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Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70K, 20.3 Megapixel, 4K Digital Camera, Touch Enabled 3-Inch 180 Degree Flip-front Display, 30X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, WiFi (Black)
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Features

  • 20. 3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens (24 720 mm), Plus 5 axis Hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer)
  • 0. 2 Inch 1, 166k dot EVF (electronic view finder) with eye sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), Plus exclusive Lumix 4K PHOTO and 4K post focus with internal focus Stacking feature
  • Lens barrel mounted control ring enables quick, intuitive operation of important functions
  • Wi Fi plus a 180 Degree front Flip up touch feature enabled screen simplifies selfie photography, and framing for unusual perspectives. Recording file format:Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4. Wifi:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Description

Panasonic LUMIX point and shoot digital cameras are known among camera enthusiasts for reliability and innovative features. The LUMIX DC ZS70 brings the legendary optical performance of a 30x (24 720mm) Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens with amazingly stable 5 axis hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer) to a highly portable point and shoot travel camera. Traditionalists will love the hands on manual feel of a lens mounted control ring, Plus the familiarity of an eye level electronic viewfinder. The modern enthusiast will love the Wi Fi mobile device controllability and next generation flexibility that 4K video and 4K PHOTO modes bring to the creative experience. Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity.


Product Dimensions 1.62 x 4.4 x 2.64 inches


Item Weight 11.4 ounces


ASIN B071R6JRZZ


Item model number DC-ZS70K


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 575 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,774 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #47 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 19, 2017


Manufacturer Panasonic


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Features

  • 20. 3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens (24 720 mm), Plus 5 axis Hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer)
  • 0. 2 Inch 1, 166k dot EVF (electronic view finder) with eye sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), Plus exclusive Lumix 4K PHOTO and 4K post focus with internal focus Stacking feature
  • Lens barrel mounted control ring enables quick, intuitive operation of important functions
  • Wi Fi plus a 180 Degree front Flip up touch feature enabled screen simplifies selfie photography, and framing for unusual perspectives. Recording file format:Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4. Wifi:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Description

Panasonic LUMIX point and shoot digital cameras are known among camera enthusiasts for reliability and innovative features. The LUMIX DC ZS70 brings the legendary optical performance of a 30x (24 720mm) Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens with amazingly stable 5 axis hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer) to a highly portable point and shoot travel camera. Traditionalists will love the hands on manual feel of a lens mounted control ring, Plus the familiarity of an eye level electronic viewfinder. The modern enthusiast will love the Wi Fi mobile device controllability and next generation flexibility that 4K video and 4K PHOTO modes bring to the creative experience. Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity.


Product Dimensions 1.62 x 4.4 x 2.64 inches


Item Weight 11.4 ounces


ASIN B071R6JRZZ


Item model number DC-ZS70K


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 575 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,774 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #47 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 19, 2017


Manufacturer Panasonic


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • 20. 3 Megapixel MOS sensor plus 30x Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens (24 720 mm), Plus 5 axis Hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer)
  • 0. 2 Inch 1, 166k dot EVF (electronic view finder) with eye sensor for easier viewing under sunny outdoor conditions
  • 4K QFHD video recording (3840x2160), Plus exclusive Lumix 4K PHOTO and 4K post focus with internal focus Stacking feature
  • Lens barrel mounted control ring enables quick, intuitive operation of important functions
  • Wi Fi plus a 180 Degree front Flip up touch feature enabled screen simplifies selfie photography, and framing for unusual perspectives. Recording file format:Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4. Wifi:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Description

Panasonic LUMIX point and shoot digital cameras are known among camera enthusiasts for reliability and innovative features. The LUMIX DC ZS70 brings the legendary optical performance of a 30x (24 720mm) Leica DC VARIO ELMAR lens with amazingly stable 5 axis hybrid O. I. S. (Optical image Stabilizer) to a highly portable point and shoot travel camera. Traditionalists will love the hands on manual feel of a lens mounted control ring, Plus the familiarity of an eye level electronic viewfinder. The modern enthusiast will love the Wi Fi mobile device controllability and next generation flexibility that 4K video and 4K PHOTO modes bring to the creative experience. Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity.


