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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 Digital Camera (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 20.3MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1.166m-Dot Live View Finder
A pocketable multimedia powerhouse, the black Lumix DC-ZS70 Digital Camera from Panasonic blends a sleek form factor with versatile stills and video capabilities. Revolving around a 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity Live MOS sensor, the ZS70 realizes rich image quality with low noise and sensitivity to an extended ISO 6400 for working in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor and image processor also enable shooting continuously at up to 10 fps with single-shot AF, 30 fps at 8MP in 4K Photo Modes, and UHD 4K video recording at 30p. The 4K capabilities also permit working with unique Post Focus technology for choosing a specific point of focus after shooting.
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Panasonic DC-ZS70 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.3MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • 3Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
  • 44K Video and Photo Modes
  • 5Post Focus and Focus Stacking
  • 6Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 7Other Camera Features

A pocketable multimedia powerhouse, the black Lumix DC-ZS70 Digital Camera from Panasonic blends a sleek form factor with versatile stills and video capabilities. Revolving around a 20.3MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity Live MOS sensor, the ZS70 realizes rich image quality with low noise and sensitivity to an extended ISO 6400 for working in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor and image processor also enable shooting continuously at up to 10 fps with single-shot AF, 30 fps at 8MP in 4K Photo Modes, and UHD 4K video recording at 30p. The 4K capabilities also permit working with unique Post Focus technology for choosing a specific point of focus after shooting.

Beyond the imaging abilities, the ZS70 is also characterized by its impressive 30x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom lens, which covers a 24-720mm equivalent focal length range, as well as 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also notable is the camera's compact size and incorporation of both a 1.166m-dot electronic viewfinder and 3.0" 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share imagery or remotely control the camera from a linked smartphone or tablet.

20.3MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor
A 20.3MP 1/2.3" High Sensitivity MOS sensor helps to realize rich image quality with reduced noise and high sensitivity to an expanded ISO 6400. The imaging and processing capabilities also avail continuous shooting rates up to 10 fps in single-shot AF mode, 5 fps with continuous AF, or 30 fps at 8MP in the 4K Photo modes.
Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
A truly expansive 30x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom offers a 24-720mm equivalent focal length range along with a maximum aperture range of f/3.3-6.4. The lens construction incorporates five double-sided aspherical elements to minimize spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for increased image clarity and sharpness.

Benefitting the long reach of the lens is a powerful 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. system that compensates for a variety of camera movements for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. This image stabilization system also enables a unique Level Shot function that automatically detects the horizontal line of the recording image and keeps it level during shooting, regardless of camera tilt, helping to achieve greater shooting stability.
4K Video and Photo Modes
The sensor and processor combination also enables 4K video recording at 30p in the MP4 format at 100 Mbps. Full HD 1080p and HD 720p recording is also possible, as well as high-speed HD and VGA recording with 120 fps and 240 fps slow-motion playback, respectively.

Besides video, the 4K capabilities also permit recording 8MP stills at 30 fps in a trio of ways:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 15 minutes, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
Post Focus and Focus Stacking
Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. Working in conjunction with the contrast-detection focusing system and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.

This technology also allows for producing focus stacked images in-camera to realize a greater depth of field, especially when photographing close-up subjects. In this mode, images are recorded and saved with varying points of focus and then blended together to gain an extended depth of field.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A Live View Finder (LVF) is integrated into the sleek body design to permit comfortable eye-level monitoring. This electronic viewfinder has a 1.166m-dot resolution and covers 100% of the image frame while shooting.
  • Alternatively, a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available for live view shooting, image review, and intuitive menu navigation. The screen's design incorporates a 180° tilting mechanism to benefit shooting from high and low angles, as well as for taking front-facing selfies.
  • A host of manual controls offer simple, direct control over a variety of oft-used camera settings, including a control ring surrounding the lens that can be configured to adjust zoom, shutter speed, manual focus, and ISO sensitivity.
  • A micro-USB port allows you to charge the battery in-camera.
  • The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides you with 380 shots per charge when working with the rear LCD or 250 shots per charge with the electronic viewfinder.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share photos and movies to linked smartphones and tablets for direct sharing online. This connectivity also allows you to remotely control the camera from a mobile device.
Other Camera Features
  • Focus peaking is available for easier, more accurate manual focusing control.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • Still Image Scene Guide modes: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, and Monochrome.
  • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, and Custom.
  • Picture Adjustment settings: Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, and Saturation.
UPC: 885170315785

