Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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27 April 2012
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: 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
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.
Summary: On ne le rappellera jamais assez, c'est Panasonic qui a inventé cette catégorie d'appareil en 2006 avec le TZ1, dont le sigle signifie " Travel Zoom ". Pionnier du genre, avec même une situation de monopôle pendant quelques années où la concurrence a surveillé ce marché à distance, Panasonic est...
Pros: + Zoom 20X stabilisé convaincant, + Progrès capteur / superbe vidéo, + Pano et HDR / GPS avec cartes, + Gabarit / réactivité / AF