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Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ30 Camera 14MP, 20 x ZOOM, MOS Sensor - £250.00 @ Amazon or £215 with Panasonic cash back promo & a free camera case worth £5.79

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I have been watching this camera for a while, it's £289.99 at Currys and is £257 at Dixons and Comet online, but still £299.99 in their stores and at other retailers like Very, Argos and John Lewis etc.

It's gone down to £250 and if you buy it before end of July you get £35 cash back from Panasonic, so that's £215 -WOOHOO!

It's got some amazing specs, particularly the 20x Zoom for a compact camera - see full specs on this site;

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/LUMIX+Digital+Cameras/Superzoom+Cameras/DMC-TZ30/Specification/8616263/index.html

Mine should be here tomorrow thanks to Amazon's Prime trial - YAYAYAYAY!!!!!!

You also get a free Amazon basics camera case if you add it to your basket - thank you Mr Amazon!

Go grab yourself a bargain :-D

Ooh and it's the black camera that's £250 !

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    Pspvita
    I got my black one from the very deal posted here on hot deals it didn't get hot cause he failed to mention a few things. I paid £269 with first order you get 10% discount when you join very then I did a quidco which tracked at £21? That bough it down to £248 and then I submitted my cashback claim today for £35 to panasonic which has now bought the deal down to £213. And then wait for it when you make a order on very you can add a free treat I chose the free moisturiser cream worth £12 so effectively the camera cost £201. And to top this deal off I chose the buy now pay 12 months later interest free option to pay it as when I want no rush. Now if that's not a deal I don't know what is if he had explained it as I have it would of got very hot well I got it today and it's out of this world. The zoom is just crazy man 80x max zoom 20x optical and then 40x intelligent zoom with very little loss of quality and then 80x digital zoom which is still very good get UFO spotting guys and girls :).
    thehitman
    buysteroidsuk
    or wait for all new lx7 due to be announced in the next 24 hours.


    ...and will cost heaps more than this camera.
    Mad Dad
    j41sal
    anyone know how this compares to the olympus e-pl1-12mp compact system camera with 14-42mm-lens:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/olympus-e-pl1-12mp-compact-system-camera-with-14-42mm-lens-199-99-argos-1261127?page=6
    I have the E-PL1 and a range of lenses (not including the 14-42) and I did have a TZ10 which is a forerunner of this one. For a start the jpegs and low light performance from the E-PL1 are better than those from the TZ10, but the rest of the differences will be down to how much effort you want to take in your photography. I mean that you would need to spend a lot on lenses to get the equivalent zoom from wide to telephoto with the E-PL1. If you want a travel camera with a great lens and surprisingly good auto mode that fits easily in your pocket go with the TZ, I miss that portability especially when I put the longer lens on my Olympus, BUT, I must tell you that over 18 months of travel use (I travel a lot!) I found that my shots were getting spots due to the amount of dust getting in the lens (the bellows effect sucks air and subsequently dust in there), so buy a case to keep it as dust free as possible.
    I will upgrade my Olympus in the next year tho, I'm sold on the M4/3 format and love the wider aperture lenses to let me play with depth of field more than I ever could with the TZ.
    skdotcom
    I currently use the TZ7 as my holiday camera. Is the TZ30 worth the upgrade? I like the idea of having GPS and an even bigger zoom, but dont want to compromise on picture quality.
    Pspvita
    Picture quality is awesome as well it's just a amazing powerfull quality compact camera.
    spamcan61
    Bazza71
    http://www.parkcameras.com/16346/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX5-.html

    http://www.abc-digital-cameras.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-LX5-Black.html

    If you can wait, this is a far better camera. I was lucky to get this first time round, and it's superb.


    Depends on what you're trying to photograph, the TZ30 has a much much greater zoom range, the LX5 will be much better for low light photography; they're completely different types of camera.

    Edited By: spamcan61 on Jul 17, 2012 22:34
    simate
    The TZ range are brilliant cameras. I wish I kept my TZ7 instead of buying a Sony thing.
    Wolfhowl
    Sounds like you get a lot of camera for £215. Very tempted, going to sleep on it I think haha!

    Thanks OP, have some heat.
    RewardReaper
    Was thinking about getting this, but opted for the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 for £150 instead :D
    Mrlossy
    skdotcom
    I currently use the TZ7 as my holiday camera. Is the TZ30 worth the upgrade? I like the idea of having GPS and an even bigger zoom, but dont want to compromise on picture quality.


