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Panasonic DMC-TZ30 Digital Camera

14.1MP 20x Live MOS Dec 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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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36 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewers agreed that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review “Effective optical stabilisation system” . Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Excellent stabilisation system”.

A number of customers considered that it had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com mentioned “20x powerful optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Nothingwired.com also said “Massive zoom range”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Good optical zoom lens”.

A number of Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it had a good lens. Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Versatile lens”.

Some customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Very fast autofocus” in their review. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Good general responsiveness and fast autofocus in good light”.

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Good Video Capture

Five customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Nothingwired.com said “Full HD video with stereo sound” in their Panasonic DMC-TZ30 review. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Excellent video mode”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Impressive video performance”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. One Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewer who purchased the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 “Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur” . Nothingwired.com also wrote “Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Excellent image stabilisation”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was good in low light. Nothingwired.com said “Good lowlight performance”.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Two years ago Nothingwired.com mentioned “Great build quality” in their review. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Easy to use and feels well built”.

Good Size

A number of people mentioned that it was compact. Two years ago expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “AF speed is some of the fastest yet seen in a compact”.

Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewers who bought the product thought it had gps. Nothingwired.com said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 “Advanced GPS system with world map information”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Builtin GPS receiver”. Nothingwired.com also said “GPS works quickly”.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic DMC-TZ30 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Nothingwired.com said “Extensive features” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased it concluded that it was good quality.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The normal focusing range (tele)s of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-TZ30 range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.2m. The DMC-TZ30 has one of the bigger normal focusing range (tele)s (2 meters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Good Battery Life

Four customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review “Battery drains quickly” . Nothingwired.com also wrote “Battery life okay at best”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “GPS eats battery life, image quality good”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-TZ30 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-TZ30 do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 which do not support Full HD video, the DMC-TZ30 supports Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-TZ30 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-TZ30 do not support video capability.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.17x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-TZ30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-TZ30 that we have assessed the motion JPEG frame rate of, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30's motion JPEG frame rate of 220 frames per second is one of the highest. The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 is 32fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-TZ30 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TZ30. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-TZ30 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-TZ30 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 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 cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 480 millimeters, the DMC-TZ30 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has one of the bigger combined zooms (80 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the combined zooms range from 3x to 290x, and the average combined zoom is 40x.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

At 42.2 times zoom factor, the DMC-TZ30 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-TZ30 the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 220x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-TZ30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Panasonic digital camera also support a video resolutions 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-TZ30.

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

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-TZ30.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DMC-TZ30 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DMC-TZ30 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (6,400) amongst compact cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras of this age and type range from 3 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The DMC-TZ30 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DMC-TZ30 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the DMC-TZ30 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic DMC-TZ30 owner who bought the product concluded that it was not good value for money. Two years ago Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Quite pricey”. One customer said that this digital camera was not cheap. Nothingwired.com said “A little expensive” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic DMC-TZ30 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was not noisy. Nothingwired.com wrote two years ago “Noise is a problem from ISO 400”.

Only MOS Sensor Type

The DMC-TZ30 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

This camera's sensor type (MOS) is actually the worst sensor type amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The best sensor type amongst similar types of camera is CCD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-TZ30, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-TZ30 are not waterproof. The Panasonic 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 DMC-TZ30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-TZ30.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best optical sensor size is 2/3"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30. The shooting modess "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DMC-TZ30 has a fairly small internal memory (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TZ30 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-TZ30. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Panasonic camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-TZ30 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TZ30.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Samsung 150F[plb_1609687_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[plb_2187885_price] (4.8").

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 184 grams, the DMC-TZ30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-TZ30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 184g cameras currently available including the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-TZ30.

There are a number of alternative 14.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 145[plb_2166060_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 1 February 2013 by Colin Snelson
(Verified Purchase)

20x isn't as much more than 10x as you'd expect and that's because the lens starts at a wider angle than the TZ5 (which I can still use quite happily). The wider starting point is useful though... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2013 by Simon S
(Verified Purchase)

What a brilliant piece of kit. I always wait a while before offering a review to be sure I've found any faults. With this camera, the only discoveries have been delighted surprise*. It is easy to... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2012 by Ste

After being advised by a friend to Get this camera over all the slightly cheaper ones..... And I trust their advice. They told me Panasonic do a £35 cashback deal before the end of July! Amazon... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by Mark-d-spark

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz30, dmctz30e, dmctz30ef, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft, panasonic dmctz30, panasonic dmctz30k, panasonic dmctz30w
Barcodes 04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392

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