Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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6 May 2015
Summary: The Lumix DMC-ZS20 is arguably the most full-featured travel zoom on the market. Its Intelligent Auto mode and decent set of manual controls combined with an elaborate GPS setup and 1080/60p movie mode make it a traveler's delight.
Pros: Good photo quality (though see below), Packs a 20X Leica lens in a pretty compact package, "Power OIS" image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies, 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 460,000 pixels, great outdoor/low light visibility, Built-in GPS with landmark database and maps, Good collection ...
Cons: While improved over the ZS10, photos still have too much noise, even at ISO 100, Tends to clip highlights, Strong redeye; no removal tool in playback mode, Images have yellow/brownish cast in artificial light, No RAW, manual focus, or WB bracketing support; movie mode lacks manual controls, Slow ...
Summary: Panasonic booked the Lumix DMC-TZ30 to be released next month. The UK will be the first to see this cam on its shore. Compact cameras have yet to see such a good example on how one of their kind must look and perform. And so it seems like the Japanese minds are at it again!
Summary: We’ve seen a spate of pricey cameras hitting the shelves in recent months. The TZ30 carries the same SRP as its predecessor, at £349, though pre-orders are available at £329 at a variety of online stores. The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is a serious advance to the TZ-series and delivers in every area.
Pros: Big zoom in a small body; excellent stabilisation system
Cons: Still no Raw shooting; battery life could be better
Conclusion: I have been rather impressed with the Lumix DMC-TZ30 and all that is has to offer. The image quality is good, the lens offers a massive 24-480mm range, there’s Geotagging capability and the camera has the quality to shoot Full HD video with DOLBY sound.
Summary: If you're looking for a small compact with a big zoom, the TZ30 could be an ideal choice.
Pros: Huge zoom range offers great flexibility, AF speed is some of the fastest yet seen in a compact, Easy to use and feels well built, Built-in digital filters and a one-touch panorama mode, Generous range of Full HD movie recording options
Cons: Still no ability to capture lossles Raw image files, Choice of Full HD movie recording options can be confusing, Battery performance still isn't great - especially with GPS on
Summary: • Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur • Advanced GPS system with world map information • 20x powerful optical zoom • LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle • Full HD video with stereo sound • ISO100 to ISO6400 • 3cm macro mode • 10fps continuous shooting • Manual...
Pros: Power optical image stabilizer with active mode to suppress blur , Advanced GPS system with world map information , 20x powerful optical zoom , LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle , Full HD video with stereo sound , ISO100 to ISO6400 , 3cm macro mode , 10fps continuous shooting , Manual shoo...
Cons: Lack of raw capture , Battery life is not very impressive , Noise suppression at mid to high ISOs
Excerpt: A small digital camera from a company that does a whole raft of electrical items which naturally include cameras. This is perhaps one of their smallest as they also do a range of DSLR units apart from the pocket Lumix range.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ30 compares favourably against other digital cameras in this category, especially when it comes to features. The 20x lens is hard to beat and features such as stereo sound and a 10 frames per second burst mode help to place it at the top end of the group.