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Panasonic Lumix TZ30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 785 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the features. There are some mixed views about the battery.

portability, usability, image quality, value for money, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is one of the most fully-featured travel compacts available. Can its images match its versatility?

Massive zoom range ; Extensive features ; Decent touchscreen ; Build quality

No raw cature ; Battery life ; Noise suression at mid to high ISOs

The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 is quite an expensive camera, although when you take into account the raft of functions it starts to appear good value.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review


The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 – or Lumix ZS20 as it's known Stateside – is the latest high-spec, high-zoom compact to join the Lumix range.

20x optical zoom; excellent image stabilisation; very fast autofocus

Battery life okay at best, GPS eats battery life, image quality good but not exceptional

The TZ30 improves on the TZ20 in every area. Image quality is decent but not outstanding, and battery life could be better, yet every other area is a winner. A great zoom range from 24-480mm, excellent image stabilisation, very fast autofocus and a...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a wonderfully versatile camera that's small, powerful and great for travelling.

The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is a fine compact camera with a big zoom lens and a good quality sensor. It can be used in almost all manner of situations, even for video recording, and it's perfect for travellers because it's so easy to carry.



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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review


Panasonic invented the pocket-sized ultra-zoom camera with its TZ series, but last year's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 was outgunned by rival cameras offering bigger zooms and better image quality, especially in low light. This year's TZ30 appears on the...

Beaten for image quality in low light, but in almost every other respect this is the best pocket-sized ultra-zoom camera available

Editor's Choice!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review


Great fun to use and packed with useful features, the sturdy Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 isn't cheap, but it has built-in GPS to geotag your photos, good low-light performance and an impressive movie mode. If you're looking to upgrade your snapper before...

Good low-light performance ; Great build quality ; Integrated GPS ; Impressive video performance

Slight noise in some conditions ; A little expensive

The DMC-TZ30 is packed with features. Build quality simply can't be faulted. Although there was some noise on a few results, the output overall was of a standard to be proud of. Colour reproduction was good, even under unfavourable shooting conditions.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30


The TZ30 offers a 20x optical zoom and is an excellent camera for travellers, fitted out with all of the tools you could possibly desire. Just make sure to pack an extra battery if you plan on a full day of shooting.

20x optical zoom ; Reasonably speedy performance, especially for burst shooting ; Good image-stabilisation system ; Good image quality

Relatively low-resolution screen versus its competitors ; No RAW capture ; Battery drains quickly

The TZ30 offers a 20x optical zoom and is an excellent camera for travellers, fitted out with all of the tools you could possibly desire. Unfortunately, it just missed the mark on overall image quality, which stops us from awarding it an Editors'...

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Panasonic DMC TZ30


Sony DSC H9080/100

Picture quality, general features, 20x zoom, extra zoom, advanced movie mode, GPS, manual exposure modes

No 360 degree panorama

The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ30 compares favourably against other digital cameras in this category, especially when it comes to features. The 20x lens is hard to beat and features such as stereo sound and a 10 frames per second burst mode help to place it...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30


Panasonic's latest 'Travel Zoom' camera comes with a 20x zoom lens, advanced GPS system and Full HD AVCHD movie recording.

Subjective assessments of both still photos and video clips from the review camera showed them to be similar to those from the TZ20. Image files straight from the camera were slightly soft and low in contrast and benefited from unsharp masking...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix TZ30


alaTest has collected and analysed 244 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix TZ30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-TZ30EB-W Compact Camera - White (14.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDPanasonic DMC-TZ30EB-S Compact Camera - Silver (14.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDPanasonic DMC-TZ30EB-R Compact Camera - Red (14.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 - black


I knew things must have moved on since buying my first digital camera - although 4 Megapixels seemed amazing at the time. But I hadn't realised they'd moved on this much. This amazingly compact camera is easy to use and, crucially, takes great looking...

A great little camera, and with the accessories you're all ready to go

Nothing, really


Product Specifications

Intuitive, versatile and with exceptional image quality, the compact LUMIX TZ30 is your perfect companion for capturing every detail of life’s magical moments. Panasonic has today launched the LUMIX TZ30, its most advanced photo and video hybrid compact camera to date, ideal for recording those once-in-a-lifetime moments wherever you are in the world. With an outstanding range of features and stunning image quality packed into a neat and beautifully sleek design, the LUMIX TZ30 is always close at hand for capturing those special memories with supreme clarity.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.33''


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: Yes