Product Dimensions 1.62 x 4.4 x 2.64 inches


Item Weight 11.4 ounces


ASIN B071R6JRZZ


Item model number DC-ZS70K


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.1 out of 5 stars 575 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #9,774 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #47 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available April 19, 2017


Manufacturer Panasonic


abunda_amazon_reviews This is a nice camera but it doesn't hold up. My camera was under warranty when the telescopic lens mechanism froze. The camera was completely unresponsive and useless. If you look up the performance of this camera you will notice that this is a common problem. In addition the camera is not weather-sealed and is very prone to moisture and dust damage. I sent the cameral to the Panasonic Lumix Repair Deport in McAllen, Texas. I received a call immediately back that they had received it. I waited another 6 weeks for a response. and never heard from them. I called and they said they would have to get back to me. Never heard from them. Called again, and they finally located the camera and said it was abused and that I had to pay $211 for repairs. Said I had dropped it, which I hadn't. I said that is outrageous and not right. They said either pay up or they would send it back un-repaired. So I paid up, but that I would be writing a letter to management. I still don't have my camera!! Now going on 7+ weeks!!! I am a serious amateur photographer and have owned many camera brands and types of cameras, primarily Canon and Fuji. I treat them all with with kid gloves. I love my gear. I have never had a camera fail like this. As importantly, I have never had a manufacturer FAIL to stand by their product and provide such POOR SERVICE! So my advice is to STEER CLEAR of Panasonic Lumix cameras, unless you want a really frustrating and costly experience. What I cannot understand is how a company can invest so much in building a brand, and fail to provide top quality service on the back end. UGH!!;;Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Nice but doesn't hold up, and the Panasonic repair facility service is TERRIBLE and UNRESPONSIVE! Warranty is WORTHLESS.;;J cornish;;;Loved the camera—the size of camera and pictures taken were incredible! On second trip when camera was less than 2 months old, a dot appeared on each picture. It was still under warranty so we called and sent it back at a $20 cost for shipping. Almost 2 months later received a call from Panasonic saying they were not honoring the warranty because of misuse. They would sell us a new camera for $20 less than we originally paid for it. They would send pictures of the damage. No pictures sent! 2 weeks later they called us again to tell us the same thing. Finally they sent the pictures. They were on the outside of the camera only. There was a lot of debris on the outside that we did not see when we sent it. Since we can not get any satisfaction from the Panasonic person who says she is not a technician and keeps repeating the same information like a robot, we are still deciding whether or not to buy the same camera again since they do not honor the warranty. We both have older versions of Panasonic cameras that work fine and have never had these problems. If Panasonic comes thru with a more satisfactory replacement, we will update this review.