Panasonic Lumix Fz70 Digital Camera Review & Ratings

The Panasonic Lumix Fz70 is essentially a long zoom camera that you’ll want to use for capturing images that need fine details, but it might lack some of the great features that other cameras in the same field boast. We take a look at what exactly you can expect and what it can (or can’t) do for you.

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The Panasonic Lumix is just about the same size as other small SLR cameras which have zoom kits attached, but it covers much more ground than any other SLR on the market.

Measuring in at 3.8 by 5.1 by 4.7 inches and weighing in at 1.3 pounds with the battery inserted, this camera is small and lightweight enough to take along with you wherever you go. You control this camera with the buttons located at the top and rear plates.

Lumix Digital Camera

On top there’s a mode switch along with the power button which is located at the side of the camera. There’s also the zoom controller, and the recording buttons, controls to adjust the burst shooting mode and controls to adjust the active focus area. It has focus areas that include the 1-Area focus, Face Detection Focus Mode, Tracking Focus Mode and 23 Area Focus Mode (which is like an Autofocus mode).

Some of the rear controls that you’ll find include the pop-up flash release button, a button for switching between rear display and EVF, and a button for FN1 which controls the exposure and focus. You’ll also see the AF/Macro AF/MF button which is used for adjusting the focus mode, standard payback and delete buttons, and then a 4 way controller for the Menu.

When you want to review the images you have captured, you can view in either on the LCD screen or the eye-level EVF. The LCD screen is 3 inches big and displays images at a 460k-dot resolution which means you’ll be able to view your images in high resolution and clarity.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera

So to give you the plus points of the Fz-70:

  • It has a 60x zoom lens with a 20mm wide-angle
  • It delivers great image details at high ISOs
  • It has a fast Focus system
  • It has integrated EVF and hot shoe features
  • It has Raw Shooting support

Things that isn’t THAT great about it:

  • The Rear LCD and EVF isn’t crystal clear
  • It has limited burst shooting
  • There’s no EVF eye sensor
  • It doesn’t have a microphone input
  • It doesn’t have built in Wi-Fi
  • HD video is limited to 1080i60 or 1080p30

Now that you know that basic ins and outs of the Fz70, here are a few similar cameras you might like to consider:

1. Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1 16 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD


The Fujifilm FinePix S1 has a 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, features a 50X optical zoom, can capture movies in Full HD, has a 3 inch 920k-dot LCD screen and is Wi-Fi enabled.

2. Canon PowerShot SX60

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera


With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC sharing your images from the SX60 is super easy. It has a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and 65X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom and 260X combined zoom power along with an Optical Image Stabilizer. The bright 3 inch LCD screen lets you view your images in high clarity and you’ll be able to take full HD 1080p videos in MP4 format with this camera.

3. Nikon CoolPix P610

Nikon COOLPIX P610


The CoolPix P610 features 60X optical zoom and a 16MP CMOS sensor. It has artistic shooting modes, effects and filters and with built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and Points of Interest, sharing has never been easier.

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