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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Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review – Performance

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 angle

Keen to test its wireless capabilities, smartphone or tablet users are first required to download the Panasonic Image App in order to connect to the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 via Wi-fi. Configuration is quick and it’s ideal for showcasing shots on a larger device or transferring images before uploading to social media.

The wireless remote control of the zoom operation in Live Control was slow, but we found it useful to take control of exposure and aperture settings if you fancy changing camera settings on the fly from your mobile device.

Panasonic Lumix TZ40 rear

On our Panasonic Lumix TZ40 review sample we experienced difficulties connecting the camera to our Android device via NFC. Speaking to Panasonic, they confirmed that this was a common fault with early review samples and will have been addressed by the time you read this.

The start-up time is good at under two seconds, while the zoom takes four seconds to extend to full telephoto. Operating the zoom using the screen could be improved though by increasing the size of the scroll bar, but the screen sensitivity is responsive and can’t be faulted.

  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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