Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Ilse Jurriën : January 31th 2012 - 22:50 CET
Panasonic Lumix TZ30 digital camera : Just two weeks prior to the CP+ in Japan, Panasonic adds a new advanced hybrid camera for its portfolio. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, also known as the Lumix DMC-ZS20 in the United States, is a versatile photo and video camera offering amazing image quality. You will never miss that once-in-a-lifetime moment again, equipped with a bunch of features the Lumix DMC-TZ30 is always close at hand and ready for the action. Thanks to the renowned Leica DC lens with an extended 20x optical zoom starting at 24mm ultra wide angle and a 14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 will take your photography to a whole new level. And for those wanting to record memories in motion, the Panasonic TZ30 offers exceptional video quality.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
Speed is of the essence for instinctive photography and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is packed with features that ensure every special moment is swiftly and perfectly recorded. With an impressively high speed and extremely precise Auto Focus, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 allows you to take shots of fast moving subjects with incredible detail. The Lumix TZ30’s continuous shoot mode allows you to achieve the ultimate action photography in high resolution. With 10 fps continuous shooting at the touch of the button, you’re sure to get that perfect shot every time. The versatile controls on the DMC-TZ30 allow you to take shots the way you want to. Shoot with the camera’s button system, or by using its intuitive 3-inch wide angle touch screen LCD with all the touch controls you expect from your high quality photography equipment.
14.1 megapixel Panasonic DMC-TZ30
A new 14.1-megapixel high sensitivity MOS Sensor, together with the performance of the Venus Engine image processor, gives you stunning image quality even in low light conditions. The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 also offers an improved noise reduction feature, Intelligent NR and Multi-Process NR, to achieve crisp shots in dim light. The powerful 20x optical zoom lens lets you get up close and achieves razor-sharp precision whether you are shooting distant wildlife or your child’s smile. With the Intelligent Zoom function on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, the zoom increases its power to the equivalent of 40x with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to its Intelligent Resolution Technology.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 GPS camera
The Panasonic Lumix TZ30’s enhanced GPS functionality allows you to automatically record your location by GPS when taking a picture and view the map and associated photos directly on your camera. The geo-tagged images are immediately sorted and can be played back along the map so you can trace the memories of your photographic journey directly on the DMC-TZ30, or share it with friends and family via online mapping tools.
Functions on the Panasonic Lumix TZ30
The Panasonic DMC-TZ30 boasts a wide range of innovative photo modes, like a 3D photo and video mode and a panorama shot function, enabling you to take wonderful panorama pictures by swiveling the camera. And with the Lumix TZ30’s new High Dynamic Range feature, natural looking images can be captured automatically even when shooting against the light. Three images are shot consecutively at different exposure levels and overlaid to produce the image exactly as you remember it.
Full HD Video on the Panasonic DMC-TZ30
Featuring 1,920x1,080 Full HD AVCHD video recording at 50p, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 allows you to shoot outstanding movies with stereo sound. You can even get high precision results from a distance as the optical zoom innovations are also available for video shooting. An improved Power O.I.S capability in movie mode helps to prevent the effects of handshake, even when using high-powered zoom, assisting you to achieve blur-free footage without a tripod. The new Active mode on the Lumix DMC-TZ30 also stabilizes the image automatically while walking and shooting. You can also add more personality to your movies thanks to the High Speed Video mode which lets you capture super slow-motion videos where you can playback effects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Creative photography with the Panasonic TZ30
The Creative Control/Creative Retouch feature allows you to add some artistic flair to your shots with many creative modes including soft focus, toy effect, miniature effect and retro. You can also add more personality to your movies thanks to the Lumix TZ30’s High Speed Video mode which lets you capture super slow-motion videos where you can playback effects that cannot be seen with the naked eye, while 3D mode will allow you to produce high quality 3D still images without additional accessories.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 will be available in a range of attractive colors; black, red, white, and silver and will be available from March 2012 for a suggested retail price of €370 Euro. The same camera will be available in the United States under the name Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS20 for a suggested retail price of $350 USD. Prices and color options may vary from country to country. Visit your local Panasonic dealer for more information.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review
Once we receive a Panasonic DMC-TZ30 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, accompanied by an extensive Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review.