Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TZ40 scores 5 stars with Essential award

Photography Blog has put Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TZ40 through its paces and we’re thrilled to report they have given it their Essential award and an impressive 5 stars, viewing the camera as a significant step forward for Panasonic’s “wildly popular” travel-zoom range.


The review notes that the “TZ40 is veritably stuffed to the gills with cutting-edge features, while the combination of a 20x zoom, effective stabilisation system and good image quality is hard to resist.” Features called out include the increase in megapixel count from 14 to 18, and the new 60/50p and High Speed modes for videographers.

The inclusion of a touchscreen interface, built-in wi-fi connectivity and GPS, a 5-axis image stabilisation system, a fast burst mode, and high-resolution screen, all in a smaller and lighter package than the TZ40‘s predecessor, “makes it easy to see why we like the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 even more than last year’s model.”

With a conclusion that the “Lumix DMC-TZ40 is Panasonic’s best ever travel-zoom camera and a worthy winner of our Essential award”, it’s a smart choice for photographers looking for a high performance camera. You can read the full review to find out more about image quality, ease of use, the product specs and more.

Read the full review here.

11 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Struggling with this camera the wifi has to reset every time and I can’t seem to turn the green GPS light off..so every time I go to use the camera the battery if flat

  • Hi Ruth, you can absolutely turn the GPS function off. To do this Press the MENU/SET button and then select the GPS menu tab and press MENU/SET. Using the up and down arrows select GPS SETTING and then press MENU/SET. Finally using the up and down arrows select OFF and press MENU/SET. A message will appear on your screen prompting you to confirm. After confirming press MENU/SET. This should help your battery last longer, thanks.

  • hi, i just installed the image app on my iphone but i cant connect the camera with my phone. it doesnt work. moreover, the photofunstudio alo doesnt work on my computer.

  • Hi Nikki, please contact our customer service team on 132600 and they will talk you through both of these functions.

  • Hi … got the TZ40 after my old Panasonic ( TZ25 ) got damaged …. I’m VERY disappointed with the picture quality ( soft or pixelated ) … I have tried diff. settings incamera for ” size ” …. but no joy !!! 🙁 Ulla

  • Hi Ulla, it is very difficult to discuss what might be happening, please contact our customer service team on 132600 and they will try and assist you in this matter.

  • I have had my DMC TZ40 for a few weeks. I have no idea how to use the different facilities and need a manual. To study as I practice. I need TROUBLESHOOTING. Where can i download one?
    Plus…..a problem. I have a 16g card and have taken only 255 shots. Until today I could see them when pressing the green arrow at the back of the camera. NOW all the photos i took today in the mountains of China show a sign seeing ‘this image cant be displayed’ and wont let me see any of them from 255. I have no idea how to show a display of all the photos. I am desperate. What can I do please? Is it the camera or the card? Is it me not knowing how to use the camera?

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  • Hi Pam, Sorry to hear you have misplaced the instructions that must make life a little difficult! I am emailing you the Basic and Advanced instruction books. On pgs34 and 74 of the advanced instructions there are instructions regarding the use of the flash. Hope this helps! MCB