Panasonic DC-ZS70 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type MOS
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens, 5-Axis
Lens
Focal Length4.3 to 129mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 720mm)
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (120x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (60x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.3 to 6.4
Minimum Aperturef/8
Focus Range1.64' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity (Wide)
6.56' to Infinity / 2 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
1.18" to Infinity / 3 cm to Infinity (Wide)
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 4 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity80 to 3200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 6400)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesAVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97/ fps
640 x 480 at 240 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC LC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/ONone
Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
WirelessWi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution1,166,000 Dot
Coverage100%
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
2 to 18.4' / 0.6 to 5.6 m (Wide)
6.6 to 9.5' / 2 to 2.9 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
General
Battery Type1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh (Approx. 250 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.4 x 2.6 x 1.6" / 112 x 67.3 x 41.2 mm
Weight11.36 oz / 322 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 4.9 x 2.9"

Panasonic DC-ZS70 Reviews

A great compact camera

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

This is a great camera that has all the features most any amateur photographer would need when they do not want to carry a larger changeable lens camera, perfect for hiking etc. The zoom wide angle to telephoto lens is amazing and the photos are very sharp, especially when there is good light. With this camera you can take great closeups and long range photos. The kit contains everything you really need and as always the B&H service was excellent.

Shared the love of pics.

By Lisa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-26

I loved the quality of pictures this compact camera took. During a road trip to visit friends a family a friend loved this camera so much I decided to give this to her as a gift and I plan on buying this camera again once I can afford it. Thank you B&H photo customer service reps for helping me with this purchase and for buying accessories for my friend to continue the love of taking pictures.

Point and Shoot Camera with Vi

By Mary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

I wanted a point and shoot camera with a view finder and this camera met thise goals. It offers so many more features that I doubt I will ever use. More than I expected. But, so far I am very pleased with the quality of the camera and B&H service.

Great Camera until it broke

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I loved this camera. Got it for a cruise so I wouldn't have to take my Nikon D3500. It worked great, took great photos (in my opinion) and the zoom was super. My only complaint about the camera itself is that the viewfinder, for me anyway was virtually useless. However, using the view screen worked well. Bad news: we were on a beach in the Bahamas and the phone fell less than one foot onto the sand. It did not appear that any sand got into it but nevertheless It would not even turn on after that. Good News: When I made the purchase it came with a two year warranty at no charge. I contacted the company Panasonic used for such service and they were fantastic. Sent it back and they kept in touch ultimately telling me it could not be repaired and they send a check....less than what I paid for the camera but close enough to not be too upset. Now looking to go on another cruise and considering purchased the same camera.

Amazing

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

I purchased this camera because I'm having worsening diabetic neuropathy and numbness in my hands. Holding my Nikon DSLR and operating it is nearly impossible. Setting this camera on AUTO and doing my online product photos with it has been much easier, I just love it and I'm sure you will too! B&H fast shipping and incredible support are amazing as well.

Excellent Camera But

By Kenny
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

Great camera with great pictures. My only complaint is the picture button, video button and off button are all together on the top right side of the camera. So, during use you accidently turn the camera off or hit the video button. Other than that, great camera.

This Camera Does Everything Well

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

The Lumix DC-ZS70 was exactly what I was looking for: A simple-to-use point-and-shoot camera with expert options and great specifications. Both still shots and movies turn out great, and the numerous filters and post-production options allow even a novice to be creative. A super high-quality well-built and designed camera at an excellent price - highly recommended!

Good pocket camera for hiking

By Larry M
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

Wanted a better camera to take along for hiking. Had been using a pocket Cannon which I was not happy with especially the zoom. If you're a professional photographer this is not for you but if you want a point and shoot camera that you can take along on a hike and still take decent pictures, I recommend this one.

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