Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Review

Overall Score

39

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 22-924 mm (42x) F3.0-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 126 x 87 x 94 mm, 524g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-LZ30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic LZ30 with Lumix DMC-LZ40. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LZ40 with Panasonic LZ30


Panasonic LZ40 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Sensor resolution of Panasonic LZ40 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Panasonic LZ40 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic LZ40


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
20MP High Resolution Sensor
320 shots Long Battery Life
3.0 Lens at Wide
Microphone Port
22 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 has an Overall Score of 39/100 and ranked #401 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #823 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic LZ40 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
42
Value for money score
56
Portability score
79
Overall score
39
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 LZ40


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 weighs 524g and has external dimensions of 126 x 87 x 94mm (4.96 x 3.43 x 3.7"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic LZ40 is 132 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic LZ40 is more by 13mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ40
524g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic LZ40
94mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-LZ40 Dimensions Lumix DMC-LZ40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 524 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 524 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Fujifilm S8600 450 g 524 g 121 x 81 x 65 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Panasonic LZ30 552 g 524 g 124 x 84 x 92 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 524 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 524 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 524 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 524 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 126 x 87 x 94 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LZ40
Announced January, 2014
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 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
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 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.80
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5152 x 3864
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
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 320 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 524 g
Physical Dimensions 126 x 87 x 94 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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