Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
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Value for money 4
Ease of use 4
Overall quality 4
29 April 2014
Summary: Hi, I am the one that wrote a previous statement that camara did not print date on picture, well since I could not find a phone number in manual book to call for support I did go to the where I bouhgt it and the store technician after a while of walking through it was able to complete the set-up for printing the date on taken pictures. Since I have had this camara for a short time I have decide to keep it.
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: Well - there's been a fan fare hasn't there? I rushed out and bought one. Then the fun started - couldn't buy the accesories, MACRO enhancer DMW-LC55 and Lens adaptor DMW-LC55. Nasty shock. Then I found a major design flaw - the LED screen does not hinge up or down thereby eliminating many of those macro shots taken from side on. Nor could I use a tripod to photograph the moon, it would take an expert contortionist to achieve that.
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: No ability to record audio on a still picture frame, as in a voice memo feature, like on the dmc-fz5 through to the dmc-fz50, the feature was not in the fz100,150, 0r 200 models either do to the .mov file format transfer in the camera matrix over to the avchd format designs.