Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
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Summary: This camera was bought just before a holiday to replace another that had failed. It took lots of brilliant pics and dealt with all the situations that I tried even evening firelight and sunsets looked better than in real life. A perfect buy for me as I am not that camera knowledgeable so I still have plenty to learn yet but I feel that anyone should be able to take great photos without much knowledge.
Summary: Have the camera for few weeks now and thankfully its doing a great job on pictures. I had the tz10 and can say that the quality of photos is just as good. The only problems or settings that I'm not use to is the touch screen. Finding that I'm taking photos without even knowing due to screen sensibility. Have not spent time with manual so this might be changed.
Summary: I bought this as a travel compact. I normally use Nikon professional equipment but on short, personal, air trips, with only cabin luggage, I needed a less bulky alternative. It obviously isn't the same as having my D800 etc. with me but gives excellent results in most conditions and saves me having my coat pockets full of very expensive equipment when boarding a plane.
Pros: Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Summary: I was happy with the TZ8, but some dust behind the lens was causing problems at wider apertures, also the zoom was a bit erratic. This replacement performs well and also fits the TZ8 case (ASIN: B00320UNBG) with spare battery and card at the bottom and covered with a thin layer of packing foam. It was a bit of a bother connecting to WiFi to download picture files to an iPad, though it does work with perseverance. It seems to keep disconnecting.
Summary: Ordered Saturday, arrived Monday so great service from Amazon. My TZ40 is to upgrade from my excellent TZ8 that has done 4 years of sterling service. I was attracted by the TZ40's increased zoom and newer anti-shake with image de-blurr. The camera can take one snap on its ludicrous small internal memory. It comes without any SD card and no battery charger.
Summary: This is my first compact camera for some time, I regularly use an SLR and I am having some difficulty in getting used to the different way of working. That said, picture quality is good and the convenience of 'slipping the camera into my pocket' is proving useful.
Summary: So I replaced a Fuji camera that took too long to focus - especially on high optical zoom. This unit doesn't seem to have the same problems. However it is a bit underwhelming to look at and hold - it feels rather lightweight and plasticky ! So if you love all things Apple you probably won't like this - it's certainly unashamedly made of plastic but not very colourful.Takes good pictures and is easy to use - having used Fuji's for several years I had no problem getting...
Summary: I used to have the Lumix TZ5 which I loved. It sadly met with foolish accident, meaning that I had to get a new model. For comfort, I found the grip and thickness of the TZ5 easier to hold. Also (and I find this really irritating) the battery can only be charged inside the camera using a very short USB cable. The TZ5 had a separate charger, meaning I could always charge a spare battery.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Summary: I cannot fault this camera with one exception. I took photos all over Central Europe under some exceptional conditions and as a total amateur at photography I was we'll pleased with the results. Exceptional conditions? How about through glass on a moving train with the sun changing its relative location due to the winding track. I wanted GPS so I would know where the photos were taken. I found out the hard way that GPS eats battery power for breakfast.