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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera

18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringBuilt-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 18 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-3200. With 18 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/2000 to 4s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/2000, fast action can easily be frozen. Given that is does not support very slow shutter-speeds, this camera is unsuitable for night photography. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a 23-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame.

Although this camera offers full manual controls, it does not have any control-dials to change exposure parameters directly. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandPanasonic ModelLumix DMC-ZS30
Sensor 18 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-3200, Up to 6400 at lower resolutions Shutter-Speed 1/2000 - 4s
Lens24 - 480mm F/3.3 - 6.4 / 8Mininum Focus3cm (w) / 1m (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System 23-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage *Touchscren
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes18Panorama, Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Underwater, 3D
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 10 FPS, 6 JPEG *5 FPS Max with AF, max 100 frames. 40 FPS @ 5 MP, max 40 images. 60 FPS @ 2.5 MP, max 60 images. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger WiFi Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 6.4 - 3.3m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS 16:9 *720p video @ 120 FPS. VGA video @ 240 FPS. Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS Position, Orientation
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 300 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2013-01-08, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 109 x 59 x 28mm (W x H x D) Weight 198g

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Panasonic DMC-ZS30 Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

18 Megapixels Travel ZoomISO 100-3200
20X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-4s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
10 FPS Drive, 6 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 920K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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