Great little point and shoot
I bought this camera to take overseas with me. I didn't want to lug my SLR around while hiking and sightseeing, and I didn't want to just rely on my phone for photos.
This camera has excellent zoom and the wide angle made it a perfect replacement for my SLR. I am really happy with the quality of my zoomed photos. It also had the Wifi capability, which meant that I could still share my photos on social media while I was travelling without too much hassle.
The camera has some good auto features which came in handy, when you just wanted to capt...
Questions & Answers
I am on my third Lumix (TZ70) and love it, especially for seascapes and sea bird pics. However, the red button for the video often turns on being too close and by the time I turn it off, the bird has flown. Is there any way to immobilise that button? People keep asking what I am using because the pics are so good. am amazed by the negative reviews above.
Second camera where the zoom fails. Any zoom issues known to be common?
Hi Pam, no common issues with the zoom failing. The only thing we would suggest is you ensure there is no dust on the lens as you retract it into place.
Buy Canon! Never an issue have one for personal use and 2 for work and all are just fantastic
My daughter is now a convert and has 2 also and can’t believe it’s taken her so long to see the light!
Mine still has intermittent faults (read my review), if I was you I'd just forget Panasonic and go for Canon as Kathy has suggested
I've had numerous Canon cameras over the years and no problems at all, still have a 40D that is perfect after many years of sterling service and a good old Ixus 80 that has been battered and abused all over the world and never missed a beat
In purchasing the Panasonic TZ70 I was after a point and shoot camera that would provide a better image quality than the (very basic) Ixus 80, wishing I had stuck to Canon...........
I was just about to buy a Lumix TZ70, but quite a range of opinions given your experiences. If you guys were to get a camera in the same price range range as the Lumix, what would be your choice ?
I hated that camera so much i threw it in the closet and bought a Sony HX90V - love it.
Thanks Edge. What was so bad about it ?
If I were you I'd go for a completely different brand of camera. I bought a TZ70 and it is a lemon. Had it back twice to get fixed still not fixed. Contacted Panasonic they gave me another contact number and said it would cost more again. So disappointed and annoyed. This was not a cheap camera and it cost me $220 for repairs not that anything was done.
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