The DMC-FZ70(FZ72) features stunningly versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm) making it possible to capture dynamic landscape and wild animals or birds distant away. The 20mm ultra wide angle lens captures approx.140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm angle of view.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration. The angular width that the DMC-FZ70(FZ72) can compensate is more than 200% wider than the predecessor DMC-FZ60(FZ62) at the tele-end, which realizes handheld 1200mm super telephoto shooting.
The Active Mode is equipped with DMC-FZ70(FZ72) that encourages active video recording at wide angle such as shooting while walking without causing deterioration of image quality.
The 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is newly integrated in the DMC-FZ70(FZ72). Together with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality of the DMC-FZ70(FZ72) even to the higher level.
Integrating the high speed digital signal output technology, the DMC-FZ70(FZ72) shoot 9 fps in 16.1-megapixel full resolution* with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. It also contributes to the Light Speed AF. Together with the quick start-up time, the DMC-FZ70(FZ72) never misses the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
* Max. 3 images.
The DMC-FZ70(FZ72) is equipped with popular Creative Control and Creative Retouch featuring a total of 15 filter effects. The Creative Control lets users shoot with a filter effect while checking how it makes difference on the picture, which can be used for video recording, too. The Creative Retouch enables applying a filter effect on the picture even after shooting in camera.
With the Creative Panorama function, it is possible to apply filter effect to the horizontal / vertical panoramic image, which can be shot by sweeping the camera in any four directions – to right, left, top or bottom.