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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PADMCZS30B Mfr # DMC-ZS30K
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 18.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • 20x Leica DC Optical Zoom Lens; 24-480mm
  • 3.0" 920k-dot Touch-Screen LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p/i Video with Stereo Mic
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
  • 10fps Burst Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Manual Exposure Control
  • 14 Built-in Creative Effects

The black Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a versatile, high-quality compact camera with a 20x optical zoom lens, manual exposure control, Wi-Fi connectivity and touch-control LCD screen. Its 18.1MP MOS sensor and new Venus Engine image processor provide low-noise images, accurate colors and fast performance and its 20x optical zoom lens stretches from ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lengths for a wide range of shooting applications. This Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens offers the 35mm equivalent focal length of a 24-480mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/3.3 at the wide-angle end. This aperture is wide enough to capture low light action and the camera's Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization will compensate for camera shake to provide clear photos and videos when shooting at the telephoto lengths that this lens offers. If you need to reach a bit further, a 40x Intelligent Digital Zoom feature is also available. Aspherical and Extra-low Dispersion lens elements and Nano Surface Coating minimize aberrations and flaring for sharply rendered images. 

Full HD 1080p video recording with built-in stereo sound is supported by the ZS30 and a dedicated one-touch button will take you instantly from photo mode to video. You can also shoot 13.5MP still images while recording a video without cutting the video. Slow- and fast-motion video and multiple lower resolution recording is also possible and 5-Axis Correction minimizes blurring across the entire shooting range. A 3.0" 920k-dot Touch-control LCD screen is provided for composition and playback. You can control autofocus, zoom, shutter and playback with simple gestures on the touch-screen. It also features an auto level gauge to keep your images straight. 

The DMC-ZS30 has built-in Wi-Fi and by downloading the Panasonic Image App to your iOS or Android smart phone or tablet, you can wirelessly send your shots to your device for instant sharing and storage. The App also allows you to use your device as a remote control for shooting and viewing photos and HD video. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows you to connect camera to phone with just a touch and sharing images with a friend's phone is just as easy. Direct upload to social networking sites, auto transfer and wireless TV playback are all possible with the Image App. The camera also has built-in GPS with geo-tagging, mapping and compass functions.

The ZS30 offers full resolution burst shooting of 10 frames per second and its Intelligent Auto mode allows the camera to set the optimal adjustments while you compose and shoot. If you want your settings to be even more specific, 18 individual photo Scene Modes, such as Panorama, Sunset or Night Portrait, offer predefined settings that correspond to the scene you are shooting. High Dynamic Range is included to capture balanced shots of scenes that contain both dark shadows and bright areas. Four photo aspect ratios in multiple resolutions are available (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and square-shaped 1:1) and manual exposure control is supported so you can adjust aperture and shutter speed to create images exactly the way you envision. 

For expressive imaging, Creative Control and Creative Retouch allow you to add 14 artistic effects before or after you shoot, for example Retro look, Toy Effect or One Point Color. Creative Panorama offers the same effects on panorama images and Creative Control is also supported in video mode. 

The DMC-ZS30 is conveniently powered by both a conventional AC adapter and via the included proprietary charge and sync cable that plugs into any USB port. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 image management software is included with your purchase.

 

