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Basic Owner's Manual
Model No.

Digital Camera

DC-ZS70
DVQX1222ZA
M0417KZ0

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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    More detailed owner’s manual is available in “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website. (→64) Register online at http://shop.panasonic.com/support (U.S. customers only) If you have any questions, visit: USA : http://shop.panasonic.com/support Canada : www.panasonic.ca/english/support...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information below. The serial number is on the tag located on the underside of your camera.
  • Page 3: Information For Your Safety

    Information for Your Safety WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, • Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing. • Use only the recommended accessories. • Do not remove covers. • Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Page 4 THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. 1 Select [Wi-Fi] in the [Setup] menu 2 Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] 3 Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET] Contains FCC ID : VPYLBXN604 This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 5 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model No.: DC-ZS70 Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 Support Contact: http://shop.panasonic.com/support DVQX1222 (ENG)
  • Page 6 THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA. Certification and Compliance See Camera for the certification and compliance mark specific to that device. 1 Select [Wi-Fi] in the [Setup] menu 2 Select [Wi-Fi Setup] in the [Wi-Fi] 3 Press to select [Approved Regulations], and press [MENU/SET] CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) Contains IC : 772C-LBXN604 This device complies with Industry Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs.
  • Page 7: About The Battery Pack

    ■ About the battery pack CAUTION Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack) • Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack. • Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit. • Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals. •...
  • Page 8: Cautions For Use

    ■ About the AC adaptor (supplied) CAUTION! To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage, • Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another confined space. Ensure this unit is well ventilated. AC adaptor This AC adaptor operates on AC between 110V and 240V.
  • Page 9 • To clean your camera, remove the battery, the DC coupler (DMW-DCC11: optional) or a card, or disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and wipe with a soft, dry cloth. • Do not press the monitor with excessive force. •...
  • Page 10: How To Use This Manual

    • The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge the battery before use. • The battery is a rechargeable lithium ion battery. If the temperature is too high or too low, the operating time of the battery will become shorter. •...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents ■ Information for Your Safety ...... 3 Playback ■ Preparations Viewing your pictures ......42 ■ [Beauty Retouch] ........43 ■ Before use..........12 ■ [Light Composition] ........ 44 ■ Standard accessories ......13 ■ Names and Functions of Main Parts ..14 Menu ■...
  • Page 12: Preparations

    Preparations Before use ■ Camera handling Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, or pressure. ● Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, which may damage the lens, monitor, viewfinder, or camera body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or prevent recording.
  • Page 13: Standard Accessories

    (This site is available in English only.) (For U.S.A. only) • If accessories are lost, customers can visit us at http://shop.panasonic.com/support for further information about obtaining replacement parts. (For Canada only) • If any accessories are lost, customers in Canada should visit our support page at www.panasonic.ca/english/support for further information about obtaining...
  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Main Parts

    Preparations Names and Functions of Main Parts 31 30 29 DVQX1222 (ENG)
  • Page 15 Wi-Fi connection lamp 19 [ ] ([Post Focus]) button (→35) / ● [Fn2] button (→26) Always use a genuine Panasonic AC 20 Control dial (→25) adaptor (DMW-AC10PP: optional). 21 [Q.MENU/ ] (Cancel) button / (→63) ] (Delete) button (→42) / When using an AC adaptor (DMW- [Fn3] button (→26)
  • Page 16: Inserting And Removing The Battery Or Sd Memory Card (optional)

    Press the center of the card. arrow. Pull out Press ● Always use genuine Panasonic batteries (DMW-BLG10PP). ● If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product. ● Keep the memory card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 17: Charging The Battery

    Preparations Charging the battery • The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BLG10PP. • We recommend charging in a location where the ambient temperature is between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). Make sure that the camera is turned off. Insert the battery to this unit, and then connect this unit to the AC adaptor (supplied) ( ) or a PC ( ) USB connection cable...
  • Page 18 Preparations ■ Charging lamp indications Charging lamp On: Charging in progress Off: Charging complete (After charging stops, disconnect the camera from the electrical outlet or your computer.) Flashing: Charging error (→57) ■ Notes on charging time When using the AC adaptor (supplied) Approx.
  • Page 19: Setting The Clock

