Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review

A luxury 14MP travel compact with a 20x Leica lens and GPS

By  from TechRadar
Product Type
Compact Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Green Compliant
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
Yes
Effective Camera Resolution
14.1 Megapixel
GPS
Yes
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
Yes
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
Lumix
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
Red
Optical Zoom
20x
Digital Zoom
4x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Features
Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
QuickTime Motion JPEG, AVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder Type
No
Weight (Approximate)
184 g
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity
12 MB
Minimum Focus Distance
30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate
220 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
MOS
Total Camera Resolution
15.3 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height
58.9 mm
Width
104.9 mm
Depth
28.2 mm
Focal Length
4.30 mm to 86 mm
Image Formats
JPEG, MPO
Focus Modes
Auto
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
DMC-TZ30
Product Name
Lumix DMC-TZ30 Compact Camera
Product Line
Lumix
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
DMCTZ30EBR
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Super Zoom Camera TZ30 - Featuring 20x Optical Zoom, 50p Full HD Video Recording and Built-in GPS Function

The DMC-TZ30 incorporates a 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm), featuring Nano Surface Coating technology that minimizes ghosts and flaring. The new lens system makes the unit's overall length short to fit in the compact body despite its versatile zoom range. The 20x optical zoom increases its power to 40x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.

The 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor boasts high speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. This enables the camera to record 10 fps in full resolution, and full HD video. The excellent S/N ratio of MOS sensor and the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine makes both photos and videos shot at any sensitivity level from low to high with outstanding clearness. The DMC-TZ30 also boasts approx. 0.1 sec Light Speed AF that helps catching even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

Battery Life
260 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-TZ30 Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • DVD (Map Included)
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker
Select region United Kingdom United States Australia