The paperback version of this book is 203 pages long, and includes more than 450 color images that illustrate the menus, controls, and display screens of the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 camera, known as the TZ90 in areas outside of North America. The book includes examples of images that can be taken with the camera’s shooting modes and creative settings, including Creative Control, Photo Style, HDR, Post Focus, 4K Photo, and others. The book includes full descriptions of all menu options and other features of the camera, as well as tips for getting excellent results using the camera’s options for still images and video recording. You can click on the links here to view the book’s complete index or table of contents, to see some sample photos taken by the camera, or to read an excerpt from the book.
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I have a question on iHandheld Night Shot (iHNS) on pages 74 and 75 in “Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70/T Z90” (copyright 2017).
I want to enable iHandheld Night Shot but the camera isn’t permitting it. The option is greyed out. I’ve tried in both iA and iA+ modes. Is there perhaps another setting that is incompatible with iHNS? So far, I’ve mostly configured the settings recommend in Chapter 2.
Is there a link to updates to the text of this book, if/when any arise?
Additionally, is there a more appropriate channel to ask such questions?
Hi, Mike — This is a perfectly good place to ask questions. I post updates, if any, at the Updates and Corrections page on this site. As for the iHandheld Night Shot setting, here is an excerpt from the Panasonic manual that lists several settings that are incompatible with it:
??This function will not work for still pictures while motion pictures are being recorded.
??This function is not available in the following cases:
••In Self Shot Mode
••When using [Burst]
••When recording 4K photos
••When recording using [Post Focus]
••When recording using [Bracket]
••When [Quality] is set to RAW
••When using [Time Lapse Shot]
••When [Auto Shooting] of [Stop Motion Animation] is set to [ON]
I guess you may have one of those settings in place.
I hope that helps.
– Alex White
Hi We have a Panasonic Lumix TZ70 and my wife is very keen to learn more about using it independently.
Will the book be helpful in allowing us to understand more of the cameras’ performance and function or is the book only helpful for the models mentioned in the title?
Many thanks Justin McCarthy
I think the ZS70/TZ90 book should be generally helpful for the TZ70 camera, though there certainly are differences between the features and controls of the two models. (The ZS70 and TZ90 names are alternative names for the same camera.) You might want to take a look at the table of contents for the book to see if it corresponds fairly well to the topics you would want to read about for the ZS70/TZ90. Here is the link: http://whiteknightpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/panasoniczs70toc.pdf. You also might want to look at a comparison of the two cameras, such as the one at this link: https://cameradecision.com/compare/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-ZS50-vs-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-ZS70#:~:targetText=Panasonic%20ZS50%20has%20a%2012.0MP%201%2F2.3%22%20(6.17,and%20features%20Venus%20Engine%20processor.&targetText=Below%20you%20can%20see%20the%20ZS50%20and%20ZS70%20sensor%20size%20comparison.
– Alex White
Thank you Alex.
I think we will purchase the book as it sounds as though some of the general advice and principles will be really helpful.
I just purchased a Panasonic ZS80 for my wife. She does not like complicated user’s guide, which the ZS80 appears to have. Do you have a separate publication for the Zs80? Or do you recommend that I get the one for the ZS70? That will confuse her a bit, but if you don’t have an updated book, it might be the best.
I look forward to your reply.
Thanks so much!
P.S. I spent way too long agonizing over the ZS70, ZS80, and the ZS100–loved the ZS100 for the 1″ sensor, but my son convinced me that my wife would probably like the tiltable screen more (for selfies?!) Ah well….
Hello, Todd — I agree that the ZS80 isld be an excellent choice of camera, unless there is a need for making large prints or cropping images heavily. As far as the books are concerned, I do not have a book specifically for the ZS80, but I believe the ZS70 book should be quite helpful. There are not that many differences between the two camera models, so using the ZS70 book along with the Panasonic users manual for the ZS80 should provide most of the information needed.
– Alex White
I have purchased the Lumix TZ95 in the United Kingdom.
Do you have a manual for this model or can I use the one you have for the TZ90?
Hello, Martin — No, I have not done a manual for the TZ95. I took a quick look at the specifications of the TZ95 as compared to the TZ90, and I believe the book for the TZ90 should be quite helpful with the newer model, though there certainly will be some significant differences in features, menus, and the like. You could take a look at the table of contents for the TZ90 book on this site to see if you think it would be sufficiently useful. Here is a link: http://whiteknightpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/panasoniczs70toc.pdf.
I had the Lumix FZ1000 and I absolutely loved it, I had to get rid of it as it was not compatible with my steadycam. I ended up going for the FZ2500.
Panasonic make some amazing cameras!
I am looking for a compact camera for every day shots as I really don’t think mobile phones take great photos. Might check out the Panasonic!