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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 20x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras
Battery life
Unacceptable noise level
5 Reviews

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Power

Battery Life

Six owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Website Nothingwired.com mentioned two years ago “Battery drains quickly”. They also wrote “Battery life okay at best” in their review. And also mentioned “Disappointing battery life”.


Reviews

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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


Price

Quite Pricey

Two people considered that the product was not expensive. Two years ago website Nothingwired.com said “A little expensive”. They also wrote “Quite pricey” in their review.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners agreed that this digital camera was noisy. Website Nothingwired.com wrote “Electronic noise could be handled more effectively”. They also said “Slight noise in some conditions” in their review.

Slight Noise in Some Conditions

Two owners agreed that this digital camera was noisy. Website Nothingwired.com wrote “Electronic noise could be handled more effectively”. They also said “Slight noise in some conditions” in their review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Extensive Features

Two customers who bought it agreed that it had good features. Website Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W “Packed with features” .


Design

Build Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W was good quality. Website Nothingwired.com mentioned “Great build quality”. Simon S said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It is easy to operate, very light, battery life is good and picture quality excellent” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Easy to Use

Two customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use.

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Colin Snelson said “In good light it still performs well enough and in some ways is easier to hold and use than the slightly smaller TZ30” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Build Quality

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Two years ago website Nothingwired.com mentioned “Easy to use and feels well built”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this medium megapixel digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-F3D, or the Olympus SZ-14 (£104.99) which both of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Leica T (£359) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S8200 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of its better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at include the Leica X Vario which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DMC-TZ30EF-W is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Sony HX100V, or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F which both of have better reviews.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features multi burst mode, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 184 grams, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a relatively typical optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the FinePix F770EXR (£228), or the F800EXR both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT2, and the Canon ELPH 320 HS which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The DMC-TZ30EF-W is a nine aspheric element digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ35.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

The best optical sensor size across comparable types of digital camera is 2/3"".

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 720 x 400, 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, 4320 x 2432, 4320 x 2880 and 4912 x 2760 and 7152 x 1080. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels camera.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the J3 + 11 - 27.5mm (14.2MP and higher rated), or the 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Samsung WB250 (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Excellent Video Mode

Two people considered that the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W was good for video recording. Website Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent video mode” . They also mentioned “Impressive video performance” in their review.

Good Image Quality

Five people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Website Nothingwired.com wrote “Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur”.

Massive Zoom Range

Five people who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Website Nothingwired.com said in their Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W review two years ago “Good optical zoom lens”. They also wrote “Massive zoom range” in their review. And also said “Big zoom in a small body”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago website Nothingwired.com mentioned “Excellent image stabilisation”. They also wrote “Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end” in their review. And also said “Effective optical stabilisation system”.

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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

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W Review Sources

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