LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic TS30 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
TS30 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Kodak EasyShare Z980 (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic TS30 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1.3 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1300 sec
Panasonic TS30 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from. Panasonic TS30 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic TS30 can record videos with the utmost resolution of 1280x720 at 30 fps with retaining and MPEG-4 formats.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic TS30 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Panasonic TS30 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards. Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Panasonic TS30 Battery Specs Compared to Other Models