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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x CCD Feb 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Good Owner Reviews

Lumix DMC-TS30 owners on average rated this digital camera 82 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 reviewers who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is a "rugged" camera designed for campers, hikers, divers, surfers, or anyone who enjoys activities that would normally spell doom for your average point-n-shoot” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 review on Imaging Resource.com “If you're interested in a rugged, waterproof camera that can take a lot of abuse from the elements”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SD1100 IS[pl_3125490_price], or the IXUS 170[pl_2701303_price] both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS30.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TS30 that we have checked the internal memory of, the Lumix DMC-TS30's internal memory of 220 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 68MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 480MB.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 4608 x 3072 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-TS30 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS30. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Light

Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 have weights of between 100g and 460g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is one of the lighter cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 (only 125 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 125g cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is more than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30. The light exposure mode "Aperture priority AE" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this digital camera. The light metering modes Spot are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS30 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price], or the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS30, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price], the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix DMC-TS30 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Lumix DMC-TS30 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2.8x to 40x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The screen sizes of digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 1.3" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price].

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (3"), or the G9 X[pl_3862347_price] (3") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 680 milliamperes * hour) amongst cameras of this age. The battery capacities of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,000mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 4,400, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 100 to 13,000. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 100 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 6.2mm and the longest is 960mm.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras that have been available for more than a year have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS30.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 5.9) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 17.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 18MP. The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 16.6 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum apertures of between 1.7 and 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1. The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a fairly large minimum aperture (3.7) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS30.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], and the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker

Expert Reviews

5 January 2015

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is a "rugged" camera designed for campers, hikers, divers, surfers, or anyone who enjoys activities that would normally spell doom for your average point-n-shoot.... Read more…

5 January 2015

If you're interested in a rugged, waterproof camera that can take a lot of abuse from the elements but don't want to shell out for the top-of-the-line model, or if you prefer a slightly smaller... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Jude
Jude would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

The TS30 is easy to use and creates sharp bright pictures. I was able to take close up's of ants in a rotting tree. This was a pleasant surprise in such a low priced camera. It's portability means... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Large Clear LCD
Viewfinder
Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Corwyn74
Corwyn74 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

Great camera so far, we've had a few rugged cameras and this is great for the cost. Photos have been excellent, very compact and easy to use...

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Viewfinder
Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Dnf777
Dnf777 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Of course this isn't a professional underwater camera, but for a hobbyist or vacationer on the water, it takes excellent quality photo and video, and has surprisingly good audio quality as well. I... Read more…

Good Image Quality
Large Clear LCD
Reviewed 5 January 2016 by MarkMak

The TS30 produces high quality images, has a wider view than most, and is a perfect tough camera to throw in a pocket and go have fun outdoors. It has survived freezing temps, being dunked in the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Michael the Vet
Michael the Vet would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

I got this for my 11 year old son who does a lot of outdoor things with Boy Scouts. I have an older (fancier) Lumix as does his mom; love these cameras. This one is neat as a pin, very small... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcts30, panasonic dmcts30a, panasonic 15242818, panasonic 15243022, panasonic 15242822, panasonic 15193718, panasonic dmcts30k, panasonic dmcts30r, panasonic 15193722, panasonic 15243018, panasonic dmcts30bl, panasonic dmcts30oe
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00616348060141, 00845251094305, 00845251094336, 00885170239661, 00885170239678, 00885170239685

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