Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Review

3.0
September 23, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)
(Approx.)

123.8 x 83.7 x 91.4 mm
(4.87 x 3.30 x 3.60 inch)

Weight (Approx.)

465 g (1.03 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
558 g (1.23 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor / 16.4 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.0 - 5.9 / 2-step (F3.0 / 7.7 (W), F5.9 / 15.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 35x
Focal Length f = 4.5 - 157.5 mm (25 - 875 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(30 - 1,050 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 44.2x (4:3 / 10M), 63.0x (4:3 / 5M), 78.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Lens 14 elements in 10 groups
(1 Aspherical Lens / 2 Aspherical Surfaces, 3 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer O.I.S. (On / Off)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 150 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Zoom Macro, Continuous AF (On / Off), AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 1-area / 9-area / Spot
Shutter Speed Approx.15 - 1/2,000 sec
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Rec Mode (Mode Button) Intelligent Auto, P (Program), M (Manual), Creative Control, Scene, Portrait, Scenery, Sports
Creative Control Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, HDR
* Birthday only.
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-resolution Image: Approx. 1 frame / sec
High-speed Burst: Approx. 3 frames / sec
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Motion Picture Recording*1
HD Video: 1,280 x 720 pixels (HD), 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
STD Video:

640 x 480 pixels (VGA), 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
320 x 240 pixels (QVGA), 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

Exposure Program AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, ±3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 2 EV step, Max. ±2 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Image Recording
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M),
3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M)
1:1 Aspect Ratio: 3,456 x 3,456 pixels (12M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Color Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid
Digital Red-Eye Correction
(Red-Eye Removal)
Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode Normal Play, Slide Show, Category Selection, Calendar
Thumbnails /
Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails /
Yes
Calendar Display Yes
Show Histogram Yes
Set Protection Yes
Retouch Creative Retouch
Resize /
Cropping
Yes /
Yes
Copy Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese, Hindi
* Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.
LCD 3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power Monitor Mode, Power Monitor Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 10.0 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.5 - 5.0 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory Approx. 100 MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface AV Output, USB (AV / USB Multi)
Power Alkaline AA Battery / Ni-MH Battery x 4
Battery Life*2
(Approx.)
380 pictures (AA Battery) (CIPA Standard)

Included Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 LE, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Alkaline AA Battery × 4, AV Cable, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.

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