Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 / DMC-ZS30
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This is my 5th Lumix DMC camera and for good reasons..the camera is compact, with lots of features and a Leica zoom lens system
Richard D. Wolfe, Amazon
9 December 2014
Summary: I bought the Lumix DMC-ZS30 to replace my older ZS20. The camera has many features that are important for prosumer photographers. It has a 30 times zoom range, RAW capability, GPS, a viewfinder for more stable photography and a Leica zoom system.
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.
Summary: Love the long zoom for travel - can take close up pictures of architecture and interesting scenery. Love the compact size. I wish the movie button was easier to push on and off without jiggling the camera: I have to edit the beginning and end of movies because they inevitably are bouncy or...
Summary: This model is an improvement from its predecessor, DMC-ZS-20. Beside the added WiFi feature, this camera offers a leveling guide to help keeping the images from slanting. This saves lots of time of editing afterward. The camera construction is of good quality (It's made in Japan!).
Summary: A little ticked off that the additional software is not available for Macs. There is a learning curve, I will be using it a lot next week and will add an additional post after I see how well it works. Weeks later... Once I figured out how to set things for action and/or low light, I was thrilled.
Summary: I have many small cameras, but this is the one I seem to grab most. I am no longer willing to drag professional equipment around as the small stuff has gotten so much better. Wish it shot RAW but don't want the expense of upgrading to the ZS40.
Probably an even higher rating after I understand it more.
Lynn Dillman, Amazon
9 April 2014
Summary: Got it to replace a similar panasonic I lost. Have had 4 of them now and have always been very pleased by their quality-particularly the lenses. And all seem to be excellent for whatever level of picture taker you might be. Great size too.