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.
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. The Active Mode equipped with the FZ70 allows for active video recording at a wide angle such as shooting while walking, without causing deterioration of image quality.
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.
* Max. 3 images.
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.
* Soft Focus cannot be used in video recording.
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.
The LUMIX DMC-FZ70 offers a variety of options to choose from to match every shooting situation and style.