At A Glance

The EX-Z30 is a thin, stylish, 3.2 megapixel digital camera with 3X optical zoom and a battery life of 2.5 times longer than previous models.

Technical Specs

Technical Specifications for the EX-Z30

Recording Element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD
(3.34 million total pixels; 3.2 million effective pixels)
File Record Format: Snapshots : JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies :AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV (Monaural)
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (9.7MB image recordable area), SD memory card/Multi Media card
Recorded Image Sizes: Snapshots:
2048 X 1536/ 2048 X 1360 (3:2) / 1600 X 1200 / 1280 X 960 / 640 X 480 pixels
Movies: 320 X 240 pixels

Recorded File Sizes:

Image size (pixels)

/recording time

File size

Built-in memory (9.7MB)

SD Memory Card
64MB *

2048 x 1536


Approx 1.6MB/



640 x 480


Approx. 190KB/

46/61/ 98

294/ 386/618


320 x 240

Recording time:

Approx. 300KB/sec.
(15 frames/sec.)

30 sec.

3 min. 20 sec.



Recording time:


40 min.

4 hr. 20 min.

  * when using a Panasonic 64MB card
** limited only by the battery life and the available memory

Lens: smc Pentax Lens (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens) F2.6(W) to 4.8(T); f=5.8(W) to 17.4(T) mm (equivalent to approximately 35.0 to 105.0 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom: 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focusing: Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, multi); pan focus; macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus; focus lock
Approximate Focus Range: Normal: 15.75 in. to ∞; Macro: 2.36 to 19.69 in. (optical zoom 1 to 1.8X)
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element
Control: program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic / mechanical shutter; 4 to 1/2000 shutter speed (including night mode)
Aperture: Auto; F2.6 / F4.3
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (5 modes); Manual
Sensitivity: Auto; ISO50 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400
Recording Functions: Snapshot; audio snapshot; movies with audio; Best Shot, macro; voice recorder
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 1.64 to 11.15 ft. (W); 1.31 to 5.91 ft. (T)
Finder: LCD monitor; optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 2.0-inch digital interface TFT color LCD, 84,960 pixels (354240)
Playback: Zoom display (4X); 9 picture display; calendar; Photostand function
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time
Other features: Histogram display; grid display; album function; favorites folder
Input/Output Terminals: USB cradle terminal
Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Battery life: Approx. 360 snapshots (CIPA standard)
Continuous recording: Approx. EX-Z30 approx. 1260 snapshots (3 hr. 30 min.)
*recording wide / tele alternatively each 10 secs, LCD on, flash off
Playback: Approx. 6 hours of snapshots
Voice recording: Approx. 5 hours of recording time
Dimensions: 3.46"(W) x 2.24"(H) x 0.91"(D) mm
(excluding protrusions, thinnest point 19.7mm)
Weight: 3.89 ounces
(excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery; USB cradle; USB cable; AC adapter; Strap; CD-ROM

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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