Excerpt: Panasonic DMC FZ 30 is another good camera, which is worth dedicating your free time to. The lens are entirely hidden in the body, hence, they are well-protected from dust, damp, etc. MEGA OIS - the optical stabilizer will allow you to take good shots even at low speed of …
Summary: had one and wore it out and couldn't find anything else that came close to this combination of performance, weight, and adaptability. The major point if the MANUAL zoom. I don't want a motorized zoom. I also value the full MANUAL capability - zoom, focus, shutter, aperture.
Summary: This is an excellent camera for its time. Two distinguishing features are the zoom ring and manual focus ring which are not found on many other cameras if any. I've had two of them and loved them both however they lack the sharpness of the FZ47 and FZ150.
Summary: I am not a camera expert, I was trying to find a camera that could capture my son's lack of desire to hold a pose for more than 2 seconds. This camera is a huge improvement over my Nikon point and shoot.