Panasonic Lumix LZ40 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: LZ40
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price:  
Street Price: $186.65
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 18.5 oz (524 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.4 x 3.7 in.
(126 x 87 x 94 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 20.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5152 x 3432 (17.7 MP, 3:2),
5152 x 2896 (14.9 MP, 16:9),
3856 x 3856 (14.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG with mono sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: 12 elements in 9 groups (3 Aspherical Lens / 6 Aspherical surfaces, 2 ED elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 22 - 924 mm
Zoom Ratio: 42.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 or f/8.6 (W) / f/6.5 or f/18.9 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face / AF Tracking / 1-area / 9-area / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/1500
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Panorama Shot, Scene (Soft Skin, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1*, Baby2*, Pet*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky * Birthday only), Creative Control (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)), Portrait, Scenery
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.6 - 10.8m (Wide), 1.6 - 4.9m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG with mono sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 22-924mm eq. ultra-wide 42x zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer, 20MP CCD, 720p HD movies,

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