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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera

£179.00
Compact Camera 16.1MP 4x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Robust
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

Lumix DMC-TS30 owners on average rated this camera 82 out of 100. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 75% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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


Design

Robust

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site 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”. Imaging-Resource.com said on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “If you're interested in a rugged, waterproof camera that can take a lot of abuse from the elements”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when this camera was released.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8650 (36x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The digital zooms of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 120x.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon L120 which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 18mm and the longest is 1,500mm. The Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. The Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.7) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon L120, or the GE J1455 which both of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(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 worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 320, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-TS30 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Kodak Pixpro FZ41, or the Canon 145 which both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (£349) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has one of the bigger internal memory (220 megabytes) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-TS30 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera do have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TS30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-TS30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TS30 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00845251094305, 00845251094336

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Review Sources

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