Panasonic seems to stop at nothing to grab the attention of photography buffs, even stealing some thunder from its rivals. Their latest Lumix DMC FZ30 digital camera is the case in point.
The brand new Panasonic camera with an 8 Megapixel sensor promises to have enhanced picture quality, by putting optical image stabilization technology which is normally used for video cameras the FZ30 will offer enhanced photo sharpness. Panasonics Mega Optical Image Stabilizer guarantees less movement while clicking through, the built-in gyro sensor adds superior picture quality. High image quality is also ensured by the Venus Engine 2 LSI which has an intrinsic brightness processing feature and facilitates a higher vertical and horizontal resolution.
The Lumix FZ30 also boasts of attaching an additional manual zoom ring to the manual focus ring, easy-to- iew 2-inch LCD display which could be rotated to 180°, adjustable dials for the speed control of aperture and shutter, and a powerful 35-420mm lens when compared to a 35mm camera. A higher resolution LCD is included over its predecessor, the DMC FZ20 — 230,000 pixels as compared with 130,000 of the FZ20.
For preserving data, you can use a variety of Secure Digital Cards with this camera ranging from standard to ultra fast flash cards, to advanced cards like the SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus flash card with built-in USB interface. The Lumix FZ30 is available in an approximate price category of below US $600.