Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 / ZS30
Huge zoom in a slimline design.
Great stabilisation system.
Wifi and NFC connectivity.
Broad 20x optical zoom covers every situation in slim body.
1080p video with zooming.
Stereo sound and continuous AF.
Built-in GPS with landmarks and basic street mapping.
No Raw support.
Buttons are small.
Touchscreen icons could be made larger.
Can't disable IS for video - not ideal for tripod filming.
Touch-screen not used for text-entry.
Need to be running Image App before attempting Wifi or NFC link.
NFC connection sometimes requires several taps.
Direct uploads from camera are slow.
By PC Mag on November 08, 2013
Panasonic's compact Lumix DMC-ZS30 features a long 20x zoom lens and integrated Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, but image quality...60
By cnet on October 08, 2013
A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual...80
By TechRadar on August 05, 2013
Overall, this is an excellent camera, which should be one of the highest considerations for those looking for the ideal travel compact that offers more than some of the standard options on the market.90
By Digital Photography School on June 01, 2013
For camera makers the bad news is that smart phones and their inbuilt cameras are hurting the sales of compact digicams.The good news is that it probably means more people are taking more pictures and shooting video — but not with digital...-
By AsiaOne on May 31, 2013
The latest Panasonic TZ-series camera retains the 20x optical zoom (24 to 480mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) and the GPS ability of its predecessor.What are new are its Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications functions, which open up direct...80
By DPexpert on May 23, 2013
REVIEW—PANASONIC LUMIX TZ40 CAMERA] by terry on 23 May 2013 Price: $400Big numbers! THE LOW-DOWN: This 18mp compact camera is in the superzoom “travel” category with a focal length range of 24–480mm in film terms. The lens has...-
By Sydney Morning Herald on May 23, 2013
DateMay 23, 2013 (1) Read later This 18-megapixel compact camera is in the superzoom ''travel'' category, with a focal length range of 24mm-480mm in film terms. The lens has five-axis stablisation, which helps smooth camera...-
By DigitalVersus on May 14, 2013
The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 isn't the best in terms of pure picture quality. However, with Wi-Fi, GPS, a high-res touchscreen, an effective design and layout, a great stabilisation system and even a digital zoom that's not entirely catastrophic,...100
By Expert Reviews on April 26, 2013
Image quality isn't perfect, but tons of useful features add up to a superb all-rounder...100
By What Digital Camera on April 26, 2013
Costing the same as the TZ30 when it was launched, the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all-round features. The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use, and while...91