Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45
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keekimaru, DP Review
19 June 2012
Excerpt: I've owned the FZ-40 for 6 days. As an active traveler, I have used several different cameras. You really can't go wrong with any of the mega-zoom point and shoots - they all have their pros and cons. However, the Panasonic FZ-40 is probably as good as P&S's will get with the current technology.
Excerpt: The optics are excellent. Very sharp at all lengths and all apertures. Stabilization is incredible (compensates 2-3 stops). Decent apertures (2.8 to 5.2). Battery life is very good. Handling also is above average.
Excerpt: Complete, light, easy to handle, can actually substitute an entire camera + lenses set. I found the lens particularly effective, even in low lights with good gain due to the stabiliser action.
Summary: I am very happy with this camera over all, but I suffered a great disappointment on the first day of the trip (to Borneo) I bought it for -- "write error on disk", this after 83 pictures stored on that card. I rushed to buy another card. Worked great for 26 pictures, then the same error.
Summary: I have had the FZ40 for a little over a month and taken round 300 pictures, mostly scenic outdoor photos (water, beach, etc.). I started with mid-to-higher-end cameras back in the early 70's and most recently have owned Canon, Nikon, and Kodak digital point & shoot so I do have some experience...
Excerpt: The successor of the Lumix FZ 35 has a greater Zoom in wide(25mm) and tele(700mm IR) range and a better performance.The image quality is as good as the Lumix FZ38 that means also better as the image quality from the FZ47(resolution,noise,color).The telezoom has the best image quality compared to the...