Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ40

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Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

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Replacement

Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-FZ40 with the DMC-FZ48.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 announced July 2011
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-FZ40

"It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"Is effectively compensated by the new POWER O.I.S. to enjoy blur-free photography even using high-powered zoom."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
"The Sonic Speed AF in the FZ45 features its speed at the industry's fastest level. Combined with a high-speed start-up, this gives the FZ45 an industry's fastest level of response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance

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Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40.

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
Announced Old Help
July 2010
Thickness Thick Help
3.6"
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.8 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Weight Heavy Help
499 g
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
24x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

Appearance

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Discussion

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Crisgorosito_em (8:33 PM, August 11, 2011)
I bilieve I bougth a very good camera. I'm begining photografy...
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:43 PM, August 02, 2011)
I believe the FZ40 shoots 1.8 fps, see the FZ40 specs page
 
Glauco Rezende (5:40 PM, August 02, 2011)
I wonder how much shots per second can make the FZ40. While considering the FZ50 a fantastic camera, when it comes to amount of shots per second, it is centuries behind the many cameras of lower expression.