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LUMIX DMC-FZ70 (FZ72) with No.1 Zoom Power in the Industry by Panasonic Press Release
Panasonic News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM130719LUMIXFZ
Date: 19 July 2013

Links: Panasonic Press Release / LUMIX FZ70 (FZ72) / LUMIX FZ70 (USA) /

Yesterday we piqued your interest with an early look at the Panasonic LUMIX FZ70 (FZ72) and the digital photography industry's newest champ in the "Longest Zoom Lens" category, the 60x lens, the equivalent of a 35mm camera with a 20-1200 mm zoom lens for $399.99 US. Today, we received the official word from Panasonic and we're eagerly anticipating its arrival, though as of today, no official release date has been announced.

From release/information:

LUMIX DMC-FZ70(FZ72) with No.1 Zoom Power in the Industry*
20mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens with Super Telephoto 60x Optical Zoom**
Realizing Handheld 1200mm Shooting and High Speed Response

* As a digital camera as of July 18, 2013
** 35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new DMC-FZ70(FZ72) from the LUMIX's popular FZ series that packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and full HD video recording. The DMC-FZ70(FZ72) features exceptionally 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 powerful 60x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm) can be increased its power to 120x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. Furthermore, the Tele Conversion Lens (sold separately) extends the zoom ratio to 1.7x to pull the subject far off even closer with minimum deterioration of image quality.

Newly integrated 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed response and high quality image even in high sensitivity recording. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 9 fps in full resolution* and the Light Speed AF to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities together with the quick start-up time of approx. 0.9 sec.

The DMC-FZ70(FZ72) records 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) full-HD video recording** in AVCHD / MP4 with highly realistic stereo sound. The sound quality is dramatically improved thanks to the newly developed Windshield Zoom Microphone that minimizes wind noise by approx.70%*** compared with the predecessor. The powerful 60x optical zoom and the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode powerfully suppresses blur even in video recording.

(Source: Panasonic)

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