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Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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23 Reasons For

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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 camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-FS40EF-Y supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FS40EF-Y which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price], and the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-FS40EF-Y also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], and the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of the DMC-FS40EF-Y of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this age and spec. The lowest playback zoom (max) of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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Very Light

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y is one of the lighter cameras of this spec and age (only 0.103 kilograms) amongst compact cameras of this age. The weights of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FS40EF-Y range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg.

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Has Five White Balances

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS40EF-Y. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FS40EF-Y. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FS40EF-Y. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-FS40EF-Y the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DMC-FS40EF-Y is a digital camera that takes 280 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FS40EF-Y take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DMC-FS40EF-Y is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FS40EF-Y. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Multi Point Auto Focus" is also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this age and spec range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a quite 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FS40EF-Y the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 103 grams, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y is quite light compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average weight of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y is 170g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price] (103g).

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (3"), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The DMC-FS40EF-Y is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The DMC-FS40EF-Y is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FS40EF-Y does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-FS40EF-Y also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The DMC-FS40EF-Y is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

This camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FS40EF-Y.

Amongst similar types of camera the best optical sensor size is 2/3"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS40EF-Y. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FS40EF-Y. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the DMC-FS40EF-Y has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 120 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.01m and 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the DMC-FS40EF-Y has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (wide) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Panasonic camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS40EF-Y has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price], or the Canon ELPH 115 IS[plb_1547918_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Megapixel

The DMC-FS40EF-Y has a relatively standard megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FS40EF-Y.

There are a number of alternative 14.1MP cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 05025232660353, 05025232660360, 05025232660377, 05025232660384, 05025232660391, 05025232660407, 05025232660414, 05025232660421, 05025232660445, 05025232660452, 05025232660469, 05025232660476, 05025232660483, 05025232660506, 05025232660513, 05025232660520, 05025232660537

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