Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40
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In action it has taken great photos at a variety of distances
Paul W., Amazon
4 September 2015
Summary: The DMC-ZS40S has all the features I was looking for: strong optical zoom, GPS & viewfinder. In action it has taken great photos at a variety of distances, from a nearby butterfly to craters on the moon. Documentation could be better but on par with other cameras. Very happy with purchase.
Summary: Fantastic camera. works in all light conditions. Amazing zoom range. Excellent movies with much better sound than anything this small should be able to deliver. I have gone through many stages of photography over the years from carrying 3 camera bodies and a bank of lenses to large bulky digital...
Excerpt: optics surprisingly good, sensor also better than expected but not in ballpark with micro 4/3's. Stabilizer does a pretty good job, but still need either monopod or tripod for best image quality at extreme tele end.
Summary: I bought this to film my son pitching in slow motion and to analyze the footage at PowerChalk.com. There's a trick to getting it to take 120 frame per second footage. You can't dial that in with the direct settings.
Summary: Bought this for traveling and well pleased - l love the camera. Photo quality is excellent both on automatic settings and the many manual choices. Camera is easy to use immediately, but will take time to learn the extended functions.
Summary: I won't go into the heavy-duty photo-wonk stuff - that's much more expertly covered by lots of other reviews here. For me, the picture quality is FANTASTIC (see attached picture - that was shot fully hand-held at a distance of approximately 8-10 feet - data pegs it as ~20x zoom.
Excerpt: The photos are good and with GPS, panorama, scene modes, Wifi, 30x zoom, view finder, HD slo-mo and full manual settings; what's not to like? Just a fantastic pocket camera. Now, if only the video was downloaded with the photos instead of being buried DEEP in a separate folder; it is annoying that I...
Excerpt: I have not had a chance to use this product much but it seems to be a much improved version of the SZ20 which I have used. I like the viewfinder. The LCD screen seems much brighter and I presume that sunlight will affect it less.
Summary: Really good. Good clear pics and easy to handle. Still learning the settings, but the auto is easy and the zoom is fantastic. Will probably use this camera more then the last one that was a camcorder with a flip out screen.
In my opinion this may be the very best Panasonic camera ever -- for us at least
4 March 2015
Summary: We have several Panasonic cameras ranging from tiny, inexpensive pocketable ones to bigger bulkier ones in the FZ series. In my opinion this may be the very best Panasonic camera ever -- for us at least. What I love about it: 1.