The LUMIX DMC-LZ40 provides a new shooting style with a powerful 42x optical zoom lens and 20-megapixel high-resolution sensor. It also features Creative mode with 15 filters and P / M modes for more creative shooting.
The DMC-LZ40 features a 22mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 42x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 22 – 924mm), making it easy to capture expansive landscapes and wild animals from great distances. The Intelligent Zoom function even extends zoom power to 84x with minimal deterioration of image quality. The ultra wide-angle captures a much wider field of view compared to a 35mm camera, which is helpful for shooting stunning vistas and even for capturing indoor group portraits.
The resolution of the CCD is upgraded to 20-megapixel for DMC-LZ40 and a high performance image processing supports quality still and video capture.
With a variety of filter effects, Creative Control lets you add artistic and original expression to photos and videos.
Creative Panorama function allows you to create dynamic vertical / horizontal panoramic photo with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.
Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect*, Miniature Effect*, Soft Focus**, Star Filter** and One Point Color.
* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama.
** Cannot be used in video recording.
The efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you take approx. 320 shots on a single battery charge*.
The DMC-LZ40 also complies with AC / USB power charging.
* Based on the CIPA standard.
The LZ40 is ergonomically designed with a comfortable grip to offer stability even when holding the camera for a long periods of time.
Blurring image due to handshake often occurs in shooting using high zoom, however, the Optical Image Stabiliser minimises it without causing deterioration of image quality.
DMC-LZ40 is equipped with P / M mode for users a step above the beginners to enjoy more creative photography.
With the HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, several photos are consecutively shot at different exposure levels to make a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure) even in difficult lighting conditions.
The DMC-LZ40 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p in Motion JPEG. Recording is as easy as pressing the dedicated motion picture button at the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for quickly switching between photo and video shooting. The super zoom features are also available during video recording.
The DMC-LZ40 has a built-in GN8.5 equiv. flash that lets you capture even relatively distant subjects with proper exposure.
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of miss-shots. The mode is a comprehensive integration of Optical Image Stabiliser, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure – the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots, aim and shoot the subject.
The 3.0-inch large 460K-dot LCD assures high visibility in any lighting conditions, which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images.