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Panasonic TZ40 review

Travel compact camera gets an upgrade - but how does it fare?

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Product Type
Compact Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Green Compliant
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
Yes
Effective Camera Resolution
18.1 Megapixel
GPS
Yes
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
Yes
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
Lumix TZ
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
White
Optical Zoom
20x
Digital Zoom
4x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Features
Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Noise Reduction
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
MP4, AVCHD
Viewfinder Type
No
Weight (Approximate)
172.4 g
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH
Flash Memory Capacity
12 MB
Minimum Focus Distance
30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4896 x 3672
Maximum Frame Rate
220 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
MOS
Total Camera Resolution
18.9 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height
58.9 mm
Width
108.2 mm
Depth
27.7 mm
Autofocus Points
23
Product Series
TZ
Focal Length
4.30 mm to 86 mm
Image Formats
JPEG, MPO
Flash Modes
Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Fix, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction
Focus Modes
Auto
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
DMC-TZ40
Product Name
DMC-TZ40 Digital Camera
Product Line
Lumix
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
DMC-TZ40EB-W
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Super Zoom Camera TZ40 - Featuring 20x Super Zoom, Wi-Fi®, NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology, and GPS in an Ultra Compact Body

The DMC-TZ40 incorporates 24mm ultra wide-angle 20x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm), which is outstanding in class for its quality and versatility. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent 40x Zoom is available with minimum deterioration of picture quality even combining the digital zoom. The Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied for stunning clarity with minimum flare and ghost. The zoom functions are also available in the video recording.

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is newly integrated in the DMC-TZ40 to realize both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing. Newly adopted Wavelet NR (Noise Reduction) in the Venus Engine and Edge Smoothing NR enable capturing high sensitivity image with reduced noise and smooth edges even at high ISO settings. The high speed digital signal output technology realizes high speed consecutive shooting at 10 fps in full resolution with mechanical shutter and the Light Speed AF.

The DMC-TZ40 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity and NFC technology. NFC lets users connect the camera with a smartphone/tablet by just placing them nearby and follow the simple guidance. With "Panasonic Image App", users can enjoy remote shooting easy SNS upload, and Instant Transfer, which allows the camera to automatically transfer data to the designated electronic devices. Transferring data to PC is available via wireless access point (router) at home. The Wi-Fi Direct™ allows direct playback of images on some of the DLNA-compliant VIERA HDTV.

The DMC-TZ40 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos with stunning smoothness at 50p in AVCHD Progressive and 25p in MP4 format. The POWER O.I.S. is upgraded with an inclusion of HYBRID O.I.S.+ for video recording with 5-axis correction that detects and effectively compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement. Newly added Level Shot detects the horizontal line and keep it even if the camera is tilted. In addition, the high speed video at 100fps in HD quality is available.

Battery Life
300 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-TZ40 Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Software DVD-ROM
Display Resolution
920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker

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