Panasonic Lumix FZ70 (Overviews & Release Date)

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Multiple function devices are the way to go now and Panasonic is one company that has a good grasp of this concept, if its Lumix DMC-FZ70 is any indication. This compact but powerful device is a camera that can also double as a telescope.

The Lumix DMC-FZ70 has been anointed as the worthy successor of the DMC-FZ60 with its mind-blowing 60X optical zoom, hands-down the longest zoom found on any point-and-shoot device. With the unveiling of the FZ70, Panasonic has laid down the gauntlet and is clearly challenging rivals Nikon and Canon.

The FZ70 is a compact 5.1” x 3.8” x 4.7” and a lightweight 1.3lbs. It has a 16.1mp, ½” CMOS sensor that, when combined with Panasonic’s vaunted image processor, gives users high-quality photos even in a low light environment. The camera also has a wide 20mm-1200mm F2.8-F5.9-range lens that comes in handy in numerous types of photo shoots. And at 20mm, it guarantees that the lens has 140% wider view compared to a 24mm lens. Plus, there’s the Intelligent Resolution technology found in Panasonic cameras that further extends the zoom ratio to as much as 120X.

On top of that, the FZ70 also has an optical image stabilizer to lessen shaking and a built-in Dolby microphone to ensure stereo sound quality. The usual filters, flashes and tele-converters can also be utilized using this camera.

If you’re itching to get your hands on the Panasonic Lumix FZ70, be prepared to shell out $400 (BHD 155). It will be available starting September 1 this year.

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