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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
WiFi and other features
Good design, build, handling
421 Reviews + 10 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this high megapixel digital camera. Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint all gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award.

The experts at review websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs both decided that this digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

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

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on thirty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this high megapixel digital camera rated it as 87 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 8,853 expert and owner reviews (including 520 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The internal memory of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera range from 8MB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB.

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Price

The Smartphone Control Works Brilliantly, Acting As a Fullfeatured Wireless Remote Control, Something That Up Until Now Has Been an Expensive Accessory for Cameras

Sixteen customers considered that the product was expensive. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The smartphone control works brilliantly, acting as a fullfeatured wireless remote control, something that up until now has been an expensive accessory for cameras”.

Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 four years ago “It's a little on the expensive” and rated the product 8 stars. In the same month expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Panasonic's best and most expensive compact”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Twenty-two people mentioned that it had a good battery life. Mr. S. J. Crane mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “Be careful which battery you order because the battery is different from my older camera” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. S. J. Crane also mentioned “I would recommend buying a spare battery and a screen protector” in their review. P. Slater wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The battery wasn't in - fair enough” in their review of this digital camera.


Smart TV

Wifi and NFC Connectivity

Twenty-eight people who reviewed it agreed that it had gps. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on expert review site 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 he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The gps function is quite cool when you view where you have taken your pics on a map too”. P. J. Mathews gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “The camera is excellent, battery life better than the 30 and the GPS is faster” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. What Digital Camera wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 “Wifi and NFC connectivity” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 19.46 out of 100. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features”.

One person said in their reviews that it had email functionality. David Grant rated it 6 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “They take 6 days to answer an email The simple way for readers to avoid this nightmare is to avoid buying a similar Panasonic camera in the first place” in his review of this digital camera.

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Support

Full Manual Controls

Twenty-four people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 thought it had good technical guidance. Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Full manual controls”. Patrick Crecraft gave the product a rating of 6 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Easily downloaded manual from Lumix - no hassle” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. Paul wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “Zoom is very good, loads of manual options and auto mode very intelligent” and gave it a score of 8 stars.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Six Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is a six aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. At 560 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a pretty average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465), the Sony SLT-A99 ($3,099.99), and the Nikon D810 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-RX100 ($999.99) (54x) which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Digit.in mentioned “It isn't a great performer in low light situations, both with the noise and slow apertures” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. P. Slater mentioned “Each and every picture not taken in bright sunlight had obvious noise” in their review of this digital camera. Simon scored it 4 stars and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review in April last year “This hasn't significantly increased the noise in the photos, which are pretty much as the came off the camera”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Liam rated the product 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Its sharp, its quiet, its so neat” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI

The 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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Features

WiFi and Other Features

Fifty-five people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Loaded with features, like advanced WiFi”. Techmagnifier.com wrote “WiFi and other features” however despite that they only gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 a score of 17.6 out of 100. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag”.


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the EOS 7D ($538.45), and the EOS 5D Mark II ($1,465) both from Canon or the Nikon D5200 ($459.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-3 ($887.43) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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20x Zoom

Ninety customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Techradar mentioned “Good zoom length” however they rated the product 1 stars. Techmagnifier.com mentioned four years ago “Great zoom capability” . Pocket Lint wrote “20x optical zoom, excellent image stabilisation system, superfast autofocus, responsive touchscreen” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Fifteen people who bought it mentioned that it had a good lens. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The lovely LX7, has a 24mm-90mm lens and a 10-megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they scored the product 58.182288911632 out of 100. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Nicko wrote “This camera is not as good as a good digital SLR with a good lens (costing 5 - 10 times the price!”.

Thirteen owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Pc Mag wrote “Snappy focus”. Zitseng.com mentioned “Time to first shot, shot to shot, focus”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Its image quality was perfectly respectable, with sharp focus from its 20x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Four years ago Trusted Reviews said “Effective image stabilisation”. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital camera “Great stabilisation system” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 1 stars. Pepper wrote on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “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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Full HD Video

Thirty-eight people reckoned that the product was good for video recording. Camera Labs said “Slow motion video at 200fps in VGA or 100fps in 72” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 but they only gave this digital camera a score of 19.28 out of 100. Camera Labs also wrote “1080p video with zooming, stereo sound” in their review. Pc Mag wrote “1080 60 video” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored it 1 stars.

