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Panasonic DMC-FZ30EG-K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 714 reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ30EG-K. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the lens and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the sensor. The contrast and storage get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC-FZ30EG-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ30EG-K from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the sensor and storage.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Review


Announced almost exactly a year after the launch of the FZ20 (the model it replaces), the DMC-FZ30 (launched in July 2005) is the latest flagship model in an ever-growing range of 'super zoom' cameras from electronics giant Panasonic. Like its...

Very high resolution and detail capture throughout the zoom range Sharp results Good, natural color Superb 12x optical zoom Effective image stabilization Excellent handling - much improved over the FZ20 Comprehensive range of controls and improved...

Noise is even an issue at ISO 80, a real problem at ISO 400 or in very low light Very occasional exposure problems Max aperture at long end of zoom only F3.7 Limited dynamic range, highlight clipping in JPEGs Pointless RAW converter produces worse...

In many ways the FZ30 is everything the FZ20 could (and maybe should) have been, and Panasonic must be applauded for implementing a huge raft of handling and control improvements, as well as speeding up overall performance. On the other hand you cannot...

Sep, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Ben Z. Gottesman (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


Fast, 12X zoom lens. High resolution. Faster startup than previous models. Very comfortable D-SLR-like feel. Mechanical zoom ring lets you change focal length during videos.

Noise in images. Expensive. Bulky.

If we could only have one camera for all our photo and video needs, this would be on our short list. But the FZ-30's price is getting up into the price range of D-SLRs.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


Physical Views The DMC-FZ30 compared in size to a standard CD disc. Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-FZ30 Specifications Image Sensor 1/1.8" CCD, Primary Color Filter 8.32 Total Megapixels 8.0 Effective Megapixels Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


Panasonic's latest in the Lumix line, the DMC-FZ30 has some pretty nifty features. It comes with an unlimited consecutive shooting [...]

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Dave Etchells (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Excellent optics, 12x zoom is tack-sharp, with low distortion, very low aberration, Available tele/wide adapters and filters, Loads of detail, a worthwhile step up from the FZ20, Excellent image stabilization system, Better than average shutter...

Image noise is higher than many competing models, particularly at ISO 200 and 400. Some users may find this a show-stopper, others may be less bothered by it, Color may be too bright for some users, particularly strong reds and greens, While good,...

GUT (1,9)

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Peter K. Burian (

Superzoom Digital Cameras With Image Stabilizer; Are These A Viable Alternative To A Digital SLR System


All electronic viewfinders blackout for a short time between frames when shooting a series of images, making it difficult to keep moving subjects properly framed.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Dc Resource (

Expert Review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 ($699) is the latest addition to Panasonic's family of ultra zoom cameras. It replaces the DMC-FZ20, which was my favorite ultra zoom camera of last year.

Very solid SLR-style body, 12X optical zoom lens (though a little slower than on the FZ20), Optical image stabilization, Robust performance, especially with a high speed SD card; new focus modes are awesome, Full manual controls plus the ability to...

Images are too noisy, especially at high ISOs (see workarounds earlier), No RAW image manipulation software included, No focus distance shown in manual focus mode, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Would've preferred an LCD that flips to the side

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The FZ30 is a joy to take pictures with. If not for the price tag, and the image noise problem, this would be one of our favourites. As it stands, it is a solid entry by Panasonic, and will satisfy most users.

Great design, full set of features, big zoom

Image noise is a problem, pricey considering the cost of SLRs

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


Though we have some caveats about image quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 provides stiff competition to other megazooms.

Long zoom with effective image stabilisation ; Manual focus ring ; Broad feature set with extras ; Solid performance

Image noise ; No raw-processing software provided ; Oddly placed rear dial

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30's images looked good, and sometimes very good, with accurate colours and exposure. But more often than not, we ran into problems. For instance, when using the spot meter, we experienced erratic colour accuracy and exposure,...

Jan, 2006

DIWA Platinum Awards!

Expert review by : DIWA (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Feb, 2006

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