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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 4x CCD Feb 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Good Owner Reviews

Lumix DMC-TS30 owners on average rated this digital camera 82%.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 reviewers who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is a "rugged" camera designed for campers, hikers, divers, surfers, or anyone who enjoys activities that would normally spell doom for your average point-n-shoot” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 review on Imaging Resource.com “If you're interested in a rugged, waterproof camera that can take a lot of abuse from the elements”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 180[plb_3191140_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TS30, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30's internal memory of 220 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average internal memory of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 61MB, and the internal memorys range from 8MB to 480MB.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-TS30 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 4608 x 3072 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-TS30 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 98g and the heaviest is 460g. With a weight of only 125 grams, the Lumix DMC-TS30 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 125g digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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). Across all compact cameras that have been available for more than a year the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-TS30 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS30 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TS30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 2.8x and the biggest is 50x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Luxmedia Z250[pl_3496599_price] (5x), or the Z212[pl_3496604_price] (12x) both from Praktica or the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (8x).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 2x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price].

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (16x).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 800, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 5,000.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS30 range from 6.2mm to 1,200mm.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30 range from 2.7 to 64, and the average maximum aperture number is 8.4. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.9, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS30 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.7) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS30.

There are a number of alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Luxmedia Z250[pl_3496599_price] (20MP), or the Z212[pl_3496604_price] (20MP) both from Praktica or the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (20MP).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS30.

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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
Supported Aspect Ratios
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 Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

5 January 2015

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is a "rugged" camera designed for campers, hikers, divers, surfers, or anyone who enjoys activities that would normally spell doom for your average point-n-shoot.... Read more…

5 January 2015

If you're interested in a rugged, waterproof camera that can take a lot of abuse from the elements but don't want to shell out for the top-of-the-line model, or if you prefer a slightly smaller... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Jude
Jude would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

The TS30 is easy to use and creates sharp bright pictures. I was able to take close up's of ants in a rotting tree. This was a pleasant surprise in such a low priced camera. It's portability means... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Large Clear LCD
Viewfinder
Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Corwyn74
Corwyn74 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

Great camera so far, we've had a few rugged cameras and this is great for the cost. Photos have been excellent, very compact and easy to use...

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Viewfinder
Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Dnf777
Dnf777 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Of course this isn't a professional underwater camera, but for a hobbyist or vacationer on the water, it takes excellent quality photo and video, and has surprisingly good audio quality as well. I... Read more…

Good Image Quality
Large Clear LCD
Reviewed 5 January 2016 by MarkMak

The TS30 produces high quality images, has a wider view than most, and is a perfect tough camera to throw in a pocket and go have fun outdoors. It has survived freezing temps, being dunked in the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Michael the Vet
Michael the Vet would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Verified Purchase)

I got this for my 11 year old son who does a lot of outdoor things with Boy Scouts. I have an older (fancier) Lumix as does his mom; love these cameras. This one is neat as a pin, very small... Read more…

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