Multitouch Screen

Twenty-eight people said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Multitouch screen” . Pcmag.com rated it 6 stars and wrote on PC Mag “The 18-megapixel shooter is sturdily built and boasts a sharp touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi to tra”. Expert website Consumersearch.com wrote “Tiny camera with a terrific touch screen” .

Three owners agreed that the product had a good viewfinder. Afc333 wrote “The viewfinder is superb, bright” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. Apswan wrote four years ago “Wifi remote viewfinder is excellent although a little fiddly”. Edward R. Shaw said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “I would prefer a built in view finder, especially in very sunny conditions”.

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Photo Quality and S

Two hundred and one customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good photos for its class” but they gave this digital camera a rating of 14 out of 100. Zitseng.com wrote “Impressive image quality for its class” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “Long zoom compacts have always been a popular choice with photographers who like to travel.”.

Twenty owners who bought it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Camera Labs said “Fast continuous shooting up to 10fps at the full resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website 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 rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “The sensor has more pixels” in their review of this digital camera.

Fourteen owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Mw gave it a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “I guess when people rave about being good in low light, I assume they mean outside” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. Mw also said “The TZ10 I still have as the picture quality is good in low light” in their review. Mr. D. G. Phillips mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The TZ40s sensor is so much better in low light than even the Sony” and rated it 8 stars.

Five customers who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Mr. D. G. Phillips wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “2011 due to the better sensor compared to the Panasonic at the time” and gave it a score of 9 stars. Simon he wrote last year “My Panasonic FZ27 that that's quite a bit older ( 5 years? ) has a significantly better sensor/processor” in his review of this digital camera. Simon also mentioned “However, I wanted lots of megapixels and a large zoom with a decent lens & sensor” in his review.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Pepper said on Amazon.co.uk “The quality is reasonable until you reach ISO 1600”.

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WiFi Modes Can Be Fiddly Due to Password Entry Process and Occasional Timeouts, Widest Aperture Settings Not As Capable As Some Higherspec Models, Continuous Autofocus Has Its

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it did not have good exposure controls. Pocket Lint mentioned “WiFi modes can be fiddly due to password entry process and occasional timeouts, widest aperture settings not as capable as some higherspec models, continuous autofocus has its”.


Other Features

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 comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100 ($447).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX2000 ($299).

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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 similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this Panasonic 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 high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX200.

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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 on the market for more than two years.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features calendar, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

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

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Features Histogram

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

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. In addition, this digital 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 amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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

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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 high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Impressive Zoom for Such a Compact Body

Ninety-four owners who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Digital Versus wrote “Excellent responsiveness (especially for a superzoom compact” but even so they only rated it 1 stars. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-Z 30 gets you a lot of features in a compact body including a 20x zoom lens”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Impressive zoom for such a compact body”.

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago T. Crossley wrote on 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 and rated it 7 stars. Also three years ago Simon said “I did not want an SLR as they are too bulky to carry around especially on holiday” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Four years ago Sharonzella gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “I find it bulky when hiking”.

Seven customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to carry around. Mr John Thompson scored it 8 stars and he said three years ago “It is compact and easy to carry and takes good photos”. Mordy wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Compact, light and easy to use”. Ca Baxter said on Amazon.co.uk “It is light and easy to carry”.

Five people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Four years ago Walkin gave it a score of 6 stars and said “Bought as a camera mainly for travel & use outdoors in mountains -lightweight, long flexible zoom big spec etc”. Antoine wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 on Amazon.co.uk “Ideally suited for the traveller wanting lovely photos and a large zoom in a lightweight, compact body”. Littleowl said on Amazon.co.uk “I chose this over a DSLR due to the fact it's more lightweight and portable”.

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Camera Labs mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in slim body” but they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Phil the Keys said on Amazon.co.uk “Slim, lightweight and infinitely variable options” in his review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 90g to 1.5kg. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is quite light (only 172 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) (217.7g).

