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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Digital Camera

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14.1MP 20x Live MOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Super Zoom Camera TZ30 - Featuring 20x Optical Zoom, 50p Full HD Video Recording and Built-in GPS Function The DMC-TZ30 incorporates a 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle... More
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47 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

This camera has received eighteen awards from experts.

This Panasonic camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Pcactual.com, Gagadget.com and Vido.com.ua all of whom concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was good.

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

This Panasonic camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which decided that this compact camera digital camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by both Expert Reviews and Lydogbilde.no, both of which concluded that this Panasonic camera was good.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Panasonic camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100. The expert review sites think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 290 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 88 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reviewers said that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review “If you're after a pocketable, powerful and easy to use compact camera then the TZ30 is up there with the very best”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on CNET.co.uk “Great fun to use and packed with useful features”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Button placement is intuitive”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote “Big attractions include 20x zoom, Full High Definition Movies with stereo sound” . Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The camera has the quality to shoot Full HD video with DOLBY soun”. Four years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 “It enables full HD Video Recording in AVCHD progres”.

Good Quality Lens

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on expert website Camera Labs “Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 review Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS20 (or TZ30 as it's known outside North America) is the latest version of its enormously popular travel zoom camera”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “Build Photo tests Video test Conclusion You want a long zoom”. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on expert review site CNET.com.au “The TZ30 offers a 20x optical zoom and is an excellent camera for travellers, fitted out with all of the tools you could possibly desire”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “A highly effective optical stabilisation system” in their review. Nothingwired.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 last year “Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur”. Nothingwired.com also said “Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 had a good lens. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 “The lens offers a massive 24-480mm range, there’s Geotagging capability”. Nothingwired.com wrote last year “LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle” in their review of this digital camera. Nothingwired.com also said “Versatile lens”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 wrote that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is a decent superzoom compact with an excellent autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Nothingwired.com wrote “Good general responsiveness and fast autofocus in good light” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar four years ago “Features are one thing, though - image quality is quite another”. Also four years ago Pocket-Lint.com scored it 5 stars and wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “A great zoom range from 24-480mm, excellent image stabilisation, very fast autofocus” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned also four years ago “The extensive zoom, excellent optical image stabilisation and spritely autofocus mean it's a responsive” in their review.

Four people agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com.au scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 4 stars and wrote on CNET.com.au four years ago “Just make sure to pack an extra battery if you plan on a full day of shooting” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “A fast continuous shooting mode and a great video mode”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “It also sports a redesigned MOS sensor with 14.1 effective megapixels”.

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “This gadget in the traveler zoom segment features a high sensitivity MOS sensor with 14.1 effective megapixel” in their review.

A number of customers thought this digital camera was good in low light.

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Good Size

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is Panasonic's new premium travel-zoom compact camera for 2012”. Photographyblog.com also said “Panasonic's new travel-zoom compact camera is now stepping on the toes of more modest ultra-zoom bridge models, cramming a 20x zoom lens into a relatively tiny body”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review four years ago “The travel compact segment of the digital camera market is one of the most lucrative”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It's perfect for travellers because it's so easy to carry” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Four years ago expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “The seventh model in Panasonic's popular TZ series of slim and light, long-zoom cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought it said that it had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 provides a number of useful features including an impressive 20x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, full HD video recording with stereo sound”. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The TZ30 boasts plenty of features that jet setters will find invaluable” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 and rated it 4 stars. Four years ago Cameras.co.uk wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ30 packs an extensive range of features into a compact sized body”.

Good Product Quality

Eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reviewers reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au four years ago “The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a fine compact camera with a big zoom lens and a good quality sensor” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review. In the same month expert website Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product very highly and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review “Last year's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 was outgunned by rival cameras offering bigger zooms and better image quality, especially in low light”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “Image quality is decent” in their review.

Robust

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “Features a 20x optical zoom lens, 14.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 3inch screen, built in GPS” and scored it 5 stars. Last year Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 “Great build quality”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Easy to use and feels well built”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had gps. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “It has built-in GPS to geotag your photos, good low-light performance” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 a score of 5 stars. Nothingwired.com wrote “Advanced GPS system with world map information” in their review of this digital camera. Nothingwired.com also said “Builtin GPS receiver”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Panasonic is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Nice Design

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com.au four years ago “This camera sits neatly in the hand” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Has a host of neat shooting modes” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owner mentioned that the product was a good design. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “The design is simple and sleek”.

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Good Support

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Techradar.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned on Techradar “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012” in their review. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating the guide to best camera in India under 10000, regularly” in their review.

Good Geotagging

One person thought the product had good geotagging.

Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “Battery life could be better, yet every other area is a winner”. Nothingwired.com wrote in November last year “Battery drains quickly” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Battery life okay at best”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera had a good screen.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price], and the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which are not 3D compatible, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports video recording.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the JPEG frame rate of, the Lumix DMC-TZ30's JPEG frame rate of 220 frames per second is one of the highest. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of cameras of this type and age range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. At 80 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly big extra / smart zoom (42.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The extra / smart zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 13mm and the longest is 1,800mm. With a maximum focal length of 480 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a quite high maximum ISO speed (6,400) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras that have been available for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote that it was not noisy. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Noise is a problem from ISO 400” in their review of this digital camera.

Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ30 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 optical sensor sizes range from 1/2.5"" to 2/3"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30. Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30 the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 184 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (175g).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ30 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ30.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (16MP), or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (16MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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3 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur
Advanced GPS system with world map information
20x powerful optical zoom
LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle
Full HD video with stereo sound
Lack of raw capture
Battery life is not very impressive
Noise suppression at mid to high ISOs
Small function icons on screen
Quite pricey
26 May 2014

The ?travel zoom' category of digital compact camera has really spearheaded Panasonic's progress in the market place, giving the Lumix brand a very significant share despite having only been... Read more…

19 February 2013

We got a chance to use the Lumix DMC-TZ30 around Norfolk Island in a limited hands-on session, courtesy of an all-expenses paid trip by Panasonic. We were blessed with mostly sunny weather on the... Read more…

3 October 2012

All those photographers, who are looking for a great camera, TZ30 seems to be a promising one for them. It is powerful and loaded with some useful functions. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ30 Digital...

10 September 2012

I have been rather impressed with the Lumix DMC-TZ30 and all that is has to offer. The image quality is good, the lens offers a massive 24-480mm range, there?s Geotagging capability and the camera...

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Reviewed 30 April 2012 by Denny, Reading
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted an alternative to my heavy SLR kit. Although a I had a lot of options to buy, I wanted a good quality "pocket" camera for holiday. RAW setting was not in my spec. This model can be used... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2012 by David Smith
(Verified Purchase)

I bought my lumix DMC-TZ30 just over a month ago, it's excellent, it has slow motion filming, complete 360 degree panoramic stills or video, the zoom is very good, just point and shoot, I also... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2012 by A. ogden

This is now best superzoom on market IMO.owned Sony 9 v and liked it but not perfect.used this over weekend and results speak for themselves.good colourfull defined images, panarama mode now same... Read more…

Reviewed 18 May 2012 by Fireblade

I have only recently bought this camera so haven't really got a lot to say about the performance that you can't read in any of the great rave reviews it's been getting. I haven't even read the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2012 by Steven John Barnes
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this as an upgrade from the Lumix TZ-20 and the title says it all - the autofocus is very much faster, the x20 rather than x16 is handy and the increased sensitivity and improved handling... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz30, dmctz30e, dmctz30ef, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft, dmctz30efw, panasonic dmctz30, panasonic dmctz30k
Barcodes 04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392
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