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.