Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45
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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. My photo's did not need to be altered with Photoshop exposure wise. Perfect clean photo's. Just set it and forget it.
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. Even took pictures of the "big moon" we experienced shortly after I bought the camera, even with the telephoto wide open and no tripod to steady the camera the pictures were beautiful and clear.
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. When I returned to the US I called phone support and the response was, Well, did you format the card? I asked, please show me where in the documentation it says I should format the card?
Summary: This camera has all the features I had been looking for a camera with a 24x zoom. In addition it came with a large numbervof useful accessories. I much prefer Panasonic Lumix to Canon and Nikon for it's quality and features. This camera is exceptionally light and easy to use!
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 (although definitely not an expert). Obviously 300 pictures is not a true test but I wanted to contribute in case some of you are sitting on the fence regarding this purchase.
Summary: Perfect camera for its class. A simple point and shoot and/or a tool of higher precision. Sharp, quick, fun. Easy to handle - Easy to use. Bright, crisp display and view finder. The lens damn near shoots macro as well as telephoto and stays sharp through out its focal length. Accepts additional lens and filters. 3 year extended warranty which covers drops and spills available from manufacturer at a reasonable fee.
Summary: This is my first bridge camera and I love it. I took it to southern Utah and took pictures in the bright sun, in the dark (would of been great if I had a tripod), up close and personal with lizards and toads, open wide spaces with full zoom and when we were driving down the highway (I used the sport setting and it worked pretty great). I am still learning the tricks but for only reading the quick start guide, I think this camera is very easy to pick up and use.