Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
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Camera seems fine but not all parts were there!
Amy Hyland, Amazon
8 March 2014
Summary: Although I was buying a "open box" product I expected that all items would be in the box, however that wasn't the case, the camera was just thrown in the box, battery was loose and there was NO battery charger included!
You're better off buying camera and accessories separately
Diane Cramer, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: The Lumix FZ70 is very easy to use. It didn't take me long to get the hang of it. I purchased this as my first digital camera and was looking for something with good reviews and good telephoto ability as I will be taking this on an upcoming African Safari. I'm not sure if there is value in purchasing this with the "kit". I'm almost afraid to compare pricing, as there is much I won't use or don't see as valuable. The add-on lenses require an adapter, as do the filters.
Summary: By way of a mercifully brief introduction, I make a goodly portion of my living with the use of digital cameras, and have for a very long time. My applications are wildlife and the outdoors, product reviews, industry consulting work, and legal work. Part of the territory is optics, whether binoculars, laser rangefinders, scopes, or cameras.
Excerpt: I was hoping to be able to use this in conjunction with my D600 to shoot birds. However, the view finder was not conducive to this. I found the view finder very hard to see through & difficult to track items.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor Image Stabilization
Summary: Check out the set of photos I took this morning & uploaded to this page comparing the SX50-HS & Panasonic DMC-FZ70. The comparison was done in Intelligent Automatic, Hand held, pictures taken within seconds of each other. Cannon takes sharper images, with more dynamic range & depth of field. I will be returning the Panasonic FZ-70. ..too bad... Panasonic FZ70 didn't advance the state of the art...
Summary: I previously used DMC-FZ30 and DMC FZ28 with great satisfaction. But this time after purchasing Lumix-DMC FZ70, I am very much disappointed with the image quality. I never thought that Panasonic would compromise with their exceptionally superb quality of lens resolution. As a result images are of poor quality in terms of sharpness. Other things like technicalities and build quality is fine.
Summary: I was impressed with the so called MEGA zoom, you can see details that your naked eye cannot. But when I saw pics in my PC, they disappointed me. Noise level is too high when i compared with my sony smartphone camera (8MP). colors are washed out and lack of sharpness. If you are a zoom fan, go for it, otherwise thumbs down.