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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 vs Samsung WB350F

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 vs Samsung WB350F

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40
Samsung WB350F

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3.7MP higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a megapixel of 20MP, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 16.3MP 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.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an optical zoom of 42x, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 21x 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 number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an 18.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (16.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 1,119mm maximum focal length. That's 636mm longer than the Samsung WB350F (483mm).
A bit shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22mm, however the Samsung WB350F is a 23mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Significantly bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an internal memory of 80MB, whereas the Samsung WB350F is only a 9.5MB internal memory digital camera (70.5MB smaller).
Ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 320.00, but the Samsung WB350F only takes 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

4 Reasons For
20% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (5x). 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 number Edit
The Samsung WB350F has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Lighter Edit
The Samsung WB350F has a weight of 216g, 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.

A little better user reviews
Based on 99 reviews, the average user review score of the Samsung WB350F is 91%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is 90% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
25% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Samsung WB350F is a 5x 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 number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 0.2 larger than the Samsung WB350F (2.8).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 498g digital camera. That's 282g heavier than the Samsung WB350F (216g). 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.

Four months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is older than the Samsung WB350F by four months.
A little Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40's average user rating is 90%, however the Samsung WB350F's is 91% (based on 99 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
3.7MP lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 3.7MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (16.3MP). 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.

21x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 21x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (21x). 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 number 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).
636mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Samsung WB350F is only 483mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 1,119mm maximum focal length digital camera (636mm longer).
5% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung WB350F has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 23mm. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (23mm).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Samsung WB350F is a 9.5MB internal memory digital camera. That's 70.5MB smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 (9.5MB).
Only 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung WB350F is 310.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
20MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
16.7MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
18.9
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
3 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,119mm
BEST
483mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22mm
BEST
23mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 168 4.1 - 86.1
Extra/Smart Zoom
84x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ / 1.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 0.8
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.001 - ∞ 0.8 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 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 (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.6m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 16s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 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 36mm
Width
126.4mm 113.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
524g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SLB-10A
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.6h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots
BEST
310 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I Launcher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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