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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. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and image quality. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the contrast and storage, and there are some critical reviews about the sensor.

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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 also get good comments. There are some negative views about the sensor and storage.

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

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : DIWA (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Feb, 2006

Expert review by ( (en))

Panasonic DMC-FZ30


Excellent image quality.Effective stabilizer.Powerful 12X lens.Excellent lens with nearly no distortion and above-average sharpness.JPEG, RAW and TIFF formats.Selectable image ratios.Excellent long exposure capability.High resolution LCD monitor and EVF.

RAW format poorly supported by the software enclosed with the camera.Some noise in uniform colour areas.Multi area auto focus not as reliable as single focus point.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


Announced on the 20th of July 05, the Panasonic Lumix FZ30 is a new 8 megapixel digital camera with a Leica 12x optical zoom lens - and built in optical image stabilisation called "Mega Optical Image Stabilisation". The cameras 12x optical zoom lens...

The Panasonic Lumix FZ30 is an excellent ultra zoom digital camera, offering excellent image quality, an excellent Leica 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, and a manual zoom ring. The high resolution 2" swivel screen is very good, and the...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Tim Caddick (

Review: Panasonic DMC-FZ30 Lumix


A light and versatile compact camera, the latest offering from Panasonic works well both in the studio and the field.

12x Zoom. (38-420mm in 35mm equivalent) ; Leica Lens

Colour registration ; Image quality

Overall this is a lovely camera, it handles well and feels good. Great, in fact. But the image quality could be a improved - especially for an 8 mega-pixel beast.

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 - Digital SLR Reviews


This isn't so much an upgrade as a major rethink and redesign. As such, Panasonic has produced a beefed up version of an old favourite and a camera closer to a DSLR, in spirit at least...

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 : 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

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