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

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

51

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

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

competitors

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$316

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$316

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$322

Zoom Much more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$725

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

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