Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Review – Many zoom, fewer pixels




In Summary
The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 is a versatile camera with a nice zoom range of 24-720mm. With this huge zoom range and unique features like an EVF, raw functionality and programmable positions he will appeal to a broad audience. It is an ideal vacation camera for those who do not want to lug around, a bit more expensive than competing travel zooms, but you get a lot back.

Large zoom range
24mm wide angle
Built-in EVF
Raw functionality
Pleasant service
What more expensive than average
EVF on the small side
No more GPS
Tweakers zegt: goed!
Price at time of publication: € 399, –
Tested version: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 Black
The TZ70 falls into the category of travel zoom compact camera that fits in a pocket, yet provides a large zoom range and is therefore ideal for holidays. The camera can be set in many ways, including full manual M mode. And of course you may also work in raw, so you can perfect pictures afterwards even better.

TZ70 in the hand

If you look superficially at the new Panasonic Lumix TZ70, there seems little changed compared to predecessor TZ60. The camera still has 30x optical zoom, an electronic viewfinder, and support for raw and manual settings. However, regarding components is everything changed.

Remarkably, the number of megapixels is significantly lowered. Counted the TZ60 18 megapixels on its 1 / 2.3 “sensor, the Panasonic TZ70 has reduced that number to 12.1. That is a resolution that is much lower than average, but there is something to say for . The pixel diodes are larger and that should yield better noise performance. The built-in electronic viewfinder has improved. He is still quite small, but now with 1.2 million dots instead 200,000. The image is thereby noticeably sharper.

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