Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 vs Samsung WB350F

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40
Samsung WB350F

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
3.7MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a megapixel count of 20MP, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 16.3MPMP digital camera (3.7MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a total megapixel count of 20.5MP, but the Samsung WB350F is only a 16.7MPMP digital camera (3.8MP less).
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an optical zoom of 42x, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 21xx optical zoom digital camera (21x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a maximum aperture of 18.9, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (16.1 bigger).
A bit shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum focal length of 22mm, however the Samsung WB350F is a 23mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Samsung WB350F is only a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459,540 pixels lower).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 320.00, but the Samsung WB350F only takes 310 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$64 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 costs $63.52 less than the Samsung WB350F.
User reviews are a little better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an average user review score of 90% based on 4 reviews, however the Samsung WB350F has an average rating of 89% (based on 845 reviews).
7 Reasons For
20% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 5xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (5xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung WB350F has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung WB350F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (80).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Samsung WB350F is 16ss maximum shutter speed. That's 1s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (16ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lighter Edit
The Samsung WB350F has a weight of 216gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 498g digital camera (282g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 27 reviews, the average expert review score of the Samsung WB350F is 71%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 60% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
25% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Samsung WB350F is a 5xx digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

7% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Samsung WB350F (2.8).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Samsung WB350F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
1s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is only 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Samsung WB350F is a 16ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (1s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 498g digital camera. That's 282g heavier than the Samsung WB350F (216gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40, whereas 5 shops sell the Samsung WB350F. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Samsung WB350F's is 71% (based on 27 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
3.7MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 16.3MPMP digital camera. That's 3.7MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (16.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 16.7MPMP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (16.7MPMP).
21x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 21xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 21x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (21xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (2.8).
5% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 23mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (23mmmm).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,540 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (460,000 pixels pixels).
Only 310 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung WB350F is 310 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 only takes 320.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $64
The Samsung WB350F is $63.52 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40.
Older by one month
The Samsung WB350F is one month older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Samsung WB350F's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40's is 90% (based on 4 reviews).

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

33 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
16.3MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2832 x 2832
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2832 x 2832
 2592 x 1944
 1984 x 1488
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
21x
Digital Zoom
4x 5x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
18.9
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,119mm 483mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
22mm
BEST
23mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 168 4.1 - 86.1
Extra / Smart Zoom
84x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 1.6 - ∞ 0.8 - ∞, 3.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 0.8
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.001 - ∞ 0.8 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 16s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s
BEST
1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.6 - 4.9 0.5 - 2.9
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Range
0.6 - 10.8 0.3 - 4.1

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
BEST
Video Format
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
80MB 9.5MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.4x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Spotlight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Backlight
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Spotlight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
498g 216g
BEST
Height
86.6mm 65.1mm
Depth
94.2mm 25mm
Width
126.4mm 113.6mm
Weight Including Battery
524g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data SLB-10A
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.6h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots
BEST
310 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ILinker
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
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