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Panasonic DMCLZ30EK Digital Camera

£169.99
Bridge Camera 16.1MP 35x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Poor expert reviews
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 60 out of 100 from camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com. This puts this medium megapixel digital camera in the bottom 9% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in March 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-LZ30 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181), the Benq G1, or the Nikon L610 (£185) which all of have better reviews.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 35 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 14x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (£132.99) (36x and higher rated), the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (42x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£229.99) (50x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 875 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (£151.49), or the Nikon S6800 (£189.46).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-LZ30 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-LZ30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), or the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181).

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Features Calendar

The DMC-LZ30 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-LZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Pentax XG-1 (£169.99), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), or the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181) which all of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-LZ30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 16.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-T110 (£193.90) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (16.15MP and higher rated), the Samsung WB50F (£132.87) (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 (£151.49) (16.4MP and higher rated).

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. With an internal memory of 100 megabytes, the DMC-LZ30 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 465 grams, the DMC-LZ30 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-LZ30 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-LZ30 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Battery

380 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-LZ30 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclz30rm
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 05025232726226, 05025232726233

Panasonic DMC-LZ30 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic DMC-LZ30 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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