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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30S Digital Camera (Silver)

Item # PNDMCFZ30S (Part # DMCFZ30S)
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Discontinued Brand new, USA Warranty



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With the new DMC-FZ30, Panasonic thrusts its super zoom category of digital still cameras firmly into the hands of photo enthusiasts with an 8-megapixel, 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm to 420mm) camera. Equipped with both automatic and manual controls that will meet the needs of prosumers and amateurs alike, the DMC-FZ30 incorporates Panasonic's acclaimed MEGA Optical Image Stabilization.


The 12x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens, which has appeared in all of the FZ series cameras from Panasonic, has undergone further development to ensure more superb picture rendering. Along with the CCD size and total effective pixels, the FZ30 also has enhanced and added a host of other features: a manual zoom ring along with a manual focus ring; an easy-to-see, free-moving LCD; and adjustable dials for the aperture and shutter speed controls. Both the LCD and the electronic viewfinder have had their resolution increased by about 180 percent, offering a sharp, clear view.

The FZ30 combines high-speed and high-quality image processing with the Venus Engine II LSI. It boasts quick responsiveness with best-in-class level release time lag of 0.01 seconds. Adopting a non-collapsible lens has substantially reduced start up time from about five seconds to about 0.97 seconds. Autofocus time in 1-point high-speed AF has been reduced to a quarter of the level achieved in Panasonic's previous model

In addition to advanced features are great enhancements to basic functionality. A newly developed lithium-ion battery has increased capacity. There are also 14 scene modes for beginning photographers, including five news modes: Baby, Soft Skin, Food, Starry Sky and Candle. Each scene has its own help screen to describe the affect and advise the photographer on how to get the best shot possible. Auto angle detection recorders when an image is taken horizontally or vertically and displays the file appropriately on the LCD monitor or on a TV or PC, using included software.



New Leica DC Lens with 12x Zoom
An 8-megapixel lens has now joined the FZ series of 12x zoom lenses with MEGA O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer). The Extended Optical Zoom function further increases zooming power to 19.1x** while suppressing image degradation.
**At 3-megapixel resolution.

Advanced MEGA O.I.S.
Now you can capture clear, sharp photos even when zooming or in dim lighting. LUMIX's popular MEGA O.I.S. suppresses the effects of hand-shake, so you get less blurring and more beauty.

Venus Engine II LSI
With its high resolution, this LSI helps deliver the full potential of the high-definition CCD. You get stunning images with exceptional detail.

Full Manual Operation

This new design incorporates a zoom ring, focus ring, and aperture/shutter speed command dial. Advanced manual operation lets you take photos exactly as you envision them, by putting the full performance of this powerful camera to work for you.

A Variety of Controls
The pixel count has been increased in both the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder. The Free-angle LCD Monitor lets you adjust the angle for a more comfortable shooting stance.

Mode Dial/Scene Mode
The mode dial makes it easy to take beautiful shots in almost any situation. Candle Light, Starry Sky, Baby, Soft Skin, and Food modes have also been added to give you a choice of 14 modes in all.

More Shooting Fun
Enjoy features that only a digital camera can offer, such as viewing beautiful VGA (640 x 480-pixel) moving pictures on a large TV screen. You will also discover many other ways to explore the fun and creativity of photography.




Total Megapixel: 8.32

Effective Pixels: 8.0 Megapixels      

CCD (Image Sensor): 1/1.8"

Image Processor: Venus Engine II LSI  Primary Color Filter     


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

Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
640 x 480, 320 x 240 


Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 14 Elements in 10 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces, 1 ED Lens)

Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )      

Optical Zoom: 12x    


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


Digital Zoom: 2x / 4x pre-select

(Max. 48x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom)
(Max. 76.5x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)

Combined Total Zoom: 48x     


Aperture: Wide: F2.8 - F11; Tele: F3.7 - F11  

Focal Length: f=7.4-88.8mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)     

Focusing Area:  

Normal: Wide 30cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 200cm - infinity


Focus Modes:  

AF Macro
MF switchable
Manual Focus (Ring)
Continuous AF On/Off
One-Shot AF


AF Metering:

1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
(Selectable focus area on 1 point/1 point high speed)


ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400  


White Balance:

Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/Flash/White Set1/2
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto WB)  



Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
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      


Scene Modes:

Dial: Auto, Program Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Manual Mode, SCN1, SCN2:(Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Baby, Soft Skin, Starry Sky, Candle),Moving Image, Playback


Shutter Speed:

8 - 1/2000 sec.: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE
60 - 1/2000 sec.: Manual


Self Timer: 10 seconds / 2 seconds      


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    


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: RAW/TIFF/Fine/Standard      


Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG):

4:3 Aspect Ratio: 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels) 2(640 x 480 pixels)


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: Yes


Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds      


Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds      


Built-in Flash Mode:  

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 +2EV)
0.3 - 7.0m (ISO Auto)      


External Flash: Hot Shoe      



LCD Monitor: 2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (235k pixels) Field of view: approx. 100%    

Viewfinder: 0.44" diagonal Color EVF (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
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Setting


Recording Media: SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card      


Microphone: Built-in      


Speaker: Built-in      


Interface: DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB    


Power Supply:  

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


Included ArcSoft Software:

ArcSoft PhotoImpression
ArcSoft Panorama Maker
ArcSoft PhotoBase
USB Driver
Lumix Simple Viewer
Photo Fun Studio


OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French  


Dimensions: 3.37'' (H) x 5.54'' (W) x 5.44'' (D)


Weight: 1.63 lbs 


Other Features:

Color: Silver            

AF Assist Lamp     

Composition Guide Lines 
Scene Mode Help Screen

Auto Angle Detection

Flip Animation  

Unlimited Consecutive Shooting        

Real-time Histograms        

Direct Print: PictBridge      

Conversion Lens Compatibility

manufacturer Warranty: One year

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