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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Digital Camera

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14.1MP 20x Live MOS Feb 2012
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Super Zoom Camera TZ30 - Featuring 20x Optical Zoom, 50p Full HD Video Recording and Built-in GPS Function The DMC-TZ30 incorporates a 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle... More
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42 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

This compact camera camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Pcactual.com, Gagadget.com and Vido.com.ua all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was good.

This Panasonic camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both CNET.co.uk and Good Gear Guide.com.au, both of which said that this digital camera was brilliant.

This compact camera camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which said that this camera was very good.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Lydogbilde.no, both of which decided that this compact camera camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 83%. This puts this Panasonic camera in the top 5% of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Panasonic camera is 88 out of 100 based on 290 owner reviews.

Good Video Capture

Eleven Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Cameras.co.uk mentioned four years ago “Big attractions include 20x zoom, Full High Definition Movies with stereo sound” in their review and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “It enables full HD Video Recording in AVCHD progres” in their review nonetheless they scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 60 out of 100. In November last year Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Full HD video with stereo sound”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners agreed that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned four years ago “Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 review Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS20 (or TZ30 as it's known outside North America) is the latest version of its enormously popular travel zoom camera”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk also four years ago “Build Photo tests Video test Conclusion You want a long zoom”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote in their review “The TZ30 offers a 20x optical zoom and is an excellent camera for travellers, fitted out with all of the tools you could possibly desire”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “A highly effective optical stabilisation system”. Nothingwired.com wrote in November last year “Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur”. Nothingwired.com also said “Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end”.

A number of people wrote that it had a good lens. Nothingwired.com said “LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle”. Nothingwired.com also said “Versatile lens”.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is a decent superzoom compact with an excellent autofocus”. In November last year Nothingwired.com wrote “Good general responsiveness and fast autofocus in good light” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Several customers concluded that the product was easy to use. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “If you're after a pocketable, powerful and easy to use compact camera then the TZ30 is up there with the very best”. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on expert website CNET.com.au “Button placement is intuitive”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review “It is also quick and easy to use, covers an extensive focal range”.

One person said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers considered that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago Techradar.com rated this digital camera 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on expert review site Techradar “Features are one thing, though - image quality is quite another”. Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint “A great zoom range from 24-480mm, excellent image stabilisation, very fast autofocus” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ wrote four years ago “The extensive zoom, excellent optical image stabilisation and spritely autofocus mean it's a responsive” and rated the product 70 out of 100.

A number of people agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “Just make sure to pack an extra battery if you plan on a full day of shooting” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “A fast continuous shooting mode and a great video mode” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Four years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “It also sports a redesigned MOS sensor with 14.1 effective megapixels”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Four years ago Techmagnifier.com wrote “This gadget in the traveler zoom segment features a high sensitivity MOS sensor with 14.1 effective megapixel”.

Two people who bought it thought it was good in low light.

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Good Size

A few people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 wrote that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review “The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is Panasonic's new premium travel-zoom compact camera for 2012”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Panasonic's new travel-zoom compact camera is now stepping on the toes of more modest ultra-zoom bridge models, cramming a 20x zoom lens into a relatively tiny body”. Trustedreviews.com wrote “The travel compact segment of the digital camera market is one of the most lucrative”.

One customer reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “It's perfect for travellers because it's so easy to carry”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Photoreview.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “The seventh model in Panasonic's popular TZ series of slim and light, long-zoom cameras” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 considered that it was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned four years ago “The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a fine compact camera with a big zoom lens and a good quality sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it as very good and mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews in the same month “Last year's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 was outgunned by rival cameras offering bigger zooms and better image quality, especially in low light” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “Image quality is decent” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 provides a number of useful features including an impressive 20x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 5 stars. Expert website Cnet.co.uk rated it 5 stars and said “Packed with useful features”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “The TZ30 boasts plenty of features that jet setters will find invaluable” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 4 stars.

