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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40EB-R Compact Camera - Red (18.2MP, 20x Optical Zoom Leica DC Lens, Wi-Fi with NFC, Built in GPS, 24mm Wide Angle, 50P Full HD Video - AVCHD) 3 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Panasonic
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

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  • 20x Optical Leica DC Lens
  • Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 50P Full HD Video Recording

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.8 x 5.9 cm ; 172 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: DMC-TZ40EB-R
  • ASIN: B00BET11S6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,247 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description

The LUMIX TZ40--The Perfect Camera for any Situation

Wherever you are in the world, the LUMIX TZ40 – one of the world's slimmest 20x Optical Zoom digital compact cameras - is perfect for documenting any moment, no matter what your situation or surroundings. Packed into a simple, smart and sleek design, and available in a range of 4 different colours including black, white, silver and red, there's a LUMIX TZ40 to suit every preference.

18.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

Demand for faster readout and lower power consumption has led to the development of MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensors as the preferred technology to deliver the advanced features of today's digital cameras. Panasonic's advanced 18 megapixel MOS sensor offers a digital readout from the sensor that supports Full HD video recording, high-speed burst shooting and a 3D mode. Also, due to a newly designed micro lens tube structure, light capture is maximised and picture noise greatly reduced.

Panasonic TZ40
Enjoy a shooting range from 24 to 480mm.
Powerful 20x Optical Zoom Lens

One of the reasons the Lumix TZ series has proved so popular is the way in which Panasonic manage to cram an amazing high zoom lens in to a relatively small bodied camera. The 2013 TZ models include a powerful 20x optical zoom. That means that you could be shooting at a wide angle equivalent of 24mm one minute and then zooming in for a close up at 480mm the next.

40x Intelligent Zoom

The TZ models don't just offer a powerful optical zoom, they also includes a clever combination of optical and digital technology to get you even closer to your subject. The powerful image processing of the Venus engine means that a high quality image can be created from the telephoto lens that is equivalent to an incredible 40x magnification (twice the optical zoom limit).

24mm (Equivalent) Wide-angle Lens

The advantage of a wide angle lens, such as the 24mm equivalent included in this camera, is that you can get more subjects in the shot. That's great for indoor use where you may want to photograph a group of friends or for outdoor shots where you want to shoot an amazing landscape or sunset. Either way, you will find the wide angle option adds to your creativity.

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Hybrid O.I.S. thoroughly suppresses blurring caused my several types of movement.
5-axis Hybrid+ Power O.I.S.

HYBRID O.I.S. Plus uses five-axis correction to thoroughly suppress blurring caused by camera shake, all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom shots. It's also very effective when shooting while walking. This lets the user capture crisp, clear images, without blurring, in almost every shooting situation.

Fastest Auto Focus - "Light-speed" AF

Fast focus is a must when you don't want to miss the moment of a lifetime. None come faster in a compact camera than the lightning fast 0.1 seconds of Lumix. Borrowed from the technology used in our Lumix G system camera, the incredibly fast focus speed is due to the double speed readout from the sensor when the shutter button is half pressed.

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Share data just by touching the two devices together.
Built in Wi-Fi with NFC for Easy Set-up and Sharing

Amazing new wireless functionality is now possible with this Lumix model. Features like: Remote Monitor and Shooting, Remote Browsing & Playback and Remote Sharing. Additional NFC (Near Field Communication) capability built in to this model utilises the latest smart communication technology. NFC compatible products can share or be ready to share data just by touching the two devices or bringing them close together.

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Remote operation from smartphone is available.
Remote Monitoring & Control with Smartphone

Use your Smartphone to see the live image through the camera lens and then take the shot. Using the "Peer to Peer" or Wi-Fi function in the camera, the picture can be monitored externally and controlled remotely by a connected smart device. *Controlling device requires "Panasonic Image App” for iOS / Android smartphones.

Remotely Browse, Playback, Transfer or Print via DLNA and Wi-Fi compatible devices

If you have a compatible DLNA equipped smart TV or handheld device, you can browse and view your pictures directly over your wireless network. This means you no longer need to connect to the TV with the AV cable or even take out the SD card and insert it in the TV. The Wi-Fi function also allows you to transfer and back-up your pictures, and if you have a Wi-Fi printer, you can even print them wirelessly.

Remote Sharing - Social Network Site (SNS) File Upload over Cloud Network

Not only can you enjoy videos and still pictures remotely on your Smartphone*, but you can also upload the content directly to your favourite Social Network sites like YouTube and Facebook. Now it's even easier to share your movies or photos with your friends.

