Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Review

September 23, 2013 | Matt Grayson | |

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#1 vauve

No samples seen…?

11:51 am - Monday, September 23, 2013

#2 Steffano Neapolitano

Very average camera - don’t recommend
I have great model-nice image quality l820 nice camera in this class .
Maybe new canon sx 510- is nice camera with cmos sensor.

4:26 pm - Monday, September 23, 2013

#3 Joe Prete

To the idiot that keeps using my name. You failed to copy my style anyhow, but now your IP address is going to be used to to lock you out of the whole site. Why you can’t write in your own name or even a call sign is beyond me, maybe you lack a real personality of your own. Are you going to live your life under an alias? Maybe you need some help. Well, I hope you get it. We’re going have to go back to moderation now! If you have something against me, I’m easy enough to find. Leave the other readers alone, and talk to me!

Here’s my comment regarding the LZ30: I can’t take a 30X Zoom for real unless it has an EVF. Holding a long zoom out in front of you to see from the LCD is sure to end up causing camera shake that even the image stabilization can’t contain.
It’s probably going to cause many wasted shots on the long end, and a lot of aggravation for the shooters. That’s not even considering about how stupid it will look holding it out there!
... Joe Prete

4:54 am - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#4 Joe Prete

The header above the the body of the review has each section listed. Each one turns red when you click on it, then that section is there to view. It’s like separate pages. Regarding the images,
you have to keep in mind that Matt Grayson is a professional,
and he’s probably making the images look better than the user that’s likely to buy this type of camera. Sorry about the comment to you, it’s from a person who’s mind has not developed probably due to some illegal substance, but it wasn’t from me.
... Joe Prete

5:16 am - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#5 vauve

Thank you, Joe Prete! I hope you can track the writer using your name in the second comment.

3:06 pm - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#6 Frank Stanton

Maybe the camera is from a bad batch. It’s hard to believe a camera would have noise at 100 ISO. Panasonic usually is god up to 400.

4:03 pm - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#7 Joe Prete

Guys, I don’t know what is so special about my name, but I’ve given two of my email addresses on this site for people who’ve needed help to contact me individually, and I have helped many of you that way too. It doesn’t take anything away from the site, it’s just easier to help people that way.  Mark, who is the site’s owner knows me, and if he didn’t want me to do this, I would stop it immediately. It is however, something that has worked out very well for our readers.  I am not employed by the site, I volunteer to help people in the trade. The only thing that I gain is satisfaction from helping fellow photographers and enthusiasts. As those people that I’ve helped know, it can take 3 or 4 emails to finally get the right camera for them. The name, is the one that my parents gave me, but other than 40 years in Photography, 25 of those as a Pro, I only have some valuable information for our readers. Here are the emails that I have given, and they are still on the site to check for if you want to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is the current one and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is the previous one, but both are still open. A return email will show my name as proof to you.
I meant well when I started this, but I guess some people have to ruin it for the others. I’ve gained nothing but satisfaction from doing this, despite what some people have suggested, but those that emailed me, invited or not, can tell you that I have helped them in choosing, and using their gear. To answer your question
there is noting special about my name at all, those people could chose any name or handle to use. I hope that you noticed that the staff has been removing these inconsiderate posts and any post that is improper. There are moderators that watch these posts, so try to keep it clean for them. If these problems persist, I will withdraw from answering questions, and close those two email accounts. To most of you, I’m sorry.  Good Luck guys,
... Joe Prete
... Joe Prete

2:37 pm - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#8 Joe Prete

Yes, as you can see, the three dots, with a space before, and a space after is how I’ve signed every email and post on this site, and others. I always do this. Apparently the other people doing this, can not count either. On other sites, I’ve also used the name Photojoe55 and I do have several email accounts in that name, such So if you look, and count the spaces, you will see that the nameless person doesn’t have the ability to count.
I’ll answer a few emails, but this post marks the end, This will be my final post here. I guess they got their way, okay they won.
Goodbye readers, from now on, I’ll be a spectator only!
... Joe Prete

2:58 pm - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#9 vauve

Now somebody is using my name. I’ll stop writing here, too.

7:07 pm - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#10 Amy

Does this camera have a timer camera on it?

2:05 pm - Saturday, January 18, 2014

#11 Paolo Nardi

Please, you are reviewing an entry level camera, and this should be part of your work and committment: I’m completely satisfied, I dont’have a microscope to look at pixels: may be I don’t look at pixels, but for sure you look at money from elsewhere.

9:35 pm - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#12 Jody

amazing! i have had this camera for 3 years now and i can honestly was was shocked by what it could do. i am a keen photographer and have a tripod and the quality is outstanding! so worth the money!!!! definelty reccomend

4:45 pm - Friday, January 9, 2015

#13 Gridbald

Anyone interested in a long-zoom camera could take a look at the images posted on the Kodak Talk Forum from the Kodak Pixpro AZ526 which is now available from Argos in the UK for £99.99 inc. shipping.

And this camera has a 52x zoom AND an EVF.

6:39 pm - Thursday, July 30, 2015

#14 Gridbald

Addendum to above…

The Kodak Talk forum on DPReview.

6:42 pm - Thursday, July 30, 2015

#15 Gridbald

Re the posts fro Joe Pretre and vauve…..

Never, ever display your email address on a public forum, or any other place open to the cyberworld.

6:49 pm - Thursday, July 30, 2015

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hd video, review, 3 inch LCD, 16 megapixel, 720p, movie, video, super-zoom, super zoom, 25mm, wideangle, ultra-zoom, flash, Panasonic, mega-zoom, Lumix, hotshoe, lz30, 875mm, 25-875mm, dmc lz30, DMC-LZ30

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