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

Olympus SZ-30MR vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

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Olympus SZ-30MR

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

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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

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 SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus SZ10

Travel zoom

$192

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External flash Supports an external flash
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$725

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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