Panasonic Lumix TZ40 vs Panasonic Lumix TZ30

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Panasonic Lumix TZ40

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Light-weight
Weight
198 g
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix TZ40.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic TZ40

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TZ40's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 206 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$219.99 vs $246.32
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              220 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              20x
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Lumix DMC-TZ57)

              Travel zoom

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $437

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Avatar for Mike Hall Mike Hall (1:44 AM, April 01, 2013)
              Bizarre win for the TZ30. The TZ40 is it's superior in every way; not surprising as it is the upgrade!