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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.1MP 20x Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Nice design
Good zoom length
421 Reviews + 10 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fifty-two owners agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “Tons of useful features add up to a superb all-rounder”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site What Digital Camera “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirty-two customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was good value for money. Mr D J Doyle scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “A great buy at a good price, best compact I've used so far”. Three years ago Mr. G. P. Lamb said “I put a fair deal of research into what to buy to replace the Canon”. P. J. Mathews mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Edit now the white is same price as other colours !” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Fifteen people wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Although it's a little more expensive than the Panasonic TZ35, those extras will no doubt appeal to a good numbe”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It's a little on the expensive”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Panasonic's best and most expensive compact”.

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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This camera has received ten awards from expert review sites.

The writers at review sites Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint all thought that concluded that they would recommend this high megapixel camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

An additional three expert review sites all thought that this digital camera was good. This high megapixel camera received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and the expert at website What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and decided it was outstanding. This camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Optyczne.pl.

The writers at two other expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was good. This Panasonic digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this high megapixel camera is 83 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camera on average 87 out of 100. 244 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 519 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Impressive Zoom for Such a Compact Body

Ninety-two people concluded that it was compact. Trusted Reviews gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned four years ago “Impressive zoom for such a compact body”. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote “DateMay 23, 2013 (1) Read later This 18-megapixel compact camera is in the superzoom ''travel'' category, with a focal length range of 24mm-480mm in film terms”. Techradar.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Techradar “Panasonic has replaced its flagship travel compact camera”.

Ten customers who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Simon mentioned in his review of this digital camera three years ago “I did not want an SLR as they are too bulky to carry around especially on holiday”. T. Crossley said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “As a lifelong newspaper photographer more used to the hefty cameras I was surprised at the excellent results this camera gives” in their review of this digital camera. Sharonzella mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I find it bulky when hiking”.

Seven owners who purchased the product thought it was easy to carry around. Mr John Thompson wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It is compact and easy to carry and takes good photos” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Mordy said “Compact, light and easy to use”. Ca Baxter wrote “It is light and easy to carry”.

Five owners who bought it agreed that it was lightweight. Littleowl rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon.co.uk three years ago “I chose this over a DSLR due to the fact it's more lightweight and portable”. Walkin mentioned “Bought as a camera mainly for travel & use outdoors in mountains -lightweight, long flexible zoom big spec etc”. Antoine wrote “Ideally suited for the traveller wanting lovely photos and a large zoom in a lightweight, compact body” in his review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought it concluded that it was good structurally. P. Luksza mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Construction seems less sturdy than the previous TZ20” yet they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 400g, and the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg. With a weight of only 172 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ40 in June 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), or the Sony SLT-A77.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Pentax K-3 (£592.07) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung NX2000 is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) (30x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A99 (£1,284.99), or the Nikon D810 (£1,674.99) which both of have better reviews.

If this Panasonic camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100 (£233.99) (54x) which also has a higher rating.

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Six Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is a six aspheric element camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 18mm and the longest is 1,600mm. At 560 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. Across all the cameras of this type and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.5mm to 75mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung NX300.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and type. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672 and 4000 x 3000. Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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18.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90 (18.2MP).

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was noisy. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned “It isn't a great performer in low light situations, both with the noise and slow apertures” in their review of this digital camera but they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars out of 5. P. Slater said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Each and every picture not taken in bright sunlight had obvious noise”. Simon he wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “This hasn't significantly increased the noise in the photos, which are pretty much as the came off the camera”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was quiet. Four years ago Liam wrote “Its sharp, its quiet, its so neat” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features calendar, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Five people who purchased this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Nukethemall mentioned “This was despite my upgrading to v1.2 of the firmware (easy to do if you follow clear instructions on Panasonic web site” however despite that they only scored this digital camera 2 stars out of 5. Rachel scored it 80 out of 100 and she said three years ago “Not sure if I will ever really understand how to! The instructions seem a bit confusing to me” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. Cookie Monster mentioned four years ago “18.1 mega pixels, 20x optical zoom, straightforward operating instructions and some clever tricks” in their review of this digital camera.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a hand strap. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras of this spec and age have internal memory of between 8MB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB. With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Ninety-four owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Mrs. M. A. Etherington said “Used to have the TZ7 which was much easier to use” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Mrs Susanne Thomas rated it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Takes excellent photos and is easy to use”.

