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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
DMC-FS40- Bright F2.5 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT Lens from 24mm Ultra Wide-angle.- HD Video Recording.- MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for Suppressing Hand-shake Blur.- iA (Intelligent Auto)... More
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25 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Panasonic digital camera received an expert rating of 82% from Cameras.co.uk. The camera expert review sites think this compact camera camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 7,426 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras compared to other brands.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was cheap. Four years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “In fact it is hard to beat if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive cam” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and mentioned four years ago “Based on the features it has, picture quality and ease of use it offers very good value for money”.

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Easy to Use

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased it thought it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 reviewer thought it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Coolpix S5100[pl_1308_price], or the Coolpix S570[pl_2049075_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-FS40 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FS40.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FS40 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS40 that we have checked, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40's maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40 is 8.8x, and the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Very Light

The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40 is 5.2kg. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is quite light (only 0.103 kilograms) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4320 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FS40 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4320 x 2880 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this digital camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS40 range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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280 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is a digital camera that takes 280 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-FS40 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS40. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS40 have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS40 range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of only 2.5, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light

The weights of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS40 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 103 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is one of the lighter comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Short

With a height of only 55.5 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS40 is one of the shorter compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS40 amongst digital cameras of this age. The heights of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40 range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 19.9 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS40 is one of the thinner compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average depth of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS40, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If this digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS40 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FS40 do not have a GPS. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to look at including the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FS40 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FS40 the best optical sensor size is 2/3"" and the worst is 1/2.5"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FS40. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FS40 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FS40.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 120 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras of this type and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Lumix DMC-FS40 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS40. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-FS40 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FS40 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS40.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FS40 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 has a pretty average megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS40.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(3)
1 April 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FS40 is a simple, pocket camera with a low price tag. Based on the features it has, picture quality and ease of use it offers very good value for money. In fact it is hard... Read more…

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,5 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Picturequality, fastshutterresponse, smallsize, valueformoney
Wide angle shots can lose sharpness
28 May 2013

Welche Kamera ist die richtige für mich? Die Auswahl an kompakten Digitalkameras ist geradezu erdrückend. Da ist es überhaupt kein Wunder, dass die allermeisten Käufer sich überfordert... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcfs40, dmcfs40e, dmcfs40ef, dmcfs40egp, dmcfs40egy, dmcfs40egs, dmcfs40ega, dmcfs40egk, dmcfs40efy, 5025232660407, 5025232660445, 5025232660414, 5025232660421, dmcfs40egablue, panasonic dmcfs40, panasonic dmcfs40e, panasonic dmcfs40eb, panasonic dmcfs40ebp, panasonic dmcfs40eba
Barcodes 05025232660353, 05025232660360, 05025232660377, 05025232660384, 05025232660391, 05025232660407, 05025232660414, 05025232660421, 05025232660445, 05025232660452, 05025232660469, 05025232660476, 05025232660483, 05025232660506, 05025232660513, 05025232660520, 05025232660537

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