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70S camera;;Betty;;;Short review for the ZS70 here, my full review shortly will be published on my blog (google camera name and photographic-central). Quick rant/explanation: I'm giving it 5 stars for two reasons- One, I can't choose 4.5, and two, there were a couple one star reviews here when either the camera wasn't released yet or there was obvious user error. To me, those aren't valid reviews so the extra half point helps to mitigate them (since Amazon hasn't removed the reviews, and probably won't I'm doing my part to keep things fair). Moving on... Review: There simply aren't any decent pocket-able super zoom cameras on the market that shoot raw. As a professional and enthusiast, I demand raw. I suggest readers who don't use raw learn how to so that they can get the most out of the TZ70. This camera has a very small sensor, but, it is a modern BSI CMOS, which means it's very efficient for the size of its pixels. As long as you have reasonable expectations from a sensor this size, it will probably exceed those expectations. Image quality from raw is much better than I anticipated. The lens is very sharp through the range (just don't go over f5.6 if you can avoid it, natural diffraction kicks in). Therefore the sensor and lens combo out perform a camera of this class. Even dynamic range is better than I could have possibly thought. Credit to technology moving on. When you factor in all its features (a vast array from 4k video to wireless to time lapse video), it's top notch design aesthetics (minimalist, classy, utilitarian), excellent build and ergonomics, this camera is a powerhouse of a pocketable "all in one" compact. My only wish is that the lens were slightly brighter (max aperture through the range), but otherwise it's a camera in its class of sensor size that shadows all others. At first I dismissed the ZS70 because of its packed tiny sensor, but I was shocked and pleasantly surprised looking at the image quality in raw. 1" sized sensors are still going to outperform it mind you, but this sensor is much better than you might think. Once you get it set up, it's a joy to shoot with. That lens is so versatile for all kinds of snapshot photography- from landscapes to macros, action shots to long range stills or portraits. Its fast focusing so even actions shots are within reach. Overall the ZS70 is everything you need in a little point n shoot, and nothing you don't. The controls on the exterior are plenty and holding it is quite lovely for one handed shooting- it's slightly larger, thicker, and heavier than the ZS50/60 but that is a good thing for a camera with such a long zoom. It makes a more stable platform when you are shooting at full telephoto. It has just the right heft to it for a camera of its size and type, welcome if you ask me. The five axis stabilization helps tremendously to keep blur at bay. Most of the controls are customizeable. The LCD is helpful for waist level shots and acts as a sort of angle bi-pod when you place the camera down for more stable shots (if you don't have a tripod for example). The EVF is welcome and usable, and helps in bright light and for extra stability when you are looking through it with the camera pressed to your eye/face. I cannot get over how lovely its designed- all sides are nice n flat, nothing protrudes to snag, there's no obnoxious advertising of features on the camera itself, and everything appears proportionate and cleanly organized. The front and rear grips are improved and excellent. The design looks very Leica-esque - minimalist and beautiful. Great choice in exterior materials, the blend of flat fleck paint and satin metal. The black and silver versions are both excellent and classy. If you print, you can easily make lovely prints to 13x19", and if you have some talent or stack your raw images, you can raise that number substantially (30x40" perhaps!). To me this camera is the sleeper compact out there right now. And it's likely to get more reviews and fans as a result. Overall the ZS70 is the best of the newer ZS series (or TZ series if outside the USA) cameras. It's classy, versatile, discreet, minimalist, and utilitarian. I wish more cameras were designed like this. Keep it up Panasonic! Edit: My full review is now up on photographic-central blogspot dot com :);;Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;A Sleeper Powerhouse!;;C. Garrard

