Excerpt: Shoots very well in and outdoors. I really like it.
I do however a problem with it: When Optical Image Stabilization is on during video, it sometimes makes the video loop back and forth, also make the video choppy. Otherwise, amazing camera.
Summary: The first Model I had to send back due to a processor issue however this incarnation has exceeded my expectation. Pros- 60 Optical Zoom is impressive at this price point and stable under most conditions Digital zoom is amazing when on a tripod and filming wildlife, landscapes, the moon is great...
Summary: Very disappointed. Pictures in full sunlight are washed out. Pictures of moving wildlife: birds, fish - are blurred. Also camera is very, very large and therefore obtrusive when you are traveling and want to take pictures and don't want to be noticed.
Summary: This camera is amazing. Takes great shots both near and far. I am a landscape artist and use my photos as the basis for many watercolor and acrylic paintings. The definition in each photograph is beyond anything I have had before. I love it.
Summary: Nice "go-anywhere" camera when I don't want to take my DLSR rig. Controls are easy and the pictures are ok when using the medium portion of the telephone zoom. The Panasonic raw files are not recognized by my Photoshop Elements 12.
Summary: This camera has already beat my expectations even though I am still trying to figure out how to use all of the features. I have previously owned other Lumix cameras, and the power of this one is amazing.
One of the best digital cameras with a viewfinder you can find.
24 March 2016
Summary: I bought this Lumix FZ70 digital camera for my wife to replace an old digital camera with far less features. The main reason we bought this camera was because it is one of the rare few that have a viewfinder. This was mandatory since I can't imagine using a camera that doesn't have one.