Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Review

Overall Score

55

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 200k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 111 x 64 x 34 mm, 240g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-ZS35
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-ZS45

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic ZS35 with Lumix DMC-ZS40. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS40 with Panasonic ZS35

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-ZS40 with Panasonic ZS45. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS40 with Panasonic ZS45


Panasonic ZS40 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS40 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Panasonic ZS40 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS40


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
RAW Support
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
23 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
3.3 Lens at Wide
200k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 has an Overall Score of 55/100 and ranked #105 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #413 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS40 Scores
Imaging score
36
Features score
63
Value for money score
71
Portability score
94
Overall score
55
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 ZS40


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 weighs 240g and has external dimensions of 111 x 64 x 34mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.34"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic ZS40 is 152 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS40 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS40
240g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS40
34mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS40 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 240 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Panasonic ZS45 249 g 240 g 108 x 60 x 32 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 240 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Canon SX710 HS 269 g 240 g 113 x 66 x 35 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 240 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 240 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 240 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Canon SX700 HS 269 g 240 g 113 x 66 x 35 mm 111 x 64 x 34 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS40
Announced January, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 200
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.40
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 CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 240 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 64 x 34 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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