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By J cornish - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018
Nice but doesn't hold up, and the Panasonic repair facility service is TERRIBLE and UNRESPONSIVE! Warranty is WORTHLESS.
This is a nice camera but it doesn't hold up. My camera was under warranty when the telescopic lens mechanism froze. The camera was completely unresponsive and useless. If you look up the performance of this camera you will notice that this is a common problem. In addition the camera is not weather-sealed and is very prone to moisture and dust damage. I sent the cameral to the Panasonic Lumix Repair Deport in McAllen, Texas. I received a call immediately back that they had received it. I waited another 6 weeks for a response. and never heard from them. I called and they said they would have to get back to me. Never heard from them. Called again, and they finally located the camera and said it was abused and that I had to pay $211 for repairs. Said I had dropped it, which I hadn't. I said that is outrageous and not right. They said either pay up or they would send it back un-repaired. So I paid up, but that I would be writing a letter to management. I still don't have my camera!! Now going on 7+ weeks!!! I am a serious amateur photographer and have owned many camera brands and types of cameras, primarily Canon and Fuji. I treat them all with with kid gloves. I love my gear. I have never had a camera fail like this. As importantly, I have never had a manufacturer FAIL to stand by their product and provide such POOR SERVICE! So my advice is to STEER CLEAR of Panasonic Lumix cameras, unless you want a really frustrating and costly experience. What I cannot understand is how a company can invest so much in building a brand, and fail to provide top quality service on the back end. UGH!!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Betty - Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70S camera
Loved the camera—the size of camera and pictures taken were incredible! On second trip when camera was less than 2 months old, a dot appeared on each picture. It was still under warranty so we called and sent it back at a $20 cost for shipping. Almost 2 months later received a call from Panasonic saying they were not honoring the warranty because of misuse. They would sell us a new camera for $20 less than we originally paid for it. They would send pictures of the damage. No pictures sent! 2 weeks later they called us again to tell us the same thing. Finally they sent the pictures. They were on the outside of the camera only. There was a lot of debris on the outside that we did not see when we sent it. Since we can not get any satisfaction from the Panasonic person who says she is not a technician and keeps repeating the same information like a robot, we are still deciding whether or not to buy the same camera again since they do not honor the warranty. We both have older versions of Panasonic cameras that work fine and have never had these problems. If Panasonic comes thru with a more satisfactory replacement, we will update this review.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By C. Garrard - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017
A Sleeper Powerhouse!
Short review for the ZS70 here, my full review shortly will be published on my blog (google camera name and photographic-central). Quick rant/explanation: I'm giving it 5 stars for two reasons- One, I can't choose 4.5, and two, there were a couple one star reviews here when either the camera wasn't released yet or there was obvious user error. To me, those aren't valid reviews so the extra half point helps to mitigate them (since Amazon hasn't removed the reviews, and probably won't I'm doing my part to keep things fair). Moving on... Review: There simply aren't any decent pocket-able super zoom cameras on the market that shoot raw. As a professional and enthusiast, I demand raw. I suggest readers who don't use raw learn how to so that they can get the most out of the TZ70. This camera has a very small sensor, but, it is a modern BSI CMOS, which means it's very efficient for the size of its pixels. As long as you have reasonable expectations from a sensor this size, it will probably exceed those expectations. Image quality from raw is much better than I anticipated. The lens is very sharp through the range (just don't go over f5.6 if you can avoid it, natural diffraction kicks in). Therefore the sensor and lens combo out perform a camera of this class. Even dynamic range is better than I could have possibly thought. Credit to technology moving on. When you factor in all its features (a vast array from 4k video to wireless to time lapse video), it's top notch design aesthetics (minimalist, classy, utilitarian), excellent build and ergonomics, this camera is a powerhouse of a pocketable "all in one" compact. My only wish is that the lens were slightly brighter (max aperture through the range), but otherwise it's a camera in its class of sensor size that shadows all others. At first I dismissed the ZS70 because of its packed tiny sensor, but I was shocked and pleasantly surprised looking at the image quality in raw. 1" sized sensors are still going to outperform it mind you, but this sensor is much better than you might think. Once you get it set up, it's a joy to shoot with. That lens is so versatile for all kinds of snapshot photography- from landscapes to macros, action shots to long range stills or portraits. Its fast focusing so even actions shots are within reach. Overall the ZS70 is everything you need in a little point n shoot, and nothing you don't. The controls on the exterior are plenty and holding it is quite lovely for one handed shooting- it's slightly larger, thicker, and heavier than the ZS50/60 but that is a good thing for a camera with such a long zoom. It makes a more stable platform when you are shooting at full telephoto. It has just the right heft to it for a camera of its size and type, welcome if you ask me. The five axis stabilization helps tremendously to keep blur at bay. Most of the controls are customizeable. The LCD is helpful for waist level shots and acts as a sort of angle bi-pod when you place the camera down for more stable shots (if you don't have a tripod for example). The EVF is welcome and usable, and helps in bright light and for extra stability when you are looking through it with the camera pressed to your eye/face. I cannot get over how lovely its designed- all sides are nice n flat, nothing protrudes to snag, there's no obnoxious advertising of features on the camera itself, and everything appears proportionate and cleanly organized. The front and rear grips are improved and excellent. The design looks very Leica-esque - minimalist and beautiful. Great choice in exterior materials, the blend of flat fleck paint and satin metal. The black and silver versions are both excellent and classy. If you print, you can easily make lovely prints to 13x19", and if you have some talent or stack your raw images, you can raise that number substantially (30x40" perhaps!). To me this camera is the sleeper compact out there right now. And it's likely to get more reviews and fans as a result. Overall the ZS70 is the best of the newer ZS series (or TZ series if outside the USA) cameras. It's classy, versatile, discreet, minimalist, and utilitarian. I wish more cameras were designed like this. Keep it up Panasonic! Edit: My full review is now up on photographic-central blogspot dot com :)

