Updated 25 Oct 2017

Panasonic

Lumix DMC-TZ70 (with 4.3-129mm lens)

Snapshot: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (with 4.3-129mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

Lumix DMC-TZ70 (with 4.3-129mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$489

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Test results

Overall score
59
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • OK screen.
  • OK video quality.
  • Has a huge zoom, a high resolution monitor and PASM modes.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$489

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
ISO range
80 - 6400
Optical zoom
30
Aperture range
3.3 - 6.4
Zoom range
24 - 684
Shutter range
1/2000 - 4
Dimensions (cm)
111 x 37 x 65
Weight (g)
245
Depth (mm)
37

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
1,040,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
1,160,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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