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Panasonic Lumix TZ30 Review
What Digital Camera
8 March 2012
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.
The Lumix TZ30 is a wonderfully versatile camera that's small, powerful and great for travelling
Good Gear Guide.au
13 May 2012
Summary: The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a fine compact camera with a big zoom lens and a good quality sensor. It can be used in almost all manner of situations, even for video recording, and it's perfect for travellers because it's so easy to carry.
Pros: Versatile lens, Good image quality, Easy to use
Cons: Build could be a little better, Has to be charged via its USB port
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 (aka ZS20 in the US) is the top of the range travel zoom from Panasonic, and features a 20x optical zoom lens, 14.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 3inch screen, built in GPS and map in the camera.
Pros: High speed continuous shooting, Good image quality, Great macro performance, Full HD video, stereo sound, GPS logging, Compact metal body, 20x optical zoom, In camera HDR / Panoramic, GPS features with map, Quick focus
Cons: Rubber grip on the back would be nice, Battery life could be better
Excerpt: Panasonic invented the pocket-sized ultra-zoom camera with its TZ series, but last year's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 was outgunned by rival cameras offering bigger zooms and better image quality, especially in low light.
Conclusion: What’s not to like? The TZ30 has taken everything that made the TZ20 good and made it one step better. As follow-ups go they don’t come much better. However, battery life could be longer and image quality could be improved further – though that’s common for most, if not all, compact cameras.
Pros: 20x optical zoom; excellent image stabilisation; very fast autofocus
Cons: Battery life okay at best, GPS eats battery life, image quality good but not exceptional