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By J cornish - Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018
Nice but doesn't hold up, and the Panasonic repair facility service is TERRIBLE and UNRESPONSIVE! Warranty is WORTHLESS.
This is a nice camera but it doesn't hold up. My camera was under warranty when the telescopic lens mechanism froze. The camera was completely unresponsive and useless. If you look up the performance of this camera you will notice that this is a common problem. In addition the camera is not weather-sealed and is very prone to moisture and dust damage. I sent the cameral to the Panasonic Lumix Repair Deport in McAllen, Texas. I received a call immediately back that they had received it. I waited another 6 weeks for a response. and never heard from them. I called and they said they would have to get back to me. Never heard from them. Called again, and they finally located the camera and said it was abused and that I had to pay $211 for repairs. Said I had dropped it, which I hadn't. I said that is outrageous and not right. They said either pay up or they would send it back un-repaired. So I paid up, but that I would be writing a letter to management. I still don't have my camera!! Now going on 7+ weeks!!! I am a serious amateur photographer and have owned many camera brands and types of cameras, primarily Canon and Fuji. I treat them all with with kid gloves. I love my gear. I have never had a camera fail like this. As importantly, I have never had a manufacturer FAIL to stand by their product and provide such POOR SERVICE! So my advice is to STEER CLEAR of Panasonic Lumix cameras, unless you want a really frustrating and costly experience. What I cannot understand is how a company can invest so much in building a brand, and fail to provide top quality service on the back end. UGH!!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Betty - Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70S camera
Loved the camera—the size of camera and pictures taken were incredible! On second trip when camera was less than 2 months old, a dot appeared on each picture. It was still under warranty so we called and sent it back at a $20 cost for shipping. Almost 2 months later received a call from Panasonic saying they were not honoring the warranty because of misuse. They would sell us a new camera for $20 less than we originally paid for it. They would send pictures of the damage. No pictures sent! 2 weeks later they called us again to tell us the same thing. Finally they sent the pictures. They were on the outside of the camera only. There was a lot of debris on the outside that we did not see when we sent it. Since we can not get any satisfaction from the Panasonic person who says she is not a technician and keeps repeating the same information like a robot, we are still deciding whether or not to buy the same camera again since they do not honor the warranty. We both have older versions of Panasonic cameras that work fine and have never had these problems. If Panasonic comes thru with a more satisfactory replacement, we will update this review.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By C. Garrard - Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017
A Sleeper Powerhouse!
Short review for the ZS70 here, my full review shortly will be published on my blog (google camera name and photographic-central). Quick rant/explanation: I'm giving it 5 stars for two reasons- One, I can't choose 4.5, and two, there were a couple one star reviews here when either the camera wasn't released yet or there was obvious user error. To me, those aren't valid reviews so the extra half point helps to mitigate them (since Amazon hasn't removed the reviews, and probably won't I'm doing my part to keep things fair). Moving on... Review: There simply aren't any decent pocket-able super zoom cameras on the market that shoot raw. As a professional and enthusiast, I demand raw. I suggest readers who don't use raw learn how to so that they can get the most out of the TZ70. This camera has a very small sensor, but, it is a modern BSI CMOS, which means it's very efficient for the size of its pixels. As long as you have reasonable expectations from a sensor this size, it will probably exceed those expectations. Image quality from raw is much better than I anticipated. The lens is very sharp through the range (just don't go over f5.6 if you can avoid it, natural diffraction kicks in). Therefore the sensor and lens combo out perform a camera of this class. Even dynamic range is better than I could have possibly thought. Credit to technology moving on. When you factor in all its features (a vast array from 4k video to wireless to time lapse video), it's top notch design aesthetics (minimalist, classy, utilitarian), excellent build and ergonomics, this camera is a powerhouse of a pocketable "all in one" compact. My only wish is that the lens were slightly brighter (max aperture through the range), but otherwise it's a camera in its class of sensor size that shadows all others. At first I dismissed the ZS70 because of its packed tiny sensor, but I was shocked and pleasantly surprised looking at the image quality in raw. 1" sized sensors are still going to outperform it mind you, but this sensor is much better than you might think. Once you get it set up, it's a joy to shoot with. That lens is so versatile for all kinds of snapshot photography- from landscapes to macros, action shots to long range stills or portraits. Its fast focusing so even actions shots are within reach. Overall the ZS70 is everything you need in a little point n shoot, and nothing you don't. The controls on the exterior are plenty and holding it is quite lovely for one handed shooting- it's slightly larger, thicker, and heavier than the ZS50/60 but that is a good thing for a camera with such a long zoom. It makes a more stable platform when you are shooting at full telephoto. It has just the right heft to it for a camera of its size and type, welcome if you ask me. The five axis stabilization helps tremendously to keep blur at bay. Most of the controls are customizeable. The LCD is helpful for waist level shots and acts as a sort of angle bi-pod when you place the camera down for more stable shots (if you don't have a tripod for example). The EVF is welcome and usable, and helps in bright light and for extra stability when you are looking through it with the camera pressed to your eye/face. I cannot get over how lovely its designed- all sides are nice n flat, nothing protrudes to snag, there's no obnoxious advertising of features on the camera itself, and everything appears proportionate and cleanly organized. The front and rear grips are improved and excellent. The design looks very Leica-esque - minimalist and beautiful. Great choice in exterior materials, the blend of flat fleck paint and satin metal. The black and silver versions are both excellent and classy. If you print, you can easily make lovely prints to 13x19", and if you have some talent or stack your raw images, you can raise that number substantially (30x40" perhaps!). To me this camera is the sleeper compact out there right now. And it's likely to get more reviews and fans as a result. Overall the ZS70 is the best of the newer ZS series (or TZ series if outside the USA) cameras. It's classy, versatile, discreet, minimalist, and utilitarian. I wish more cameras were designed like this. Keep it up Panasonic! Edit: My full review is now up on photographic-central blogspot dot com :)