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Panasonic DMCLZ30RM

$179.99
A good value for money and fully featured 16.1 megapixel 35 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 16.1MP 35x Yes Mar 2013
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Panasonic DMC-LZ30 Review

Representing very good value for money but with mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 number 130 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 47?

It has below average expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 42%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1" image sensor size
Heavy
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic DMC-LZ30?

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 is 123.8mm wide and 91.4mm tall. It is 83.7mm deep and weighs 465g.

Panasonic DMC-LZ30 front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-LZ30 size in context

Panasonic DMC-LZ30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 60%. It seems that experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,202 expert and user reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Low-Priced

The cheapeast digital cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this camera represents good value.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a pretty typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Heavy

The Panasonic DMC-LZ30 is quite heavy (465 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-LZ30 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 100 megabytes, the DMC-LZ30 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-LZ30 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras. The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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380 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 which takes 380 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features Calendar

The DMC-LZ30 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-LZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-LZ30 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-LZ30 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-LZ30 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The DMC-LZ30 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (875 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-LZ30 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. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736 and 2560 x 1920 and 2048 x 1536. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in March 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmclz30er, panasonic dmclz30rm

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 05025232726226, 05025232726233

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