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Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Hands-On Preview

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Hands-On Preview - We have a look at the new Panasonic Lumix TZ40 - the latest travel zoom from Panasonic features GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC.

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Panasonic Lumix Tz40 (4)
Panasonic's new Panasonic Lumix TZ40 features an 18.1 megapixel sensor, and is an update to the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 - The Travel Zoom series have been updated with the addition of Wi-Fi and touch-screen, and 5-axis image stabilisation / Hybrid O.I.S system improves video stabilisation. The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 feature NFC (Near Field Communication) to enable communication with other NFC enabled devices such as smartphones as well as quick Wi-Fi setup. The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 will be available in black, red, white, and silver.

Key Features:

  • 18.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • 20x optical zoom lens, 24-480mm equivalent
  • Power Optical Image Stabilisation / Hybrid+
  • 3.0inch touch screen with multi-touch
  • Wi-Fi and NFC communications
  • Remote Shooting, Browsing, Sharing (Wi-Fi)
  • Full HD 50p video with stereo sound, Level shot
  • High speed 120/100fps video
  • Light speed AF
  • Creative panorama
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • HDR
  • GPS

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 (ZS30) Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 (ZS30) Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.3 - f/6.4
35mm equivalent24mm - 480mm
Optical Zoom20x
Image Sensor
Pixels18.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4896
Pixels (H)3672
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920k
Touch ScreenYes
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Zoom macro
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS50p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)300shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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9 Jan 2013 4:53PM
Are these pictures of the camera you took or the press's release? Why not show a close up of the top so one might see all the programs on the mode dial? The same goes for the back of the camera, I want to see the available buttons, any assignable ones? If this is simply a press release then why not say so and you then don't have to take all this crap aimed at you for doing such a poor preview.


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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
9 Jan 2013 7:14PM
Jerry you can click on the photos Josh has taken of the camera and look at the dial at a large size. It's not a press release - they appear in our news section. This is a first look - preview - lets us post specs and some initial hands on photos. A more detailed look/test will usually follow.

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