    Preparations Setting the clock The clock is not set when the camera is shipped. Turn the camera on Press [MENU/SET] Press to select the language and press [MENU/SET] • The [Please set the clock] message appears. Press [MENU/SET] Press to select the items (year, month, day, hour, minute), and press to set Press [MENU/SET]...
  • Page 20: Basics

    Basics Basic operations Holding the camera • Do not block the flash, AF Assist Lamp, microphone, or speaker with your fingers or other objects. Flash/AF Assist Lamp Microphone Speaker Adjusting the angle of the monitor • Be careful not to catch your finger, etc. in the monitor.
  • Page 21 Basics ● When you open the monitor, the display automatically switches to monitor display, and the [LVF] button and eye sensor are disabled. Shutter button (Taking pictures) Press the shutter button halfway (press lightly) to focus on the subject Aperture value Shutter speed Focus display ( When focus is aligned: illuminated...
  • Page 22: Zoom Types And Use

    Basics Zoom lever (Use zoom) Capture a wider area Enlarge the subject   (wide-angle) (telephoto)  The zoom speed varies according to how far you rotate the lever. ■ Zoom types and use Optical Zoom: You can zoom in without degrading the picture quality. Maximum magnification: 30x Extended optical zoom: This function works when picture sizes with [...
  • Page 23 Basics Mode dial (Select the recording mode) Set to the desired recording mode • Rotate the mode dial slowly to select the desired mode. Intelligent Auto Mode (→28) Intelligent Auto Plus Mode (→28) Program AE Mode Take pictures with automatic shutter speed and aperture value settings. Aperture-Priority AE Mode Determine aperture, then take pictures.
  • Page 24: Cursor Button

    Basics Cursor button • Selection of items or setting of values etc., is performed. You can perform the following operations while recording. (Some items or settings cannot be selected depending on the mode or display style the camera is in.) ] (Exposure compensation) ( ) •...
  • Page 25 Basics Control ring/Control dial You can use the control ring/control dial to change the settings for recording. Following are the pre-assigned settings.  Mode dial Control dial Control ring Step Zoom — Program Shift Aperture adjustment Shutter speed adjustment  ...
  • Page 26: Function Buttons

    Basics Function buttons • [Fn1] to [Fn4] are buttons on the camera. • [Fn5] to [Fn9] are touch icons. They are displayed by touching the [ ] tab on the recording screen. • You can assign frequently-used functions to particular buttons or icons with [Fn Button Set] (→47) in [Custom] menu.
  • Page 27: Setting The Menu

    Basics Setting the menu Press [MENU/SET] to bring up the menu Press to select the menu item and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the setting and press [MENU/SET] • The setting methods vary depending on the menu item. Press [Q.MENU/ ] button repeatedly until the recording or playback screen reappears •...
  • Page 28: Recording

    Recording Taking pictures with automatic settings (Intelligent Auto Mode) Recording mode: This mode is recommended for those who want to point and shoot as the camera optimizes settings to match the subject and recording environment. Set mode dial to [ •...
  • Page 29: [self Shot]

    Recording [Self Shot] Recording mode: You can easily take pictures of yourself while looking at the screen. Rotate the monitor as shown in the figure Touch the item • You can record with the 4K Photo function by touching [ ] (4K Selfie).
  • Page 30 Recording ■ Changing the way the shutter is released In [Shutter], you can select the way you start recording without pressing the shutter button. We recommend that you avoid using the shutter button when, for example, jitter occurs during shutter operation. ] (Touch): This function enables you to focus and record still pictures simply by touching the subjects that appear on the screen.
  • Page 31 Recording Taking pictures of yourself in Panorama Shot Mode By recording with Panorama Shot Mode, you can enjoy a variety of self-portraits, such as those with your friends or those incorporating a wide background. Set mode dial to [ Rotate the monitor to enable Self Shot Mode Read the recording instructions, and touch [Next] or [Start] Point the camera at the front, and strike a pose while look at the monitor...
  • Page 32: Recording With The 4k Photo Function

