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Panasonic Lumix FS30 Digital Camera - Black (14.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)


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  • Newly developed 28mm wide-angle high quality LUMIX lens
  • Powerful 8x optical zoom and 14.1-megapixel high resolution CCD and high performance Venus Engine IV
  • Large Intelligent LCD for easy shooting and playback
  • Expand the fun of photography in the high-definition era with HD movie recording
  • The iA(Intelligent Auto) mode for every photographer to be a good photographer

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 10 x 5.6 cm ; 136 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Item model number: DMC-FS30EB-K
  • ASIN: B0031MA144
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Jan 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,857 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description


Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new 14.1-megapixel DMC- FS30 camera with 28mm wide angle lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 224mm on a 35mm camera) as a member of Lumix new FS series. The FS series, a sister line of the Lumix’s popular FX series, pursues easy and simple operation with its high-grade profile for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures. All cameras from the new FS series are equipped with 28mm wide angle lenses with 8x or 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD.Panasonic Lumix

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Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (intelligent auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos: It comprehends MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. The dedicated iA button on the top of the camera lets you enter the iA mode directly. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and capture clear, beautiful images.

New to the FS30 is HD(high definition) movie recording capability in 720p motion jpeg. Not only viewing the movie on PC but also burning the movie and photos made into a slideshow of MPEG2 file on a DVD disc to enjoy watching it on TV via the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0.
The DMC-FS30 has a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot LCD with Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps, to offer a display with the most appropriate clarity in any situation. The clear menu is easy to navigate, even for seniors, thanks to the display size option.

Dressed in the brushed metal-finished panel, the slim and sleek DMC-FS30 gives users the ability to take great snapshots combined with ease of operation which makes it a breeze even for beginners. The DMC-FS30 is available in silver, black, red, blue and violet.*2

Wide angle lens so you can capture the whole view even in confined spaces28mm Wide Angle Powerful 8x Optical Zoom (28-224mm*1) LUMIX DC Lens, 14.1-megapixel High Resolution CCD and High Performance Venus Engine IV
The 14.1-megapixel DMC-FS30 sports a newly developed 28mm wide-angle*1 high quality LUMIX lens with powerful 8x optical zoom into a slim, compact body. Comprising 9 elements in 7 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance. Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 16.9x (284mm*1) by taking advantage of the high resolution CCD.

The image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high quality images. The multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006 second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the sonic speed AF(auto focus) that lets you lock on the subject minimum 0.35 second*3 and the short startup time of approx. 0.97 second.

The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-FS30 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.*4

Intelligent auto finds the optimum mode for every scene automaticallyThe iA(Intelligent Auto) mode for every photographer to be a good photographer
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. The MEGA O.I.S. suppress hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the situation. Human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection. Unwanted red-eyes are digitally corrected and backlight compensation automatically activates if they happens. Intelligent Scene Selector, which automatically selects whichever of 6 scene modes -- Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and newly added Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get best result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and the AF time is minimized.

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The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply pressing an dedicated iA button on the top of the camera. All these make the FS30 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.

Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography in the High-Definition Era
All Lumix cameras can take 16:9 HD (high-definition) quality photos that perfectly fit a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing. You can enjoy slideshow of photos taken with the camera in stunning HD quality by inserting an SDHD/SD memory card in to the SDHC/SD card slot with the VIErA HDTV (VIErA Image Viewer).
The new DMC-FS30 even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480). It is also possible not only to watch the movie on PC but also to upload it on YouTube with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO ver.5.0. 

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・Use a card with SD Speed Class*5 with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures.
・For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
Large Intelligent LCD for Easy Shooting and Playback
The DMC-FFS30 incorporates an easy-to-see, 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by Max. 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations in addition to using the pixel mixed readout method to secure clarity in such situations. Detecting the lighting conditions precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy. The High-angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.

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Intelligent Auto with Face Recognition

Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 features a variety of functionalities to expand fun and convenience for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.

A rich variety of scene modes make it easy to get beautiful photos in a range of photographic situations. Baby, Pet and Sports mode take advantage of the Intelligent ISO Control as previously described, to let you get great results even if the subjects have unexpected motion. Furthermore, you can record the name and birthday of your children or pet and embed the information of the name and at which age in year and month the photo was taken on the photo, and choose to print either or both of them on the photo. Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around the photo. When printed, the photos look like postcards in picture frames, making them ideal postcards.
 
  • The functions and settings used most often, such as O.I.S., consecutive shooting, auto focus point, white balance adjustment, ISO level, image size and LCD mode are quickly and easily accessed via the Quick Setting function. There's no need to open menus to adjust them.

  • The user can select from among several pretty icons for the camera to use for indicating when the subject is in focus. With the My Scene setting, the user can assign up to specific Scene modes to that setting, and switch instantly to the mode when desired. Menus look clearer with the Display Size option for FS30, which makes it easier to navigate, even for seniors.

  • Using the Macro Zoom function, the user can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible with the wide-angle setting by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.

