Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 / DMC-ZS30
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mrapollo, DP Review
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: A camera in your pocket on the road or trail preserves that unique scene; the camera too large or heavy to carry contributed nothing. The Panny ZS30 fits in a modest pocket and weighs little so there is little reason not to carry it every day. A 24mm equivalent wide angle captures the verdant landscape or striking sunset, a 480mm tele captures the full moon or the cute bluejay. Tele-macro from a couple of feet captures insect on flower.
Summary: Well there is not enough space to write how amazing this camera is. I bought it to replace an older point and shoot which I use when not using my Canon 6D - This has now become my primary camera. WOW!!! The Scene Modes allow such versatility it is unreal. Through Glass mode is amazing for Museum and other through glass needs. Distance is great. Dark is awesome, I have not yet found any mode which this camera has failed to impress me on.
Summary: We returned this camera! The entire camera menu and manual were written in Japanese! The details said "Japan Import" which to me meant made in Japan; it didI not mean written in Japanese! The camera may work perfectly, but unless you can read Japanese do not buy it!
Summary: This camera lasted for 3 months before it froze. Then Panasonic made us pay to send it back to them and ignored our request by enclosed letter to have it returned in time for our vacation 1 month later. We had included the original receipt with the camera and they still requested another copy of the receipt. The letter was ignored and when we called to ask for the return time they said they had no time frame for repair and it couldn't be rushed.
Summary: Do not buy this camera. It only has Japanese as the available language which is not mentioned in the Amazon description. I am attempting to return it with great difficulty from the Japanese supplier. It should be removed from the cameras on the site here, I have spent several hours trying to figure out how to use certain features even with the downloaded Panasonic manual in English. My only bad experience with Amazon ever. Hopefully they will help me through this.