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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and lens are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. Views about the reliability and screen are different. Many are less positive about the battery and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Panasonic Lumix LZ40


Hands-on at CES 2014: A bridge camera with huge 42x optical zoom

We don’t expect photographic miracles from a camera like the Panasonic Lumiz LZ40. It’s not a camera designed for people who care about image quality first and foremost. However, we can’t deny that the focal length is impressive.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Panasonic LZ40 review


Huge zoom on an entry-level bridge camera

42x zoom ; Easy to use

No viewfinder ; Fixed screen ; Little control over exposure settings

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Review


We review the Panasonic Lumix LZ40 - an affordable ultra zoom camera with a 42x optical zoom lens.

42x optical zoom lens ; 22mm wide-angle equivalent ; Excellent macro mode ; Reasonable value for money ; Manual controls

Non-standard USB charging cable - not MicroUSB ; No electronic viewfinder ; Panoramic images are very low resolution ; Noise visible in all images

The Panasonic Lumix LZ40 offers a decent amount of optical zoom with a 42x optical zoom lens, and is reasonable value for money. Colour is generally good in images, although noise is noticeable at all ISO settings, so images will look best when shared...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


Panasonic has announced a powerful new long zoom digicam, the LUMIX DMC-LZ40. The camera boasts a whopping 42x optical zoom lens from a 22mm ultra wide angle lens with a build in Optical Image Stabilizer. The LZ40 also features a 20-megapixel CCD image...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 digital megazoom camera : Panasonic is proud to announce the new Lumix LZ40. The latest addition to Panasonic's range of high zoom compact cameras combines outstanding image quality, artistic control and long battery-life...

The perfect digital camera if you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, the Panasonic Lumix LZ40 offers a choice of full manual control and intelligent assistance for easy shooting. The Intelligent Auto mode leaves everything to the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 is an entry-level bridge camera from Panasonic. It features a 42x optical zoom, with a focal length starting at a wide angle of 22mm, rising up to 924mm at the telephoto end. There's also an 84x digital zoom available, too....

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 will mainly appeal to those who are looking for a holiday or family camera which offers a decent degree of flexibility in a bargain package.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Panasonic LZ40 Review


If you're looking for a new, simple, and approachable long-zoom camera, the 20-megapixel Panasonic LZ40 could be deserving of a spot on your short list. The LZ40's SLR-like body sports a powerful 42x optical zoom lens that covers all the bases, from a...

Pricing and availability for the Panasonic LZ40 hadn't been disclosed at press time.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


movie maker is excellent

not touchscreen

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


time from prssing aperature to shot taking is a little long

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40


pictures were blurry and not of good quality at all. camera kept freezing and had to remove battery to re-start. returned camera and paid extra for a better model - much happier. Wouldn't recommend this camera at all.

Jan, 2015

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