For those seeking higher resolution images and the convenience of a fully automated compact camera, there’s the L30. Its 20.1-megapixel image sensor and 5x optical zoom lens deliver quality images that your precious moments deserve. You’ll never have to fuss with camera settings – in Auto Mode, just point and shoot and let the camera do the rest. For endless hours of enjoyment, the camera is compatible with standard AA batteries.
With the L30, you’ll never have to worry about camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera instantly chooses the optimum settings so you can concentrate on composing the shot.
Capture life’s most cherished moments in high-definition video. The L30 lets you instantly record sharp, crystal-clear HD movies in 720p format with just a press of the handy movie record button.
A wide range of effects lets you fine-tune your shots just moments after you take them. Add the perfect finishing touches with 8 different Glamour Retouch functions, including skin softening, eye bag reduction, teeth whitening and more.
The 20.1 effective megapixels yield highresolution images, and the 5x optical zoom gives you close-ups without quality loss. The bright display of the 7.5 cm (3-in.) TFT LCD monitor offers a clear view whether you’re framing your shot or viewing pictures.
You can effortlessly shoot beautiful pictures in any situation. Easy auto mode lets you
simply turn on the camera and start shooting, while the camera automatically selects the appropriate Scene mode.
Applying Glamour retouch makes faces in pictures look more vivid and beautiful, and
requires no computer for editing. Choose from eight effects — Brighten faces, Hide eye bags, Whiten eyes, Whiten teeth, Redden cheeks, Skin softening, Small face, and Big eyes — each with three degrees of intensity. Have visual fun creating uniquely attractive portraits.
The elegantly curved design not only turns heads but also contributes to comfortable holding.
In addition to photos, you can also shoot HD 720p movies to save your memories with movement and sound.
Since the camera runs on readily available R6/AA-size alkaline or rechargeable batteries, you can travel with it and not worry about running out of power.
Note: HD refers to this camera’s ability to record movies in 1280 x 720 format.
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
1/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 20.48 million total pixels
NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom
4.6-23.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-130 mm lens in 35mm  format)
6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 520 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Motion blur reduction
Electronic VR (still pictures), motion detection (still pictures)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) (wide-angle position relative to the triangle mark) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Center, face detection
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 25 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels)
20M (High) [5152 x 3864(fine)] 20M [5152 x 3864] 10M [3648 x 2736] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [5120 x 2880]
Easy auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Pet portrait), Smart portrait, Auto
Single (default setting), Continuous (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 1.1 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
720/30p (default setting): 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 240/30p: 320 x 240/4:3
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2.6 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])
Approx. 10 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5-4.3 m (1 ft 8 in.-14 ft) [T]: 0.8-2.1 m (2 ft 8 in.-6 ft 10 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Approx. 320 shots when using alkaline batteries Approx. 950 shots when using lithium batteries Approx. 570 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) *2
Approx. 1 h 5 min when using alkaline batteries Approx. 2 h 45 min when using lithium batteries Approx. 1 h 40 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 95.4 x 60.3 x 29.0 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 164 g (5.8 oz) (including batteries and SD memory card)
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2)
AC Adapter EH-65A, USB Cable UC-E16, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2 batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries)
1. Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume fresh LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
*1 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed. The included batteries are for trial use only. Figures listed for lithium batteries are measured using commercially available FR6/L91 (AA-size) Energizer(R) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
*2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
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