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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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
the masses.

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.


White Balance:Auto, 5 preset, Adjust
Video:1920 x 1080, 50p, 50i, 25fps
LCD:3in, 921k-dot Multi-Touch LCD
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Sensor:18.9MP, 1/2.3in High Sensitivity MOS sensor
Metering System:Intelligent multiple, Center weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes:PASM, Scene, Creative Control
Connectivity:USB 2, microHDMI, Wi-fi, NFC
Flash Modes:Auto; Auto/Red-eye Reduction; Forced On; Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction; Forced Off
Power:Li-ion rechargeable, approx. 300 shots battery life
ISO Range:100 - 3200 (6400 in extended mode)
Lens:20x optical zoom, 24-480mm in 35mm equivalent terms
Dimensions:108.3 x 58.9 x 27.7 mm
Shutter Speeds:30 - 1/200 sec
File Formats:JPEG only
  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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