Lumix DMC-FZ40 super-zoom digital camera with 25mm wide-angle to 24x optical zoom for both stills and HD movies.
The versatile Lumix DMC-FZ40 has a powerful optical zoom and many creative options including manual operation for greater artistic expression in your photography.
Zoom in to capture stunning photos and movies of life’s magical moments
The 14.1 effective megapixel Lumix DMC-FZ40 has a 25mm wide-angle 24x optical zoom f/2.8-5.2 lens with about twice the shooting area of a conventional 35mm lens. This gives you fantastic scope and scale for creative composition. You can engage the powerful 24x optical zoom to awesome effect in both in stills and movies. The extra optical zoom uses the centre part of the CCD to extend this 24x zoom ratio to an impressive 50.6x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less in stills.
Enjoy your spectacular HD movies on the big screen
The Lumix DMC-FZ40 records high-definition movies in AVCHD Lite with the extraordinary quality of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. It also has motion JPEG (1,280 x 720 pixels). Just press the Movie recording button to start shooting. Switch to Creative Movie mode and you can manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture. Or you can use Intelligent Auto to make the camera do the thinking for you, while you concentrate on composition and following the action. When you’ve finished shooting, simply insert the SD card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot) on a VIERA TV or Panasonic Blu Ray recorder / player to see and share your footage or connect your Lumix DMC-FZ40 to your VIErA TV and use the remote to see and share your footage.
Panasonic’s leading-edge technologies deliver incredible results
The Power Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. So you can take beautifully sharp night shots free of blur. In Intelligent Auto mode, the camera does all the work for you, including: Power O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and AF Tracking
The Intelligent Resolution (I.R) Technology gives a high resolution look to digital zoom images as well as ordinary images. The image is divided into contour areas, texture areas and smooth areas, with optimum image processing applied to each area. This enables 32x Intelligent Zoom to achieve about 1.3 times the usual zoom magnification with almost no loss of image quality. The Intelligent Resolution Technology also achieves sharp images in modes that use fewer pixels to enable high sensitivity and high speed tracking.
Simple manual operation for creative freedom and experimentation
Excellent manual control is a highlight of the Lumix DMC-FZ40. It has a smooth, easy-to-use jog dial. Plus there’s a mode dial to quickly set Advanced Scene modes such as Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, or Close-up. While My Colour and Film modes let you customise colour effects. You can easily see and review what you’re doing on the 3.0 inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD with wide-viewing angle.