos, perform the following steps.
    1. Open "PHOTOfunSTUDIO" program.
    2. After program opens click on the "Edit" icon at the top.
    3. Select "Resize" in the drop down menu.
    4. Click on select all. That will place a check mark in all boxes.
    5. Click on the "Next" button.
    6. Use the "Up/Down" arrows to the left in the to "Expansion/Reduction ratio" section to adjust how much you want to enlarge or reduce the picture(s).
    7. Click on the "Execute" button to continue.
    8. Click on the "Yes" button to begin the resize.
    9. Please wait for the process to complete.
    10. Click the "OK" button to continue.

    Click here for Help & Tutorials



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  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

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  • Why is the Flash option grayed out and the flash will not operate?
    When the electronic shutter is enabled or when the camera is placed in the "silent mode" the flash option is disabled (grayed out). You will need to turn off the "Silent" mode, depending on the camera model, select either "Camera Setup" or "Custom" in the menu.

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  • What should I do to correct a "System Error Zoom", "System Error Lens", or "System Error Focus" message on my camera?
    We recommend you try removing the battery from the unit for approximately 60 seconds and reinstall the battery. If you still receive the "System Error *****" message you will want to consider having the camera serviced.

    For repairs and exchanges:

    Ship your product to:

    Panasonic Factory Service Center
    4900 George McVay Drive
    Suite B; Door-12
    McAllen, TX 78503

    Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

    Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

    Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

    Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

    Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

    Note: Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.


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  • How do I turn off the "Flash" function?
    On most models, press the button just above "menu". It is labeled with a "lightening bolt". Pressing it will offer several options related to the flash operation.

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