Robust

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Features a 20x optical zoom lens, 14.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 3inch screen, built in GPS” in their review. Nothingwired.com said “Great build quality” in their review. Nothingwired.com also said “Easy to use and feels well built”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

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Good Connectivity

Six Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who bought it agreed that it had gps. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “It has built-in GPS to geotag your photos, good low-light performance” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Nothingwired.com said in their review “Advanced GPS system with world map information”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Builtin GPS receiver”.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 7,426 expert and user reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

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Nice Design

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who purchased it agreed that it was neat. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au four years ago “This camera sits neatly in the hand” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Has a host of neat shooting modes”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “The design is simple and sleek” .

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Good Support

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners wrote that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Techradar.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on expert review site Techradar four years ago “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012”. Nothingwired.com said “Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating the guide to best camera in India under 10000, regularly”.

Good Geotagging

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 thought it had good geotagging. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The lens offers a massive 24-480mm range, there’s Geotagging capability and the camera has the quality to shoot Full HD video with DOLBY soun” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 had a good battery life. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review on expert review site Pocket Lint “Battery life could be better, yet every other area is a winner”. Last year Nothingwired.com wrote “Battery drains quickly” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Battery life okay at best”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good screen.

Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 which do not have a GPS, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a GPS currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which are not 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports video recording.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The optical zooms of cameras of this age and spec range from 2.7x to 63x.

There are a number of alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 that we have assessed, the Lumix DMC-TZ30's JPEG frame rate of 220 frames per second is one of the highest. The average JPEG frame rate of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 32fps.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Lumix DMC-TZ30 which has nine aspheric elements.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 560 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 250mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. At 80 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic digital camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 range from 200 to 26,000.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 15 seconds, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face tracking" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a TFT display which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was not cheap. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is quite an expensive camera, although when you take into account the raft of functions it starts to appear good value”. Nothingwired.com said “A little expensive”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owner thought it was not a bargain for the price. Four years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk said “The sturdy Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 isn't cheap.” in their review. One customer who bought it wrote that it was not good value for money. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Quite pricey” in their review of this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it considered that it was not noisy. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review last year “Noise is a problem from ISO 400” .

Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". The optical sensor size of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 1/2.5"" (worst) to 2/3"" (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB. The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite small internal memory (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The playback modes "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly typical weight (184 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly average megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (16MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (16MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

18 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur
Advanced GPS system with world map information
20x powerful optical zoom
LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle
Full HD video with stereo sound
Lack of raw capture
Battery life is not very impressive
Noise suppression at mid to high ISOs
Small function icons on screen
Quite pricey
26 May 2014

The ?travel zoom' category of digital compact camera has really spearheaded Panasonic's progress in the market place, giving the Lumix brand a very significant share despite having only been... Read more…

19 February 2013

We got a chance to use the Lumix DMC-TZ30 around Norfolk Island in a limited hands-on session, courtesy of an all-expenses paid trip by Panasonic. We were blessed with mostly sunny weather on the... Read more…

3 October 2012

All those photographers, who are looking for a great camera, TZ30 seems to be a promising one for them. It is powerful and loaded with some useful functions. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ30 Digital...

10 September 2012

I have been rather impressed with the Lumix DMC-TZ30 and all that is has to offer. The image quality is good, the lens offers a massive 24-480mm range, there?s Geotagging capability and the camera...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 April 2012 by Denny, Reading
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted an alternative to my heavy SLR kit. Although a I had a lot of options to buy, I wanted a good quality "pocket" camera for holiday. RAW setting was not in my spec. This model can be used... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2012 by David Smith
(Verified Purchase)

I bought my lumix DMC-TZ30 just over a month ago, it's excellent, it has slow motion filming, complete 360 degree panoramic stills or video, the zoom is very good, just point and shoot, I also... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2012 by A. ogden

This is now best superzoom on market IMO.owned Sony 9 v and liked it but not perfect.used this over weekend and results speak for themselves.good colourfull defined images, panarama mode now same... Read more…

Reviewed 18 May 2012 by Fireblade

I have only recently bought this camera so haven't really got a lot to say about the performance that you can't read in any of the great rave reviews it's been getting. I haven't even read the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2012 by Steven John Barnes
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this as an upgrade from the Lumix TZ-20 and the title says it all - the autofocus is very much faster, the x20 rather than x16 is handy and the increased sensitivity and improved handling... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz30, dmctz30e, dmctz30ef, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft, panasonic dmctz30, panasonic dmctz30k
Barcodes 04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392

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