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Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1211 reviews of Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are mixed comments on the exposure and storage. The reliability and battery get critical opinions.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the zoom and performance are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the image stabilizer and reliability get negative comments. There are some mixed views about the storage.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, zoom

reliability, stabilizer

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and image quality. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the connectivity and viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

reliability, battery, viewfinder, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic DMC-ZS30 / DMC-TZ40 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30

 

Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens and integrated Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, but image quality disappoints.

Snappy focus. 20x zoom range. Sharp rear LCD. Wi-Fi with NFC. GPS. 1080p60 video.

Pricey. Lens could be sharper. So-so high ISO performance. Very limited burst shooting. Does not include external battery charger.

Performance and Conclusions The ZS30 starts and shoots in 1.5 seconds and manages a short 0.1-second shutter lag at its widest angle. Focus is reasonably fast when zoomed all the way in, it took about 1.2 seconds to bring an out-of-focus subject into...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 review

 

For the Lumix DMC-ZS30, Panasonic took what was already an excellent camera, the ZS20 , tweaked it a bit and added Wi-Fi. The result is another excellent compact megazoom that gives you a bit more for your money.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 gets you a lot of features in a compact body including a 20x zoom lens, 3-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi for remote control of the camera as well as easy sharing, high-speed and full HD movie capture, and GPS. Photo quality and...

The power and Wi-Fi buttons are too easy to accidentally press. There's no raw capture option. Battery life can be short if you do more than just take photos. Photos look soft and have visible noise/artifacts when viewed at full size even at its lowest...

A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 ( Black)

 

With so many good options in this category, perhaps what's nicest about the ZS30 is that it's fun to use. Even though it offers things like semimanual and manual shooting modes and a fair amount of control over results, casual snapshooters should have...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 gets you a lot of features in a compact body including a 20x zoom lens, 3-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi for remote control of the camera as well as easy sharing, high-speed and full HD movie capture, and GPS. Photo quality and...

The power and Wi-Fi buttons are too easy to accidentally press. There's no raw capture option. Battery life can be short if you do more than just take photos. Photos look soft and have visible noise/artifacts when viewed at full size even at its lowest...

A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Preview

 

Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-ZS30 is a powerful compact super-zoom, one that Panasonic claims is their, "most advanced photo and video hybrid compact camera to date". This camera is packed with features you'd normally find in larger cameras, like a...

Jan, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Review

 

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 (also known as the DMC-ZS30 in the USA) is Panasonic's latest travel-zoom camera, featuring a 20x 24-480mm lens, 18.1 megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, 50p Full HD movies, 5-axis image stabiliser, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS...

While last years' Lumix DMC-TZ30 / ZS25 model was more of a modest upgrade rather than a radical departure from what had gone before, 2013's DMC-TZ40 / ZS30 feels like a much more significant step forward for Panasonic's wildly popular travel-zoom...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Review

 

For the price of Rs. 25,990, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 makes a compelling argument as a good purchase. Do we like it? Yes. Is it perfect? No. All in all, it's a really fast travel zoom and we do recommend you get yourself one if you're in the market...

Excellent build quality, Fast burst rate, Lots of video frame rate options, Stereo microphones

Changing aperture and shutter speed is awkward, Poorly designed menus, Lens has a slow aperture., Slightly pricier than cameras in its league

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : jmeyer (digitalcameraworld.com)

Panasonic TZ40 review

 

Panasonic TZ40 review: the new addition to Panasonic's popular ultra-wide TZ range of travel compacts brings a lot of sophisticated features. But can it deliver on image quality? Amy Davies puts it to the test in her Panasonic TZ40 review video.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 / ZS30

 

To look at last year's TZ30 / ZS20 you'd again be forgiven for thinking it already had everything apart from the kitchen sink: a very usable 20x optical zoom packed into a surprisingly pocketable camera with full manual control, 1080p HD video,...

Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in slim body., 1080p video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS with landmarks and basic street mapping., Built-in Wifi with NFC and smartphone remote control., Touch-screen interface...

Can't disable IS for video - not ideal for tripod filming., Touch-screen not used for text-entry., Need to be running Image App before attempting Wifi or NFC link., NFC connection sometimes requires several taps., Direct uploads from camera are slow &...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Panasonic Lumix ZS30/TZ40 Review

 

For camera makers the bad news is that smart phones and their inbuilt cameras are hurting the sales of compact digicams.

Recommended!

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ40

 

Simply one of the best travel compacts on the market.

Impressive zoom for such a compact body ; Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity welcome ; Great build quality ; Effective image stabilisation

Small buttons prove fiddly ; No Raw capture ; Small touchscreen icons

While it’s generally a positive picture in terms of design, the Panasonic TZ40 isn’t completely without flaw. Unfortunately the buttons found of the rear of the camera are a touch on the small side, and as a result can prove problematic to press while...

Apr, 2013

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