Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 Reviews: Digital Camera

8 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£285 at 1 retailer out of 376 retailers checked

8.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40: 14.5 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital camera. See full product description
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Patrick, Stockport Professional photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Leica lens
Bad points:
no view finder
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2012

William, cardiff Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Panorama mode
Sport mode
Light (good for pockets/bags)
Easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2012

Glyn, Lancashire Point & shoot

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
A good priced camara, easy to use and compact with a wide angle lens.
Bad points:
The video playback is in Quicktime Format and uncompatable with my Samsung Smart TV when sent from my Laptop via WIFI. You also need to remove the battery to charge it.
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Sep 2012

Patrick, Maidenhead Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Wide angle and fast lens.
Bad points:
Not very robust - time will tell.
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
Overall rating 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jul 2012

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Landscape setting
Bad points:
No Intelligent Auto setting button on the top like older models.
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Aug 2012

Product Features

Resolution (Megapixels) 14.5
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Weight (g) 103
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 70
Release date 2012-02-29
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 120
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24

Also known as: Lumix DMC-FS40, Panasonic LUMIX DMC FS40, Panasonic DMCFS40EBA, Panasonic DMCFS40EBK, Panasonic DMCFS40EBP, Panasonic DMCFS40EBY

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Manufacturer's Description

Compact Digital Camera FS40 – Bright F2.5 LEICA DC Lens with 24mm Ultra Wide-angle and 14.1-megapixel CCD

The DMC-FS40 incorporates bright F2.5 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle. The F2.5 lens is approx. 25% brighter than the F2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens. It allows the use of faster shutter speed but captures clear, blur-free images even in low lighting situation. The 5x optical zoom increases its power to 10x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.

The DMC-FS40 is capable of recording 14.1-megapixel high-resolution photos. The Sonic Speed AF helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. In video recording, the DMC-FS40 can record motion pictures in high-definition (1,280 × 720 pixels in Motion JPEG format). With the LUMIX Image Uploader, you can upload photos to Facebook™ and videos to YouTube™ with simple operation.

The MEGA O.I.S. compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Apart from the digital image correction, the MEGA O.I.S. corrects a jolt of light axis by shifting the O.I.S. lens unit to offset it. Thus the image is not affected digitally nor deteriorated at all. The MEGA O.I.S. lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination without losing the mood. It also works for macro shots and zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. Together with the bright LEICA DC lens, the DMC-FS40 powerfully suppresses blurring.

In the iA Mode, advanced detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimize your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful photos every time. The iA Mode includes the MEGA O.I.S. to detect hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement, Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame and adjust the brightness of the face properly, Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions, and Intelligent Exposure to detect the brightness level.
The Panorama Shot in the Scene Mode makes it possible to shoot horizontal / vertical panoramic images by overlaying consequently shot images. The Scene Mode lets the camera make the optimal settings for you automatically, so anybody can take superb photos with ease. The Beauty Retouch Mode makes it possible to virtually apply make-up on the faces. The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to give different impression to the photo with just a press of the button.


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