Panasonic C-3000ZM

Panasonic C-3000ZM (Zoom 28) is a fully automatic autofocus camera first introduced in 1991 by Panasonic. The C-3000ZM was notable for being one of the early compact zoom camera that adopt 28mm wide focal length. The lens has a rather large aperture of F3.2 at the widest focal length.

The camera has the ability to do long exposure via a bulb mode, an aux port for a cable release is also available. The Panasonic C-3000ZM was subjected to a rebrand version called the Vivitar 680PZ which has a suggested retail price of $479.95 in 1993.

Specifications:[edit | edit source]

  • Type: 35mm lens shutter camera with built-in flash, zoom lens, and autofocus.
  • Film format: 24mm x 36mm (135 film magazine)
  • Lens: 28 - 80mm zoon lens, F3.2 - F7.7 (10 elements in 9 groups)
  • Focus: Auto focus ( with focus lock & infinity lock)
  • Focus range: 0.75m - infinity
  • Shutter: Automatic with bulb.

28mm: F3.2, 1/30 sec. (EV8.5) - F22, 1/250 sec. (EV17)

80mm: F7.7, 1/50 sec, (EV11.5) - F27, 1/180 sec. (EV17)

  • Self timer: Electronic 10 seconds
  • Film-speed setting: Automatic DX codes (ISO): 50, 100, 200, 400, 1000, 1600, 3200.
  • Film transport: Automatic advance and rewind, midroll rewind possible.
  • Flash: Built-in, operating range (100 iso film):

28mm: 0.75 - 4.9m

80mm: 0.75 - 3.3m

  • Recycling time for flash: Approx. 2.5 sec. (with new battery)
  • Battery life (24 exposures with new battery): Approx. 30 rolls ( using the flash for approx. 50% of shots)
  • Power source: DC 6V, lithium batttery CR-P2 or DL 223A
  • Dimensions: 148mm (W) x 66mm (D) x 75mm (H)
  • Weight: Approx. 435g including battery

External Links:[edit | edit source]

A User Review on 35MMC.

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