    Recording Recording with the 4K Photo function Recording mode: You can take burst pictures of approximately 8 million pixels with a burst rate of 30 fps. You can select and save a frame from the burst file. • To record pictures, use a UHS Speed Class 3 card. Press [ ] button Press...
  • Page 33 Recording Record a 4K photo • Burst pictures are saved as a single 4K burst file in the MP4 format. • When [Auto Review] is enabled, the picture selection screen will be displayed automatically. • You can compare multiple frames captured in a 4K burst file, overlay the bright areas, and combine them into one picture.
  • Page 34 Recording Selecting pictures from 4K burst file and saving Select a picture with the [ ] on the playback screen, and press • In the case of recording with [ ] ([4K Pre- Burst]), proceed to the step Drag the slide bar to perform rough scene selection Drag to select the frame you want to save as a picture...
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Focus After Recording ([post Focus] / [focus Stacking])

    Recording Adjusting the focus after recording ([Post Focus] / [Focus Stacking]) Recording mode: You can record 4K burst pictures while changing the focus point and then select a focus point after recording. This function is best for non-moving subjects. You can select multiple focus points and combine them into one picture. ([Focus Stacking]) •...
  • Page 36 Recording ● If the surrounding temperature is high or [Post Focus] recording is performed continuously, [ ] may be displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through. Wait until the camera cools down. ● During recording, the angle of view will be narrower. Select the focus point and save the picture ([Post Focus]) On the playback screen, select the image...
  • Page 37 Recording Select the focus range to combine and create a single picture ([Focus Stacking]) Touch [ ] on screen in step of “Select the focus point and save the picture ([Post Focus])” (→36) Choose a stacking method and touch it Automatically select photos suitable for stacking and combine them into one picture.
  • Page 38: Recording Motion Picture/4k Motion Picture

    Recording Recording Motion Picture/4K Motion Picture Recording mode: You can record full high-definition quality images that comply with the AVCHD standard, as well as motion pictures or 4K motion pictures recorded in MP4. Press the motion picture button to start recording Elapsed recording time Remaining recording time...
  • Page 39 Recording ■ Setting the format, picture size and recording frame rate → [Motion Picture] → [Rec Format] Settings: [AVCHD] / [MP4] → [Motion Picture] → [Rec Quality] When [AVCHD] is selected:  [FHD/28M/60p] / [FHD/17M/60i] / [FHD/24M/30p] ● [AVCHD] motion pictures: Files are split into smaller motion picture files for recording when the file size exceeds 4 GB.
  • Page 40: [4k Live Cropping]

    Recording [4K Live Cropping] Recording mode: By cropping your motion picture down from the 4K angle of view to Full High Definition, you can record a motion picture that pans and zooms in/out while leaving the camera in a fixed position. •...
  • Page 41 Recording Set the crop start frame and press Start Start [MENU/SET] to set • Set the crop end frame as well. • When making settings for the first time, a crop start frame of size 1920×1080 is displayed. Size Size •...
  • Page 42: Playback

    Playback Viewing your pictures Press [ ] (Playback) button Press to select a picture to be displayed ● By holding down [ ] (Playback) button while the camera is off, you can turn the camera on in playback mode. ● When [Lens Retraction] (→47) is set to [ON], the lens barrel is retracted after approx.
  • Page 43: [beauty Retouch]

    Playback [Beauty Retouch] Apply aesthetic and makeup effects to faces in your pictures. → [Playback] → [Beauty Retouch] to select a still picture and press [MENU/SET] Press to select the face of the person to edit, and press [MENU/SET] • Only a person with an arrow can be selected. •...
  • Page 44: [light Composition]

