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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
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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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44 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Experts really like this compact camera digital camera and have given it ten awards.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint all of whom wrote that this compact camera digital camera was good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both said that this Panasonic digital camera was great. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and Camera Labs.

In addition, this camera received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera who wrote it was marvellous. Furthermore, the reviewer at Optyczne.pl gave this compact camera digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was brilliant.

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

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 83%. This means that digital camera experts think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best cameras of this spec and age.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 382 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 87%.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners mentioned that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned “It offers ample optical zoom, great for landscapes” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Four years ago expert website Stuff.tv wrote “40PM The TZ40 is the latest flagship model to grace Panasonic’s perennially popular ‘TZ’ travel zoom range” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. Cameralabs.com said “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” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 and rated the product 4 stars.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good lens. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 “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”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The lovely LX7, has a 24mm-90mm lens and a 10-megapixel sensor”.

One person reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus four years ago “A great stabilisation system and even a digital zoom that's not entirely catastrophic, this camera”.

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Good Size

Twenty-one customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Cnet.com said on CNET.com four years ago “The result is another excellent compact megazoom that gives you a bit more for your money” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site 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” but they only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is Panasonic's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2013” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on PC Mag “Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens” however they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's a field that has proved increasingly popular with those looking for a compact camera with a more advanced feature set than a smartphone” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on expert website PC Mag “Boasts a sharp touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi to tra” but they scored it 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on Ephotozine four years ago “Is a travel zoom camera with 20x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 a score of 5 stars. Ephotozine.com also wrote “Distance objects, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, all in a pocketable body”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewer who purchased it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features” in their review of this digital camera.

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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Quality Pictures

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

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago 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” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 as very good.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Expert website Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review “Tiny camera with a terrific touch screen”.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

One person who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use” in their review.

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Nice Design

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 reviewers concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was smooth. Expert review site 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 person mentioned that this digital camera was a good design. Digitalversus.com rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 5 stars and wrote “An effective design and layout” in their review.

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Robust

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The 18-megapixel shooter is sturdily built and boasts a sharp touch screen” in their review however they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

One customer who bought it considered that it was well made. Expert review site Telegraph.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “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 wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not have a GPS (satellite), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], and the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the higher megapixels (18.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (20.4MP and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 3x to 63x. The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x), or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Nine Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss, including the 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 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera also 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. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 more than two years is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. At 30 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effectss "Art", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a very big battery capacity (1,250 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 50 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 range from 18mm to 1,000mm. At 560 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Fairly Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 47.8 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The extra/Smart zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the more total megapixelss (18.9 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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

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

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution 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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

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

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

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

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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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. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 110 and 949 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 of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40 range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was not noisy. Four years ago expert review site Digit.in said “It isn't a great performer in low light situations, both with the noise and slow apertures”.

Poor Product Quality

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 thought it was not good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on Expert Reviews “Image quality isn't perfect.” however despite that they gave the product an excellent review. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review on expert review site Digital Versus “The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 isn't the best in terms of pure picture quality”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 are also not waterproof.

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Only Two Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 have between one and eight number of diaphragm bladess, including the Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has two number of diaphragm bladess.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ40 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. At only 12 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this Panasonic camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@50fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 640x480@25fps. Across all cameras of this age and spec 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 came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ40. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (486x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a relatively average weight (172 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ40.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (187g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (CMOS) which is also 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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Lens System
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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(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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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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