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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Digital Camera

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18.1MP 20x MOS May 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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45 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This compact camera camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which thought that this Panasonic camera was very good.

The reviewers at three other expert review sites all endorsed this camera. This compact camera camera received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who decided it was would make a great purchase and it received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera who concluded it was fantastic. Additionally, the editor of Optyczne.pl thought that this camera was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this Panasonic digital camera a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Thirty experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 83%. This means that camera experts think this Panasonic camera is one of the very best cameras of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 87 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “It offers ample optical zoom, great for landscapes” . Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review four years ago “40PM The TZ40 is the latest flagship model to grace Panasonic’s perennially popular ‘TZ’ travel zoom range” . Expert review site Cameralabs.com said in their review of this digital camera “Panasonic Lumix TZ40 / ZS30 review The Panasonic Lumix TZ40, or ZS30 as it's known in North America, is the latest version of the company's hugely popular travel zoom camera” and scored it 4 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “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” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The lovely LX7, has a 24mm-90mm lens and a 10-megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that it had a good autofocus.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Digitalversus.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “A great stabilisation system and even a digital zoom that's not entirely catastrophic, this camera”.

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Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 thought it was compact. Expert website Cnet.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “The result is another excellent compact megazoom that gives you a bit more for your money”. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 ($399.99 direct)$319.00 at Adorama is a compact camera that manages to squeeze a 20x zoom lens into a pocketable form factor” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is Panasonic's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2013”.

Good Connectivity

Several customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Four years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Boasts a sharp touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi to tra” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Is a travel zoom camera with 20x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “Distance objects, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, all in a pocketable body”.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag four years ago “Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens”. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said in the same month “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features” . Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag”.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Panasonic compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Panasonic.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “Long zoom compacts have always been a popular choice with photographers who like to travel.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Its image quality was perfectly respectable, with sharp focus from its 20x zoom lens” . Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review “The good news is that it probably means more people are taking more pictures and shooting video —”.

Some customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “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” in their review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 had a good screen. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Tiny camera with a terrific touch screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owner considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Cnet.com said “A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owner thought the product was easy to use the menus. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 on What Digital Camera four years ago “The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use”.

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Nice Design

A few people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 concluded that it was smooth. Four years ago Smh.com.au wrote “The lens has five-axis stablisation, which helps smooth camera movement when shoo” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

One customer who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reckoned that it was a good design. Digitalversus.com wrote “An effective design and layout” in their review.

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Robust

A number of people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 wrote that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review “The 18-megapixel shooter is sturdily built and boasts a sharp touch screen”.

One customer considered that the product was well made. Telegraph.co.uk said “Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites, while compact system cameras offer the high-quality image capabilities of DSLRs”.

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Good Video Capture

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.3m. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly big normal focusing range (tele) (2 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price], and the DSC-RX100M2[pl_1610616_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (20.4MP).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Nine Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most digital cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 12 number of aspheric elementss, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has nine number of aspheric elementss.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4896x3672, 4896x3264, 4896x2752, 4000x3000, 4000x2672, 4000x2248, 3664x3664, 3264x2448, 3264x2176, 3264x1840, 2992x2992, 2448x2448, 2560X1920, 2560x1712, 2560x1440, 2048X1536, 2048x1360, 1920x1920, 1920x1080, 1536x1536, 640x480, 640x424 and 640x360 and 480x480. The best still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. At 30 seconds, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The photo effectss "Art", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a very high motion JPEG frame rate (50 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The motion JPEG frame rates of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 560 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The maximum aperture numbers of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x. With an extra/Smart zoom of 47.8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the more total megapixelss (18.9 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 450,000 pixels. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was not cheap. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review “It's a little on the expensive”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned four years ago “Although it's a little more expensive than the Panasonic TZ35, those extras will no doubt appeal to a good numbe”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Panasonic's best and most expensive compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned in their review “It isn't a great performer in low light situations, both with the noise and slow apertures”.

Poor Product Quality

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews “Image quality isn't perfect.” but even so they rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 as excellent. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 isn't the best in terms of pure picture quality” in their review yet they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 also do not support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 do not support Full HD video. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Two Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is a two number of diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have between one and eight number of diaphragm bladess.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this age and type the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB. At only 12 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 640x480@25fps. Across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x).

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a pretty standard weight (172 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (188.2g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a CCD sensor type.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (CMOS and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
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
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
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
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
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
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Expert Reviews

(46)
22 December 2013

But regular cameras are now catching up in the convenience stakes. Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites, while compact system cameras offer the high-quality... Read more…

10 November 2013

Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens and integrated Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, but image quality disappoints...

8 November 2013

Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens and integrated Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, but image quality disappoints...

19 October 2013

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a great potential to shoot portrait, tele-zoom and tele-macro. Its picture quality might not be at par with other cameras in this range. But with the fact that it maintains...

9 October 2013

A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 April 2013 by Pepper

This, the TZ40, is the latest iteration of Panasonic's top of the range travel zoom camera. I am writing this review having owned the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, TZ30 and now the TZ40. I've also used... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2013 by Mr. D. G. Phillips
(Verified Purchase)

Only used the camera for two weeks and I am already totally impressed by its performance. I have bought Panasonic compacts for many years and was very pleased with the brand. However, my last... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2013 by Liam

This is my third Panasonic compact camera and I still use my TZ10 as its so good. This on the other hand has blown me away with just how good it is. I am a serious camera enthusiast with Canon and... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2013 by RP

I (like many others) was researching cameras for a while before buying the TZ40. I bought the TZ40 on the good reviews, then worried when i saw the bad customer ones cropping up. Having just been... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2013 by MacDonald
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered Saturday, arrived Monday so great service from Amazon. My TZ40 is to upgrade from my excellent TZ8 that has done 4 years of sterling service. I was attracted by the TZ40's increased zoom... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz40efs, panasonic dmctz40, panasonic dmctz40k, panasonic dmctz40e, panasonic dmctz40w, panasonic dmctz40r, panasonic dmctz40eb, panasonic dmctz40ebs, panasonic dmczs30dmctz40
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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