The new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 which will be launched in September has a standard 60x optical zoom that can be boosted to 120x equivalent with the
Intelligent Zoom function, and when coupled with the optional Tele Conversion
Lens (DMW-LT55) the zoom ratio can be extended to 1.7x bringing the subject
shooting even at 1200mm super telephoto is possible with the DMC-FZ70 due to
improvements with the onboard POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) providing
superior manual control over the previous DMC-FZ60 model.
enhancements to the 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine
image processor the camera offers high resolution imaging, minimal noise and
precise high speed shooting. The camera is very quick and responsive, with
Light Speed AF, and a fast start-up time of approx. 0.9 second. The DMC-FZ70
supports shooting at 9 fps in 16.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical
shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF.
lens comprises 14 elements in 12 groups, with six aspherical lenses and nine
aspherical surfaces and 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. This advanced lens
unit comes in an outstandingly compact body - delivering exceptional optical
performance that suppresses distortion at the wide end and helps to stop colour
bleeding at the telephoto end.
DMC-FZ70 records video at 1,920 x 1,080 50i full HD in AVCHD / MP4 format with the
60x optical zoom and the POWER O.I.S. working with Active Mode to suppress blur
when recording video. Alternatively PC users can choose to shoot video in MP4
at 25p. Other features available in video recording include the 60x zoom, Power
O.I.S. with Active Mode to support wide angle recording without loss of quality
in situations such as shooting while walking; and iA (Intelligent Auto).
onboard Dolby Digital Stereo Creator combined with new Wind Shield Zoom
Microphone has reduced wind noise when recording outdoors by around 70% over
the previous DMC-FZ60 model. Overall recording volume on the new camera has
improved by a huge 50%, and when recording in quiet areas with a new S/N ratio helps
to suppress outside noises.
camera also includes a hot shoe and convenient compatibility with a range of
optional accessories. Movies can be played back directly to a VIERA Full HD TV,
a Panasonic Blu-ray player or recorder by simply inserting an SD Memory Card or
a mini HDMI cable.
DMC-FZ70 is equipped with a 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) featuring
202,000-dot equivalent resolution and 100% field of view. Image lag has been
reduced from 30 fps to a max. 60 fps and has improved this cameras ability to
shoot fast-moving subjects in strong sunlight. The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot
Intelligent LCD is designed for clear, flexible monitoring with an AR Coating
and wide viewing angle.
manual control and P/A/S/M mode allows advanced users to enjoy more creative
photography. The Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes now include 15
filters: 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. Creative Panorama
makes it possible to create a dramatic horizontal or vertical panoramic image
by taking consecutive shots, overlaying the images and adding filters.
with a range of accessories
more advanced creative freedom, the DMC-FZ70 is equipped with a hot shoe and
offers compatibility with a variety of optional accessories.
Tele Conversion Lens (1.7x): DMW-LT55
Close-up Lens: DMW-LC55
Conversion Lens Adaptor: DMW-LA8
MC Protector: DMW-LMCH55
ND Filter: DMW-LNDH55
PL Filter: DMW-LPL55
External Flash: DMW-FL220 (GN22) / DMW-FL360L (GN36) /
DMW-FL360 (GN36) / DMW-FL500 (GN50)
Battery Pack: DMW-BMB9