    I have the tz7 and purchased the tz30 from dixons travel yesterday for £250. I think this is a worthy upgrade from the 7 as the other tz models have had performance issues. The camera is a tad smaller than the tz7 and build quality feels good. Haven't had much time to play but it looks and feels good. My main issue with the tz7 was low light performance and focus speed. My big camera is a eos 5d mk2 with a couple of f2.8 lenses. The tz30 is for travel and general point and click stuff. Oh I also considered the Sony hx20...
    davver99
    j41sal
    anyone know how this compares to the olympus e-pl1-12mp compact system camera with 14-42mm-lens:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/olympus-e-pl1-12mp-compact-system-camera-with-14-42mm-lens-199-99-argos-1261127?page=6


    would also like to know
    TomBoyNI
    I have one of these, had it for three or four months now as my carry everywhere point and click. It is a great camera.
    Russ2626
    richiem14
    BE WARNED the TZ30 I received from Amazon was not the UK model it was an EU grey import, so had the wrong AC charger, plus you CAN'T claim the £35 cashback from Panasonic! Sent mine back for a refund and ordered a UK model from Dixons for £6 more!


    Are you sure it was dispatched from and sold by amazon.co.uk?

    I bought mine from there recently (albeit at a higher price) and it was the correct black uk model and it stated on their website that cashback is available:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_164043487_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000650363&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=0W8JV6MKN2HJ9R0BJZ17&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=314265807&pf_rd_i=B0073CD6AE
    Flombard
    gingercat
    Flombard
    I prefer the s95 over this, better low light performance and £200

    But only 3.8x optical zoom so not really comparing like for like


    Well, they are very similar in size and aimed at the same sector so it is fair to compare the two. The TZ30 suffers from noise, no RAW and a poor battery life, I've had a t30 now ebayed and have S95 on order having used one previously
    BrianM
    Russ2626
    richiem14
    BE WARNED the TZ30 I received from Amazon was not the UK model it was an EU grey import, so had the wrong AC charger, plus you CAN'T claim the £35 cashback from Panasonic! Sent mine back for a refund and ordered a UK model from Dixons for £6 more!


    Are you sure it was dispatched from and sold by amazon.co.uk?

    I bought mine from there recently (albeit at a higher price) and it was the correct black uk model and it stated on their website that cashback is available:

    It currently states that cashback IS available for Lumixs bought from amazon.co.uk - but may not be for "marketplace" purchases!
    mark1903
    Bought one last week to take pictures of my new puppy. It was the fast frames per second (FPS),upto 40, that attracted me. Was originally going to go for the Canon (been using various EOS / IXUS for the last 20 years) but used my dad's Panasonic and was impressed with the picture quality and build quality.

    Put the camera through its paces and was gobsmacked at how good it was. Got some amazing action shots using the 5FPS Auto focus mode with the autofocus tracking via the touchscreen, the HD videos is incredible. And if you a 3D TV - have a play with the 3D mode it is surprisingly good. So many modes to use, the "through glass" is the best I have used.

    Oh and the 20x zoom is brilliant! All in souch a small package and half the price at least of a DSLR. Very impressed. X)
    ddub
    I have this camera, its really good.
    Image quality and battery life are fantastic. The GPS function is the poorest implemented aspect of the camera. Its slow and unreliable at attaining your location.
    If you have a 3D tele, the 3D photo function is superb, takes very good 3D photos, by just sliding the camera to the side 15cm while depressing the shutter button. -tip, if taking pics with people in in 3d, make sure they stand still and take the photo from about 15 feet away.
    mario999
    Anyone comment on the low light pictures on this? Will Sony HS models be better?

    Thanks.
    BrianM
    BTW Dixons are also selling this camera for £250 (http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-lumix-dmc-tz30eb-k-advanced-compact-digital-camera-black-12300407-pdt.html)

    Currently (in addition to the £35 Panasonic cashback) there is 5% Quidco if buying from them!

    Edited By: BrianM on Jul 19, 2012 11:56
    lucky_ducky
    I have had mine for almost a week now and my personal opinion is that the camera is fantastic!!!!!!! It feels sturdy, it looks stylish (IMO) and takes some wonderful shots...however I have had to read up on photography and learn a few things about ISO settings and aperture. If you want a straight forward point and shoot camera - I don't feel this is for you, but if you are willing to learn more about the features and want to learn more about photography this is fantastic value for money.

    I love this camera now I have learnt more about the specs - silly really as I researched so many compact ultra zoom cameras based on specs and this one just stood out to me - yet it is the specs that have meant I needed to learn how to use it and I am very pleased with it. I still have a bit to learn but I'm happy to do so :3

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