Last Updated on 07/17/2013 by Chris Gampat
Panasonic is appealing to the creeper in all of us with its new 60x Optical Zoom point and shoot: the FZ-70. The new camera will start out at a crazy 20mm and zoom all the way in to 1200mm. Plus, you’ll get a fairly fast aperture range at F2.8-5.9 on this lens. To take advantage of that zoom range, the camera has OIS (optical image stabilization) built in, can shoot 1080 60i 30p 25p video, and a microphone that the company seems to be pushing really hard as a big feature on this camera. Apparently, it works to eliminate ambient noise, wind noise, and it zooms with the lens.
Other specs of interest are 9fps shooting capabilities, a 16.1MP MOS sensor, a 202K dot EVF, and 460K 3 inch LCD.
Adorama is currently listing this camera for $399.99. More specs are after the jump.
Specs taken from the Adorama listing.
|Lens||Lumix 60x 20-1200mm F/2.8-5.9 Lens|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode for video|
|Burst Shooting||9 fps (Up to 3 images)|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO100-3200 (1EV or 1/3 EV step), High Sensitivity: ISO1600-6400|
|Video (AVCHD, MP4)||AVCHD: 1920 x 1080, 60i (Sensor output 30fps), MP4: 1920 x 1080, 30p|
|Viewfinder||0.20″ EVF (202K-dot equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%|
|Microphone||Windshield Zoom Microphone – Dolby® Digital|
|RAW File Recording||Yes|
|Optional Conversion Lens||Yes (1.7x) DMW-LT55 (Requires DMW-LA8 Lens Adapter)|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)|
|Video Resolution Notes||1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)|
|Storage||Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included: 70 MB internal
|Connectivity||USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI: Yes (mini)
Remote control: Optional DMWRSL1
|Other Features||Orientation sensor: Yes
Timelapse recording: No
|Environment||Environmentally sealed: No|
|Battery||Battery: Battery Pack
Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 450
|Dimensions||120 x 81 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.19 x 3.62″)|
|Weight||588g (1.30 lb) with battery|
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