Panasonic announced the new DMC-FZ70, the newest compact camera in the FZ series, with a powerful 60x optical zoom. The camera features a 16.1MP High Sensitive MOS sensor, and a 20-1200mm (equivalent in 35mm) lens. The zoom can be boosted to 120x equivalent using Intelligent Zoom that maintains picture quality even after enhancing further using digital zoom. A separate tele-converter (sold separately) can be added to extend the zoom ratio a further 1.7x. There have been no announcements about the pricing and availability of this camera in international markets.