Summary: I simply love this camera. I had the previous model (TZ 30) and as it was faulty, from the refund I decided to buy this one. I was very hesitant as the TZ30 was a big disappointment, but Panasonic seems to have worked quite a bit and they came up with a much better camera. It's easy to use, takes amazing and very sharp pictures and videos with beautiful colours.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on holiday to Paris instead of taking my Panasonic bridge camera, it has not disappointed, it does everything that my bridge camera does and more. Even in places where flash photography is not allowed it has taken beautiful photos, it has coped with bright sunlight with equal ease, to say I'm impressed is putting it mildly.
Summary: I bought this camera on the strength of previously owning an earlier Lumix and the good reviews. I was not disappointed. It looks very complicated, with lots of settings, and I spent some time looking through the instructions on a flight away. However, I needn't have worried, on the Intelligent Auto setting it does most things for you. It detects portraits or landscapes and sets it appropriately.
Summary: After using this new TZ40 Lumix camera on holiday, I feel vindicated in saying it met ALL my expectations. It was easy to learn to use, & produced stunning results in all light situations. I have NO hesitation in recommending this Panasonic Camera, for everydau use.
The highest performance and most versatile camera I've ever owned that could fit in my pocket.
Bill Odell, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Very nice photos in every condition I've tried from low light to fast motion. The video capture is as good as my more expensive camcorder. The extended zoom is very good but I would still recommend a tripod for shooting at full 20X. I'm think the image stabilization is working but it's difficult to tell. It's many modes from fully automatic to manual has already doubled my knowledge in photography.
Summary: Maybe one of the reasons l don't change my camera's very often is l'm happy with what l bought. Then again when a new model hits the shelves l find myself holding back, waiting for the inevitable price drop, usually as another upgrade is announced. Having had my old TZ3 for many successful years, (it was voted european camera of the year).
Summary: What doesn't it do and do well. I thought I wouldn't use all the features and I still might not, but the ones I have used are awesome. The anti shake and the level lines really help at high zoom situations. I wish you could see the smile on my face as I type this. Awesome on holiday when I really wanted to catch all the autumn colors in Michigan. SO HAPPY!!