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conclusion:We like it

83

The rather pocketable ZS40 doesn't offer a lot of groundbreaking features or outstanding image quality, but it's still got enough to make it solid choice when on the go.

The ZS40's viewfinder is a feature not often seen on cameras of this size, and for good reason -- Pocket-Lint calls its presence "mis-matched." Putting that aside, in day-to-day usage the ZS40 is simple enough, and Digital Versus finds it's "easy to get the hang of everything." And while the photo quality may not blow you away, it's not disappointing either, and Photography Blog says it offers "great image quality for this type of camera." The video quality is about the same, with Expert Reviews saying details aren't "razor-sharp" but still look "smooth and natural."

With a sub-$500 MSRP there are definitely trade-offs, but the ZS40 offers enough to be put in a pocket and taken along on your adventures. If you need something with just a bit more oomph, consider Canon's PowerShot S120 instead, a solid option that offers great image and video quality.

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Critic reviews

7.9
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    8.2
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    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.4
  • Ease of use
    7.3

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 29, 2014

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 camera is a 30x shooter with an EVF and Raw shooting, but it's expensive.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 26, 2014

If you're after a big zoom with big features then the Lumix TZ60 still scores the big points. There's stacks of tech on board and that significant zoom is a real enabler when it comes to shooting. A camera to be considered in high regard, but one that's trying to one thing too many in our view.

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8.0
Digital Versus Feb 25, 2014

The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 has plenty on its side, with a stylish design, a head-turning spec sheet and super-fast response times. It even has some never-before-seen features for this kind of camera, with a RAW mode and a programmable settings wheel around the lens.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Mar 6, 2014

If you want a travel camera with a long zoom that fits in your pocket, the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 remains the one of the best options out there.

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9.0
Photography Blog Jan 31, 2014

While the DMC-TZ60's new features are very welcome, especially the RAW file format and the EVF, we really missed the previous model's touch-screen LCD and its much better grip.

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