Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
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looked high and low for this camera
Thomas C Carrington, Amazon
22 July 2013
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. Us old time picture snappers like this. Having a really good integrated (non-removable) lens makes it lighter and does not allow the sensor to get dirty.
Summary: I bought mine as a clearance model from a camera store in 2008. I LOVE this camera, but there are a few caveats of which one must be aware. These will be listed first, then I'll get to the good stuff... - Many RAW conversion software packages of the time did not read the earlier versions of the Panasonic Raw files (".raw," ironically enough), and many will still not read these files (Capture One is one of these that don't read them).
Summary: I ran across one of these in good condition and at a very low price and so picked it up. It is an excellent camera. The zoom ring and manual focus ring are superb. Also, the quick "AF Macro" switch on the lens is a great feature. I do a lot of macro shots and this camera is excellent at that. It's also an excellent 12x zoom everyday camera. A bit big and heavy by today's standards, but I like that, more stable. And I use SLR's a lot, so it feels better to me.
Summary: I bought this for my 16 yr. old grand daughter that loves photography. It is easy to use and I think the Leica lens cannot be beat. She is having a ball. It is a nice size, the pictures are terrific. It is a quality camera. I have purchased the point and shoot Lumix cameras and love them. I knew she would get quality from it. Not only can she easily use the manual settings but also the built in settings for when she is feeling a little less creative.
Summary: This camera seems to be the perfect in-between camera if you don't want to put all the money into a DSLR but want good control and functionality. I love the zoom and manual focus features plus the ability to change lenses/filters. I also like the long exposure setting and the ability to take infinite burst pictures.
Summary: this is our second Lumix Panasonic DMC-FZ30 camera. we used the first one so much that the mother board died. it takes excellent pictures but you have to be careful on the developing. sometimes the box stores gives you poor quality pictures when in fact the picture you took was sharp and clear. it takes great outdoors pictures of wildlife and the ease of use is what sold us. this camera, when set up correctly takes pictures easily and consistently.
Summary: This is the third Panasonic Lumix I have purchased. My others are DMC-FZ4. The cameras are easy to use and take professional quality pictures, thanks in great measure to the Leica lenses. This one is somewhat larger than the others, and has more features. I purchased it for our daughter who had previously used one of mine on a college trip to Yellowstone. When she returned, the college used her photos in their next brochure because the quality was so good!