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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Digital Camera

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Bridge Camera 12.1MP 24x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
The Panasonic DMC-FZ330EBK Bridge Camera combines high-quality photographic capabilities with 4k Ultra HD video and WiFi connectivity. Versatile zoom lens With its 25 - 600 mm Leica zoom lens, the... More
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Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this Panasonic camera. The writer at Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Best Buy" award and thought it was good and the reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

One other expert review site thought that this bridge camera camera was good. Stuff.tv/my/ gave this camera a "Gadget Award 2015".

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and stuff.tv the average expert rating of this bridge camera camera is 88 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 2%.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Bridge cameras manufactured by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “It must be quite a technical achievement, as no other manufacturer has produced such a versatile lens in the last three years” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 mentioned that it had a good zoom. Stuff.tv said in October last year “Extensive zoom range with constant 2.8 aperture” in their review.

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Good Size

Two people agreed that it was compact. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “Flexibility than a compact without the bulk” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Although we're always hearing about how the compact camera market has declined, bridge cameras are still very popular”.

Good Quality Pictures

One person thought the product was able to produce good images. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk scored it very highly and said in their review “Fast, feature-packed and excels for telephoto photography”.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 owner who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 considered that it had good features. In October last year Ephotozine.com scored it 5 stars and wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Features a bright f/2.8 aperture 24x optical zoom lens equivalent to 25-600mm in 35mm terms, 4K photo” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Last year Stuff.tv mentioned “Solid allround performance” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 owner concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “With a better viewfinder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 review.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports Full HD video. Most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330 do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330 which do not support video capability, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-FZ330 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Panasonic camera. The HDMI connector types micro are also found on this camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds exif, raw and DPOF are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 2s and the longest is 120s.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.2" and the largest is 3". When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330's viewfinder screen size of 3 inches is one of the largest.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras of this spec and age is 54MB, and the internal memorys range from 8MB to 200MB. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has one of the biggest internal memorys (128 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Eleven White Balances

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "cloudy", "daylight", "incandescent", "shade", "flash", "White Set1", "White Set2", "White Set3", "White Set4" and "Colour Temperature (2-axis Adjustable)" are also found on this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over twenty-seven times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ330 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 digital cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an auto/manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ330 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. When compared to other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4.5 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ330 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-FZ330 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 12MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ330, the maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FZ330 of only 2.8 is one of the biggest. The biggest maximum aperture number of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330 is 2.7, the smallest is 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 - 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 108 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

This digital camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ330.

The best image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ330 the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x.

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Expensive

Digital cameras of this spec and age range in price from £113 to £939. We think that this bridge camera camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Heavy

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 is quite heavy (691 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ330. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the weights range from 120g to 910g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (402g), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (623g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Lumix DMC-FZ330 of 0.691 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ330. Bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ330 have weights of between 0.38kg and 0.7kg, and the average weight is 0.5kg.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.3 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ330. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.3m.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330's minimum aperture number of 11 is one of the largest. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ330 have minimum aperture numbers of between 2.6 and 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ330.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Material
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)
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Guide Number
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Touchscreen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Built-In Processor
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Lens Focal Range
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
USB Connectivity
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Remote Release Terminal
3D Mode
HDMI Out
TV Out Port
USB Cable
Technical Details
Apps
Image Processor
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
3D Shooting
Self-Timer
View On TV
Built-In WiFi
Lens Cap Included
USB Port
Wireless Technology

3 Awards

stuff.tv/my/ Gadget Award 2015 PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(8)
21 December 2015

Before buying you may want to consider the slightly pricier Panasonic FZ1000 With a big zoom, a big aperture, a weatherproof build and 4K video, the only thing stopping the FZ330 from being a...

Wide aperture throughout zoom range
Weatherproof build
Solid allround performance
SLR, like handling
Extensive zoom range with constant 2.8 aperture
Small sensor
Small 12.3, inch) sensor
No zoom or focus rings on lens
Small 12.3inch) sensor
21 December 2015

Stuff.tv/my/

Bridge cameras are designed to sit right in the middle between pocket-sized point-and-shoots and pro-friendly DSLRs. They offer a greater zoom range and flexibility than a compact without the bulk... Read more…

3 September 2015

Fast, feature-packed and excels for telephoto photography, the Panasonic FZ330 shows how a bridge camera should be done...

Expert Reviews

27 August 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (also known as the FZ300 in the USA) is a weather-proof super-zoom camera featuring a wide-angle 24x Leica zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout... Read more…

18 August 2015

Specifications...

17 July 2015

The same 12Mp sensor and 25-600mm (equivalent) lens as the FZ200 but with a better viewfinder, a touch-sensitive vari-angle screen and the ability to record 8Mp images at 30fps in one of three 4K...

16 July 2015

Back in 2012 Panasonic changed the face of superzoom cameras with the Lumix FZ200 , a camera offering a super-fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its far-reaching 24-600mm (equivalent) zoom range. That... Read more…

16 July 2015

The same 12Mp sensor and 25-600mm (equivalent) lens as the FZ200 but with a better viewfinder, a touch-sensitive vari-angle screen and the ability to record 8Mp images at 30fps in one of three 4K...

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