Updated (March 2011): Compare the Olympus SZ-30MR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Olympus SZ-30MR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Winner
Olympus SZ-30MR

50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Really small
Size
Mid size (106×69×40 mm)
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Thin
Thickness
1.6"
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

galleries

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

competitors

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$316

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$326

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

$2,152

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Much more expensive

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

Super zoom

External flash Supports an external flash
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$700

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

discussion

Olympus SZ-30MR
SZ-30MR
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
Lumix DMC-FZ40
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