Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Review

December 7, 2015 | Amy Davies | |

Specifications

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.4 x 86.6 x 94.2 mm/(4.98 x 3.41 x 3.71 inch)
Weight Approx. 498 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.10 lb)/Approx. 524 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.16 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 20.0 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type CCD Sensor / Total Pixel Number 20.5 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.0 - 6.5 / 2-step (F3.0 / 8.6 (W), F6.5 / 18.9 (T))
Optical Zoom 42x
Focal Length f = 4.0 - 168.0mm (22 - 924mm in 35mm equiv.)/(24 - 1007mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 66.3x (4:3 / 8M), 105.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 84x
Lens 12 elements in 9 groups/(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2- Speed Zoom -
Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction O.I.S. (On / Off) / No
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Conversion Lens Compatibility -
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele 160cm - infinity/AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 160 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom/Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF (only for motion picture)/AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 1-area / 9-area / Spot
Finder Viewfinder -
Shutter Shutter Speed Approx. 15 - 1/1,500 sec/Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)/Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, M, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control, Portrait, Scenery
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic,/Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Soft Skin, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery,/Food, Baby1*, Baby2*, Pet*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky/* Birthday only.
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image: 1.1 frames/sec/High-speed Burst: Approx. 3 frames / sec/(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (HD / Motion JPEG)
STD Video 640 x 480, 30fps (VGA / Motion JPEG)/320 x 240, 30fps (QVGA / Motion JPEG)
High Speed Video -
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 -
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD -
MP4 -
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 2 EV step, Max. ±2 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600/High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Picture Quality Image Quality Fine / Standard
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 5152x3864 (20M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)/[3:2] 5152x3432 (17.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ)/[16:9] 5152x2896 (14.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ)/[1:1] 3856x3856 (15M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set/White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color -
Picture Adjustment -
Aspect Bracketing -
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
GPS -
Wi-FI -
NFC -
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Self Shot Mode -
Display Playback Mode Normal Play, Slide Show, Category Selection
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image No / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection No / Yes
Edit Retouch Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / No
Cut Animation -
Video Divide -
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)/Field of View: Approx. 100%/Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode, High-angle Mode
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off/0.6 - 10.8m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.6 - 4.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 80MB (TBD)
Audio Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh, 4.5 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software * The DMC-LZ40 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet./* The software for PC is not bundled with DMC-LZ40. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
NOTE *1
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
- Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on.
- Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
- Using the supplied battery.
- Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
- Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
- Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
- The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
- If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
- CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
*2
- Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion pictures. SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
- Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
- Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB.
- The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.