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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 Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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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19 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 112 user reviews this bridge camera digital camera has an average user rating of 85 out of 100.

Good Brand

Panasonic bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the superior brands.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 reviewer reckoned that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a digital compact camera with a powerful 35x optical zoom, giving a stunning range of 25-875mm” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner concluded that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Good Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “It also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Manual shooting mode, 3 inch LCD screen, HD video” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 review however despite that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price], the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] all from Fujifilm.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been around 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is 54MB. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly big internal memory (100 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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380 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots shots per battery charge.

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

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

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

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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 bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-LZ30 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 cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolution 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). Across all bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

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

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this digital camera is 65%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years which support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video recording. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video recording including the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price], or the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price] all from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

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

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a quite long minimum focal length (25 millimeters) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The minimum focal lengths of cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

Bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30 have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 17MP. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 16.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price], the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] all from Fujifilm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 465 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] (437g and higher rated), the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price] (448g and higher rated), or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] (448g and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly average megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

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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