The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30E-K Bridge Camera offers a great route into SLR and manual-control photography, with exceptional zoom and image quality properties.
A lens that gets you closer
A 25 mm wide-angle lens offers an amazing 35x optical zoom that extends to a powerful 78.8x Extra Optical Zoom (at a 3 MP resolution) using the centre portion of the image sensor, enabling you to take beautifully clear, defined images of distant or hard-to-reach subjects.
Not only are images very close, but the angle of view is wider than that of a 35 mm camera. The lens teams with the highly-responsive 16.1 MP sensor to render portraits, landscapes, group shots and more in the high quality and vivid colour they deserve.
An expansive ISO range of 100 – 6400 facilitates image capture in a wide variety of conditions, giving you great results even in low light.
Straightforward camera operation
The DM-CLZ30-EK Bridge Camera features a manual exposure mode that's easy to use, making it great for beginners.
It allows you to assume full control of your photography, developing your skills so that you can achieve exactly the results you're after. Choose the ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings that will achieve the exposure, motion or depth of field effects that best suit your subject.
The camera also offers a Creative Control feature with 10 effects, and Creative Retouch, which has 11 effects to stimulate your imagination and enhance your photographs.
With Creative Control, you can shoot with a filter effect whilst examining its effects on the picture using the screen. Creative Retouch lets you apply a filter effect to the picture in camera after you've taken it, enhancing standout features and removing elements you don't want, such as skin blemishes.
Use Panorama shot to achieve a horizontal / vertical panoramic image comprised of consecutive shots taken when panning across a scene.
Stable and intelligent photography
With Intelligent Auto (iA) mode and an optical image stabiliser, the Panasonic DMCL-Z30EK Bridge Camera is able to select the best settings for your photography, getting rid of the blur that results from hand shake or other vibration-inducing events.
These features combine to make the camera so much more usable, drastically reducing the number of shot you'll miss.
Fully combining the optical image stabilisation, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and AF Tracking, it does all the hard work for you so that you can concentrate on framing and capturing excellent shots.
Dynamic high-definition video
Since it's capable of recording full sequences as well as high-grade photographs, you can use the Panasonic DM-CLZ-30EK Bridge Camera to capture exciting 1280 x 720p HD video in the ubiquitous QuickTime Motion JPEG format.
There's a dedicated video button on top of the camera that's especially convenient for you to instantly switch between photo and video shooting, capturing moments as and when you like to take advantage of spontaneous moments.
Use the camera's powerful zoom capabilities when capturing video to pull in distant subjects, for truly all-encompassing video that will add loads to your recollections of memorable times.
Handy software included
The Panasonic DMCLZ30E-K Bridge Camera comes with PHOTOfunSTUDIO version 9.0 LE software, which enables you to sort and archive your images for easy access and uploading to social networking services to share your creativity.
Consider the benefits of more camera memory
It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded.
If you're shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it's best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.
Get into manual photography and learn to handle a DSLR-style camera with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30E-K Bridge Camera.
Product code: 048570