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Panasonic DMC-FX40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1036 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the storage.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC-FX40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Panasonic Lumix FZ72


A bridge camera with a 60x optical zoom: what could go wrong?

As you’d expect from a camera falling squarely in to the superzoom bridge camera market, the FZ72 features a range of manual exposure modes accessible through a DSLR-style mode dial. A host of ‘Creative Control’ filters and effects, as well as a range...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40 digital camera


First impressions of the metal and plastic bodied Lumix FX40, a step up from the FX37, are of another unassuming pocket compact suitable for the occasional happy snap or holiday keepsake. The £255 price tag however suggests there's rather more on offer...

Robust construction, 5x optical zoom, user-friendly set-up and operational menus, fast and responsive

Zoom disabled in video, not Full HD, white balance performance variable, lower light affects reliability of iA, lens surround prone to scuffs and scratches over time

Ultimately the feeling you’re left with after handling the FX40 is, whilst perfectly acceptable viewed standalone, there’s simply not enough about it to stand out from the crowd. And if you’ve slightly more to spend (around £40 in the UK), then its...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Browne (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40 review


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX40 is well-made, but how do its pictures fare?

Build quality ; Good images ; HD video recording ; Viewfinder

Dodgy controls ; Awkward menu

A very good camera that is let down by its control scheme

Jul, 2009

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Panasonic Lumix XS1


The Panasonic Lumix XS1 is the cheapest in our camera round-up of shooters under £100, but it's still got some decent features packed in. You'll find it toting a 16.1-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and 720p video recording and even a bunch of...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Panasonic Lumix FS37 Review


One of the latest compacts equipped with touch-shooting, the FS37 also packs in an 8x optical zoom and high resolution sensor. The What Digital Camera review of the Panasonic Lumix FS37 finds out...

Handy focal range, build quality, generally good image quality

LCD has narrow viewing angle, poorly designed menu system, no HDMI port

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Panasonic Lumix FS22 Review


With a 3in touchscreen, high-resolution sensor and range of automated technology, is this the perfect fuss-free compact for under £200? The Panasonic Lumix FS22 review takes a closer look...

Touch-control shooting works well, good image quality, brisk focusing system

Noise and noise reduction compromise detail, no immediate explanation for key controls, zoom moves slowly through its range

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Josh (

Panasonic Lumix FS33


Lets look at the camera in more detail

The front of the camera – focus assist lamp, 8x optical zoom lens, flash

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Panasonic Lumix TZ8 review


A pocketable compact with a wideangle lens, 12x optical zoom and HD movie capture. Where, if anywhere, does the TZ8 not deliver the goods? The What Digital Camera Panasonic Lumix TZ8 review...

Build quality, creative control, cost-effective

slightly chunky, limited upgrade over the TZ7

The TZ8 offers a lot for a relatively low price point. The 12x optical zoom provides a great 25mm wideangle starting point through to 300mm telephoto that will see a variety of images easily achieved from what’s essentially an easy to carry small and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Mat Gallagher (

Panasonic Lumix ZX1


The Panasonic Lumix ZX1 - the little brother of the popular TZ7 - gets the What Digital Camera review treatment. Is the ZX1 yet another accomplished Lumix compact? Read our Panasonic Lumix ZX1 review to find out...

Compact size, 8x zoom

low-res scene modes

The ZX1 is a really nice camera to use; it feels solid and well built, and yet is small enough to easily slip into your pocket. Images are bright and punchy with impressive detail even at the full extension of the lens. On closer inspection, however,...

Aug, 2009

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Panasonic - Lumix DMC-FX40


Panasonic tends to play it very safe when it comes to the body design of its slim-build compact cameras. You only have to glance through the latest offerings in its current 'stylish compact' range to note ...

The Panasonic DMC-FX40 is a reliable, sturdy camera that's lightweight, sleek in appearance and easy to control. This would be most suited to a user who wants an easy life with point and click operation. However, there's scope for more creative...

Aug, 2009

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