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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the build quality and viewfinder, while there are some mixed views about the focus and low light performance.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, battery

responsiveness, shutter, viewfinder, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Lumix DMC-LS70

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70, announced at the end of January 2007, is a thick-bodied point-and-shoot with a 1/2.5-inch 7.2 megapixel CCD. This moderately-priced camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, 2-inch LCD screen, and optical image stabilization...

Excellent color performance ; Reproduced lots of fine detail (particularly for a budget camera) ; Simple, well-labeled and nicely laid-out controls that could only benefit from being larger in size ; Menus are well-organized, quick, and most carry a...

Poor handling of noise throughout ISO range ; Limited low light shooting capacity ; Slow operation ; Drastic decline in dynamic range beyond ISO 200 ; 2-inch 86k pixel LCD was obsolete 2 years ago ; E Zoom” is a largely absurd and pointless addition...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70S

 

Tons of cool features make up for the small LCD.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

 

Panasonic has added the Lumix DSC-LS70 to its digital camera line up for 2007. The 7.2-megapixel Lumix DMC-LS70 features Intelligent Image Stabilization with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control, and a superb LUMIX DC...

In addition to added features, Panasonic has redesigned the full exterior of the DMC-LS70, bringing a new sleek design and bright 2.0-inch LCD to their most compact models. The user friendly menu and its graphical user interface have also been...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

 

Panasonic launched the entry-level Lumix DMC-LS70 in January 2007 for the modest price of $149, although it can be found online for $120. Though it has basic point-and-shoot features, such as 7.2 megapixels, a 2-inch LCD, and a 3x optical zoom lens, it...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

 

Read a digital camera review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 on DigitalCameraInfo.com. Digital camera reviews, ratings, comparisons, and more.

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Great camera, great price

 

Bought this camera to replace a 5.1MP camera, was pleasantly surprised with the high quality images that it produced. Good resolution, good color reproduction---great features (image stabilization, burst mode,etc..)

Camera siza, features, image quality

No viewfinder window

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Pretty good camera especially for it's price

 

Well this camera is great for a budge shopper, scene modes can really help create a nice pictue but with a only a few cons it is still a good camera

good pictures and lots of different camera modes and scene modes; focus works great

no sound in movie mode, flash creates a LOT of noise, some tricky controls

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Excelent Camera

 

This camera takes excelent pictures with Intelligent Image Stabilization and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control

sharp pictures

easy to use

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, battery

responsiveness, lens

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70S 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic Lumix DMC-LS70S 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized Zoom

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Nice Cheap point and shoot

 

Taking this Camera on a 120 mile backpack trip and bought it as a decent camera that I wouldn't mind breaking. We will see how it fairs.

Its cheap and it's some what small, and it has stabilization! The pictures come out clean for the most part

It eats up the AA batteries, but so do most other cameras of this type. Its also not as sturdy as some other cameras in the same price range.

Product Specifications

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 is a digital camera that features an Intelligent Image Stabilization system with MEGA O.I.S. and Intelligent ISO Control. It incorporates superb optical 3x zoom (equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm film camera) LUMIX DC VARIO lens. Having the exterior carefully redesigned, the DMC-LS70 offers higher grade profile while pursuing the compactness of the units. The DMC-LS70 incorporates the Intelligent Image Stabilization system. This system comprises two features - Mega O.I.S. and Intelligent ISO Control - that together make it easy to capture beautiful photos every time you shoot. Now recognized as a must-have feature for digital cameras, Mega O.I.S. compensates for the effects of hand-shake, making it possible to capture clear, crisp photos indoors, at night, or when taking macro close-ups - situations in which hand-shake is most likely to be a problem. Even Mega O.I.S., however, cannot suppress the motion blur caused by a subject moving as the photo is being snapped. That's where Intelligent ISO Control comes in. In this system, the camera's Venus Engine III image-processing engine detects whether the subject is moving and, as necessary, raises the ISO setting and shutter speed according to how fast the subject is moving and the light conditions. This happens automatically, so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. Lumix and its powerful Intelligent Image Stabilization system do all the work automatically. You enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images. The DMC-LS70 offers a range of features that enhance usability and add convenience. The Easy Zoom feature shifts the lens instantly to full 3x zoom power at the touch of a dedicated button. The new Quick Setting function lets you quickly and easily access and set the functions used most often. With the new Date Stamp function, you can simply stamp the date on photos or you can take advantage of two original Lumix features. When traveling, you can stamp the day of the trip on the photos you take. Or, if you have a baby, you can stamp his or her age in months on your photos. The stamped information appears on photos that you print yourself at home or have printed at a photo shop. The DMC-LS70 will surely be ideal tool for shooting beautiful pictures easily in any situations thanks to the incorporation of Intelligent Image Stabilization.

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.8oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Panning / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-LS70/DMC-LS70PL-S/DMC-LS70S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.0
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1250 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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