Updated (July 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
470 shots
Weight
Light-weight
367 g

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ35

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Slightly smaller
118×76×89 mm vs 120×80×92 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
367 g vs 499 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.3 fps vs 1.8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ40

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 18x
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Around 80% more zoom
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ353.5"
              DMC-FZ403.6"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-FZ352.3 fps
              DMC-FZ401.8 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ35118×76×89 mm
              DMC-FZ40120×80×92 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-FZ35118×76×89 mm
              DMC-FZ40120×80×92 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FZ3518x
              DMC-FZ4024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $608 - $798

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $237

              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $174

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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