12 megapixels; 15x optical zoom; Optical image stabilization; 3-inch LCD monitor; 720p HD video, 30 fps (H.264 format); Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The HZ30W travel zoom is a stripped-down version of the HZ35W: a smaller screen, no GPS, but otherwise identical. In other words, it's free from the most unnecessary and expensive aspects of the HZ35W, and is a better value as a result. It's not necessarily a great camera -- we thought that the HZ35W's image quality was sub-par, suffering from a significant loss of detail because of noise reduction -- but it's not a bad value for the money at all. Known as the WB600 in some countries.