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Panasonic Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-FZ40K

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14.1 Megapixels/ 24x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ Face Detection/ 3.0" TFT Screen LCD/ HD Movie/ 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCFZ40K

Powerful 24x Optical Zoom Hybrid Digital Compact Camera with HD Movie Recording

  • *35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm

The DMC-FZ40 is a 14.1-megapixel hybrid digital compact camera that combines a powerful optical zoom and creative options including manual operation. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens in the DMC-FZ40 extends its optical zoom range from 25mm to 24x, 600mm equivalent.

The powerful 24x optical zoom* can increases its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. Combining Sonic Speed AF with a high-speed start-up gives the FZ40 the industry's fastest level of response which helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The manual control of FZ40 elevates the operability even higher with the incorporation of new jog dial. A focus button lets users change its settings quickly according to the shooting condition. Users can enjoy creative shooting not only in photo but also in movie, utilizing a host of options including Creative Movie mode and My Color mode. *Equivalent to 35mm camera:

25-600mm. 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with Powerful 24x Optical Zoom for Ultimate Versatility in Both Photo and Movie Recording

The FZ40 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom(35mm camera equivalent:25-600mm). Comprising 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly compact body while passing Leica's stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance suppressing distortion at wide end and color bleeding at tele end. Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the FZ40 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 24x optical can virtually extend to 32x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function extends zoom power to 50.6x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.

Enjoy Easy Shooting of HD Movie in AVCHD Lite with Advanced iA(Intelligent Auto) Mode

The DMC-FZ40 is capable of recording high quality HD Movie in AVCHD Lite. The AVCHD Lite feature almost doubles the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG and excels in the compatibility with TV and other AV equipment. The picture quality is greatly enhanced thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The DMC-FZ40 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio.

  • *Continuous recording exceeding 2GB is not possible when recording motion JPEG. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen.
  • *Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD Lite]. Also, use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion pictures in [MOTION JPEG].
  • *SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

The Evolving iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode Makes Every Photo Blur-less

Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. In the iA mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments. Just press, aim and shoot.

The hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, is recognized as a low-frequency vibration, for which the new POWER O.I.S. is particularly effective. This greatly improves the quality of shots taken with high zoom and at night or indoors where a flash cannot be used, or where the photographer doesn't want to use a flash because it would spoil the mood. It captures beautiful photos in situations that previously resulted in blurring.

The Face Recognition function remembers registered faces to give an appropriate AF/AE on the people while removing the unwanted red-eye. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 6 Scene modes - Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation.

Intuitive Manual Control and Creative Option

The excellent manual controllability is an advantage of DMC-FZ40, making it stand out against standard compact cameras. The newly adopted jog dial enhances the operability together with the focus button on the back of the camera.

In movie recording, the DMC-FZ40 goes further than simply recording HD movies. Apart from the movie recording capability of conventional digital compact cameras, the DMC-FZ40 also features a Creative Movie mode, which lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to movies, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subject. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances and it is desired to have each of them stand out.

My Color mode, which is popular in the LUMIX G Micro System cameras, is a special option that gives free reign to the user's creativity. With a variety of options including new Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic and High Dynamic B&W, the My Color mode makes it easier and more fun to create interesting, expressive images by shooting images with most intensive color, brightness and saturation parameters. The popular My Color mode is available also in movie recording giving the user a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore together with the Creative Movie mode.

