The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Compact Digital Camera is a multitalented, high-quality picture taking device with a optical 20x zoom lens, Wi-Fi connectivity, manual exposure control, with touch-control LCD monitor. Its 18.1 megapixel MOS image sensor and the new Venus Engine imaging processor deliver low-noise pictures, fast performance and accurate colors along with its optical 20x zoom lens adjusts from an ultra wide-angle thru super-telephoto for a wide array of shooting situations.
This DC Vario-Elmar Leica lens provides a 24-480mm
equivalent 35mm focal length
with a maximum f/3.3 aperture at its wide-angle range. This aperture is fast enough to acquire low light activities and the
Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer can make adjustments for any camera shake to deliver clear pictires and movies when photographing at the telephoto ends that this lens provides. If you require stretching a bit further, then use the Intelligent 4ox Digital Zoom feature. Extra-low Dispersion and Aspherical lens elements along with Nano Surface Coatings diminish flaring and aberrations for sharply rendered pictures.
Full 1080p HD video recording and on-board stereo sound and a dedicated single-touch button will instantly take you from shooting photos to capturing video. You can also capture still images at the same time as recording a video and not cut the video. Both fast and slow-motion video along with multiple lower resolution video recording is also available and its 5-Axis Correction diminishes blurring throughout the total shooting range. A 3.0 inch
Touch-control 920k-dot LCD monitor is included for composition, review and playback. Autofocus, shutter, zoom and playback can be controlled with simple gestures to the touch-screen monitor. Additionally It contains an auto level indicator letting you keep your photos parallel.
There is also on-board Wi-Fi. Download the Panasonic Image Application to your tablet, Android or iOS smart phone to wirelessly send your images to your device to instantly share and store. Also, the App lets you use your wireless device as an external remote for photographing and playing back pictures and HD video. Near Field Communication (NFC) lets you connect your camera to your phone with a simple touch while sharing images on a friend's smart phone becomes just as simple. Direct uploading to social networking websites, auto transfer along with wireless playback on a TV are all available using the Image App.
The camera also comes with on-board GPS featuring geo-tagging, compass and mapping functions.
The ZS30 can deliver full resolution burst images of 10 fps and the Intelligent Auto mode lets the camera select the optimal adjustments letting you go about composing and shooting. If you like your settings even more specific, there are 18 unique photo Scene Modes, like Sunset , Panorama, or Night Portrait, provide predefined settings which correspond to the
composition you are capturing.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is available to acquire balancing of photos of scenes
containing both bright areas and dark shadows. Four image aspect ratios with multiple resolutions are provided (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, while a square-shape 1:1) along with manual control of exposure is provided letting you fine-tune shutter speed and aperture to acquire images just the way your mind sees them.
For expressive photography, Creative Retouch and Creative Control let you to add up to 14 artistic effects either before or subsequent to you pressing the shutter, for instance One Point Color, Toy Effect, Retro look or Creative Panorama provide these same effects for panorama images while Creative Control is available using video mode also.
The ZS30 can be powered up by both a standard AC adapter and with the USB port, letting you use your computer as a way to recharge your camera. Also included is PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 photo management software. Jan 8, 2013 ✓
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3456 x
3456, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x
1536, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Sensor photo detectors
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800,
White balance presets
Custom white balance
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)
25 – 875 mm
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Normal focus range
30 cm (11.81″)
Macro focus range
1 cm (.39″)
Screen / viewfinder
F3.0 - F5.9
Minimum shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Yes (2 0r 10 sec)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
100 MB Internal
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
4 x AA Alkaline/Ni-MH batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)
Weight (inc. batteries)
552 g (1.22
lb / 19.47
124 x 84 x 92 mm
(4.88 x 3.31 x 3.62″)
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