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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W

Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning compact digital camera with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites
Compact 14.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W number 761 across all digital cameras.
88
333 Reviews + 18 Awards
44
Average Features
23
4 Years Old
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 333 reviews. This digital camera has received 18 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk plus one other site. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, superior product quality and that it is easy to use.
The DMC-TZ30EF-W has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Fairly large minimum aperture number
Very small digital zoom

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W?

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 104.9mm wide and 58.9mm tall. It is 28.2mm deep and weighs 184g.

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W size in context

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The writers at websites Trusted Reviews, Pcactual.com, Vido.com.ua and Gagadget.com all concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Websites CNET.co.uk and Good Gear Guide.com.au both thought that this Panasonic camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites What Digital Camera and Buy-N-Shoot.com, both of which decided that this camera was superb.

The authors at websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs both concluded that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both said that this digital camera was very good. This was from Lydogbilde.no and Expert Reviews who gave it an "Best Buy".

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on 38 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 295 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 88 out of 100. 192 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

22 people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

40 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

29 people who bought the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W reckoned that it was easy to use and three owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

42 owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W reckoned that it had a good zoom, seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and five customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Good Video Capture

13 owners concluded that it was good for video recording.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,297 owner and expert reviews (including 2,779 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Nine customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

24 owners agreed that it was compact and four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was neat and two people who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

  • This camera sits neatly in the hand…
    Cnet.com.au June 2012
  • The design is simple and sleek…
  • It is also quick and easy to use, covers an extensive focal range and has a host of neat shooting modes…
  • Incredible - hand held, full zoom, in the cold (shaky hands) and the video was almost static! The sound quality is also superb, that same far away bird was singing in the dark later on and it came across beautifully…
  • Pretty good for such level of cams…
    Nadinka (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014
  • Video clarity, focusing speed and smooth zoom in a camera this size…
  • Let's face it in bright sunlight shot composition using the screen is pretty difficult with any compact camera…
  • Both are neat enough to slip in my pocket.

Users Report That it is Robust

11 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made, two customers who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable and two owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was reliable.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Nine customers who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people concluded that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

69 owners said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, six customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and six customers who purchased the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W thought it was good in low light.


Features

Average Megapixels

The DMC-TZ30EF-W's sensor megapixels of 14.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 32% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a maximum image resolution of 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-TZ30EF-W's optical zoom of 20x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 64% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The DMC-TZ30EF-W's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the DMC-TZ30EF-W of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 57% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W of 184g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 42% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The DMC-TZ30EF-W's digital zoom of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The DMC-TZ30EF-W's image sensor size of only 0.429" is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Face Detection

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features face detection. 89% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DMC-TZ30EF-W's internal memory of only 12MB is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The DMC-TZ30EF-W's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DMC-TZ30EF-W is 4320 x 3240. That's 12% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4912 x 2760, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432 plus 21 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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3D

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 3D, unlike 90% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-TZ30EF-W in December 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmctz30w, panasonic dmctz30k, dmctz30egk, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft

Barcodes:

04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392

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