Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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3 weeks ago
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: Panasonic is lauding the Lumix DMC-TZ30 as its most advanced photo and video-shooting compact camera to date but, while its image and video quality is impressive, its performance in low light lets it down slightly.
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
Summary: 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.