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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Digital Camera

16.1MP 35x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- 35x Optical Zoom Lens From 25mm Wide-angle, And 78.8x Extra Optical Zoom - Manual Exposure With Simple Operation - Creative Control With 10 Effects And Creative Retouch With 11 Effects -... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 111 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 85%.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Good Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a digital compact camera with a powerful 35x optical zoom, giving a stunning range of 25-875mm”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “It also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Manual shooting mode, 3 inch LCD screen, HD video”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the COOLPIX L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Olympus SP-620UZ which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon COOLPIX L120, the Panasonic DMC-FZ200, or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 which has better reviews.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this digital camera.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a four number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Very Wide Field of View

The field of view of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 of 100 percent is one of the widest amongst digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The narrowest field of view of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 100 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The internal memorys of cameras of this type and age range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of photo effects than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 65 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is an excellent camera if you want lots of optical zoom, yet have a limited budget” but in spite of that they still gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago do have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the COOLPIX L120, or the L830 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm S6800 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the COOLPIX L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX100V, the Nikon L830, or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6, or the Canon PowerShot SX510 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is not 3D. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Olympus SP-620UZ, or the Sony DSC-HX100V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LZ30, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-H200 both from Sony or the Nikon 520 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 are not waterproof. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. 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 One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is 24mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 64 and 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the COOLPIX L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon 520 (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 35 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

There are a number of alternative 35x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB2100, or the Canon SX40 HS.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the FinePix S8600 (36x), or the FinePix S8650 (£134.99) (36x) both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro AZ361 (36x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the L830, and the COOLPIX L120 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly typical weight (465 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Average Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a pretty typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00), and the Lumix DMC-FZ62 both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Pixpro AZ421 (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Pixpro AZ361 (16.15MP and higher rated) both from Kodak or the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120, the Canon G1 X (£449.00), and the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the FinePix SL 300 (6.7x), or the FinePix S2995 (6.7x) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
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
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(4)
23 September 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a digital compact camera with a powerful 35x optical zoom, giving a stunning range of 25-875mm. It also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Manual shooting mode, 3 inch... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is an excellent camera if you want lots of optical zoom, yet have a limited budget. You can shoot close-up objects with a 1cm minimum focusing distance, or zoom right...

29 August 2013

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29 August 2013

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User Reviews

(109)
Reviewed 25 May 2013 by Mr. J. G. Lindsey
(Verified Purchase)

This is one hell of a camera.When it arrived and I borrowed a memory card I tried it straight away.All I can say is beautiful quality and has the full works on it so you don`t have to have a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Martin Stevenson
(Verified Purchase)

I want the benefits of an SLR but without the weight and complexity, this has the best balance, with it's 16.1 meg. ability, and sticking with the highest quality, its true magnification far... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2013 by Mr B Dove
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use good quality pictures, not too technical for anyone to use good for close up photography and videoing...

Reviewed 28 June 2013 by Thomas Hardy
(Verified Purchase)

I wasn't sure which bridge camera to go for but having used Panasonic Lumix cameras for the past 8 years I decided on this model and I wasn't disappointed. The camera instructions come on a CD but... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2013 by Mrs. J. Davies

I have this camera and the lumix Tz40 compact and I love both of them took them both to Greece recently and got some excellent shots. I like the fact that it works with AA batteries I use... Read more…

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