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on 12 January 2014
I already have a Lumix fz38 which I have had for 4 years and I love it, but wanted a bigger zoom and better macro.
The DMC-LZ30e has both of these things. I have only been out today for the first time with the new camera and the batteries ran out, after only a couple of hours. These were the duracell batteries which came with the camera and I would have expected ithem to last longer. Also the battery compartment cover seems quite flimsy.
The zoom seems to take a few seconds to respond when the trigger is pressed but I guess I'll get used to it.
I made a point of taking some shots with both cameras to compare, and was very pleased with both the zoom and the macro shots with the new one.
The screen is bigger than my fz38, but there is no viewfinder, which I really missed. I guess that is also something I will get used to in time.
It is too soon to say very much more at this stage. At £89.99 it was considerably cheaper than the fz38 (close to £300) probably a good buy, time will tell.