In addition to its remarkable optical zoom power of 30x*, this camera features a large number of manual functions to boost your creativity, such as a LVF (Live View Finder), a Control Ring, RAW compatibility, and Focus Peaking, all in an ultra-compact body. This enables highly detailed shooting that covers everything from ordinary snapshots to travel scenes.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm
30x Optical Zoom in Ultra Compact Body
Crystallising its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) in slim, flat body. It lets you capture a variety of scenes from dynamic landscapes to people or animals distant away.
Built-in Live View Finder
This camera comes equipped with a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with 200K-dot equiv. resolution and 100% field of view. It ensures stable framing and high visibility of live view images even at high magnification and under strong sunlight. As an option, it can be set to 60 fps to smoothly display fast-moving subjects.
HYBRID O.I.S.+ and
Level Shot Function
The HYBRID O.I.S.+ for video recording with 5-axis correction detects and effectively compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement – horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation.
The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line of the recording image and keeps it even if the camera is tilted.
It lets you take stable video even in blind recording such as shooting from high angle.
Easy Wi-Fi Connection with NFC / QR Code
This camera integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC technology to enjoy flexible shooting and instant image sharing with easy operation. You can connect the camera with a smartphone / tablet by just placing them nearby and follow the simple guidance. Setting-up is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds.
Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC,
it can be easily connected to the camera by just scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor.
• To use this feature, it is recommended to update “Panasonic Image App” to the latest version.
18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is integrated in the camera to realize both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing.
The superior NR (Noise Reduction) system in the Venus Engine enables noise reduction to take place without missing low-frequency noise in its large detection area. It results in the high sensitivity image recording even at ISO6400 (extended).
High Speed Response
High speed digital signal output technology is integrated to realize high speed consecutive shooting and full-HD video recording. It lets you shoot 10 fps in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF.The actuator for the AF lens motor achieves 240fps high speed AF drive, resulting in higher speed AF by approx. 20% at wide and 30% at tele end*. It also contributes to the quick start-up and Light Speed AF to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
* Panasonic comparison with the DMC-ZS30 (TZ40) at LV11 brightness.
Unique Filter Effects Photos and Videos
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.
RAW Format Recording
This camera complies with recording image in RAW. The software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE allows dramatically higher quality image conversion from RAW to JPEG. Even the images shot at high a ISO setting can be produced sharply with minimum noise.
• The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with DMC-ZS40(TZ60).
To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet.
• SILKYPIX®; It is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Manual control is easy to try thanks to the Control Ring, which enables direct, intuitive control over frequently used settings: zooming, aperture, shutter speed, and filter of Creative Control. Manual focusing is also available with smooth Control Ring operation.
Manual Focus / Focus Peaking
For more precise control over focusing, this camera incorporates a Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF mode. You can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. You can also take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.
It is easy to shoot a photo with good composition by just choosing the most suitable pattern of composition from – Rule of Thirds Offset, Diagonal Lines, Tunnel, Radiation1, Radiation2 and S-shape – and framing the subjects along the guided lines. Well-composed image has a stunning perspective and it will dramatically look refined. This function can be used in shooting not only with monitor but also with LVF (Live View Finder).
The level Gauge lets the camera detect the horizontal/ vertical angle of view aiding you to create a level composition.
1920x 1080p Full-HD
Video Recording in AVCHD and MP4 Format
This camera can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (for NTSC area) / 50p (for PAL area) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring the progressive full-HD video recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
30x Optical Zoom in Video Recording
The powerful 30x optical zoom with 2-step Zoom function is available in video recording. The advanced image stabilizer HYBRID O.I.S.+ is integrated to suppress hand-shake vibration effectively even in shooting using high zoom. The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line of recording image and keeps it even if the camera is tilted. It lets you take stable video even in blind recording such as shooting from high angle.
High Speed Video
120 fps / 100 fps in HD
You can record high-speed videos at 120 (for NTSC area) / 100 (for PAL area) fps in HD quality. You can capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.
Incorporating a stereo zoom microphone, the videos also come with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital, to offer highly realistic sound to the video. Mechanical noise caused by a zooming operation is suppressed to improve the clearness. Also, the Auto Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind automatically making the human voice to stand out.
UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY with Wi-Fi®
One-Touch Connection (NFC)
NFC (Near Field Communication) makes Wi-Fi® connection easier. By just touching a NFC compatible smartphone or tablet to the camera, you can change it to a remote controller or transfer data to it.
On the Go (Shoot & Share)
Take full advantage of Wi-Fi® connectivity using the "Panasonic Image App" even when you are out.
• Remote Shooting • Instant Transfer
• Geotagging • Remote View
• Easy Share
At Home (Save & Playback)
Enjoy Wi-Fi® convenience at home.
• Cloud Sync. • Auto Transfer
• Wireless TV Playback • Wireless Print
GPS and GLONASS
The GPS (Global Positioning System) in the camera complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to further enhance its detection accuracy for its increased number of satellites.
Integrating the GPS function, it shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov., County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark using the internal data to give you real-time information of the place when taking photos to add fun of photo shooting during travel.
iA (Intelligent Auto) /
iA Plus Mode
For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including i-Food mode and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
3.0-inch 920k-dot Monitor
The 3.0-inch large 920K-dot monitor assures high visibility in any lighting conditions, which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images.
AC / USB Battery Charging
The camera's battery can be recharged either via AC or via USB according your convenience.