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

52

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

50

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"
Light-weight
Weight
246 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

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

competitors

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Waterproof

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$341

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$360

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster

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