    Playback [Light Composition] Select multiple frames from 4K burst files that you wish to combine. Parts of the image that are brighter than the preceding frame will be superimposed on the preceding frame to combine the frames into one picture. •...
  • Page 45 Playback to select the 4K burst files and press [MENU/SET] Choose the combining method and press [MENU/SET] ■ [Composite Merging]: Selecting frames to combine Drag the slide bar or use to select the frames to combine Press [MENU/SET] • The selected frames are remembered, and the display goes to the preview screen.
  • Page 46: Menu

    Menu Menu list ■ To display explanations of the menu items When [Menu Information] in the [Setup] menu is set to [ON], explanations of the menu items and settings are displayed on the menu screen. Explanations of the menu items and settings [Rec] ...
  • Page 47 Menu [Motion Picture]   Refer to the [Rec] menu for the menu items that are shared with the [Rec] menu. (→46) [4K Live Cropping] [Exposure Mode] [Flkr Decrease] [Snap Movie] [High Speed Video] [Silent Operation] [Rec Format] [Continuous AF] [Wind Noise Canceller] [Rec Quality] [Level Shot]...
  • Page 48 Menu [Setup] [Online Manual] [Monitor Luminance] [Version Disp.] [Clock Set] [Economy] [Exposure Comp. Reset] [World Time] [USB Mode] [Self Timer Auto Off] [Travel Date] [TV Connection] [No.Reset] [Wi-Fi] [m/ft] [Reset] [Beep] [Menu Resume] [Reset Wi-Fi Settings] [Live View Mode] [Menu Background] [Level Gauge Adjust.] [Monitor Display]/ [Menu Information]...
  • Page 49: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi ® What you can do with the Wi-Fi function ● Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone • Taking pictures via a smartphone (→52) • Playing back pictures in the camera on a smartphone (→52) • Saving pictures in the camera to a smartphone •...
  • Page 50: Operating The Camera By Connecting It To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Operating the camera by connecting it to a smartphone Installing the smartphone app “Panasonic Image App” The “Image App” is an application provided by Panasonic. Supported OS Android™: Android 4.1 or later iOS: iOS 8.0 or later Installation procedure Connect your device to a network (Android) Select “Google Play™...
  • Page 51: Connecting To A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Connecting to a smartphone You can easily establish a Wi-Fi connection on this unit without entering a password on your smartphone. (On the camera) → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [New Connection] → [Remote Shooting & View] •...
  • Page 52: Playing Back Pictures In The Camera On A Smartphone

    Wi-Fi Closing the connection Set the camera to Recording Mode • Press the shutter button halfway to return to recording mode. Select the camera’s menu items to terminate the Wi-Fi connection → [Setup] → [Wi-Fi] → [Wi-Fi Function] → [Yes] On the smartphone, close “Image App”...
  • Page 53: Others

    You can also correct still pictures, edit motion pictures, or write to DVD. The software is available for download until the end of May 2022. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html • For details about information such as the operating environment or operating method, refer to the “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)” or the operating instructions of “PHOTOfunSTUDIO”...
  • Page 54: List Of Monitor/viewfinder Displays

    Others List of monitor/viewfinder displays • The following images are examples of when the display screen is set to [ (monitor style) in the monitor. In recording Card (displayed only during recording) Recording mode (→23) Elapsed recording Custom Set XXhXXmXXs ...
  • Page 55 Others  [Quality] Name  240fps 120fps [High Speed Video] Travel elapsed days  [AFS/AFF/AFC]/MF Age in years/months  [AF Mode] Location  [Pull Focus] Current date/time  ([Snap Movie]) Travel destination setting [Face Recog.] Exposure meter AF Lock Zoom (→22) Burst [4K PHOTO] (→32) AF area...
  • Page 56 Others Function buttons (→26) [Dial Guide] White Balance Bracket White Balance Fine Coloring Adjustment Defocus control White Balance function Coloring Brightness (exposure) Number of recordable Type of defocus pictures ([Miniature Effect]) Available recording RXXmXXs [One Point Color]  time [Sunshine] Picture effect (Filter) Touch tab adjustment display...
  • Page 57: Q&a Troubleshooting

