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travelbug
24-05-12, 07:25 AM
HI Everyone, I am looking for a good quality "handbag" camera! I find when we are out and about and it's not convenient to take my SLR I miss not having a camera, one always see something you want to take a pic of, so I am looking for a good quality compact that I can carry around in my handbag, I have just read about the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 which sounds good. Any comments or advice on compacts would be greatly appreciated..Caroline

Chris Cool
24-05-12, 12:40 PM
Hi.

The TZ30 is up there with the best of them.

I shoot with the TZ7 (It got the highest rating of Essential when it came out, beating Highly Recommended.)

Here are some test shots taken with my TZ7 Clicky (http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?71760-TZ7-zoom-range-%287-images%29&highlight=zoom)

TZ30 review (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_tz30_review/)

Have a read of its main rivals here Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_tz30_review/rivals/)

And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with any camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the Adjusting levels (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/06_Levels/06_Levels.html) and for even more adjustment. The Curves tool (http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/07_Curves/07_Curves.html) is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever :cool:

Cheers!

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travelbug
25-05-12, 06:56 AM
Hi Chris, many thanks for your positive comments and informative links, just what I need! I hope after reading them it will help me decide which model to buy!..Caroline

Chris Cool
27-05-12, 12:45 PM
I notice the Panasonic TZ30 also got an Essential rating Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_tz30_review/conclusion/) :D

nubiecamera
28-05-12, 05:38 PM
I notice the Panasonic TZ30 also got an Essential rating Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_tz30_review/conclusion/) :D

I very agree with you CHris :)

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travelbug
29-05-12, 07:16 AM
I notice the Panasonic TZ30 also got an Essential rating Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_tz30_review/conclusion/) :D

Many thanks Chris, it's reassuring when a camera has been given a high rating! just looking for the best buy, I think I will pop into my local Jessops to see what price they can come up with! Caroline

travelbug
29-05-12, 07:21 AM
I very agree with you CHris :)

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Hi newbie, are you looking for a compact? Chris has posted a link about compacts in this post which is very informative..Caroline

Chris Cool
29-05-12, 04:13 PM
Many thanks Chris, it's reassuring when a camera has been given a high rating! just looking for the best buy, I think I will pop into my local Jessops to see what price they can come up with! CarolineYes, I always think it's a good idea to have a play before you buy! :)

travelbug
30-05-12, 06:56 AM
Yes, I always think it's a good idea to have a play before you buy! :)

I agree Chris, I phoned our local Jessops store yesterday but they haven't any in store, I hope to ring our Panasonic store in Exeter later to see if they have any in store!..Caroline

wave
30-05-12, 01:07 PM
take your hand bag too lol

travelbug
31-05-12, 06:59 AM
take your hand bag too lol

lol..indeed wave! I am pleased to say I am going to Exeter this morning as the Panasonic Store have them in stock! I like to buy from a reputable company online or in store..Caroline

wave
31-05-12, 07:14 AM
good luck

travelbug
31-05-12, 02:01 PM
good luck

Thank you wave!

travelbug
31-05-12, 02:16 PM
Hi Everyone, just to say I have purchased the TZ30, just waiting for the battery to charge up! Panasonic are doing cash back which started today! 35, so that was a bonus! many thanks for your support, it is greatly appreciated..Caroline

Chris Cool
31-05-12, 03:44 PM
Ah, good choice! :D

travelbug
02-06-12, 11:12 AM
Ah, good choice! :D

Thank you Chris, it's a little "gem"!!..Caroline

elainescamera
22-06-12, 04:56 AM
Thank you Chris, it's a little "gem"!!..Caroline

How's the TZ30 Caroline? I am still listing down possible compact digital cameras that I would like to check and check again before buying them,. I am looking at Elph 300 HS but seeing that the TZ30 has gotten good ratings, I would like to look a it too. Thanks.


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