Panasonic DMC TZ30

The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ30 is seen as an ideal digital camera if you are travelling or taking a holiday. This is because of the wide range of features that have been packed into a relatively small body size.

Key features include a 20x zoom lens, image stabilisation and a 3 inch LCD screen. For close up shots the Lumix DMC TZ30 is able to focus from 3cm away from your subject.

Panasonic digital cameras have a feature called extra zoom. For the Lumix DMC TZ30 this allows you to increase the zoom to a maximum of 42x if you decrease the number of megapixels you are using to 3. There are steps in between where you can increase the zoom available by less without scarifying so many pixels.

The Lumix DMC TZ30 is able to record High Definition movies. Stereo sound can be recorded to accompany them. There is a GPS tracker that can be used to identify where you were when a photo was taken.

More advanced features include a set of manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority). There are also two custom settings you can set up to store your most used camera settings. Bracketing is available too for when it is difficult to work out the ideal exposure settings. For high speed shooting there is a burst mode that can capture up to 10 frames per second.


Panasonic DMC TZ30


Camera Type: Extra Zoom

14 Megapixels

20x Zoom

Dimensions: 104.9 x 58.9 x 28.2mm

Weight: 206g

Memory Card: SD / SDHC / SDXC

Panasonic DMC TZ30 Details

Camera Type:

Extra Zoom

Megapixels:

14

Zoom:

20x

LCD Screen:

3

Memory Cards:

SD / SDHC / SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

File Formats:

JPEG

Focal Length Equivalent:

24 - 480mm

Shutter Speed:

15 to 1/2000 seconds

Aperture:

F3.3 - 8 (W), F6.4 - 8 (T)

Sensitivity:

Auto / ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

White Balance Settings:

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Viewfinder:

No

Flash Modes:

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

Flash Range:

6.4m

Metering:

Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1920 x 1080

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

25 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

55 minutes

Macro Focus:

3cm

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

104.9 x 58.9 x 28.2mm

Weight

206g