Twenty-nine customers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said four years ago “The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. Darren T. Lyons wrote in the same month “I haven't really played with all the settings yet as the intelligent setting seems to have covered all my requirements up to now”. In the same month Pascy gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It works! Apart from that gripe the panorama and other settings is really advanced”.

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. M. Bowen said “It was very easy to set up”. Stewg rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “It was so easy to set up even I wasn't sure if I had completed the set up correctly” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Vincent Davies mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Connectivity to tablets and smartphones is also good and fairly quick to set up” but in spite of that he only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Five people concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Apswan said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Nice grip on front of camera makes it easy to hold and stabilise”. James M Cooper gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera three years ago “I wanted it to feel comfortable in my pocket”. Keith Manaton mentioned “So learning how to hold the camera best for you to minimise this is a must” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. Richard Youngs rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I can see the zoom lens wll need careful handling to avoid future problems” in his review of this digital camera. Elizabethlovick wrote in their review of this digital camera “The lens and light handling systems deserve better software” although they scored it 2 stars out of 5.

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Nice Design

Twenty-four people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Mr C Butcher wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Nice looking compact camera took photo on max zoom of London Eye from Lambeth Bridge”. Mr. Darren T. Lyons mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The new style panoramic setting is easier to get to than the old multi-click one”. Nicko wrote “It is certainly pretty good and moreover, fits in your pocket”.

Seven people said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “An effective design and layout” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Macdonald mentioned “The menus have been improved and all the photography menus I find well designed and intuitive”. Four years ago Mel M said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The build quality is good and the camera feels solid and well designed”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. M. G. Chisholm wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It's small and neat and fits perfectly into my wife's small handbag which is a major prerequisite”. Ca Baxter mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is a neat little camera up to Panasonic's usual high standards” . Josie wrote “Neat, reliable, quality small handy camera”.

Four owners thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was smooth. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “The lens has five-axis stablisation, which helps smooth camera movement when shoo”. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au said “The lens has five axis stablisation which helps to smooth camera movement when shooting video” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Macdonald wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The large zoom is very smooth and even at 20x plus another 20 with izoom set it is possible to get an in focus hand held shot with minimal blurring”.

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Great Build Quality

Ninety-four owners who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Website Dpexpert.com.au said “Image quality is good when the lens is set to its middle range” in their review of this digital camera. Digit.in mentioned four years ago “Excellent build quality” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Website Cnet.com.au wrote in the same month “Photo quality and shooting”.

Solid Build

Twenty-eight owners thought this digital camera was well made. Website T3.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Solid build”. Digital Versus mentioned “Good design, build, handling”. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 18-megapixel shooter is sturdily built and boasts a sharp touch screen” nonetheless they scored the product 3 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. P. Glover wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Am a bit dissapointed to say the least, have to revert back to the reliable USB method”. Four years ago P. Slater mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I have not bought a new compact camera since 2007 (my trusty ixus 950is 8mp 4x zoom” however they only gave this digital camera a score of 40 out of 100. Peter4361 said two years ago “Bought this as a possible upgrade for my trusty Canon Powershot A520, after hearing glowing reviews from friends who had Lumix cameras”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Mr. G. P. Lamb said “The camera is sturdy enough and takes pleasing still photos” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. Mickjmc wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very robust, dropped it from about 4 ft onto the concrete by accident”. Adrian W gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “I then purchased a 'Dorr DS10 DIGI Stye' camera case which is sturdy, made of faux leather, has a magnetic clasp”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Twenty-four customers wrote in their reviews that it had gps. Four years ago Ephotozine.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “It offers ample optical zoom, great for landscapes and distance objects, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, all in a pocketable body”. Mr. Darren T. Lyons scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The gps function is quite cool when you view where you have taken your pics on a map too” in his review of this digital camera. M. G. Chisholm wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 “You have a GPS built in that will allow you to add location information to your pictures”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. James Cook mentioned “Add in a touchscreen interface, built-in wi-fi connectivity and GPS” in his review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Zoom Length

Eighty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 “Great zoom capability”. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Good zoom length”. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens and integrated Wi-Fi, NFC”.

