IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TZ70
The DMC-TZ70 impressed us with how well it handled, and how quickly the camera obtained focus. The lens action on zooming was also very swift, and we do like how there’s an option to set it to stepped zooming, meaning the zoom stops on fixed focal lengths that correspond to the focal lengths of most commonly used lenses. When you zoom in to look at the out-of-focus areas, it appears that the DMC-TZ70 holds slightly more detail than the rest, and our experience with the camera also shows that it’s quite a bit better at dealing with flaring too. Where it seems to suffer a bit though, is in the shadow areas as we found it doesn’t hold detail quite as well as something like the EX-ZR3500.
Highlights are very well handled by the DMC-TZ70.
We’d stick to ISO 800 and below for this camera if you want to retain fine detail.