18.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine Image Processor
A 18.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor offers high-speed signal output and high quality image recording even in low light conditions. The new Venus Engine Image Processor is powerful enough to handle multiple operations simultaneously and provides the ability to process Full HD data at high speeds. Its Noise Reduction System keeps images clear even at high ISO.
Leica DC Vario-Elmar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
A 20x ultra wide-angle optical zoom lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 24-480mm lens, which incorporates shooting possibilities from ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto. At the wide-angle end, group shots, expansive interiors and exaggerated angles are possible and the 480mm telephoto capability will bring distant subjects in for their close-up. A 40x Intelligent Digital Zoom function is also available for even longer reach. To ensure sharpness and greater color fidelity, the lens' optical design features 3 aspherical and 2 Extra-low Dispersion lens elements and Nano Surface Coating on the lens elements improves clarity by reducing flaring and ghosting.
Full HD 1080p Video with Dedicated One-touch Button and Stereo Sound
Full HD 1080p Video recording is available with a dedicated button that switches you immediately from photo mode into video mode. Shoot in MP4 format for viewing on your computer or AVCHD if viewing with Blu-ray players or on a VIERA TV. Dolby Digital sound with a wind cut function provides stereo audio recording and Intelligent Auto, 20x Zoom and Creative Control Modes are supported in video. In Miniature Effect Mode you can create 10x fast-moving movies. HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization with 5-Axis correction provides movement compensation for smooth, blur-free videos and Level Shot Function keeps you shooting straight. Also, while shooting HD video you can simply push the shutter button to create a 13.5MP still image without cutting the video.
3.0" Intelligent Multi-touch LCD Display
Composition and playback are viewed with the large 3.0" TFT Color LCD display with 920,000 pixel resolution. It provides 100% field of view and features multi-touch control including Touch AF, Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter.
Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
The ZS30 provides Wi-Fi connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. By downloading the Panasonic Image App to your iOS or Android smart phone or tablet, you can not only instantly transfer images to your device for sharing, but you can use your device as a remote control to shoot photos and HD videos with the ZS30. NFC technology allows a simple touch of your phone to the camera to transfer images and auto transfer wirelessly sends images to your computer anytime you charge your camera via the USB input. The Panasonic Image App also provides instant sharing between friend's smart phones, direct upload to social network sites and wireless playback on compliant HDTVs.
HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization
The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the vibration from hand-shake, which is generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting with a slow shutter speed. It provides clearer images with less blur. The O.I.S. also is effective with long telephoto shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. HYBRID O.I.S. combines O.I.S. with 5-Axis Correction and provides clear images with smooth movement when recording video.
Intelligent Auto
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Combining Automatic ISO and Exposure, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Detection, HDR, HYBRID O.I.S. and all its assistive features into one mode, the camera's detection and correction functions adjust the camera to its best possible setting.
Manual Exposure Control and Custom Settings
The DMC-ZS30 provides easy-to-use manual exposure control. You can set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that emphasizes the feeling of movement. Manual exposure allows for greater creativity and control and is the key to developing your shooting skills. Also supported are aperture priority, shutter priority and 4 custom exposure settings that you create to be available without the need to re-adjust settings.
Burst Shooting
The newly developed MOS sensor lets the DMC-ZS30 shoot 10fps (frames per second) in 18.1MP full resolution and 5 fps with continuous AF. Intelligent Burst Shooting in the iA Mode automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement and in lower resolution, you can shoot up to 60 frames per second.
Aspect Ratios
The ZS30 shoots in four aspect ratios. Its native ratio is 4:3 and it also captures in 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 at multiple resolution levels.
19 Scene Modes including HDR
Scene Modes provide predefined settings to make shooting certain types of scenes easier. The Scene Modes are: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, High Dynamic Range, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Underwater, 3D Photo. There is also High Speed Video mode which shoots video at a 10x fast-forward pace.
Creative Control and Retouch Modes
With Creative Control you can add 14 different expressive effects such as Sepia, Soft Focus and Miniature Effect to your images before you shoot. With Creative Retouch, add those same effects after you have shot your images. Creative Control is also provided when shooting panorama photos.
GPS and GLONASS
The GPS in the DMC-ZS30 complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to further enhance its detection accuracy for pinpoint geo-tagging of your images. The camera's GPS function also provides mapping, compass and landmark information on your camera's LCD.
Languages Supported
English and Spanish
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 18.9 Megapixel
Effective: 18.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" MOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Max Resolution 18MP: 4896 x 3672
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical, 5-Way
Optics
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar, 12 elements in 10 groups
3 Aspherical, 2 ED
EFL: 4.3-86 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-480 mm)
Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 6.4 (T) to f/8.0
Zoom Optical: 20x
Digital: 4x
Intelligent Zoom: 40x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 78.74" (200 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 1.18" (3 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro: 39.37" (100 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400)
Shutter 4 - 1/2000 sec
15 - 30 sec in Starry Sky Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes 3D Photo
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Soft Focus
Sports
Sunset
Underwater
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 18.1 MP for up to 6 frames
Up to 5 fps at 18.1 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 40 fps at 5 MP
Up to 60 fps at 3 MP
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.97 - 21.00' (0.6 - 6.4 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 10.83' (1.0 - 3.3 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 12MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 60 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 240 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 4GBLimited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen (920,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
AV / USB Multi
Wi-Fi Yes built-in
Software System Requirements Windows: 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 9 or later
Power
Battery 1x DMW-BCM13 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1250mAh
AC Power Adapter 110-24V AC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.1" / 108.3 x 58.9 x 27.7 mm
Weight 6.07 oz / 172 g camera only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black)
  • DMW-BCM13 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh)
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    PanasonicLumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 109 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (74)
    • Zoom range/performance (70)
    • Easy to use (68)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (68)
    • Compact (65)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (27)
    • Short battery life (8)
    • Lag / shutter delay (4)
    • Poor flash (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (65)
    • Family photos (58)
    • Landscape/scenery (53)
    • Low light (35)
    • Sports/action (33)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (34), Casual photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (89), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lumix (Leica inside) DMC-ZS30

    This is my fourth camera, and third Lumix from B&H. I keep upgrading for the new features such as GPS, WiFi and Image Stabilization. Plus the cameras are getting lighter...Read complete review

    This is my fourth camera, and third Lumix from B&H. I keep upgrading for the new features such as GPS, WiFi and Image Stabilization. Plus the cameras are getting lighter with a more powerful zoom. Great images! And it doesn't hurt that the Lumix is being made in the former Leica factory. I doubt I will ever use all the great features available but I'm going to try! All the controls are right on the touch-screen. And being able to take a still photo while video taping is a good bonus. Get your hands on one of these. Price plus features, what a deal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It has many Pros and Cons

    Pros:
    Great travel camera.
    1.The zoom pulled in very distant animals on my trip to Denali. It has a digital zoom of 80x.

