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EX-Z300 digital camera, 10.1 Megapixels

High quality digital camera with excellent functionality that allows users to take beautiful pictures of people’s faces and night scenes.




Technical Specs


Number of Effective Pixels

10.1 million

Image Sensor
1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels

10.34 million

File Format
Still Images

JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)


MOV format, H.264/AVC, AAC (monaural)

Audio (Voice Recording) WAV format (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image area)
Recording Media

SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard,
MultiMediaCardplus compatible

Number of Recorded Pixels
Still Images

3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432 (3:2),
3648 x 2048 (16:9), 3072 x 2304,
2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480


1280 x 720 (HD, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (STD, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (LP, 15 fps)

Recording Capacity (when set at maximum image size)
Still Images Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 6 shots (Fine) / 11 shots (Normal) / 17 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*1

Approx. 151 shots (Fine) / 286 shots (Normal) / 426 shots (Economy)

Movies Recording Time Maximum recording time per file: 10 min.
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 37 seconds (HD)
SD Memory Card 1GB*1 Approx. 16 min. 32 seconds (HD)
Operating Speed
Power on to First Shot*3*4 - Approx. 2.1 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag*3*4 - Approx. 0.008 second
Image Playback - Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time*4*5 - Approx. 2.3 seconds
Normal Speed Continuous Shutter*5 - Approx. 2.3 second intervals
High-speed Continuous Shutter*6 - Maximum is 4 frames per second
Flash Continuous Shutter - Maximum is 3 frames per second
Construction 7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.6 (W) to 5.8 (T)
Focal Length/35mm film equivalent f= 4.9 to 19.6mm /Approx. 28 to 112mm
Optical Zoom 4X
Digital Zoom 4X (16X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom 22.8X (640 x 480 pixels, both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range*7 (from lens surface)
Auto Focus Approx. 15.75” to infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 3.94” to 19.69” (W)
Infinity Mode infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 3.94” to infinity (W)
Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
Shutter Speed*8
CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/2000 second
F2.6 (W) to F7.0 (W)*10, auto switching
White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*12
Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions
BEST SHOT Included: 38 scenes
Make-up Shot Yes
Lighting Yes
Handheld Night Scene Yes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Yes
Face Detection Yes
Face Recognition Yes
Auto Shutter Yes
Voice Recording Yes
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range Normal: .67’ to 14.76’  (W), approx. 1.64’ to 6.56’ (T)
Flash Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.31’ to 7.22’ (W), approx. 1.64’ to 3.28’ (T)
Monitor Screen
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960x240)
Timekeeping Functions
Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Yes
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals
USB/AV port
USB: Hi-Speed USB
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-40) x 1
Battery Life
Number of Shots*13 Approx. 300 still images (CIPA standards)
Continuous Playback Approx. 7 hr. 50 min. (still images)
Continuous Recording Approx. 8 hr. 50 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions (excluding projections)
3.81” (W) x 2.27” (H) x .91” (D)
Thinnest part: .83”
Weight (excluding battery and accessories)
Approx. 4.62 oz
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord,
USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

Specifications subject to change without notice.

*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card. *2. Within limits of memory and battery life. *3. When using built-in memory. *4. With built-in flash off. *5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality. *6. Image is fixed at 1600x1200 pixels and normal image quality. *7. Range is affected by optical zoom. *8. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene. *9. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. *10. F7.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *11. F7.7 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *12. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index. *13. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.