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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 20MP 42x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are poor
Does not have a good viewfinder
Unacceptable noise level
11 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 60 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this Panasonic camera very highly.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 520 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person reckoned that it had a good battery life. Whatdigitalcamera.com rated the product 4 stars and said on expert review site What Digital Camera “Panasonic Lumix LZ40, offers a versatile fixed lens and increased battery life in a compact” in their review of this digital camera.


Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 owners wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good viewfinder. Photographyblog.com said “No viewfinder”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “No electronic viewfinder” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 reviewer who reviewed it said that it did not have a good screen. Photographyblog.com said “Fixed screen”.

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Does Not Have Good Exposure Controls

One person mentioned that this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 review on PhotographyBlog.com “Little control over exposure settings”.

Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Good Zoom

Seven customers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “42x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 17.6 out of 100. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “It features a 42x optical zoom, with a focal length starting at a wide angle of 22mm, rising up to 924mm at the telephoto end” in their review. Hananh wrote in their review of this digital camera “Also the zoom is great at 42X for this price”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 review “The camera lens has optical image stabilisation.”. One person wrote that it had a good lens.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Photographyblog.com said “Reasonable value for money”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 on PhotographyBlog.com “Manual controls”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 review “Although the compact camera market is declining, there is still interest in the bridge camera” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 5 stars. Hananh mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “I like everything about this camera except the size, if it had been more compact I would have given it a 5 star rating”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 498 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 owner who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Hananh rated the product 7 stars and said on Bestbuy.com three years ago “The point and shoot ease of use with many built in settings makes taking great professional looking pictures easy” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40.

Easy to Use

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 review on expert review site Ephotozine two years ago “Colour is generally good in images, although noise is noticeable at all ISO settings, so images will look best when shared”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Photographyblog.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 review “Easy to use”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Photographyblog.com wrote “Noise visible in all images”.

Noisy

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Photographyblog.com wrote “Noise visible in all images”.

Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. Amconsafari wrote on Bestbuy.com “While still getting used to the features, so far pleased with the capabilities” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, and the Sony DSC-TX30 is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 6D EF (£1,242.99), or the PowerShot SX710 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-RX100 (£233.99).

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 3432, 5152 x 2896, 3856 x 3856, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 and 1536 x 1536 and 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219), or the Nikon S9400.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the D5500 (£399) (3.2"), or the D810A (£2,807) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Pentax 645Z (£6,599) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LZ40 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst cameras of this age. The optical zooms of cameras of this type and age range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x.

We compared all the other 42x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon P520 is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon 28 (£452.91), and the Sony Alpha A77 II is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Alpha A5100 (£389.99) (8x and higher rated), the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated), or the DSC-W830 (32x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm. When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera that we have assessed, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 of 1,119 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 3, the Lumix DMC-LZ40 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm. At only 22 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera which have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-LZ40 supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 80 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-LZ40 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 16GB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclz40k
Barcodes 00700686601392, 00700686601415, 00785528635315, 00885170181021, 05025232775507, 05025232775514, 05025232775521, 05025232775538, 05025232775545

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Review Sources

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