Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30K Digital SLR Camera, 8.0 MP, 12x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer, Black


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Powerful 12x Optical Zoom - LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens & ED Lens The DMC-FZ30's LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens features 14 elements in 8 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses & an ED lens which helps to suppress the color bleeding that often occurs in telephoto shots, plus a 12x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35 to 420mm).

This combines with the large, 1/1.8" diagonal 8-megapixel CCD to give you enormous expressive power. The new Extended Optical Zoom, which minimizes the image degradation that normally occurs with digital zooming, gives you up to 19.1x power in 3-megapixel photos, & up to 15x power in 5-megapixel photos.

Plus, the 12x optical zoom can be used together with the 4x digital zoom to produce a maximum of 48x zooming power.

Accurate, Flexible Focusing - Both Auto & Manual
In addition to five auto focus modes (1-point, 3-point high-speed, 9-point, spotAF, & 1-point h.s.AF), the FZ30 features a ring that lets you manually adjust the focus from 0.98 feet to infinity. Manual Focus Assist, shows an enlarged image of the subject's center in the viewfinder. The One-Shot AF function in manual focus mode lets you focus automatically for a single shot by pressing the "FOCUS" button. The Continuous AF function keeps moving subjects in sharp focus, & the AF Assist Lamp helps in dim lighting. This all adds up to easy, accurate focusing.

Panasoni MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer Helps Eliminate Blurry Pictures
Jitter from shaky hands is 1 of the main reasons why cameras produce blurry images. That's why Lumix cameras help solve the problem with advanced MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer technology. The DMC-FZ20K has a built-in gyrosensor that detects any hand movement & relays a signal to a tinymicrocomputer which instantly calculates the compensation needed.

A linear motor then shifts the Optical Image Stabilizer lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. You won't even notice it, you'll see are the outstanding results!

Manual Focus & Zoom Rings with Intuitive Control
The manual focus ring lets you focus on whatever part of your subject you wish, & the zoom ring lets you zoom in & out easily & accurately as you compose the perfect shot. They're both fast, so you can capture moving subjects in your composition.

Free-Angle 2.0" Diagonal High-Resolution LCD
Change the angle of the high-resolution 230,000-pixel 2.0" diagonal LCD monitor any way you like. You get the flexibility to catch a high-angle shot over a crowd, or a low-angle shot of flowers in a garden, all with a comfortable posture.

MEGA BURST Consecutive Shooting

You can snap off consecutive shots at 3 frames per sec. with full resolution. In addition, the Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you continue shooting until the memory card is full. You can take macro shots instantly by flicking the switch on & get as close as 0.16 feet from the subject.

Panasonic Specifications

Image sensor
CCD: 1/1.8", 8.32 Total Megapixel, CCD Primary Color Filter
Camera Effective Pixels: 8.0 Megapixels
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens, 14 Elements in 10 Groups,
(3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces, 1 ED Lens)
Focal Length: f=7.4-88.8mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)
Wide: F2.8 - F11
Tele: F3.7 - F11
Optical Zoom: 12x
Conversion Lens Compatibility
Digital Zoom
2x / 4x pre-select (Max. 48x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom) (Max. 76.5x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)
Extra Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 15.3x for 5 Mega, 19.1x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 15.3x for 4.5 Mega, 19.1x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 19.1x for 2 Mega
Optical viewfinder
0.44" diagonal Color EVF (235k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
LCD monitor
2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (235k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Playback Mode: 25, 16 or 9-Thumbnail Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max), Image Rotation, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, DPOF Setting
Autofocus method
AF Macro
MF switchable
Manual Focus (Ring)
Continuous AF On/Off
One-Shot AF
AF Assist Lamp
AF Metering: 1 point, 1 point high speed, 3 points high speed, 9 points, Spot, (Selectable focus area on 1 point/1 point high speed)
Focusing range
Normal: Wide 30cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Shutter speeds
8 - 1/2000 sec.: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE 60 - 1/2000 sec.: Manual
Exposure control methodá
Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (P mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at auto mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
10 seconds / 2 seconds.
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
White balance
Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/ Flash/White Set1/2 White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto WB)
Built-in flash operating modes
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 +2EV)
Flash range
0.3 - 7.0m (ISO Auto)
Terminals for external flash
External Flash Hot Shoe
Storage media
Media: SD Memory Card and Multimedia Card.
Image recording format
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image-quality modes
Movie Recording
Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
640 x 480
, 320 x 240
Audio annotation
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds,
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds.
Microphone : Yes
Speaker; Yes
DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC / PAL), USB
Direct Print: PictBridge
Power Source
Included: Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 730 mAh)
Optional: Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)
Battery Life : Up to 280 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Up to 300 pictures with EVF
Video Output
A/V Output (NTSC / PAL)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.37" x 5.54" x 5.44"
1.63 lbs.
System requirements
Each ArcSoft program requires Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Macintosh OS 9 - OS X (Classic mode).
Special features
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Review: 1x/4x/8x
Picture Adjustment: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Real-time Histograms
Composition Guide Lines
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Flip Animation
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Exposure control methodá
Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (P mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at auto mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Continuous drive
Mega Burst Shooting Mode: Full-resolution image: Standard Mode: Up to 9 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec. Fine Mode: Up to 5 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Resloution Modes
Recording Image Size (Pixels )
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3248 x 2160
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080
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