• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 625.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS40 advantages over Canon SX620 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 625 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX620 HS advantages over Panasonic ZS40

  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    182g vs 240g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS40
Panasonic ZS30
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX700 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Canon SX620 HS
Canon SX700 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX710 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Canon SX620 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon S7000

Panasonic ZS40
Nikon S7000
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic ZS40
Panasonic ZS60
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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