Panasonic has announced their latest high zoom bridge camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 CAMERA includes a 60x optical contact lens with the 35mm focal length exact carbon copy of 20-1200mm, which covers from true wide-angle to ultra-telephoto focal lengths.

This lens, which is wider and stronger than its predecessor’s 24x optical contact lens, is actually all-encompassing and in a position to incorporate wide landscape scenes or everyone gathered around the dining room table and capture close-ups of distant wildlife or sports scenes. Furthermore to its powerful zoom capability, the lens on the FZ70 offers a maximum aperture selection of f/2.8-5.9 and the camera provides POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to pay for camera shake, helping you to create blur-free images even at its longest focal lengths. The Active Mode of the energy O.I.S. function works while shooting HD video and reduces the all-too-common camera shake that accompanies videos made while moving unintentionally.

The sensor housed in the FZ70 is a fresh 16.1MP High Sensitivity 1/2.3” Back Side Illuminated MOS sensor, which gives high-resolution imaging, is sensitive in low-light scenarios and cuts noise by 10-15% over previous Lumix FZ models. The sensor works together with the Venus Engine image processor for fast response times including up to 9 frame-per-second burst shooting. This combo also allows a smart Digital zoom system, which reaches up to 120x zoom for extreme long-distance capture and a higher Sensitivity range that reaches ISO 6400 for effective shooting in low-light conditions.

The Lumix DMC-FZ70 records full HD 1080i video at 60 fps in the AVCHD codec and 1080p at 30 fps in the MP4 format. Utilize the AVCHD format for high-quality movies and the MP4 format for when you merely be prepared to put your video up online. Another button on the camera’s top plate enables you to quickly start recording videos while in photography mode-and you can still shoot stills while recording a video. In Creative Video Mode you can manually adapt shutter speed and aperture while shooting to be able to have sustained control over your outcome. The Dolby Digital stereo audio tracks recording on the FZ70 is specially noteworthy, as may be the built-in microphone, which zooms when the lens zooms to lessen ambient noise and record specific distant sounds or conversations. Also, the microphone includes a newly developed sealed-structure Wind Shield that minimizes wind noise for a clearer overall sound.

For image composition and playback the FZ70 has both an electric viewfinder and a huge LCD monitor. The LCD monitor measures 3.0” with a 460k-dot resolution and, for stable eye-level composition, the 0.20” electronic viewfinder offers 100% field of view and 202k-dot resolution. The camera offers a comfortable bridge-style form factor with a sizable handgrip and quick access to controls. It includes a pop-up flash and a hot-shoe mount allowing you to connect an external flash unit or other accessories.

The FZ70 is a camera for both advanced and novice photographer. For the advanced shooter, there is RAW image capture, high-speed burst rates, and manual exposure control. For the beginner, iAuto adjusts all the camera’s controls predicated on the image it reads and enables you to give attention to composition and getting the subjects to smile. For a mixture of auto and manual control, iAuto Plus mode provides control over background focus, exposure compensation and white balance with simply a simple move of the slider bar. In-camera Creative Controls and Creative Retouch enable you to easily put in a flourish of imagination to your images with 15 filter effects. Either before or once you’ve taken your picture you can include a Retro look, a Soft Focus or a Toy Effect, for instance. Many of the 15 effects can even be put into videos and, with Creative Panoramic Effects, you may easily shoot panoramic images and add filter effects, too.

Using its powerful 60x optical contact lens, full HD 1080/60i video capture with Dolby Digital sound, an ergonomically designed compact body, and an abundance of assistive and imaginative functions, the Lumix DMC-FZ70 is a camera that provides pro-level imaging with user-friendly control.

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