Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review

April 9, 2013

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40



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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 updates the firm's travel compact camera and features a 20x Leica zoom lens and introduces a new 18.1-million-pixel sensor plus built-in Wi-Fi. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review to find out how it performs...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review – Resolution and noise control

These images below show 72ppi (100% on a computer screen) sections of images of a resolution chart, captured with the lens set to 100mm and f/5.6.

We show the section of the resolution chart where the camera starts to fail to reproduce the lines separately. The higher the number visible in these images, the better the camera’s detail resolution at the specified sensitivity setting.

  • Video: Full HD 1920x1080 pixels, 50p
  • White Balance: Automatic, 4 presets, custom
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Viewfinder Type: None
  • LCD: 3in, approx 920,000-dot LCD touchscreen
  • Output Size: 4896 x 3672 pixels
  • Hotshoe: No
  • Sensor: 1/2.3in (6.17 x 4.55mm) CMOS sensor with 18.1 million effective pixels
  • Exposure Modes: PASM, 19 scene modes including 3D, panorama, creative control
  • Weight: Approx 198g (with battery and memory card)
  • Power: Lithium-Ion DMW-BCM13E battery – 300 shot life
  • Colour Space: sRGB
  • Drive Mode: Single, 5fps with continuous AF, 10fps in single AF, 40 or 60fps at 5MP and 2.5MP respectively, self-timer
  • Shutter Speeds: 15-1/2000sec, 30secs in starry sky mode
  • File Format: Still: JPEG. Video: MPEG, AVCHD
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmar 24-480mm (equivalent) f/3.3-8
  • Focusing Modes: Tracking, 23-point, face, touch, 1-point, spot
  • Dimensions: 108.3 x 58.9 x 27.7mm
  • Metering System: TTL intelligent multiple, centreweighted, spot
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed, HDMI
  • RRP: £349.99
  • ISO: Auto, ISO 100-3200 extended to ISO 6400

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