Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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Rusty Whitney, DP Review
5 December 2013
Excerpt: Bought as successor to an FX150, the ZS20 is always in my pocket so I've got many great photos I would have missed if I'd depended on my high-end pro cameras & lenses. Pluses: Great 20:1 zoom, responsive, sharp lens, moderate low-light performance, good video. Minuses: Complex menu, lens cover sometimes needs nudge to fully open, after a year of very heavy use camera may need to be retired in which case I'll replace it with another 14MP ZS20 as 18MP ZS30's smaller...
Summary: I ordered this camera without any information that this is the Japanese version of TZ30. In your description of the camera you did NOT mention so. After trying to find out more information online I discovered that I am not the only person who has had this same problem. After having looked online I realized that the camera not only has not a language display option that neither software or firmware can be downloaded to solve this.
Summary: I ordered this camera without any information that on Amazon that this is the Japanese version of the TS-20. The TZ30 has only Japanese language. I have asked to return it to Amazon and am waiting on a RMA number. I do not think that Amazon should have listed this camera for sale without stating that it comes only from Japan and the language can't be changed. I called Panasonic support and they said to return the camera due to the language barrier.
Excerpt: This camera was purchased cheaply, due to a closing down sale. I would not have bought this camera otherwise. It has won a lot of reviews, though the TZ25 has edged it in some. The image stabilizer is very good. The picture quality is fine, the speed in use is good most of the time except the slight delay when switching on in review mode. The touch screen is a bonus, you can take focus pictures of the target person or object.
Excerpt: What may be a design defect causes the electronics to fail on this and similar models, which Panasonic will not acknowledge. When it works it is a wonderful camera, and mine lived in an air conditioned New York City apartment before it failed. Panasonic refuses to honor the one year warranty within the warranty period because they determined "moisture damage" to a connector on the main circuit board (a few pins appear to be corroded), but were not willing to discuss any...
Excerpt: Impressive features, around 50% of which I haven't touched yet and many of which I'll never need. My gripes are entirely with the image quality: even at low ISO with "intelligent" resolution the details appear smeared. I bought this as a replacement of my TZ3, but I'm beginning to regret it. Anyway, 2.5 stars for features and 0.5 for IQ. Panny can do better than this.
Summary: This camera has a great "feel", but this particular model was worthless to me because I don't speak or read Japanese. I was impressed with the promptness of the shipping but discouraged that the order placement did not specify that all the instructions internal and external would be in Japanese. I had to return it for a refund.
Summary: it is better to announce everyone here that you are selling a local product with your own language. before they decide to pick your items. most of softwares come with a flixable optoins to replace it or upgrade it accept this one ! Firmware update service will never help ...really disappointed !!