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Design

Built-In Wifi With NFC and Smartphone Remote Control

Ninety-seven owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Wi-Fi for remote control of the camera as well as easy sharing, high-speed” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs mentioned “Built-in Wifi with NFC and smartphone remote control” . Cnet.com also mentioned “A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use” in their review.

Twenty-nine owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “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 gave the product a score of 6 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I haven't really played with all the settings yet as the intelligent setting seems to have covered all my requirements up to now”. Pascy mentioned four years ago “It works! Apart from that gripe the panorama and other settings is really advanced”.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. M. Bowen wrote “It was very easy to set up” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 9 stars. Stewg wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review “It was so easy to set up even I wasn't sure if I had completed the set up correctly”. Vincent Davies gave the product a score of 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Connectivity to tablets and smartphones is also good and fairly quick to set up”.

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Apswan said four years ago “Nice grip on front of camera makes it easy to hold and stabilise” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. James M Cooper mentioned in his review of this digital camera three years ago “I wanted it to feel comfortable in my pocket” and scored the product 7 stars. Keith Manaton wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 “So learning how to hold the camera best for you to minimise this is a must” and rated the product 7 stars.

Three customers said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Richard Youngs said on Amazon.co.uk “I can see the zoom lens wll need careful handling to avoid future problems”. Elizabethlovick said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 on Amazon.co.uk “The lens and light handling systems deserve better software”.

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Good Design, Build, Handling

Twenty-four customers who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Mr. Darren T. Lyons said on Amazon.co.uk “The new style panoramic setting is easier to get to than the old multi-click one” in his review of this digital camera. Nicko mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is certainly pretty good and moreover, fits in your pocket” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Mr C Butcher mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Nice looking compact camera took photo on max zoom of London Eye from Lambeth Bridge” in his review of this digital camera.

Eight people who purchased the product agreed that it was well designed. What Digital Camera said four years ago “Huge zoom in a slimline design” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “An effective design and layout”. Macdonald gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned four years ago “The menus have been improved and all the photography menus I find well designed and intuitive”.

Five customers agreed that it was neat. M. G. Chisholm mentioned three years ago “It's small and neat and fits perfectly into my wife's small handbag which is a major prerequisite” and scored it 7 stars. Ca Baxter said on Amazon.co.uk “This is a neat little camera up to Panasonic's usual high standards”. In April last year Josie wrote “Neat, reliable, quality small handy camera” in her review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

Four customers agreed that it was smooth. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The lens has five-axis stablisation, which helps smooth camera movement when shooting video”. Macdonald mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Dpexpert.com.au rated the product 5 stars and wrote four years ago “Construction quality and ergonomics are good”. One owner who bought it thought it was retro. Andrew Curtis said on Amazon.co.uk “I prefer this retro, sexy silver look” in his review of this digital camera.

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Vibrant JPG Quality

Ninety-five people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Photo quality and shooting” but they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned four years ago “Image quality is good when the lens is set to its middle range”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Vibrant JPG quality”.

Solid Build

Twenty-nine customers considered that it was well made. Four years ago T3.com wrote “Solid build” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Digital Versus wrote “Good design, build, handling”. Techmagnifier.com said “Built in GPS”.

Eight people mentioned that it was reliable. P. Slater scored it 6 stars and wrote four years ago “I have not bought a new compact camera since 2007 (my trusty ixus 950is 8mp 4x zoom” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. P. Glover mentioned on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Am a bit dissapointed to say the least, have to revert back to the reliable USB method” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars. Peter4361 wrote in their review of this digital camera 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 people who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Mr. G. P. Lamb gave it a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “The camera is sturdy enough and takes pleasing still photos”. Mickjmc wrote three years ago “Very robust, dropped it from about 4 ft onto the concrete by accident” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Adrian W wrote four years ago “I then purchased a 'Dorr DS10 DIGI Stye' camera case which is sturdy, made of faux leather, has a magnetic clasp” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review.

One person who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Three years ago Gary Cooper scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned “As a scuba diver, I'm toying with getting the underwater housing - I'd be interested to see a few more reviews on that”.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ40 in April 2017.

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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