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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. If you’re after a pocketable, powerful and easy to use compact camera then the TZ30 is up there with the very best.
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. So if it is a do it all travel camera you are after then consider the Lumix DMC-TZ30 as a very solid option as not only does it look very sharp it indeed it cuts the mustard on the inside as well.
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. This year's TZ30 appears on the surface to be barely any different to the TZ20, but in fact it's a much better camera. The most obvious change is a bigger zoom range.
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