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LUMIX LZ30: Long Zoom DSLR Alternative Bridge Camera

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  • Amazing 35X optical long zoom (25-875mm)
  • HD Video capture
  • Built-in creative effects for amazing looking photos
  • DSLR like exposure control features

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The Panasonic LUMIX LZ30 is an affordable compact camera for people who want the control of an expensive and complex DSLR, with the convenience of an all-in-one camera. This compact camera offers incredible advantages like a 35x optical zoom range (35mm camera equivalent: 25-875mm). Travel with more zoom than most professional interchangeable lens cameras deliver, and enjoy superior results with our renowned optics. Discover the power of built-in creative effects that make it easy for you to capture great photos in simple or complicated scenes. From 25mm wide-angle performance to 875mm super zoom empowering you to capture subjects both near and far. The LZ30 boasts exposure controls usually reserved for DSLRs and turns ordinary photos into extraordinary images. Never miss a moving moment with LZ30's HD Video.

Amazing 35X Optical Long Zoom (25-875mm) with 16.1-megapixel Resolution

A powerful 35x optical zoom lens* draws your subjects up close with 16.1-megapixel resolution. Capture decisive sports scenes, natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes.

* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-875mm.

25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens* delivers about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances your shooting opportunities when photographing scenes like a group of people at an indoor party, a large structure, or sweeping landscape while traveling.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent at the wide end.

78.8x Extra Optical Zoom

The Extra Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 35x zoom ratio to an incredibly powerful 78.8x zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 1,970mm) at a resolution of 3-megapixels or less.

HD Video Capture

720p HD Video Recording

The DMC-LZ30 records HD video in Motion JPEG format (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps). Video recording can be
easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent at the wide end.

¿ QuickTime Motion JPEG. ¿ Some lens movement sounds may be recorded. ¿ In Motion Picture Mode, the length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. (Up to the equivalent of 2 GB per video recording.) ¿ Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen. ¿ Use a card with SD Speed Class* with ¿Class 6¿ or higher when recording motion images. ¿ SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. ¿ If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) ¿ SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C,LLC.

* SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

Built-In Creative Effects for Amazing Looking Photos

Creative Control/Creative Retouch

Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you'll be proud of.

DSLR Like Exposure Control Features

Manual Exposure

For those looking to take on more creative control, the DMC-LZ30 has easy-to-use manual controls. You can set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that exaggerates the feeling of movement.

Optical Image Stabilizer

Blurred images due to handshake often occur when you are shooting with a high-powered zoom. The Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes that blur while maintaining phenomenal image quality.

Zoom Shots & Macro Shots

Dimly Lit Rooms

Night Scenes

Night Portraits

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos*.

* The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.

Panorama Shot

Panorama Shot Scene Mode makes it possible to shoot a wide horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots taken by overlaying the previous picture. The multiple images are stitched together to create one single wide image capturing your scene.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

The DMC-LZ30 integrates HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the Scene Mode. You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that HDR delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning.

Large 3.0-inch 460K-dot LCD

The DMC-LZ30 has a big, bright 3.0-inch 460K-dot LCD with a 100% field of view. LUMIX's acclaimed Intelligent LCD function automatically adjusts the brightness according to your shooting conditions letting you share the fun of viewing images with family and friends.

State-Of-The-Art Features And Technologies

  • In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can shoot with a unique, square-shaped 1:1 aspect ratio.
  • The 100MB built-in memory provides extra memory when your memory card fills up.
  • The PHOTOfunSTUDIO smartly sorts your images into practical folders for quick, easy management.
  • Macro Zoom
  • 9-area AF
  • Copy Setting
  • Focus Range Display
  • Real-time Histogram
  • Category Selection
  • 12/30 Thumbnails Display
  • Calendar Display
  • Set Protection
  • Resize
  • Cropping (Trimming)
  • PictBridge Compatible