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Latitude and Longitude positioning are stored in the image data for each photograph.
GPS with Photo Mapping

Ever looked at a photograph and wondered exactly where it was taken? Well with GPS tagging on all your photos you need never wonder again. Latitude and Longitude positioning are stored in the image data for each photograph. Based on a database of almost one million landmarks stored in the camera, it even works out whether the photo was taken at a famous landmark. But the best point of GPS tagging, is when you upload a photograph to a mapping website like Google Earth, the photo automatically gets pinned to its exact location.

Handy Built-in Compass feature

The GPS function is great for knowing your exact position, but in addition, a compass can also be displayed which is very handy for letting you know the direction you are facing or want to travel.

Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - Level Gauge

A handy Level Gauge is provided on the display that helps you to correctly align the camera. Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera and displays guide lines on screen to help you hold the camera level.

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The TZ40 offers a smart touch screen.
920k Pixels, 3.0 Inch, Wide Viewing Angle, Touch Screen LCD

Not only do our TZ models offer a large 3.0 inch, high resolution display, but the TZ40 also offers a smart touch screen so that you can enjoy features like Touch Shutter, Touch AF Tracking and Touch Zoom. And when you are reviewing the pictures you have taken you can Photo Scroll and Photo Zoom your images.

10 Frames per Second High Speed Burst Shooting

High-speed burst shooting, up to 10 frames per second at full resolution, is possible. This enables you to capture high speed action with a sequence of still pictures that are sharp and defined, even when it is difficult to keep the subject in the centre of the frame. You can review the images after you have captured the action and choose the best composed shot.

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Add creative effects to your panorama shooting.
Creative Panorama Shooting Mode with Filter Effects

The Ultra-wide shooting panorama mode not only allows you to capture vast landscapes in one complete picture, but in a Panasonic first, this camera also offers "Creative Panorama" mode which allows you to choose from up to 12 filter effects** that can be applied to your shot.

50P FULL HD Video Mode with AVCHD Progressive

The newly developed Venus Engine FHD supports video recording at 50 frames per second in Full HD resolution (1920x1080). This offers the smoothest and most detailed video mode ever for a compact digital camera and is perfect for fast action sports recording.

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Your video recordings are made level automatically.
Auto Tilt Correction Function

A new feature for 2013 is the Tilt correction function. If you inadvertently shoot a video when the camera is not level, the unit will detect the tilt and an internal correction is made to the image that means the recording is made level.

Stereo Sound Recording

A built-in stereo microphone means high quality Dolby encoded stereo sound can be recorded when using movie mode.

* Requires "Panasonic Image App” for iOS / Android smartphones.

** Number of effects varies according to model.

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Available Colours
18.1 megapixels
16.1 megapixels
16.1 megapixels
16.1 megapixels
Optical Zoom
20 x
20 x
10 x
10 x
Intelligent Zoom
40 x
40 x
20 x
20 x
Focal Length
24 - 480mm in 35mm equivalent
24 - 480mm in 35mm equivalent
25 - 250mm in 35mm equivalent
25 - 250mm in 35mm equivalent
Lens Type
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 9 elements in 7 groups
Image Stabiliser
HYBRID O.I.S.+ (On / Off) / Yes
Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off) / No
MEGA O.I.S. (Off / On) / No
MEGA O.I.S. (Off / On) / No
Wi-Fi Enabled
GPS with Photo Mapping
LCD Screen
7.5cm (3.0") TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (920K dots)
7.5cm (3.0") TFT LCD Display (460K dots)
7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
6.7cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 1250mAh / 4.5Wh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 895mAh / 3.3Wh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 690mAh / 2.5Wh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 690mAh / 2.5Wh)

Box Contains

Battery Pack
AC adaptor
USB Cable
Hand Strap

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
712 of 732 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't come much better than this! 27 April 2013
Colour Name:Black
This, the TZ40, is the latest iteration of Panasonic's top of the range travel zoom camera. I am writing this review having owned the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, TZ30 and now the TZ40. I've also used the Canon 260HS a fair bit which is comparable. Where relevant I'll try and highlight the changes from the TZ30 which is still available. This camera is positioned in a very tough sector of the market and competitors from other brands include the new Canon SX280HS, Samsung WB850F and Sony DSC-WX300 plus there are also offerings from Nikon, Olympus and Fuji. However, I think this Panasonic TZ40 offers an unbeatable combination of image quality, usability, features and build amongst compact cameras.

