Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45
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Good camera for the price
7 October 2014
Summary: The camera works great. I just have to read all the instructions and familiarize myself with the advanced features. I got this model because I wanted an upgrade from my small point-and-shoot camera, but did not want to spend too much money.
Let your creativity run wild & you'll get more than your money's worth.
6 October 2014
Summary: This camera takes excellent photo's Just like the Nikon, Canon's. I feel the only thing missing is the remote. For the money you are getting more than you paid for once you use it. Once you add the different options you are only limited by your creativity.
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.
Summary: Love the light weight and the picture quality. Took pictures of birds on my bird feeder and close ups of flowers in my garden as soon as my camera came and they all came out clear with vivid color.
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.