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Panasonic Lumix TZ70 and TZ57 travel cameras launched

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Panasonic Lumix TZ70

Panasonic has launched the Lumix TZ70 and Lumix TZ57 travel cameras, with a special focus on low light performance.

The two compact cameras feature optical zoom, Leica lenses all within a compact design.

The TZ series is well known for being the long-zoom travel camera, but being small enough to pop in your pocket.

Then Panasonic also introduced the Lumix SZ10 compact and the Lumix FT30 as a new rugged compact camera.

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 and TZ57 Features

The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 uses a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor, and Panasonic has made the photosites 1.5x larger than previous iterations. This is to make for better low-light performance.

The TZ70 has 30x optical zoom and has a 5-axis Hybrid optical image stabilisation plus system, to combat camera shake. It has an electronic viewfinder, full manual controller and the ability to shoot Full HD video.

Panasonic has equipped the TZ70 with a control ring too, which makes it feel more like a fully fledged camera, especially as it has 240fps AF technology too.

As for connectivity, you’ll get GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC as standard.

The TZ57 only has 20x optical zoom, but has a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor. It might have more megapixels but it isn’t optimised for the low light shooting in the way the more expensive TZ70 is.

The TZ70 costs around £350, while the TZ57 will be around £230.

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Panasonic Lumix FT30

Panasonic Lumix SZ10 Features

The Lumix SZ10 is a compact with a 12x zoom, optical image stabilisation and in-built Wi-Fi.

It has a 2.7-inch LCD monitor that flips 180-degrees for selfie-taking. There’s an intelligent auto mode with intelligent exposure and face detection too.

Those looking for the personalisation touch, there are Creative Controls too.

The Lumix SZ10 goes on sale in March this year for £139.99.

Panasonic Lumix FT30 Features

The rugged Lumix FT30 is waterproof to 8 metres, shock-proof to 1.5-metres, freeze-proof to -10 degrees centigrade and is dust-proof too.

It has a 16.1-megapixel sensor with 25mm ultra wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom.

It will go on sale for £139.99 in March.

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