The DMC-ZS30(TZ40) boasts advanced optical design making the camera keep on being the world’s slimmest in class*1. A powerful 20x optical zoom lens*2 in a slim body draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals.
*1 As a digital camera with the optical zoom lens of 20x or more, as of January 7, 2013.
*2 35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm.
The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens* – rare on a compact camera – gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the wide-end.
The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 20x optical can virtually extend to 40x equivalent.
A 24mm ultra wide-angle 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens is outstanding in class for its quality and versatility. Adoption of ultra-thin lens for its optical system makes the unit’s overall length short to fit in the slim body. Passing Leica's stringent standards, this lens boasts exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare.
The Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts extremely low reflectance ratio and it is applied to DMC-ZS30(TZ40) for exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts.
The DMC-ZS30(TZ40)'s O.I.S. suppresses the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. Plus, the new HYBRID O.I.S. + is highly effective for video recording
Zoom Shots / Macro Shots
In Dimly Lit Rooms
The new 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor realizes both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing. In addition, the Wavelet NR (Noise Reduction) system*1 in the Venus Engine enables deliberate noise reduction process without missing low-frequency noise by enlarging its detection area by approx.64x*2. Edge Smoothing NR technology also helps rendering smooth edges even in image recording at high ISO setting.
*1 Works in high sensitivity image recording at ISO 800 or higher.
*2 Panasonic comparison with DMC-ZS20(TZ30).
The DMC-ZS30(TZ40)'s Venus Engine processes large amount of progressive full HD data at high speed. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time.
The newly developed MOS sensor lets the DMC-ZS30(TZ40) shoot 10 fps* in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. You can take a series of shots, then choose the ones you like the best and delete the rest.
* Max. 6 images.
Even higher-speed burst shooting is possible when the electronic shutter is used.
The Intelligent Burst Shooting in the iA Mode automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement.
*1 The number of recordable images depends on the memory card size and battery life.
*2 The focus, exposure and white balance are fixed with the first picture for the burst.
*3 The range that can be recorded will become smaller.
With the industry’s first Creative Panorama, 12 filter effects make panorama images more impressive, and expand your expressive abilities.
The Creative Control (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch (in the playback mode) give you the expressive power to turn ordinary situations into highly special scenes.
The DMC-ZS30(TZ40) boasts the quick start-up time. Together with the Light Speed AF, the DMC-ZS30(TZ40) never misses the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
The Light Speed AF helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. You can quickly focus on moving subjects, such as when you're shooting sports scenes or animals.