Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 review: Ultimate everyday point and shoot?

By Kevin Carter - Monday December 23 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: Slightly below average score | Panasonic FZ70 vs Canon SX 50 HS vs Panasonic FZ200: Equal performance | Conclusion

Although the recently reviewed Sony RX10 has a superior sensor, at $1,300 it’s a good deal more expensive than the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70. Also worth remembering is that the Panasonic boasts a much wider-zoom range though it’s unlikely to be able to match the Sony’s in image quality; and we’re currently unable to test lenses with such long focal lengths as the Panasonic’s. For travel photography or as point and shoot for everyday use the FZ70 is intriguing, but it is eclipsed slightly by more modestly specified rivals.