Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Digital Camera Review
10 September 2012
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: 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: 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
Summary: Panasonic's new travel-zoom compact camera is now stepping on the toes of more modest ultra-zoom bridge models, cramming a 20x zoom lens into a relatively tiny body. In many ways the DMC-TZ30 is also a big improvement on last year's TZ20 model, with a better image sensor, full 1080p HD movies,...