Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-875 mm (35x) F3.0-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 84 x 92 mm, 552g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-LZ20
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-LZ40

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic LZ20 with Lumix DMC-LZ30. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LZ30 with Panasonic LZ20

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-LZ30 with Panasonic LZ40. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LZ30 with Panasonic LZ40


Panasonic LZ30 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Sensor resolution of Panasonic LZ30 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic LZ30 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic LZ30


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
380 shots Long Battery Life
3.0 Lens at Wide
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #630 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1048 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic LZ30 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
33
Value for money score
52
Portability score
79
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic LZ30


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 weighs 552g and has external dimensions of 124 x 84 x 92mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic LZ30 is 160 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic LZ30 is more by 11mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ30
552g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ30
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-LZ30 Dimensions Lumix DMC-LZ30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Panasonic LZ40 524 g 552 g 126 x 87 x 94 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Panasonic LZ20 499 g 552 g 120 x 76 x 80 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 552 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 552 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 552 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Fujifilm S4800 518 g 552 g 122 x 93 x 100 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 552 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 552 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 124 x 84 x 92 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LZ30
Announced January, 2013
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 552 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 84 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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