Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Prices Price
Camera only
$625
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 33
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 35
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3.0"
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 manual control of FZ45 elevates the operability even higher with the incorporation of new jog dial."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout

gallery

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40.

Videos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 720p Sample Zoom and fast autofocus
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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm
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 120x79x91 mm

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent digicams

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.8 fps
Thickness Thick Help
3.6"
Weight Heavy Help
499 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$625.09
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size 120x79x91 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Announced Old Help
July, 2010
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ40 vs other recent super zooms

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Poor zoom Help
24x
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
25 mm
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable

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.