Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
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Marius Mioc, DP Review
31 May 2012
Excerpt: CONS: NO BATTERY CHARGER! So if you have a spare battery, you cannot recharge it without rendering your camera unusable for a few hours. An all this just to keep the price with about 10 USD down. Or maybe they want to force you buy their expensive charger unit... This is absolutely stupid and inexcusable! So I rated the camera at 2 stars now to compensate my previous rating of 4 stars.
"Great pictures. Hard to learn. Temperamental focus, changes image quality dramatically without my changing the settings. Mine has mechanical and/or design faults."
28 October 2013
Summary: Bought in August 2012 at the airport. From the outset, the flash didn't work properly and left a dark area unilluminated on every 'flashed' image. On return to Australia, took it back to store, where they sent it away for repair. Camera arrived with new lens. Soon after, the same thing happened again. Then a diagonal dark area appeared in many images, different to original dark patch.
Pros: Super close up images.
Cons: Faulty from the start, then broke down completely. Difficult to use one-handed. Buttons fiddly. Screen to easy to accidentally touch and change settings during operation.Flash/lens design flaw.Customer service.
Summary: The specification is fine and it has competitive features. Handles well and feels quality. Great shots on the zoom. But it broke down while on long term vacation in Europe! All pictures whited out - must be light metre - Lumix/Panasonic in Europe wouldn't deal with it despite that I had Australian receipt and it was in Warranty period - so had to send it back to Oz for repair - and THEY wouldn't send it back to me in Europe!!!
Died less than 2 months out of guarantee :( Sad end to lovely affair!
Wise Hedgecrone, Amazon
7 August 2013
Summary: I was thrilled with the camera initially, though it was taking me ages to get to grips with all the features (I'm not terribly computer-literate) but I loved the macro settings and found the pictures very clear and sharp on the whole. I was just beginning to learn more about it when it died out of the blue: when I switched on it said 'Wait a minute' and then displayed the message 'System Error - zoom' and wouldn't go any further.
Summary: Hace unas semanas que Adquiri la Panasonic Lumix TZ-30, e tenido alguna otra Camara Compacta Digital y la verdad debo ser un torpe, no hay manera de sacar bien una Fotografia, e probado con todas las Opciones y nada o me salen Subexpuestas o Sobrexpuestas, ya estoy cansado de ella, saco Fotografias con Fondo Soleado, pues me salen Oscuras, en Interiores Oscuras, ya no se que hacer mi recomendación antes de comprar si se puede Probar