Eye level viewfinder (EVF) for improved viewing and stability, Leica 30X Super Zoom (24-720mm) stabilized for still & HD Video, Lens mounted control ring for improved feature control versatility, and Future Proofed with GPS and WiFi with NFC.
Manual control is easy to do with the Control Ring. You'll be empowered with direct, intuitive control over frequently used settings like zooming, aperture, shutter speed, and Creative Control filters. Manual focusing is also available with smooth Control Ring operation.
In addition to a remarkable 30x* optical zoom lens, the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 features powerful manual functions to boost your creativity. Enjoy a LVF (Live View Finder), a Control Ring, RAW compatibility, and Focus Peaking all in an ultra-compact body. You'll have the power to shoot everything from ordinary snapshots to breathtaking travel photography and beyond. *35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm
The ZS40 comes equipped with a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with 200K-dot equivalent resolution, and 100% field of view. This adds stability when framing your subjects and high visibility of live view images even at high magnification under strong sunlight. You can even set the camera to 60 fps to smoothly display fast-moving subjects.
The versatile ZS40 boasts Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology so you can enjoy flexible shooting and instant image sharing with easy operation. Connect the camera to a smartphone / tablet by simply placing them near each other and follow the simple steps. Set-up is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds. Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC, you can still be easily connected to the camera by scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor*. *It is recommended o use the latest version of the "Panasonic Image App" to use this feature.
The Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 is packed with optical technologies for superior versatility in your photography. Discover the 24mm ultra wide-angle lens for dynamic landscapes and travel photography, or extend the lens to a 30x zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for capturing candid portraits, sports, and wildlife photography. All of this optical power is packed within the camera's slim, flat body.
The HYBRID O.I.S. + for video recording includes a 5-axis correction that detects and compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement - horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation. Your videos will look sharp and blur free. The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line in your video and keeps it level even if the camera is tilted. Shoot stable videos even when recording from high or low angles.
The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor delivers high quality images from even difficult lighting situations. The ZS40 boasts high-speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording. The superior NR (Noise Reduction) system in the Venus Engine enables deliberate noise reduction, without missing low-frequency noise, in the large detection area in high sensitivity image recording even at ISO 6400 (extended).
Frequently Asked Questions
Does ZS40K allow you to save in RAW format compatible with Lightroom running on a MAC?
Yes, It lists "LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)" as supported with Camera Raw v.8.4 and Lightroom 5.4. Full list here: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html.
How good are the images produced in low light from an 18mp sensor?
It's pretty good in low light.
What is the difference between the ZS40K and the ZS40?
It looks like ZS40covers both the silver and the black versions. If you want a black camera body the model is ZS40K. If you want a silver body the model is ZS40S. Other than the color of the camera body, the cameras are the same.
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- Display 3.0"
- Continuous 10 Fps
- Voltage 3.6 volts
- Digital Zoom 2x
- Resolution 18.1 MP
- Optical Zoom 30x
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required
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