Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD – Product Description:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a feature-packed, hybrid digital camera, combining a powerful 24x optical zoom and creative manual operations to offer photographers of all levels the opportunity to take crisp, artistic photos and High Definition (HD) videos. This 14.1-megapixel model features a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and a new image processing system which achieves high picture quality for both still images and videos.

Product Features :

  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 24x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens
  • HD movies in AVCHD Lite format; 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD
  • Intelligent Resolution technology for outstanding image clarity
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode; new My Color mode
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera – Review:

GREAT CAMERA FOR ACTIVE TRAVELERS!

I’ve owned the FZ-40 for 6 days.

As an active traveler, I have used several different cameras. You really can’t go wrong with any of the mega-zoom point and shoots – they all have their pros and cons.

However, the Panasonic FZ-40 is probably as good as P&S’s will get with the current technology. Some day someone will figure out how to get a bigger and better sensor to work with a mega-zoom lens, but until then, the FZ-40 is my choice.

This camera is easy to use, quick focusing, and has all the manual adjustments and flexibility you will ever need. It’s well-designed and built for the active photographer. It also has a long battery life, but finding replacement batteries is a problem that Panasonic needs to clear up fast! Image quality is excellent compared to its competitors. Image stabilization is outstanding, even at full 24X zoom I don’t need a monopod or tripod (I need one with my Olympus SP-800). The zoom is also quiet and smooth. ISO looks good up through 800. I’m still experimenting with macro shots – I’m not real happy yet, but it’s probably me. I can’t tell a lot of difference between normal and fine JPEG’s, except for the file size. The EVF is very good – I can’t live without a good view finder. I’ve tried zooming in the wilds with an LCD screen, and it just doesn’t cut it!

All in all, I rate this camera as excellent. I considered the FZ-100, but decided I did not need, nor want, the extra features. Besides, I’ve always had good results with the small CCD sensors.

I’ve posted some sample pictures here in the customer images section.

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