Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 80 x 92 mm, 494g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Overview


First introduced in July, 2010, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FZ40 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ40 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic FZ40 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ40


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
Manual Focus
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.2 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.2
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #209 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #570 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ40 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
48
Value for money score
63
Portability score
81
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ40


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 weighs 494g and has external dimensions of 120 x 80 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.15 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic FZ40 is 102 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ40
494g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ40
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ40 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 494 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 494 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Panasonic FZ35 397 g 494 g 118 x 76 x 89 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 494 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 494 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Panasonic FZ100 540 g 494 g 124 x 82 x 92 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 494 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 494 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 120 x 80 x 92 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ40
Announced July, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 494 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 80 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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