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Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
32
Overall
35
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 front
Portability
66
Imaging
40
Features
32
Overall
36

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Key Specs

Panasonic FX75
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
  • 165g - 103 x 55 x 23mm
  • Announced June 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FX70
Panasonic LZ30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-875mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 552g - 124 x 84 x 92mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Older Model is Panasonic LZ20
  • Later Model is Panasonic LZ40
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Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Panasonic FX75 versus Panasonic LZ30, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both built by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FX75 (14MP) and the LZ30 (16MP) is pretty comparable and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FX75 was manufactured 3 years before the LZ30 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic FX75 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic LZ30 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting through a in depth comparison, below is a concise view of how the FX75 grades vs the LZ30 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FX75 over the Panasonic LZ30

 FX75 LZ30 
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Reasons to pick Panasonic LZ30 over the Panasonic FX75

 LZ30 FX75 
ReleasedJanuary 2013June 2010Fresher by 31 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic FX75 and Panasonic LZ30

 FX75 LZ30 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FX75 has exterior dimensions of 103mm x 55mm x 23mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs) and the Panasonic LZ30 has dimensions of 124mm x 84mm x 92mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 3.6") along with a weight of 552 grams (1.22 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FX75 versus Panasonic LZ30 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the FX75 against the LZ30.

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FX75 and LZ30 is 94 and 66 respectively.

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to see the contrast in sensor sizing purely by going through specifications. The photograph underneath might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the FX75 and LZ30.

To sum up, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Panasonic LZ30 to provide extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The older FX75 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FX75
Portrait photography with Panasonic LZ30
28
MP count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
32
decent MP (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FX75 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic LZ30 as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
43
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than competitors (552g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FX75 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic LZ30 Sports photography highlights
39
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
provides tracking focus
slow frames per second (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
47
excellent zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
has tracking focus
great battery power (380 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FX75 Travel photography details
Panasonic LZ30 Travel photography details
67
offers touch to focus
MP count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.2)
56
great battery power (380 per charge)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (875mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (552g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FX75 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic LZ30 Landscape photography highlights
37
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
45
really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
great battery power (380 shots)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FX75 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic LZ30 Vlogging highlights
31
really wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone jack
22
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (552g)
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Panasonic FX75 vs Panasonic LZ30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FX75 and Panasonic LZ30
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FX70 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-06-01 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine HD II -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 25-875mm (35.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.2-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.40 m 4.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 165 grams (0.36 lbs) 552 grams (1.22 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 55 x 23mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 0.9") 124 x 84 x 92mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 380 photographs
Battery type - AA
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 0r 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch cost $139 $230