The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 is the latest in a long line of popular travel compacts. Does it continue the proud TZ tradition? Read our Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review to find out...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:90%


  • Huge zoom in a slimline design; Great stabilisation system; Strong bulding; Wi-fi and NFC connectivity


  • No Raw support; Buttons are small; Touchscreen icons could be made larger


Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Review


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Panaosnic Lumix TZ40 review – Design

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 front angle

Whereas in the past the TZ models haven’t changed much in terms of their design, the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 benefits from a few tweaks to the body. The rubber handgrip is slightly chunkier, giving you more to wrap your hands around. This, combined with new On/Off and playback buttons make it enjoyable to operate, while the breakdown of the menu into five sub-categories helps gain quick access to the camera’s wireless connectivity options and GPS settings.

Panasonic TZ40 top down

We found there’s very little to fault with the Panasonic TZ40’s design other than a few of the buttons being on the small side. The way the lens sits flush to the body when it’s inactive is excellent, and although it’s not an exciting feature, it does mean you can slip it inside your trouser pocket much like you would with a smartphone without it snagging or getting caught.

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 side view

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review – Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Video Review
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