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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Panasonic introduces the 8-Megapixel, 12x optical zoom LUMIX DMC Read more

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Overall 8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

PC Magazine
24 December 2006
  • Conclusion: If we could only have one camera for all our photo and video needs, this would be on our short list. But the FZ-30's price is getting up into the price range of D-SLRs.
  • Pros: Fast, 12X zoom lens. High resolution. Faster startup than previous models. Very comfortable D-SLR-like feel. Mechanical zoom ring lets you change focal length during videos.
  • Cons: Noise in images. Expensive. Bulky.
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Overall 8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Review

26 October 2005
  • Conclusion: With a camera that had so much going for it–a great 12x Leica lens, optical image stabilization and 8MP resolution–the Lumix DMC-FZ30 should have rung the bell. It didn’t. The price is right too: it costs around $600. By comparison an 8MP D-SLR like the Canon Digital Rebel XT is $800 for the body and an image stabilized 100-400mm zoom would set you back another $1,400! Unfortunately, digital noise is a problem at higher ISOs. Bummer.
  • Pros: 8MP resolution; 12x optical zoom; optical image stabilization
  • Cons: Lots of noise above ISO 100
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
13 December 2006
  • Summary: The FZ30 is a joy to take pictures with. If not for the price tag, and the image noise problem, this would be one of our favourites. As it stands, it is a solid entry by Panasonic, and will satisfy most users.
  • Pros: Great design, full set of features, big zoom
  • Cons: Image noise is a problem, pricey considering the cost of SLRs
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Overall 7

Megazoom-Digicam: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

2 May 2006
  • Summary: Trotz gewisser Vorbehalte in Hinblick auf die Bildqualität stellt die 8-Megapixel-Kamera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 eine echte Konkurrenz für andere Megazoom-Modelle dar.
  • Pros: langer Zoom mit guter Bildstabilisierung, manueller Fokusring, zahlreiche Funktionen und Extras, solide Performance
  • Cons: Bildrauschen, keine Software zur RAW-Verarbeitung, ungünstig auf Rückseite platziertes Einstellrad
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