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The lovely LX7, has a 24mm-90mm lens and a 10-megapixel sensor”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote also four years ago “The Lumix DMC-TZ40 offers as good a feature set as any in its class, not least of which is a versatile and effectively stabilised lens, excellent touchscreen operation, W”. Nicko mentioned “This camera is not as good as a good digital SLR with a good lens (costing 5 - 10 times the price!” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Twelve people who bought the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Four years ago Pc Mag wrote “Snappy focus” in their review of this digital camera. Website Zitseng.com mentioned also four years ago “Time to first shot, shot to shot, focus” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Its image quality was perfectly respectable, with sharp focus from its 20x zoom lens”.

Seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. What Digital Camera wrote “Great stabilisation system”. Trusted Reviews said “Effective image stabilisation”. Pepper mentioned “The image stabilisation has always been good on this series of camera (a necessity with a 20x zoom).” in their review of this digital camera.

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1080 60 Video

Thirty-four people considered that it was good for video recording. Digit.in said four years ago “Lots of video frame rate options” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag mentioned “1080 60 video” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. London Kettle Buyer rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “On balance I played safe and bought the TZ40 - overall a great camera - quality photos and video, easy to use”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twenty-five customers thought this digital camera had a good screen. Four years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Tiny camera with a terrific touch screen”. Ms.crisom74 mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk in the same month “Touch screen makes life easier” in their review of this digital camera. M. G. Chisholm wrote in their review of this digital camera “The screen is bright and clear” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

Three owners reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 had a good viewfinder. Afc333 wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The viewfinder is superb, bright” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Apswan said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Wifi remote viewfinder is excellent although a little fiddly” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Edward R. Shaw mentioned “I would prefer a built in view finder, especially in very sunny conditions”.

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Photo Quality and S

Two hundred customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago website Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good photos for its class”. In the same month website Zitseng.com said “Impressive image quality for its class” in their review of this digital camera. Also four years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “Long zoom compacts have always been a popular choice with photographers who like to travel.”.

Nineteen owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The TZ40 (also known as the ZS30) packs an 18 megapixel sensor, 20x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD touchscreen, 1080p HD movies, 10fps burst shooting, built-in wi-fi”. Nicko said on expert website Amazon.co.uk four years ago “The sensor has more pixels” in their review of this digital camera. Martin Beecroft gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “High speed continuous shooting and full 1920 x 1080 50P AVCHD video at 28Mbps, plus the option to record MP4 video, wi-fi connectivity etc etc”.

Fourteen owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. Mw wrote “The TZ10 I still have as the picture quality is good in low light”. They also said “I guess when people rave about being good in low light, I assume they mean outside” in their review. Mr. D. G. Phillips mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The TZ40s sensor is so much better in low light than even the Sony” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Five people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good image sensor. Mr. D. G. Phillips scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and said “2011 due to the better sensor compared to the Panasonic at the time” in their review of this digital camera. Simon he wrote last year “My Panasonic FZ27 that that's quite a bit older ( 5 years? ) has a significantly better sensor/processor”. He also said “However, I wanted lots of megapixels and a large zoom with a decent lens & sensor” in his review.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Twenty-one people considered that it had a good battery life. Mr. S. J. Crane wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Be careful which battery you order because the battery is different from my older camera”. They also mentioned “I would recommend buying a spare battery and a screen protector” in their review. P. J. Mathews wrote “The camera is excellent, battery life better than the 30” in their review of this digital camera.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmczs30dmctz40, panasonic dmctz40ebs, panasonic dmctz40k, panasonic dmctz40w, panasonic dmctz40r, dmctz40efs
Barcodes 04010869229319, 04010869229326, 04010869229333, 04010869229340, 04902704210173, 04902704210180, 04902704210197, 05025232725359, 05025232725366, 05025232725373, 05025232725380, 05025232725434, 05025232725441, 05025232725458, 05025232725465, 05025232725489, 05025232725526, 05025232725533, 05025232725540, 05025232725557, 05025232793464, 05025232793471, 05025232793488, 05025232793495

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