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture
    • F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F5.2 - 8 (T))
    • (F2.8 - 11 (W) / F5.2 - 11 (T) in movie recording)
  • Optical Zoom 24x
  • Digital Zoom 1
    • 4x(Max. 96.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
    • (Max. 202 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length
    • f=4.5-108mm (25-600mm in 35mm equiv.)
    • (31-735mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
  • Lens
    • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
    • 14 elements in 10 groups
    • (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer 2
    • Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
    • Photo & Movie
  • Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
    • Macro AF / MF / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
  • Focus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
    • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2
  • White Balance Note (Selectable at Normal Portrait,Soft Skin,Creative Portrait,Normal Sports,Creative Sports,Objects Close-up,Creative Close-up,Baby,Pet,High Sensitivity,Hi-Speed Burst,Panorama Assist,Photo Frame mode)
  • White Balance Adjustment 2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias
  • Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE mode)
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
  • Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~3EV step, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
  • Face Detection Photo & Movie
  • Still Image Scene Mode Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky,Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame
  • Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Panning, Aerial
  • Movie Scene Mode Note (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
  • Advanced Scene Mode Portrait:Normal,Soft Skin,Outdoor,Indoor,Creative/Scenery:Normal, Nature,Architecture,Creative/Sports:Normal,Outdoor,Indoor,Creative/Close-up:Flower,Food,Objects,Creative/Night Portrait:Night Portrait,Night Scenery,Illuminations,Creative
  • Shutter Interval approx. 0.7 sec
  • Self Timer 2sec / 10sec / 10sec[3 pictures]
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
  • Picture Adjustment
    • Contrast +2steps
    • Sharpness +2steps
    • Saturation +2steps
    • Noise Reduction
  • Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M)/ 640X480(0.3M)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
  • 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M)/ 480x480 (0.2M)
  • Motion Picture Recording 4:3
    • VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
    • QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Picture Recording 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1280x720 pixels, NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p) (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
  • Real-time Histograms Yes
  • Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
  • LCD Monitor
    • 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Interface AV Output (NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
  • Viera Link Yes
  • Power
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery Life 3 580 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Built-in-Flash
    • Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off,Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
    • 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Max Auto ISO Setting Yes
  • Quick Menu Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Img, 1.8 frames/sec Max. 5 img (Standard mode), Max. 3 img (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5 frames/sec(img priority)approx. 10 frames/sec(speed priority)(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
  • Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes ( AVC HD Lite / Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • Show Highlights Yes
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • Cut Animation Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC NTSC
  • One-Touch Movie Button Yes
  • Movie REC Guide Yes
  • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
  • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
  • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
    • AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.210 min
    • MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx.210 min
  • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
    • AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx. 110 min
    • MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] approx .110 min
  • My Color Mode Expressive /Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Dynamic Art / Dynamic B&W / Silhouette / Pinhole / Film Grain / Custom / Happy (only in iA mode) *For movie recording Intelligent ISO Control Photo
  • Face Recognition Photo
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
    • Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, Creative Movie mode, My Color mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close-up mode, Scene mode, Custom
  • Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.4x (4:3 / 10M), 33.8x (4:3 / 7M), 40.5x (4:3 / 5M), 50.6x (under 3M)
  • Shutter Speed
    • Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec
    • Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode)
    • Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • Mode Switch [Playback] button
  • Zoom Resume Yes
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites Yes
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
  • Resize / Trim / Leveling Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
  • Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
  • Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
  • Intelligent Zoom 32x
  • AF Tracking Photo
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
  • Video Divide Yes
  • Face Recognition Edit Yes
  • HDMI output
    • Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
    • Audio: Stereo

Package Content:

  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Lens hood Lens cap
  • Lens cap string

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.74"
  • Height: 3.14"
  • Depth: 3.62"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.10 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixel
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.14"
Width (inches)4.74"
Depth (inches)3.62"
Optical Zoom24x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.5-108mm
Focus ModesNormal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD Display
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec; 10sec
Shutter SpeedStill: 60 - 1/2000 sec; Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec; Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack, AC Adaptor
White BalanceAuto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Flash/Halogen/Color Temperature/ White Set 1 / 2
  

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5.0

Fantastic Camera

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Battery Life
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Sharp clear pictures

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    The auto mode is almost fool proof. The sunset setting takes phenomenal photos. Macro pictures of flowers, butterflies, etc. are perfect. Zoom photos are clear. My neighbor bought the FZ40 after I took a photo of him from my back porch (about 100 foot using zoom and he could clearly see his initial on his signet ring). I would highly recommend the FZ40.

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