    Others Q&A Troubleshooting • Performing [Reset] in the [Setup] menu may resolve the issue. • Further information is provided in the “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. Check it together with the information in this section. The charging lamp blinks. •...
  • Page 58 Others Striping or flicker may appear under lighting such as fluorescent lighting and LED lighting fixture. • This is characteristic of MOS sensors which serve as the camera’s pickup sensors. This is not a malfunction. • If you are taking still pictures using the electronic shutter, the striping may be reduced by setting a slower shutter speed.
  • Page 59: Specifications

    Others Specifications Digital Camera: Information for your safety Power Source DC 8.4 V ( 8.4 V) Power 1.9 W (When recording with monitor) Consumption 2.9 W (When recording with viewfinder) 1.6 W (When playing back with monitor) 1.6 W (When playing back with viewfinder) Camera effective 20,300,000 pixels pixels...
  • Page 60 Others Shutter speed Still picture: 30 seconds to 1/2000th of a second (When the mechanical shutter is used and [Artistic Nightscape] is selected as the Scene Guide Mode), 4 seconds to 1/2000th of a second (When the mechanical shutter is used, in cases other than the above), 1 second to 1/16000th of a second (When the electronic shutter is used)
  • Page 61 Others Microphones Stereo Speaker Monaural  Recording media SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card  SDXC Memory Card   UHS- UHS Speed Class 3 Recording file format Still picture RAW/JPEG (based on Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.3 standard/DPOF corresponding) Motion picture AVCHD Progressive/AVCHD/MP4 Audio compression...
  • Page 62 2412 MHz to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 ch) (central frequency) Encryption method Wi-Fi compliant WPA™/WPA2™ Access method Infrastructure mode ■ AC adaptor (Panasonic SAE0012A): Information for your safety Input: 110 V – 240 V 50/60 Hz 0.2 A Output: 1.0 A ■...
  • Page 63: Digital Camera Accessory System

    Part numbers are as of May 2017. These may be subject to change. ● Some optional accessories may not be available in some countries. ● (For U.S.A. only) To order optional accessories please visit http://shop.panasonic.com or your local Photo Specialty Dealer. DVQX1222 (ENG)
  • Page 64: Reading The Owner's Manual (pdf Format)

    Reading the Owner’s Manual (PDF format) More detailed operating instructions are available in “Owner’s Manual for advanced features (PDF format)”. To read it, download it from the website. http://panasonic.jp/support/dsc/oi/index.html?model=DC-ZS70&dest=P • Click the desired language. ■ Confirming URLs and QR codes with the camera →...
  • Page 65: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a.)

    Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA Only) If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Corporation of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either...
  • Page 66 Owner’s Manual, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and packed well in a carton box. When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at http://shop.panasonic.com/support as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
  • Page 67 Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to: Consumer Affairs Department Panasonic Corporation of North America 661 Independence Pkwy Chesapeake, VA 23320 PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Page 68: Customer Services Directory

    Panasonic gear Go to http://shop.panasonic.com/support Get everything you need to get the most out of your Panasonic products Accessories & Parts for your Camera, Phone, A/V products, TV, Computers & Networking, Personal Care, Home Appliances, Headphones, Batteries, Backup Chargers & more…...
  • Page 69: Limited Warranty (only For Canada)

    This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new...
  • Page 70 DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication,...
  • Page 71 Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries. ● HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. ● “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
  • Page 72 Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 http://shop.panasonic.com Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 www.panasonic.com © Panasonic Corporation 2017 Printed in China...

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