Panasonic LUMIX ZS40: The All-in-one 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera – Product Review

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS40, also known as the All-in-one 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera, is an ultra-compact camera that offers 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi/NFC, flexible manual shooting, and 60p full HD video recording. It comes with an eye level live viewfinder and a lens mounted control ring, and is also equipped with built-in GPS.Panasonic LUMIX ZS35

How Much?

Currently, the preorder price of the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 is $449.95, with Free Shipping.

Who Would Buy This?

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS40, being an all-in-one camera, will be greatly appreciated by individuals who appreciate multi-functionality in their gadgets and electronic devices. Of course, anyone who is willing to spend around $450 will expect a multitude of features and a user-friendly interface, both of which are available in this 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera from Panasonic.

Things We Like

The super slim Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 could very well be the “ultimate digital compact camera”, what with the successful and irresistible integration of a 30x super zoom lens, advanced HYBRID optical image stabilizer plus and highly sensitive 18.1 megapixel sensor in a pocket-sized unit. It starts up very quickly, can perform high speed burst shooting without lowering the picture quality, and can catch even split-second moments, thanks to its Light Speed Auto Focus.

As always, we are impressed with how the Wi-Fi connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC) feature makes this camera a very handy tool to have around. Connecting your camera to your smartphone or tablet is very easy because all it requires is one touch. You can even use the smartphone as another – and larger – monitor, so you can set up shots better or manage to take more remarkable videos, since you have a wider screen to view it from.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) built into the LUMIX ZS40 definitely earns a lot of points for travel adventurers. And if you want better-looking and more fun photos, you can have your pick of the variety of special effects integrated into the camera, which can be applied using Creative Control, Creative Retouch, and Creative Panorama. Oh, and here’s another bonus: it also enables Zoom Macro shooting.

Things We Don’t Like

Since the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 is still to be released this March 2014, we still have no clear idea about any flaws that can be associated with this unit.


No official announcement regarding warranty has been made for this product yet.

Is It Worth The Money?

You are looking at the “ultimate digital compact camera” that is sure to perform and deliver very well in any shooting situation. Of course it’s worth your money!

Where Can I Buy?

Once it is released, you can buy the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 directly from Panasonic, as well as other merchants and sellers. If you are buying online, Amazon is a good choice, since they offer various products with the best deals and at the best prices.

Final Thoughts

Do not let limitations keep you from making the most of every shooting experience. Go for the camera that sets no limits, the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40, the All-in-one 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera.

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Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 - Digital camera - compact - 18.1 MP - 30 x optical zoom - Leica - Wi-Fi, NFC - black
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 - Digital camera - compact - 18.1 MP - 30 x optical zoom - Leica - Wi-Fi, NFC - black
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