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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W

$375.99
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A multi award winning 14.1 megapixel 20 times zoom factor camera
Compact 14.1MP 20x Yes Dec 2012
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Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W number 334 across all digital cameras.
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333 Reviews + 18 Awards
56
Average
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Good Features
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 333 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and is easy to use.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly big optical zoom
Very small internal memory
Very small digital zoom

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W?

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 104.9mm wide and 58.9mm tall. It is 28.2mm deep and weighs 184g.

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W size in context

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

This Panasonic camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the cameras.

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

The editors of two more expert review sites both thought that this Panasonic camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both CNET.co.uk and Good Gear Guide.com.au.

Two additional expert review sites both said that this camera was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera and Buy-n-shoot.com both gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Gold" award.

The writers at websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs both strongly endorse this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at review sites Lydogbilde.no and Expert Reviews both concluded that this camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 83% based on 38 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

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Good User Reviews

On average, DMC-TZ30EF-W owners rated this camera 88%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

22 people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

40 people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

29 people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use and three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

42 people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W reckoned that it had a good zoom, seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and five owners reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

13 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Nine people who bought the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W concluded that it had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

24 people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W said that it was compact and four people who reviewed the product said that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was neat and two people agreed that the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W was good looking.

  • This camera sits neatly in the hand…
    Cnet.com.au June 2012
  • The design is simple and sleek…
  • It is also quick and easy to use, covers an extensive focal range and has a host of neat shooting modes…
  • Incredible - hand held, full zoom, in the cold (shaky hands) and the video was almost static! The sound quality is also superb, that same far away bird was singing in the dark later on and it came across beautifully…
  • Pretty good for such level of cams…
    Nadinka (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014
  • Video clarity, focusing speed and smooth zoom in a camera this size…
  • Let's face it in bright sunlight shot composition using the screen is pretty difficult with any compact camera…
  • Both are neat enough to slip in my pocket.

Users Report it is Robust

11 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made, two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable and two owners who reviewed it thought it was reliable.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Nine customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

69 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and six owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good in low light. however 19 owners mentioned that this digital camera did not take good quality photos., 12 customers concluded that it was not able to produce good images and six owners who purchased the product considered that it was not good in low light.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 417 cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other cameras.


Features

Average Megapixel

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a pretty typical megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly typical weight (184 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has an 1|1/2.3|1/2.33" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"|1/2.33"" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 480 millimeters, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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3D

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Nine Aspherical Lenses

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W is a nine aspherical lens digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-TZ30EF-W supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 12 megabytes, the DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly small 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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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-TZ30EF-W features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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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 two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4912 x 2760, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 7152 x 1080, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 1920 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 720 x 400 and 480 x 480. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The DMC-TZ30EF-W has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmctz30w, panasonic dmctz30k, dmctz30egk, dmctz30egs, dmctz30eft

Barcodes:

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