Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS30
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Nice Little Camera
Kimball Corson, Amazon
4 May 2014
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. I'll wait for prices to drop after the next model after that arrives.
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.
Summary: I love almost everything about this camera. It takes great pictures, the menu/interface is easy to use, and it's a good size with a nice appearance. Now to the bad part. WiFi and NFC leave much to be desired. I'm a pretty tech savvy guy and this was a pain. My only advice it to install the program it comes with and let it make the shared folder for you. Once setup, it's easy to use. Does not work with my 2013 Samsung tv.
great camera, if you don't mind figuring out the Japanese menus
16 March 2014
Summary: First off, the DMCTZ40 is evidently a gray-market item in this country, though it seems to be sold with initials (DMCTZ40ee) in countries like Australia. As a result, the language in the camera is entirely Japanese, *and it cannot be changed.* This is true even when you go into the initial settings (a complicated series of pushing buttons according to directions in the service manual), and a loud warning noise sounds just to emphasize the point when you try.
Summary: I really like this camera . The zoom is great! I love that you can video watch it back pause it and take a picture! The Wi-Fi I haven't got to work yet. But it sounds like a cool feature. I do wish it came with a dummies book!
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my DMC-ZS19. Primarily I wanted the GPS, WiFi and NFC features. The camera is mostly the same with a few extra features (still can't see the display in sunlight). I tried out the GPS and it seems to work well. I used the Image App with the remote feature and it also seemed to work as advertised. I did have a lot of trouble with the NFC feature (transfer photos to your Smart Phone by tapping them together).
Excerpt: This is the latest of my 3 'superzoom' GPS compact cameras and the only one that can truly be called 'pocketable'. The Sony HX9v and Canon SX260 HS I've owned previously have just been that bit too bulky for a pocket and I always had been reduced to a belt case on when out with them. This is how I lost it, too big to sit down with, I left it on a table and remembered within 100yds, but it had gone and no-one saw anything... thanks Ripon!
Summary: I have not used all the features nor have I downloaded pictures to my computer from the camera, but it is a good camera. I purchased this to replace my earlier model lumix when a trip to the beach did it in! The small size of this camera makes it convenient to carry in your pocket or purse. It does come with a battery so I did not need to purchase the batteries and charger as I did.
20 X zoom, the size and reliable auto mode make it a great camera for her.
10 January 2014
Summary: My wife uses it, more and more feature on each new model, now I have to learn about these appealing features and explain, like GPS tagging, or NFC. I'm used to images from larger sensor camera and I can see the picture quality difference. But, this is a small camera with 20X zoom and good image stabilisation. Even at 1/5 sec exposure time with her shaky hand she still gets good pictures. She loves it and it's in her purse all the time.