Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ40

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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3"
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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Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-FZ40 with the DMC-FZ48.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 announced July 2011
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster

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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." | talking about the camera's image-quality
"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." | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"Is effectively compensated by the new POWER O.I.S. to enjoy blur-free photography even using high-powered zoom." | talking about the camera's image-stabilization


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


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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
499 g


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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.8 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
Announced Old Help
July 2010
Weight Heavy Help
499 g
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Thickness Thick Help
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
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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.