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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W Digital Camera

$375.99
Compact Camera 14.1MP 20x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Battery life
Unacceptable noise level
Small function icons on screen
5 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Brand

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


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-F3D, or the Olympus SZ-14 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,200) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T ($1,118.24) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Power

Battery Life

Eight people reckoned that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Nothingwired.com wrote “Battery performance still isn't great especially with GPS on” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W. Nothingwired.com also said “Battery life could be better” in their review. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Disappointing battery life” in their review.


Smart TV

GPS Med Kart

Ten people who bought this digital camera wrote that it had gps. Nothingwired.com said “Integrated GPS” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W a score of 1 stars. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Builtin GPS receiver” in their review. Nothingwired.com also said “GPS, manualexposuremodes” in their review.


Excellent Video Mode

Four people considered that it was good for video recording. Nothingwired.com wrote “Generous range of Full HD movie recording options”. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Full HD video with stereo sound” in their review. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Impressive video performance” in their review.

Good Image Quality

Five owners concluded that it was able to produce good images. Nothingwired.com said “Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur” in their Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W review however they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good lowlight performance” .

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Nothingwired.com said “Reasonably speedy performance, especially for burst shooting” in their Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W review however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Zoom Verstil

Thirteen owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com mentioned two years ago “Zoom optique de bonne facture” however despite that they only scored it 14 out of 100. Nothingwired.com also said “20x Leica optical zoom lens” in their review. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Huge zoom range offers great flexibility” in their review.

Six owners thought the product had a good image stabiliser. Nothingwired.com wrote “Excellent image stabilisation” yet they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Good image stabilization performance even at telephoto end” in their review. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Excellent stabilisation system” in their review.

Three people said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very fast autofocus” . Nothingwired.com also wrote “Good general responsiveness and fast autofocus in good light” in their review. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Bonne ractivit gnrale et autofocus rapide en pleine lumire” in their review.

Two people who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens. Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Versatile lens”. Nothingwired.com also said “LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wideangle” in their review.

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Small Function Icons On Screen

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Nothingwired.com said “Small function icons on screen” in their Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W review. Nothingwired.com also said “LCD screen quality isn't the best” in their review. Nothingwired.com also said “Relatively low-resolution screen versus its competitors” in their review.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Slight Noise in Some Conditions

Four owners thought the product was noisy. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W two years ago “Slight noise in some conditions”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Noise suppression at mid to high ISOs” in their review. Nothingwired.com also said “Noise is a problem from ISO 400” in their review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Four owners thought the product was noisy. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W two years ago “Slight noise in some conditions”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Noise suppression at mid to high ISOs” in their review. Nothingwired.com also said “Noise is a problem from ISO 400” in their review.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 720 x 400, 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, 4320 x 2432, 4320 x 2880 and 4912 x 2760 and 7152 x 1080. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all cameras of this age and spec.

The best optical sensor size across comparable types of camera is 2/3"".

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras that are a comparable age to this camera ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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Support

Manual and Auto Controls

One customer thought it had good technical guidance. Nothingwired.com wrote two years ago “Manual and auto controls” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they scored this digital camera 1 stars.


Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the FinePix F770EXR, or the F800EXR both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The DMC-TZ30EF-W is a nine aspheric element digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. The DMC-TZ30EF-W has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT2.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 ($499) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica X Vario ($1,811.14) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W 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 frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolutions 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 200, and the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Colin Snelson mentioned four years ago “In good light it still performs well enough and in some ways is easier to hold and use than the slightly smaller TZ30”.

Two owners concluded that it was easy to use.

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Build Quality

Five owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Nothingwired.com wrote “Good image quality” in their review of this digital camera although they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Simon S said “It is easy to operate, very light, battery life is good and picture quality excellent” and gave the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W a score of 9 stars.

Build Quality

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Easy to use and feels well built” .


Weight & Dimensions

AF Speed is Some of the Fastest Yet Seen in a Compact

Two customers who bought it concluded that it was compact. Nothingwired.com said “AF speed is some of the fastest yet seen in a compact”. Nothingwired.com also said “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” in their review.

One person considered that it was a good body shape. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Big zoom in a small body” .

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Average Weight

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a pretty typical weight (184 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features

Extensive Features

Two owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W had good features. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Packed with features”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-TZ30EF-W in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz30w, panasonic dmctz30k, dmctz30egk, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft
Barcodes 04984824949669, 05025232662944, 05025232662951, 05025232662968, 05025232662975, 05025232663033, 05025232663071, 05025232663095, 05025232663118, 05025232663125, 05025232663132, 05025232663149, 05025232663163, 05025232663170, 05025232663392
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