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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

By: Dave Etchells

Panasonic's latest in the Lumix lineup, with an eight-megapixel sensor and high quality long-zoom Leica optics.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 01/18/2006


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30


General

Model Name:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 
Model Number: DMC-FZ30 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.95
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2005-09-30
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 26.1 oz (740 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.5 x 3.4 x 5.4 in.
(141 x 86 x 138 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264x2448, 3248x2160, 3072x1728, 2560x1920, 2560x1712
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 420 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x / 4x (6.36x when in Extra Optical Zoom mode) 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 1 / 3 / 9 point 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1250
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 10000 cm
2.0 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 53 x 40 mm
2.1 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture: f/11.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/3.7 (tele) - f/11.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: EVF type, 0.44" 235K pixel color LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 16.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 80, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / Flash / White Set1 / 2 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 7.0
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 7.0m (ISO Auto) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, Photo Fun Studio, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 1.000 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.900 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.500 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.400 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.560 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.570 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.270 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.131 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 3.720 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.200 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.990 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 999
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.730
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 770.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.2V 730mAh 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary 730mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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