Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
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I seem to not appreciate yet the advanced features of this camera.
7 May 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace my old shure shot. I read the Lumix is better than sony or cannon 20 zoom compacts. It is indeed loaded with features, but far from the easy going of my old cannon. Wifi connectivity is to complex for a commputer savvy as i consider myself. So viewing on smart tv isnt working. I do that the old way. Movies format is kind of unique for my common players. Need to findout how to convert them.
Summary: This is a super camera, a further improvement on the TZ30 which has always provided good colour saturation and sharp pictures. Perhaps preferred the old 'slide' on switch, sometimes in a rush you don't fully press the new switch and can miss a photo, but maybe with time it will be fine. A good all round camera, small and light enough to carry everywhere including in a ladies handbag and so my wife uses this one and I have had to buy the TZ60!
Summary: GREAT camera overall, sometimes pics will come out a little blurred, but most are crystal clear. The zoom is impressive. The best thing though is it doesn't lag at all, and this proved perfect for my latest holiday and taking any pictures of wildlife! You can take pictures very quickly! It's very simple to use and has some fun filters and clever options. My personal favourite being the sparkle feature!
Summary: Whatever Panasonic claims, you can't see what you're taking when the sun is behind you. This camera deserves a viewfinder and annoyingly I see a later version (more expensive) provides one. However, the camera is really good. Brilliant zoom and some incredible results.
Summary: Good camera, like it. There were various manuals in the box but none in English and because we went away the next day on a weekend break we did not have time to load the disc onto the computer. Therefore we did not get the best from it on this occasion.
Summary: I'm still finding my way around this camera, but so far it has been excellent as a replacement for my old and much larger bridge camera. Picture quality is high, zoom is very effective (but be aware that with no linked viewfinder, trying to follow subjects on the screen at high zoom is very difficult), video is impressive, and the panoramic function is great fun (with a little practice!) Cons so far: Wifi set-up seems to be unnecessarily complex.
great camera but one flaw slightly ruins it for me.
F. Thompson, Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: I am giving the camera 4*as I have found a difficulty that is a problem for me despite the camera being excellent in every other regard. I find that when I remove the camera from any case it is far too easy to accidentally switch it on and have the lens shoot out with the potential to damage the lens mechanism. The Wi-Fi proved to be relatively easy to set up once I had installed the app on my tablet.
Summary: Usually I use an SLR camera, but felt that a compact would be much more portable and convenient for unexpected shots! This camera lived up to and exceeded my expectations - in Winter. The zoom is brilliant and overall it really produces excellent results. My quibble - as the weather gets sunnier I find the lack of a view finder a huge disadvantage. On a sunny day when trying to focus I can only see my own reflection on the screen!
Fully meets my need for a very compact, understandable, high spec.. high standard camera
patrick crecraft, Amazon
3 March 2014
Summary: Purchased 'used' - in good condition, with charger/battery, but no manual etc. Easily downloaded manual from Lumix - no hassle. Lost of features (more than needed!) Getting to grips with manual (as usual misleading in places).