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lumix-dmc-fx30-digital-camera.jpg  Panasonic has recently announced its new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 compact digital camera which boasts massive 7.2 Megapixel image resolution and offers 3.6X optical zoom with 4X continuous digital zoom (12X combined zoom), large high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD screen, world’s slimmest 28 mm wide-angle lens from LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT and supports expandable memory card for variety of media cards.
Equipped with 1/2.5 inch CCD Sensor, the Lumix DMC-FX30 compact digital camera features a large 2.5 inch (6.4 cm) Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display having 207,000 Pixels resolution, 27 MB internal memory with SD/MMC card expansion slot support, built-in microphone and USB v2.0 port.

The memory expansion slot supports Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC).

Featuring five aspherical lenses with six aspherical surfaces including an extra-high refractive index aspherical lens, the lens system in Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 made it possible to create a 28mm wide-angle lens with 3.6x optical zoom which is compact enough to fit in a camera with a super-slim 22mm profile.

The 7.3 megapixels Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 digital camera offers 3X Optical zoom (35 mm equivalent: 36�108 mm) without any loss of picture quality. In addition, the camera also offers 4X continuous digital zoom with LCD preview in 0.2x increments, starting at 3X optical zoom with total combined zoom of 12X.

Weighing about 1.5 kgs with battery pack the Panasonic Lumix FX30 digital camera can capture still pictures in JPEG/EXIF format with maximum 3072 x 2304 pixels resolution (7.3 megapixel).

Intelligent ISO Control to Prevents Motion Blur

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 has employed advanced Intelligent ISO Control which helps capture clear, crisp shots even when the subject moves while shooting in motion. Intelligent ISO Control detects when the subject is moving and automatically raises the ISO and shutter speed settings accordingly. This suppresses motion blur, making it easy to get a beautiful shot.

In addition, the digital camera also incorporates MEGA O.I.S. technology, which automatically detects and compensates for hand-shake to capture clear, beautiful shots even when shooting in dim lighting, shooting macro close-ups or taking self-portraits.

Still Picture Capture

Other still pictures sizes offered by Canon IXUS 900Ti digital camera includes 3648 x 2736, 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 3648 x 2048, and Postcard Date Imprint in 1600 x 1200 pixels.

Other still picture sizes offered are 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x960 pixels, and 640 x 480 pixels resolution in 4:3 aspect ratio; 3072 x 2048 pixels, and 2048 x 1360 pixels in 3:2 aspect ratio; and 3072 x 1728 pixels, and 1920 x 1080 pixels in 16:9 aspect ratio.

Video Recording

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 also allows video recording in AVI (Motion JPEG compression MPEG2+ WAVE) format which allows video capture in 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels in 30/10 fps in 4:3 aspect ratio and in 848 x 480 pixels in 30/10 fps in 16:9 aspect ratio.


ISO Sensitivity

Offering variety of ISO sensitivity which includes AUTO, High ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 (High Sensitivity Mode : 3200), the Lumix DMC-FX30 features a unique Low light shooting mode using Low-noise ISO 1250 which enables flash-free shooting indoors and at night. ISO 3200 High Sensitivity mode enables shooting in very dark environments where flash cannot be used. High ISO Auto mode automatically sets an optimal high ISO setting to allow for faster shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake.

Shooting Modes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 digital camera offers several shooting modes presets including some special scene modes to help with tricky environments. Shooting mode presets includes: Normal picture, Simple , Macro SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial photo, Snow, High sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet)

I/O interface

- A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user-selectable)
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)

Included Software

  • LUMIX Simple Viewer
  • PhotofunStudio
  • ArcSoft (PhotoImpression/PhotoBase/Panorama Maker)
  • USB Driver

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Digital Camera Features

  • 1/2.5-inch CCD Sensor
  • 7.2 Megapixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels resolution (still picture)
  • 3.6X Optical Zoom
  • 4X Digital Zoom
  • 28 mm Wide-Angle Lens, LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 7 elements Lense
  • Auto Focus System
  • Shutter Speed: 8-1/2000 sec
  • 2.5 inch (6.4 cm) Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207,000 Pixels resolution)
  • 27 MB internal memory, Media card slot supporting Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • Video Recording: AVI (Motion JPEG compression MPEG2+ WAVE)
    - 4:3 aspect ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels in 30/10 fps
    - 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels in 30/10 fps
  • Still Pictures in JPEG/EXIF v2.21 format, max 3072 � 2304 pixels (7.3 megapixels)
    - 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels , 1280 x960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
    - 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3072 x 2048 pixels , 2048 x 1360 pixels
    - 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3072 x 1728 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP) port
  • TV output (PAL/NTSC)
  • PictBridge enabled
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Built-in Microphone
  • ISO sensitivity - AUTO, High ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 (High Sensitivity Mode : 3200)
  • 3.6V 1000mAh Li-ion Battery Pack , 280 pictures battery life
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 94.9 x 51.9 x 22.0 mm (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight : 1.5 Kgs (with battery)

The 7.2 Megapixels Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 digital camera comes in four colors viz. Silver, Black, Blue and Pink and is available in India for about Rs. 18,000 with warranty. Visit for more details.

The digital camera also provides a FUNCTION button, which can be used to easily change settings such as auto focus, light metering, white balance, ISO sensitivity, image size, image quality, and so on without needing to switch to the menu screen. The FUNCTION button provides shotcuts to most of the settings.

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