    2. The photo...Read complete review

    Pros:
    Great travel camera.
    1.The zoom pulled in very distant animals on my trip to Denali. It has a digital zoom of 80x.

    2. The photo color was truer than the other cameras I tested in the same class.

    3. Takes bright photos indoors without a flash. I was able to capture good night time street shots and fish in an aquarium as long as they weren't moving too fast.

    4. I love the ability to transfer photos to my phone using the Panasonic Image App but read the Cons.

    Cons:

    1. The Panasonic Image app is very difficult to set up with an iPhone. The app is poorly designed and not intuitive. I had to depend on online user comments to figure out the set up. You must go to your iPhone Wi-Fi settings and connect with the camera before launching the Panasonic App.

    2. There is no place to put your right thumb on this camera without hitting a button. I am constantly hitting the Wi-Fi or Menu button causing me to miss the shot while clearing the screen.

    3. The camera touch screen is constantly taking photos until you figure out how to turn it off. There is no mention of it in the menu or the camera booklet. There is a tiny screen icon that disables it.

    4. When reviewing photos with the display info turned off, no video icon appears on a movie clip. When there is no movie indication you delete it thinking its a bad photo.

    5. Camera charge cable is so short you cannot reach a table from the wall outlet. I don't like leaving my good camera on the floor.

    6. The camera froze up twice while shooting. I missed the shots but removing the battery brought it back to life. I was going to return it but found a firmware update on Panasonic's support site. They also suggested I initialize the the SD card. I have not had it freeze since.

    I researched similar cameras for months before purchasing this one. I ultimately liked this camera for it's color and contrast settings. I purchased the Fugi Film F900 EXR because of its larger sensor. While the photos had crisper details they appeared cool toned even on a sunny day compared to the ZS30. It broke so I returned it. The sony cameras feature very black shadows while the ZS30 has more detail in the dark areas. I wanted the Sony RX100 for its large sensor size. But it can't really zoom in distant objects. I stayed with this camera because of its size and the color it gives my photos. However it's smaller sensor grain is apparent when viewing photos at 100 percent on a computer monitor. I found that if you want the clarity of a large sensor you must carry a large camera or give up on a decent zoom.

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    4.0

    Great travel camera

    By Ed

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

    True pocket size super zoom camera. Takes great pics. You get a Leica lens camera at a Panasonic bargain price.

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    5.0

    Good product and good service.

    By Fred Badiyan

    from 720 West 94 St. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (White):

    B&H did a good service, I got my product on time, I am happy
    Fred Badiyan

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    4.0

    Great zoom point and shoot!

    By Sam

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (White):

    This camera has a long zoom, 20X. It's very useful in landscape shots, especially when observing wildlife. It's light, fits in a shirt pocket and turns on quickly.

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    • No

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    4.0

    A lot of picture power in your pocket

    By Rich the shutter bug

    from Crestview Fl.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

    After reading the basic instruction pamphlet to get an overview of the controls it is easy to start taking pictures. The complete operators manual on the included CD is well laid out and easy to follow. The quality of pictures is great. One concern is that there is no protective dust cover over the shutter which opens when the camera is turned on and the lens extends. Also when the sun is to your back the LCD display is difficult to see.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great little camera

    By Gdm

    from Illinois

    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (White):

    It does its thing well. I wanted the big optical zoom in a little point-and-shoot. I'm getting great shots, and it has some fun bells and whistles. Also, I like that I can pretty easily move a photo fromThe camera over to my iphone 5 using the wifi feature. It's not effortless to do so, since my phone doesn't do NFC, but it's not hard either. (There are many people on YouTube with little videos on how to do it.) I am very satisfied with this camera.

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    5.0

    Best point and shot

    By J Panda

    from Panama

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

      I used to have a ZS20 that suffer a accident. Lesson learned and bought it with extended accidental damage. I search for the perfect camera and the features I looked are:1. Super zoom +10X2. No pup up flash (built in)3. Manual controls4. Wireless 5. GPS6. Battery charge via usb cableThis was the only camera that has all the features I wanted

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      • No

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      5.0

      Happy so far

      By Penny

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Green Level Line
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

      I ordered this recently and am quite pleased with my experiences so far. Set-up for photography was simple enough. I've had several similar camera so didn't need a manual. However, the Wi-Fi part is new to me and I haven't tackled that yet. The screen image is quite sharp and so far the touch screen hasn't proved a liability. The little thing I like most is the green level line. Crooked pictures drive me nuts and this will help alleviate that problem.