As I see it these are the pros and cons of the Panasonic Lumix TZ40:


- Picture quality - the results speak for themselves. I use point and shoot (IA mode) 90% of the time and the images are extremely realistic and sharp (and that's not just my view). Of course, a larger format camera like a DSLR will do better but the results have to be seen in the context of the size and cost of this camera.
- The TZ40 has a new 18.1MP sensor with improved processing designed to deliver better low light pictures. In my opinion there is an improvement in picture detail over the TZ30 overall, and, in low light the picture does not noticeably deteriorate until you reach over ISO 800 (and, in small size, the quality is reasonable until you reach ISO 1600).
- Start-up is very fast indeed and battery life is good (although, see my comment about GPS/WiFi below).
- The 3" touch display is excellent and the resolution has increased from 460K to 920K pixels - you can control so much using it.
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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera add ons a bit of a failure 8 Nov 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
Ordered Saturday, arrived Monday so great service from Amazon.

My TZ40 is to upgrade from my excellent TZ8 that has done 4 years of sterling service. I was attracted by the TZ40's increased zoom and newer anti-shake with image de-blurr.

The camera can take one snap on its ludicrous small internal memory. It comes without any SD card and no battery charger. It will need at least an 8 Gig card I have bought a 32 Gig) The camera is charged via an adapter and very short USB cable that you have to plug into the body port on the camera. This may well in time cause wear and the USB cable is too short to fit to most house wall sockets and have the camera in a safe place for charging. This penny pinching is very frustrating. All my other 3 Panasonic cameras came with longer USB cables and proper battery chargers.

The red camera looks the business and starts up quickly in about two seconds. The extended lens sticks out more than on the TZ8 and it takes a noticeably longer time to retract when the camera switches off and this needs to be remembered or I will be stuffing it into my pocket while it is still moving.

The menus have been improved and all the photography menus I find well designed and intuitive. As for the WIFI and GPS menus - more later but intuitive? Well no!!

The colour balance on intelligent auto mode is much better than the TZ8 with warmer colours and many shots requiring no lighting adjustments in Photoshop Elements.

The large zoom is very smooth and even at 20x plus another 20 with izoom set it is possible to get an in focus hand held shot with minimal blurring. Lens anti shake stabalisation is much better than on the TZ8.
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175 of 185 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great camera! 10 April 2013
Colour Name:Silver|Verified Purchase
Only used the camera for two weeks and I am already totally impressed by its performance. I have bought Panasonic compacts for many years and was very pleased with the brand. However, my last camera was a Sony DSCHX9VB bought in Sept. 2011 due to the better sensor compared to the Panasonic at the time. The TZ40s sensor is so much better in low light than even the Sony and surpasses that camera in so many other departments. It is smaller and faster than any previous camera I have used; the zoom range is just incredible in such a small camera. Being able to use my iPad as a remote and downloading photos using wifi are real bonuses. I haven't been able to explore all of the cameras features yet but at the moment I cannot fault it.
I am not really into all the technical stuff, I just want good quick photos. If you want a point and shoot camera with added features you really should consider this camera.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iPads best friend. 25 July 2013
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Disappointed with the poor quality photos you get from your iPhone ? Might be handy for the odd snap, but if you want a picture to frame, especially in low light, the iPhone will always disappoint. This camera is the answer. Pin sharp photos, even in low light on the automatic setting, which is good because all the scene options melt my middle aged brain. Love it to bits. Works superbly with the iOS app, so easy to use, can't rant on enough about how good this camera and apple products work together. Message to all you middle aged technophobes out there. Leave this camera on the automatic setting, snap away and just enjoy the results !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super little camera, packed with features, happy!
Fantastic little camera, great deal for the price. Seems happy with adapted micro SD too, although haven't tested it thoroughly yet. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Roycol
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb, camera, superb company.
Published 1 day ago by Jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent as expected
Published 2 days ago by E. W. Von Rokitnitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little camera
Great little camera, small but does the job bought it to take to China and didn't let me down, the video is also excellent and the GPS was usefull in Slovenia, all round excellent,... Read more
Published 4 days ago by James P. Sheehan
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy
We bought this to use when it's not convenient to take my large Canon 7D out with us. Excellent quality photos and plenty of scope in the menu.
Published 9 days ago by A. Fone
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic little camera
Fantastic little camera. Great features at a great price.

Some people have talked about the difficulty of setting this up over WiFi. Read more
Published 11 days ago by D. E. Manton
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome pocket camera for home and holiday!
Awesome camera for holiday snaps and excellent HD video - What I loved about this compact is that it has awesome functions and ease of use - My background is in DSLRs and big HD... Read more
Published 16 days ago by MR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent camera with great features.
Published 18 days ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality
Good camera just what I was looking for.
Published 25 days ago by Who's Wee Dug
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with photos
Arrived as promised. Very pleased with photos. Still finding new things I can do with this camera.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Linda Mary Law
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