Panasonic Lumix LZ30 16mp 35x Zoom Red £99.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Saw this on Tesco yesterday for £127 with the 15% code and then on Argos for £120. Looked again today and was £99.99.
Specs:
16.1 megapixels.
35x optical zoom.
4x digital zoom.
3in screen with TFT LCD technology.
25mm wide angle lens.
Optical image stabilisation.
Up to 30 frames per second.
Shutter speed of 1/2000 to 1/2000 sec.
CCD sensor.
Minimum aperture: 3.
Maximum aperture: 5.9.
Features:

Minimum ISO rating 100 and maximum ISO rating 6400.
Built-in flash.
720p HD recording.
Video capture with sound.
PictBridge compatible.
Detect up to 1 face.
Features intelligent scene mode feature.
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2 Likes #1
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
#2
Why do they still make then with AA batteries?
6 Likes #3
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model

That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
I'm gonna get some rechargeable AA's anyway XD
#4
llamareborn
That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.

Though probably not for very long!
1 Like #5
Stompa
llamareborn
That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
Though probably not for very long!

Buy high capacity rechargeables (and a spare set).
3 Likes #6
I prefer rechargeable AA batteries. They're cheap. And you can still use the camera whilst the spares are being charged
1 Like #7
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.
#8
pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

For those of us who wear glasses viewfinders are useless so not a problem for me :p
3 Likes #9
llamareborn
pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

For those of us who wear glasses viewfinders are useless so not a problem for me :p
Au contraire! I wear glasses and much prefer a viewfinder. Besides, you can actually see what you're pointing at in sunny circumstances where the screen display is little use.
1 Like #10
Stompa
llamareborn
That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
Though probably not for very long!

Depends on what kind of AA batteries you buy. Get a standard set of zinc-carbon batts ('Kodak' from Poundland) and you'd probably get less than 20 shots; go for a set of rechargeable, branded 2500mAh NiMH or higher capacity batteries (e.g. GP Recyckos or Sanyo Eneloops) and you'd probably get a full day's shooting with some spare capacity, quite clsoe what you'd get from Energizer photo lithiums. Good alkaline batts would fall in the middle.
Certainly cannot diss all AAs as the same.
#11
pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

Isn't there some gadget that you put up against the screen & turn it into a viewfinder?
#12
Got this exact camera from currys last month for £52.89 great camera at an equally great price. Use rechargeable.batteries if batteries are problem, these are cheap and available everywhere Maplin etc.,
#13
Gollywood
I prefer rechargeable AA batteries. They're cheap. And you can still use the camera whilst the spares are being charged

+1 Custom batteries - as in some other Lumix cameras - are just inconvenient.

Mind, 4 AA is quite some bulk and weight.
#14
llamareborn
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model

That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
I'm gonna get some rechargeable AA's anyway XD

cameras are battery hungry so if you use AA's rather than dedicated recahrgeblees that are made specifically for that devices drain then you will be going through a lot of batteries.
#15
Azztec
llamareborn
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model

That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
I'm gonna get some rechargeable AA's anyway XD

cameras are battery hungry so if you use AA's rather than dedicated recahrgeblees that are made specifically for that devices drain then you will be going through a lot of batteries.

pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

Only a few years ago most compacts (Canons anyway) took AA batteries and had viewfinders. Things have gone backwards in that respect.
AA batteries in a camera is a big advantage, not a disadvantage. Of course it's necessary if you want a tiny compact.
1 Like #16
Nothing to do with the weight with batteries, I'd be more bothered about the tiny CCD sensor in this model. Poor focusing speed and buffer lag.

If budget will stretch, the TZ40 at about £150 is a MUCH better camera.
#17
thelatics
Nothing to do with the weight with batteries, I'd be more bothered about the tiny CCD sensor in this model. Poor focusing speed and buffer lag.

If budget will stretch, the TZ40 at about £150 is a MUCH better camera.

Nearly half the optical zoom on the TZ40.
#18
thelatics
Nothing to do with the weight with batteries, I'd be more bothered about the tiny CCD sensor in this model. Poor focusing speed and buffer lag.

If budget will stretch, the TZ40 at about £150 is a MUCH better camera.

Comparing apples and oranges here? A bridge camera against a compact point and shoot?

Edited By: cicobuff on Jul 15, 2014 17:09
1 Like #19
Majumba
Azztec
llamareborn
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model

That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
I'm gonna get some rechargeable AA's anyway XD

cameras are battery hungry so if you use AA's rather than dedicated recahrgeblees that are made specifically for that devices drain then you will be going through a lot of batteries.

pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

Only a few years ago most compacts (Canons anyway) took AA batteries and had viewfinders. Things have gone backwards in that respect.
AA batteries in a camera is a big advantage, not a disadvantage. Of course it's necessary if you want a tiny compact.

As an SLR user & big fan of Canon I have to speak out in favour of AA batteries in cameras.....

While doing a project recently I got out to my location only to find that there had been a power cut overnight & my dedicated camera batteries had not charged as I expected having left them on charge all night. I thought for a minute that the whole project would be ruined....until I remembered that the power grip on my camera also had a AA battery adapter....managed to get some alkaline batteries which got me through the whole shoot.

I now always carry a set of fully charged eneloops & have found I can get as many shots with them as 2 dedicated Canon batteries in the power grip
1 Like #20
HOTPOT
pasheast
mcseguy
Batteries required: 4 x AA

That is why I didn't like this model
No viewfinder, that's why I don't like this model.:( But good price for those who don't mind holding it at arms length.

Isn't there some gadget that you put up against the screen & turn it into a viewfinder?

You mean like this ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-stock-Magnetic-Hood-LCD-Viewfinder-Magnifier-for-Canon-600D-60D-7D-C1661-/231206088662?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item35d4f4efd6
#21
Hope this isn't as good as the Canon SX700 HS that I just bought :(
1 Like #22
I have the LZ20, pretty similar to this (I'm a complete novice) I think? Anyway, seems good for a beginner.
I also prefer the AA option as you can buy them pretty much anywhere 24hrs a day.
Some good advice for chargers etc HUKD Link
1 Like #23
cpiercy
Why do they still make then with AA batteries?

What a daft comment. Could it be
that millions of people use them.
#24
Definitely the cheapest price around, however I would suggest reading a review if you are considering this as a purchase.

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_lz30_review/
#25
eatmorefish
Stompa
llamareborn
That's why i like it because if the batteries run out you can get them from anywhere and can carry on using it.
Though probably not for very long!

Buy high capacity rechargeables (and a spare set).


Yep ....

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