As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 is also often compared to waterproofs, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix TZ40's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ70 and the Lumix DMC-TZ57) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 350 shots) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
2 years newer
$378

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ70 (vs the TZ40)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ70 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-TZ70 and TZ40

  • Inexpensive: $377.65 vs $336.94

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
2 years newer
$353

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ57 (vs the TZ40)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ57 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-TZ57 and TZ40

  • Inexpensive: $352.59 vs $336.94

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
1 year older
$351

Significant advantages of the TZ30 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TZ30 (vs the TZ40)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the TZ30 and TZ40

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $350.55 vs $336.94

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
3 months newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the TZ40)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 300 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the TZ40)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and TZ40

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $444.70 vs $336.94

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the TZ40)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ZS35 and TZ40

  • Inexpensive: $374.02 vs $336.94

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the TZ40)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ7 and TZ40

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (300 shots vs 250 shots) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.6").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and TZ40

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 4x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.4), is significantly larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×17 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7"), is significantly heavier (198 g vs 117 g) and is slightly more expensive ($336.94 vs $170.75).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX60 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX60 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX60 and TZ40

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
3 years older
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and TZ40

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
3 years older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and TZ40

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), is much smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($336.94 vs $475.00).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the TZ40)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the TZ40)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and TZ40

  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the TZ40)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the TZ40)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX20 IS and TZ40

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 198 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ45 (vs the TZ40)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ45 (vs the TZ40)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ45 and TZ40

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 198 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the TZ40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the TZ40)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX510 HS and TZ40

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 198 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic TZ40 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
1 year older
$995

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the TZ40)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and TZ40

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
7 months newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the TZ40)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S120 and TZ40

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 months older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the TZ40)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the TZ40)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S110 and TZ40

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"