• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Nikon L32
L30 vs L32
General
Model Number: GX-20 L30
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1399.95 $119.95
Street Price:   $139.99
Date Available: 2008-03-30 2014-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 25.2 oz (714 g) 5.8 oz (164 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
(142 x 102 x 70 mm)
3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(95 x 60 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.6 20.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.07 microns 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 68  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 714  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, Other),
3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG), 14-bit JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format:   AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2) n/a
Lens: n/a NIKKOR; 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   26 - 130mm
Focal Length (actual):   4.6 - 23mm
Zoom Ratio:   5.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.2 (wide) / f/6.5 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII) Contrast Detection: Center, Face priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (expanded) Auto (80-400, 80-800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 16-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 4.3m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft) [T]: 0.8 to 2.1m (2ft 8 in. to 6 ft 10 in.)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180  
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, X-Sync Socket n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG), 14-bit  
Movie File Format:   AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included 27.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR  
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):   1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   320 shots (Alkaline AA)
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 2 x Alkaline AAs
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software:   Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in red.