In this Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 review, Jon Devo tests the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras of 2014, the TZ60. This new compact travel zoom has some key upgrades, including a 12.1-million-pixel sensor with larger pixels for greater light capturing capabilities.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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  • - 12.1-million pixel sensor with larger pixels for improved lowlight performance
  • - Higher resolution EVF, much improved over previous model
  • - 5-axis image stabilisation
  • - Extremely versatile Leica lens with an equivalent focal length of 24-720mm
  • - Customisable physical control ring around lens


  • - EVF is quite small in size, may not be suitable for some
  • - No touchscreen control
  • - Mode dial could be firmer
  • - No GPS


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Review


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Sensor:12.1-million-pixel 1/2.3in High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Output size:12M 4000 x 3000 (RAW, jpeg)
Lens:Leica DC Vario-Elmar f/3.3-6.4 lens with 30x optical zoom
Shutter speeds:4-1/2000 sec, Sky mode: 15, 30, 60 seconds
ISO:ISO 100 - 6400
Exposure modes:iAuto, PASM, C1, C2, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Metering system:Multi, Centre-weight, Spot
Exposure compensation:±2EV in 1/3EV steps
Drive mode :6fps (with continuous AF), 10fps (fixed AF)
LCD :3in TFT LCD 1,040K-dot resolution touchscreen (100% FoV)
Viewfinder :0.20in Live View Finder 1,166K dot equiv. resolution
Image stabilisation:5-axis Hybrid O.I.S
AF points:23-zone Contrast Detect with AF track and face detection
Video :Full HD (1920 x 1080) 50p/50i AVCHD, 25p in MP4
Audio:Stereo/Mono recording
Memory card:SDHC/SDXC
Power:1250mAh Li-Ion battery, 300 shots, in camera charging
Dimensions:110.7 x 64.6 x 34.4mm
Weight:Approx. 243g
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Autofocus
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality Lab Results
  6. 6. Verdict
  7. 7. Hands-on First Impressions
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