  • In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC memory card, the DMC-FS30 accepts next-generation SD format SDXC, that features high potential in both capacity and data transfer speed. The DMC-FS30 is compatible with Windows 7.


  • *135mm camera equivalent
    *2Availability of models and colours may vary depending on the sales area.
    *3At wide-end, using 1-area AF.
    *4In 3-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
    *5SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.


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    147 of 148 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct 2010
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    After spending hours of looking through many different types of cameras I was at a stand-off between this camera (FS30) and the slightly more "advanced" version (FS33), which has the bonus of a touch screen. After filtering through all the reviews I finally decided that I would go for this version and I most certainly do not regret doing so!

    The camera looks very suave and has a very nice texture to the touch, you can also see the quality that has been put into the making of the camera.

    This camera comes with:
    *Battery Pack + Battery Case, Battery Charger & AC Mains Lead.
    *USB Connection Cable.
    *AV Cable.
    *Hand Strap.
    *CD-ROM which features Software to help run the video format, PHOTOfunSTUDIO & Operating Instructions.

    The PHOTOfunStudio, ran fine with my PC which has 2GB RAM with the Operating System of Windows 7. This program lets you copy your photos straight from your camera to your PC at a decent speed via the USB cable supplied, or you can take out your SD card and put it into a card reader *not supplied, if you wish not to use the software. With this software you can also browse your photos/video, make slide-shows, edit photos/video, print pictures, copy to media devices and also an option to upload your video onto YouTube. The only downside in my point of view is that when searching for photos, it shows you every single picture within the main folder you have selected, (it goes through all the sub-folders), however I only wanted to see the photos that are in the actual folder I have selected. Due to this I use the software to transfer my files to my PC and then browse photos/videos the normal way.
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    46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By MR A R FORD on 9 Sep 2010
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    I bought the Lumix FS30 to replace my much loved Lumix FX8, which got sand on the sensor. I was worried that 14mp on the FS30's tiny sensor would result in lots of noise, but Panasonic seem to have cracked this issue, presumably by clever software. Even night scenery shots have almost no visible noise, which was always a problem on the FX8.

    The 8x optical zoom lens in such a small camera is astonishing, though images do get a bit soft at longer focal lengths. The 28mm wide angle is significantly more useful than the 35mm on the FX8 too. It's quick to focus and has very little shutter lag. The screen is clear and bright, and the captured images are sharp and full of detail. HD movies are a plus, though there is no HDMI port, so you can't play them back in HD quality on a HD TV. They gobble up SD card space too, so short clips are the order of the day.

    The "Intelligent Auto" function works very well, selecting the appropriate scene mode automatically, and employing face detection to set the correct exposure for skin texture. However iAuto defaults to the "Standard" colour mode, which increases contrast and sharpness, and over-saturates colours, much like the "Vivid" mode on the FX8. You can select a "Natural" colour mode, which gives more realistic images, but this is only available in "Normal" mode, not in "iAuto". So in order to get realistic photos, you have to select "Normal" and "Natural", and then select the scene mode manually, negating the advantages of "iAuto".

    Other minor drawbacks are the typically quirky Panasonic controls (e.g. none of the buttons have play or stop icons for movies and slideshows, so it's trial and error, or RTFM). No manual control over aperture or shutter speed either, but that's to be expected for this type of camera.

    Overall though, I'm impressed with this camera. When you don't want to lug your DSLR on holiday, it's the perfect pocket snapper, and great value too.
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    303 of 306 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. T. Harrison on 9 Jun 2010
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    I own a Nikon DSLR and use it alot, however I love my compact cameras for portabilty and happy snapping my dog and family etc. I previously owned the panasonic TZ65 and loved it, the 65 developed a fault and I was offered an exchange, I must admit I was a bit hesitant as the fs30 did not look as robust and did not sport the leica lens. On paper the fs30 did appear better having the better resolution and hd video playback on the PC. I took my time and looked at some other similar priced cameras such as the canon ixus 100IS, the canon did not feel as sturdy as the panasonic and did not have the zoom, ( although it did have a direct hdmi connector which was tempting ). Anyway I opted for the panasonic fs30 and was not dissapointed, it is small,light and the metal case just feels alot nicer than many other camera's in this price range.The video is excellent, only snag being it records in .mov so you will need quicktime to play the movies but it is supplied, you cannot use the zoom in video mode either so set the zoom before you press record, the quality is so good I sold my camcorder!! Photo quality is excellent too and you have a 16:9 option so your pics will fill a widescreen tv or PC monitor without clipping.In 16:9 mode the resolution changes to a healthy 12.5 megapixels and using a 4gb card you will get approx 870 images assuming you take no video. The camera will take bigger SDHC cards. The camera also has a child/pet mode and will record name and age in the photo description. On a full charge I find the battery is good for about 350+ pictures (probably alot more, this is just the max I have done in one day) . The only 3 things that stop me from giving this product 5 stars is the lack of zoom in video mode,the .mov extension (for movie) and the not so intelligent auto.Read more ›
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