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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 16 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 14.1MP 20x Yes Mar 2012
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 number 731 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
550 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Features
Good Features
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Age
5 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 550 reviews. This digital camera has received 18 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcactual.com plus three other sites and a "Gold" award from Buy-N-Shoot.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and it is easy to use.
The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
R zoom camera tz30 - featuring 20x optical zoom, 50p full HD video recording and built-in GPS func
DMC-TZ30 incorporates a 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm), featuring nano surface coating technology that minimizes ghosts and flaring. the new lens system makes the unit's overall length short to fit in the compact body despite its versatile zoom range. the 20x optical zoom increases its power to 40x equivalent with the intelligent zoom. this is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the intelligent resolution technol
14.1-megapixel MOS sensor boasts high speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. this enables the camera to record 10 fps in full resolution, and full HD video. the excellent s/n ratio of MOS sensor and the intelligent noise reduction system in the venus engine makes both photos and videos shot at any sensitivity level from low to high with outstanding clearness. the dmc-tz30 also boasts approx. 0.1 sec light speed AF that helps catching even the most fleeting photo opportunit
DMC-TZ30 is capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080 60p (ntsc) / 50p (pal) videos in AVCHD progressive format. upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly. the dmc-tz30 can also record full HD videos in mp4 format that has high compatibility with computers. videos come with the high-quality sound system of dolby digital stereo creator, zoom noise reduction system and auto wind cut funct
the dmc-tz30, you can copy the map data of designated city to an SD memory card from the bundled map DVD which comprehends detailed map of approx. 90 countries worldwide on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise. the geo-tagged images are automatically sorted and they can be played back along the map so that you can trace the memory of travelling along their footprints by scrolling the map in the camera. the lumix's GPS function also shows the name of the country/region, state/prov./county, county/township, city/town/village and landm
POWER O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) boasts double repression power compared to the MEGA O.I.S.. it is particularly effective for a low-frequency vibration, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. you get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds. the active mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide-angle while walking or playing with child
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Video Reviews

How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 104.9mm wide and 58.9mm tall. It is 28.2mm deep and weighs 0.184kg.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

18 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Panasonic camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The authors at websites Pcactual.com, Vido.com.ua, Gagadget.com and Trusted Reviews all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Review websites Buy-N-Shoot.com and What Digital Camera both decided that this Panasonic digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.co.uk, both of which decided that this camera was brilliant.

The experts at websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs both thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Panasonic camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites Lydogbilde.no and Expert Reviews, both of which decided that this camera would make a great purchase.

Good Expert Reviews

39 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 83 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 511 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 88 out of 100. Over 85% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

23 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Great Product Quality

39 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

29 owners reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use and three customers agreed that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

42 owners concluded that it had a good zoom, seven customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good lens and five people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

26 people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact and four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

13 owners reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 13,199 owner and expert reviews (including 3,558 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

12 owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was well made, two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable and two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 agreed that it was neat and two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

  • This camera sits neatly in the hand…
    Cnet.com.au June 2012
  • The design is simple and sleek…
  • It is also quick and easy to use, covers an extensive focal range and has a host of neat shooting modes…
  • Incredible - hand held, full zoom, in the cold (shaky hands) and the video was almost static! The sound quality is also superb, that same far away bird was singing in the dark later on and it came across beautifully…
  • Pretty good for such level of cams…
    Nadinka (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014
  • Video clarity, focusing speed and smooth zoom in a camera this size…
  • Let's face it in bright sunlight shot composition using the screen is pretty difficult with any compact camera…
  • Both are neat enough to slip in my pocket.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Eight people who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

69 owners concluded that it was able to produce good images, seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light and six customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. however 19 purchasers thought it did not take good photos., 12 customers who reviewed it considered that it was not able to produce good images and six owners mentioned that it was not good in low light.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ30 in March 2012.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ30's sensor megapixels of only 14.1MP is lower than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a maximum image resolution of 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ30's optical zoom of 20x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 64% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-TZ30 of 3.3 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ30's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 55% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 of 184g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 58% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 of 560mm is longer than 94% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-TZ30's maximum aperture number of 6.4 is larger than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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3D

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 42% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-TZ30 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 81% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Lumix DMC-TZ30's internal memory of only 12MB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The image sensor size of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 of only 0.429" is in the smallest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmctz30ebw, panasonic dmctz30k, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft

Barcodes:

04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392, 05053460349733

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