• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
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Predecessor:   Panasonic GX7
GX7 vs GX85
Successor:    
General
Model Number: ZS40 GX85
Alternate Model Number(s): TZ60 GX80, GX7 Mark II
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $449.99 $799.99
Street Price: $379.99 $447.99
Date Available: 2014-02-01 2016-05-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.5 oz (240 g)
includes batteries
17.6 oz (498 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
(111 x 64 x 34 mm)
4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 in.
(122 x 71 x 44 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 18.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.26 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 36 71
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.0 22.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.6 12.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 117 662
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
3664 x 3664 (13.4 MP, 1:1),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 10.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (240p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo audio AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Micro Four Thirds
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 12 elements in 9 groups with 5 Aspherical elements, 10 Aspherical surfaces and 3 ED elements Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032); 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 720mm 24 - 64mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 129mm 12 - 32mm
Zoom Ratio: 30.00x 2.67x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 - 8.0 (W) / f/6.4 - 8.0 (T) Multistage Iris Diaphram f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 49-area-focusing, Custom Multi, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.2-inch, 200K dots equiv. LCD; 100% Coverage, Lens 19.6x Magnification: Approx. 2.56x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent) EVF: 2,764,800 dots equivalent LCD, 100% coverage, 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter range, eye sensor (high/low sensitivity)
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution:   921,600 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.46x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 2.56x 1.39x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 1,040,000 dots (347,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400); *Extended ISO Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Panorama Shot, Scene (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, High Speed Video, 3D Photo ), 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)) Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Panorama
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 4.2 m / 13.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide), 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele) GN=4.2m (13.8 feet) at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync:   1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo audio AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: 12.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Built-in GPS, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.44
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.43
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 10.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   44
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   40
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.19 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.065 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.42 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.064 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   2.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 300 shots 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   270 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 1250mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.3 PE, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader PHOTOfunSTUDIO and SILKYPIX Developer available as free downloads
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 30x zoom with optical image stabilization, EVF, 1080p60 video, 10fps full-res burst shooting, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, built-in GPS. Available in silver or black.