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Panasonic DMC-FS40 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video capability
Has an image stabilizer

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was June 2012 when this camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-FS40 supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FS40 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

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Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic DMC-FS40 has a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a night mode.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-FS40 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FS40 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FS40 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W, or the GE J1455 which all of have better reviews.

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4320 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-FS40 has a 4320 x 2880 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-FS40 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 14.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the A1455, or the X5 (£55) both from GE which and both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP and higher rated), or the V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic DMC-FS40 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) (3").

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-FS40 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. With a playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FS40's playback zoom (max) is one of the highest amongst cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-FS40 features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-FS40 features calendar. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature calendar.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS40 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the GE J1455, the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F, or the Nikon 26.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS40 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. The average digital zoom of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 6.6x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Powershot A3500 IS, and the ELPH 115 IS both from Canon or the Nikon L120 are also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung 150F (5x and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x and higher rated).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the DMC-FS40 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FS40 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. The DMC-FS40 has one of the smallest minimum aperture numbers (only 2.5) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FS40 has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-FS40 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FS40 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-FS40 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-FS40 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of digital cameras of this type and age is 250g. The Panasonic DMC-FS40 is one of the lighter medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 103 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

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

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