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...
The Panasonic TZ40 continues a long tradition of
high-spec travel compacts from Panasonic. Long zoom compacts have always
been a popular choice with photographers who like to travel, but with
an increasing number of people turning to their smartphones for
recording their memories, manufacturers are finding they have to offer
something more than an impressive specification to make them appeal to
Panasonic’s focus with the Lumix TZ40 has been to
integrate Wi-fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make it
easier to transmit images across numerous devices and the TZ40’s zoom is the big appeal for any travel photographer. The 20x
optical zoom lens is unchanged and ranges from 24mm up to 480mm and ISO sensitivity runs from 100 to 6400, which is a one-stop improvement over the TZ30. The 3in touchscreen at the rear benefits from a higher 920k-dot resolution that brings it in line with most of its rivals.