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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Digital Camera

16.1MP 35x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- 35x Optical Zoom Lens From 25mm Wide-angle, And 78.8x Extra Optical Zoom - Manual Exposure With Simple Operation - Creative Control With 10 Effects And Creative Retouch With 11 Effects -... More
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20 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100 based on 111 owner reviews.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner who reviewed it thought it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website 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”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 said that it had a good image sensor.

Good Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned “It also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Manual shooting mode, 3 inch LCD screen, HD video” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 owner who purchased the product thought it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a better sensor type than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type amongst all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across comparable types of digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], and the 310[pl_1716915_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus SP-620UZ[plb_362464_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price], or the Fujifilm S6800[plb_1596582_price].

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Has Two Image Editings

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has more number of batteries supporteds than most of the bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. This digital camera is a four number of batteries supported digital camera compared to most of the digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 which only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Very Wide Field of View

The narrowest field of view of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is 95% and the widest is 100%. At 100 percent, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a very wide field of view compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 100 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have internal memorys of between 8MB and 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix 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 camera). This Panasonic 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). Digital cameras of this type and age video resolutionss range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a greater number of power sources than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine have rated this Panasonic camera on average 65%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this type and age do not support video capability. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the FinePix SL260[pl_1429510_price], or the FinePix S8650[pl_2957351_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 do not support Full HD video. The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], the Fujifilm HS25EXR[plb_1334698_price], or the Pentax X-5[plb_1456635_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix S8400[plb_1558027_price], the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS[plb_2497189_price], or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus SP-620UZ[plb_362464_price], or the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-LZ30 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 25 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LZ30. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LZ30 range from 64 to 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this bridge camera camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a relatively standard optical zoom (35 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 35x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung WB2100[plb_1495936_price], the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the FinePix S8600[pl_2205969_price] (36x), or the FinePix S8650[pl_2957351_price] (36x) both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro AZ361[plb_3012499_price] (36x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the L830[pl_2169291_price], and the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 465 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

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Average Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a fairly typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] both from Panasonic.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pixpro AZ421[pl_2515884_price] (16.15MP), or the Pixpro AZ361[pl_3012499_price] (16.15MP) both from Kodak or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LZ30.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price].

If this bridge camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] (6.7x), or the FinePix S2995[pl_2238912_price] (6.7x) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(4)
23 September 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a digital compact camera with a powerful 35x optical zoom, giving a stunning range of 25-875mm. It also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Manual shooting mode, 3 inch... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is an excellent camera if you want lots of optical zoom, yet have a limited budget. You can shoot close-up objects with a 1cm minimum focusing distance, or zoom right...

29 August 2013

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29 August 2013

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User Reviews

(109)
Reviewed 25 May 2013 by Mr. J. G. Lindsey
(Verified Purchase)

This is one hell of a camera.When it arrived and I borrowed a memory card I tried it straight away.All I can say is beautiful quality and has the full works on it so you don`t have to have a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2013 by Martin Stevenson
(Verified Purchase)

I want the benefits of an SLR but without the weight and complexity, this has the best balance, with it's 16.1 meg. ability, and sticking with the highest quality, its true magnification far... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2013 by Mr B Dove
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use good quality pictures, not too technical for anyone to use good for close up photography and videoing...

Reviewed 28 June 2013 by Thomas Hardy
(Verified Purchase)

I wasn't sure which bridge camera to go for but having used Panasonic Lumix cameras for the past 8 years I decided on this model and I wasn't disappointed. The camera instructions come on a CD but... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2013 by Mrs. J. Davies

I have this camera and the lumix Tz40 compact and I love both of them took them both to Greece recently and got some excellent shots. I like the fact that it works with AA batteries I use... Read more…

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