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.
Excerpt: The TZ31(so sold in my area) is Panasonics newest superzoom in 2012. It is an average camera, to be honest I wasn´t impressed with it. Images were ok at ISO100, however already suffered from lack of details due to massive noise reduction. Higher ISO setting weren´t looking that good. ISO800 even gave disappointing results when viewed at monitor size. What I really hate that you can´t adjust sharpness, contrast, saturation and noise reduction anymore like in the old TZ10.
Summary: I loved my old Panasonic, the trouble is that I use it for work, its 7 years old and had taken 100000 photo's and it was battered and falling to pieces. The old camera took great photos - I bought my eldest a newer model a couple of year ago and it was not as good (despite being a higher MP rating). A camera shop tried to sell me a fuji camera, but told me not to bother when they compared the quality of the pictures taken with my old camera and the new Fuji.
Summary: I seem to have spent months trying to decide which type of camera to buy. I've got a cupboard full of cameras that never see the light of day, So I was determined that my next camera would be one that I would actually use. Eventually came to the conclusion that I would be far more likely to carry a compact camera with me every day. My next task was to find a compact camera with 20x OPTICAL zoom and a viewfinder for about £200.
Summary: Having always had a Canon camera I thought I would have a change and try the Panasonic TZ30. Not sure whether I did the right thing. The camera is OK it does the job, and when the right mode is set it does take good pictures. Personally I find the dial for selecting the different photo modes too small, as is the on/off switch. I have found that on auto mode, the colours in the captured photo do not appear to be a true reflection of the image, especially indoors.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 can take clear photos with good detail, also in low light situations. Photos taken with the built-in flash, however, looked unnatural and were washed out because of too much light. If you are considering purchasing this camera for the long (20x) zoom you might be disappointed - I was. Far away objects look normal size, ie.
Summary: HI, I just bought this camera and compared it with few other from Canon and Sony. The price point for this camera makes it a decent buy. The zoom is great, GPS effective, built quality good and a nice design. However the camera suffers at taking photos. The image quality is good at bright lighting conditions but as the light fades (night, dark rooms etc.) the image quality decrease.