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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 / DMC-ZS30
8.3 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 / DMC-ZS30

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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic DMC-TZ40: Review

Review guidelines
31 August 2013
  • Summary: Overall, the Panasonic DMC-TZ40 is a very good Super Zoom, which does not shine, particularly for image quality, but it compensates with technological equipment or almost unparalleled (for a device of this range) enclosed in a very compact form factor and appealing.
  • Pros: Excellent technological equipment, 20x zoom, Stabilizer effective.
  • Cons: Objective little bright, Visible noise even at ISO base, Build quality improved.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Review

What Digital Camera
26 April 2013
  • Summary: Costing the same as the TZ30 when it was launched, the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features. The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use, and while we’d like the next TZ model to offer Raw, its JPEGs will...
  • Pros: Huge zoom in a slimline design; Great stabilisation system; Strong bulding; Wi-fi and NFC connectivity
  • Cons: No Raw support; Buttons are small; Touchscreen icons could be made larger
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Overall 9
8.8

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 / ZS30

Camera Labs
1 April 2013
  • Summary: To look at last year's TZ30 / ZS20 you'd again be forgiven for thinking it already had everything apart from the kitchen sink: a very usable 20x optical zoom packed into a surprisingly pocketable camera with full manual control, 1080p HD video, touchscreen, 360 degree panorama stitching, and GPS...
  • Pros: Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in slim body., 1080p video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF., Built-in GPS with landmarks and basic street mapping., Built-in Wifi with NFC and smartphone remote control., Touch-screen interface - just tap where you want it to focus., Fast...
  • Cons: Can't disable IS for video - not ideal for tripod filming., Touch-screen not used for text-entry., Need to be running Image App before attempting Wifi or NFC link., NFC connection sometimes requires several taps., Direct uploads from camera are slow & require signup with Lumix Club.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic TZ40 review

TechRadar UK
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Travel compact camera gets an upgrade - but how does it fare?
  • Pros: Good zoom length, Touchscreen, Digital filters, GPS and Wi-Fi, As with the Panasonic TZ35, it's fairly remarkable that a 20x optical zoom can fit into a body of this pocket-friendly size. It's an extremely flexible option for holidaying photographers, with the GPS functionality proving a valuable...
  • Cons: No raw capture, Wi-Fi functions could be better, There's not too much to dislike about the Panasonic TZ40. Although Wi-Fi is a useful addition, it could be better implemented, perhaps by giving you the ability to email a picture, rather than sharing only via the Lumix network.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review

expertreviews.co.uk
26 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Image quality is normally our number one priority when we review cameras, but last year's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 was an exception to the rule. Its image quality was perfectly respectable, with sharp focus from its 20x zoom lens and well-judged automatic exposures, but its sensor produced more...
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Review

ePHOTOzine
22 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 was announced in January 2013 and is a travel zoom camera with 20x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi. It is available in black, white, silver and red for £309.99.
  • Pros: Good picture quality, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, Up to 10 fps continuous shooting, Plenty of zoom in a compact body, Decent battery life, Excellent auto white balance performance
  • Cons: Can't shoot in RAW, A little on the expensive side, Purple fringing and chromatic aberration visible
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review

Stuff.tv
28 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Panasonic has once again delivered the goods. The TZ40 is a richly featured and highly versatile travel compact that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a digital camera that’s small enough to take anywhere but flexible enough to capture great images – even when your subject is far away.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40

PhotographyBLOG
26 March 2013
  • Summary: While last years' Lumix DMC-TZ30 / ZS25 model was more of a modest upgrade rather than a radical departure from what had gone before, 2013's DMC-TZ40 / ZS30 feels like a much more significant step forward for Panasonic's wildly popular travel-zoom range.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40

Pocket Lint
13 March 2013
  • Conclusion: We've always had a soft spot for the TZ-series, and the TZ40 has just made that a little bit softer. We don't feel that the push to an 18-megapixel resolution was necessary, but that doesn't stop the TZ40's combination of 20x optical zoom, excellent image stabilisation system and Venus processing...
  • Pros: 20x optical zoom, excellent image stabilisation system, super-fast autofocus, responsive touchscreen, Wi-Fi and NFC will come to the rescue at those unexpected moments, close-up macro mode, improved battery life, loads of on-board tech, fair price, pocketable size
  • Cons: Some colour noise in shadow areas, some chromatic aberration (purple fringing), Wi-Fi modes can be fiddly due to password entry process and occasional timeouts, widest aperture settings not as capable as some higher-spec models, continuous autofocus has its limitations, 18-megapixel boost hasn't ...
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Overall 9
9.2

Panasonic Lumix TZ-40

Wintech
4 May 2013
  • Summary: Em suma, a Panasonic Lumix TZ-40 revela-se uma importante e interessante aposta da Panasonic na gama das câmaras compactas. Não faz tudo, mas também não fica longe disso, e sempre com uma muito boa qualidade, numa resposta rápida e intuitiva, indicada para qualquer utilizador, mais ou menos...
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