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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Digital Camera

£427.00
Bridge Camera 12.1MP 24x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Small sensor
Not waterproof
8 Reviews + 3 Awards
stuff.tv/my/ Gadget Award 2015 PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this digital camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who decided it was would make a great purchase and the author at review site PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The editor of one other expert review site said that this Panasonic camera was good. This camera received a "Gadget Award 2015" from Stuff.tv/my/.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and stuff.tv the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 88 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 3% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 704 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £4.25 (1%)

There was a cheaper price of £422.75 at Flubit Deals 76 days ago.

Not Cheap

Digital cameras of this spec and age range in price from £24 to £2,497. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age.


Small Sensor

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good image sensor. Stuff.tv said two years ago “Small sensor” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Wide Aperture Throughout Zoom Range

Two owners considered that it had a good zoom. Stuff.tv wrote “Wide aperture throughout zoom range” . They also said “Extensive zoom range with constant 2.8 aperture” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ330.


Design

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 is not waterproof.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera do not support Wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports video capability. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm is also worth considering.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a USB connectivity.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 is fairly heavy (0.691 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lightest low megapixel camera that was released more than two years ago is 0.11kg heavy, the heaviest is 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports Full HD video. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Panasonic camera also 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 1x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.4x.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The maximum aperture numbers of low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 1.8 to 22.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 of only 4.5 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FZ330 of 11 is one of the largest amongst digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a self-timer, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the viewfinder screen size of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 of 3 inches is one of the largest. The viewfinder screen sizes of low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.2" to 3".

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a battery charger included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 7.5GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. At 128 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 51,200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100 - 6400 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Battery

380 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a camera that takes 380 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 691 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ330 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have weights of between 50g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (180g).

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.3 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfz330ebk, canon dmcfz330ebk, info dmcfz330ebk
Barcodes 00635131600937, 05025232834624

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 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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