When it comes to image quality you’ll have to go a long way to beat the LUMIX TZ30; Panasonic’s latest digital camera comes with some great reviews, and justly so. Their latest addition to the compact camera world is smooth, sleek and fun to use and at 2.8 x 10.4 x 5.8 cm and a very light 184 grams fits easily into your pocket so you can take it anywhere, anytime.
However, this camera doesn’t just look good, the latest in the LUMIX range has just about everything you could wish for in a compact camera and is a must for those looking to take great pictures without the need of a tripod. The Lumix is packed full of easy-to-use features, which make your photography experience a doddle, whilst not requiring you to be an expert user.
The panoramic shot mode allows you to take 360 ° shots simply by pressing a button and turning the camera. Whilst you point and shoot, the Lumix takes one picture after another repeatedly. When you’re done, the camera does the rest, with the result being a stunning panoramic picture. Gone are the moments when it’s going on all around you and you don’t know which way to point.
The continuous shoot mode also means you don’t have to worry about getting the perfect picture every time. Just point and push and the camera will take 10 shots per second, then when you’re done, you can go through them and pick the best image. There’s even an automatic stabilizer, so you don’t have to worry about those shots coming out blurred if you’re taking pics while on the move.
With both automatic and manual controls, this camera is ideal for those with little experience right up to professionals. You can let the camera do all the work for you and as you become more accomplished, you can use the settings to really fine-tune your photos. The Lumix is also ideal for professionals who want to get a feel for a location for an upcoming shoot, without carrying around all of their most expensive, heavy equipment.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an artist, then why not try out the Creative Retouch feature. This allows you to play around with the camera, adding your own touch of artistic flair, even in 3D mode.
With 14.1 megapixels, the Lumix camera is no lightweight when it comes to quality and is ideal for beginners to professionals, it’s light, small and altogether a great option if you’re looking to buy a compact camera.
Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera Specifications:
- 20x Powerful Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens from 24mm Ultra Wide-angle
- 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- Focus: AF Macro, Quick AF On-Off, Zoom Macro
- Battery – around 260 shots
- Creative Touch – Auto Retouch
- Built in memory 12 MB
- SD memory card
- SDHC Memory Card
- SdXC memory card
- Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD Progressive / MP4 Format
- Advanced GPS System with World Map Information
- 10 fps Burst Shooting in Full Resolution and 0.1 sec Light Speed AF
- POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode to Suppress Blur
- Camera Effective Pixels: 14.1 Megapixels