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Panasonic DMCLZ30RM Digital Camera

$174.95
Bridge Camera 16.1MP 35x Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Good quality lens
Poor expert reviews
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Reviews

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60% from PhotographyBlog.com. Camera experts aren't convinced by this digital camera.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-LZ30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the DMC-LZ30.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-LZ30 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229.00), the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 ($189.99), or the Nikon S6800 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the DMC-LZ30 does not feature bluetooth.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-LZ30 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-LZ30 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

380 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 is a digital camera that takes 380 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-LZ30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-LZ30 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-LZ30 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer concluded that the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.


Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 100 megabytes, the DMC-LZ30 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 features calendar. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-LZ30 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the DMC-LZ30 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229.00), or the Fujifilm F660EXR which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including the Pentax XG-1 ($258.12), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($229.00), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($155.99) which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x. At 35 times zoom factor, the DMC-LZ30 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the FinePix S8600 ($178.00) (36x), or the S9200 ($301.92) (50x) both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($155.99) (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. The DMC-LZ30 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (875 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Olympus SP-820UZ ($261.57) which has better reviews.

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Support

Good Support

One customer 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” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner said in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 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” and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Heavy

With a weight of 465 grams, the DMC-LZ30 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The lightest medium megapixel camera that has been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-LZ30 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR, the Benq G1 ($229.00), or the Nikon L610 which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclz30rm
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 05025232726226, 05025232726233

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