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      4.0

      All Good - Thanks B&H

      By professor pete

      from los angeles

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 120 Fps Capable At 720
      • 3 Preset Modes
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Focus Lag
      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Poor Directions

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Slo Mo Video Is Cool
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

      Bought this camera for the 120fps shooting experience and am wholly satisfied. I saw other sites with a bit better rates but without the reliable B&H name. I appreciate the ease of the B&H purchase experience.

      As always, thanks for being there B&H.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Wifi does not work as specified.

      By parom

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

        I am amateur as far as camera capability is concerned. So I am pretty happy with camera performance by itself. However I am expert in computers and direct wifi is not working as described in manual. Specifically it does not work with Lenovo Yoga 11s, Windows 8.1. Camera will not see this tablet/laptop when trying to make direct wifi connection. I tried many things, finally I gave up and I used cable for pictures transfer to PC. Cable works fine. It is also working in direct wifi mode with my Android Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet and Samsung Galaxy S2 phone.

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        4.0

        Powerful inteligence in a compact pack

        By Otavio MEC

        from Brazil.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Silver):

            Bought this camera for a ski trip (in fact, received it at the 3rd day of the trip, as expected.)
            Found it surprisingly able to produce good pictures in low light conditions..
            Couldn't explore far enough the other features in the menu but the basic "inteligent" mode has shown to be able to manage different situations, adapting itself to conditions as low light, bright background or macro automatically.
            The akward issue is the touch screen, which I wasn't able to turn off, and which leads to unexpected pictures at every single touch as we try to handle the camera to a take selfie.
            That's the only reason for not giving it 5 stars.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Compact Camera

            By Jake

            from Connecticut

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is one great compact camera. Easy to use when on automatic, makes great pictures. If you can make it through the 300+ page manual you will discover that this camera can do more than you will ever need. The only criticism is the included software, I found it not to be user friendly, but since I manage my photos independantly, this hasn't been a deal breaker.

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            5.0

            Excelente camara!!!

            By Leo

            from Argentina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Video

              Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Silver):

              La camara es excelente. Tiene wifi y gps que funcionan de maravillas.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great service and prompt delivery

              By Stu.

              from naples fl.

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

              Carry all the time camera that takes great pictures with a superb telephoto lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              What a Wonderful Camera!

              By K Thibo

              from Lake Charles, LA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Silver):

                I carry my Lumix DMC-ZS30 everywhere I go! I am never without it. I have even gone back home to get it if it isn't in my purse. It is the perfect size to fit in my purses and takes absolutely wonderful pictures! My last camera was the Lumix DMC-ZS-5. It lasted three years and probably took 100,000 pictures. It was great until the very last month I had it. I think I wore it out! The DMC-ZS-30 took over and has quickly become my favorite! I show it off and have made picture pages for two occasions with the pictures. Everyone who sees them is most impressed.
                Thank you for a great deal on my camera and extra battery and battery charger! B&H is great with great employees!
                K Thibodeaux

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                4.0

                Loaded Camera. OK Image Quality

                By Justin James

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Good camera, comes loaded with features.

                  Tried the GPS feature in USA. Doesn't pick up signal indoors and could drain battery if camera is on indoors a lot. Outdoors works good, though if you select landmark feature, it could be a little off.

                  Image Quality is ok. Nothing to complain about from a compact camera.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent camera

                  By RJ

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

                    I have never been more than a simple point and shoot photographer. This camera makes me look like a professional! The zoom is fantastic. There are so many fun features to play with. I have never had a camera with so many features, so I can't compare this to anything else, but I absolutely love this camera and I am very pleased I decided to take a step up from my old basic digital camera.

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                    5.0

                    So far so good

                    By Shell

                    from California

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    We tried the Canon 280 but don't like the interface and the location of the flash. This is our 3 Panasic Lumix. Love it.

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                    4.0

                    Great point and shoot

                    By Lindylou

                    from Durango, co

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

                    I replaced a Canon point and shoot with this Panasonic Lumix. Customer friendly easy to learn to use. Need to keep it charged. Takes nice quality photos.

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                    3.0

                    iPhone app does not work

                    By DrCohen

                    from Middletown, NJ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Nice camera in some respects. iPhone app connects to camera via WiFi but shutter button on app does not work.

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                          5.0

                          DSLR Performance in a Point&Shoot

                          By TSJ

                          from North Country, NYS

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • No Viewfinder
                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera (Black):

                          18MP Quality, easy to use, USB charging & data transfer.

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