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TMCNet:  Panasonic Introduces Lumix DMC-LZ30

[January 10, 2013]

Panasonic Introduces Lumix DMC-LZ30

Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Panasonic announced that it unveils a digital compact camera, the Lumix DMC-LZ30 with 35x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-875 mm) lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.

According to a release, the 16.1-megapixel high resolution CCD and high performance image processing LSI powerfully supports shooting photo and video.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode lets users leave everything to the camera to take images with its Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions occur automatically, so that you can shoot without adjusting settings should conditions change.

The Lumix DMC-LZ30 is also capable of recording HD video in 720p. The Creative Control and Creative Retouch are newly available with a total of 10 (Creative Control) / 11 (Creative Retouch) attracting filter effects. Panorama Shot and HDR (High Dynamic Range) are also incorporated in DMC-LZ30. The 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot LCD assures high visibility in any lighting circumstances, for both shooting and playing back images. Its ergonomic design offers stable, comfortable grip even after holding a camera an extended time.

The DMC-LZ30 features 25 mm wide angle lens with a 35x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-875 mm). Comprising of 14 elements in 10 groups including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens and 1 dual-sided aspherical lens, this lens unit realizes the outstandingly compact body.

Panasonic noted that it incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ease of operation and the reduction of missed shots. The mode is an integration of Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.

The DMC-LZ30 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p in Motion JPEG. Recording motion image can be started with a press of an independent motion picture button on the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for users to switch photo/video shooting instantly.

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corp. of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of consumer products ranges from Viera Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, Lumix Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

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