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Panasonic DMC-ZS40K Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • Eye level viewfinder (EVF) for improved viewing and stability
  • Leica 30X Super Zoom (24-720mm) stabilized for still & HD Video
  • Lens mounted control ring for improved feature control versatility
  • Future Proofed with GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC
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Panasonic LUMIX ZS40: The All-in-one 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera
Panasonic LUMIX ZS40: The All-in-one 30X Super Zoom Adventure Camera

Key features include: Eye level viewfinder (EVF) for improved viewing and stability, Leica 30X Super Zoom (24-720mm) stabilized for still & HD Video, Lens mounted control ring for improved feature control versatility, and Future Proofed with GPS and WiFi with NFC.

Control Ring

Manual control is easy to do with the Control Ring. You'll be empowered with direct, intuitive control over frequently used settings like zooming, aperture, shutter speed, and Creative Control filters. Manual focusing is also available with smooth Control Ring operation.

Manual Focus / Focus Peaking

For more precise control over focusing, the ZS40 incorporates Focus Peaking that shows the peak of focus in MF mode. You can see the peak of focus while monitoring the subject in live view, and take advantage of this function when controlling* the camera with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi for both photo and video recording. *It is recommended to use the latest version of the 'Panasonic Image App' to use this feature

The Power to Boost Your Creativity
The Power to Boost Your Creativity

In addition to a remarkable 30x* optical zoom lens, the Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 features powerful manual functions to boost your creativity. Enjoy a LVF (Live View Finder), a Control Ring, RAW compatibility, and Focus Peaking all in an ultra-compact body. You'll have the power to shoot everything from ordinary snapshots to breathtaking travel photography and beyond. *35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm

30x Optical Super Zoom in an Ultra-Compact Body
30x Optical Super Zoom in an Ultra-Compact Body

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS40 is packed with optical technologies for superior versatility in your photography. Discover the 24mm ultra wide-angle lens for dynamic landscapes and travel photography, or extend the lens to a 30x zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for capturing candid portraits, sports, and wildlife photography. All of this optical power is packed within the camera's slim, flat body.

Built-In Live View Finder
Built-In Live View Finder

The ZS40 comes equipped with a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with 200K-dot equivalent resolution, and 100% field of view. This adds stability when framing your subjects and high visibility of live view images even at high magnification under strong sunlight. You can even set the camera to 60 fps to smoothly display fast-moving subjects.

Better Videos with HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function
Better Videos with HYBRID O.I.S. + and Level Shot Function

The HYBRID O.I.S. + for video recording includes a 5-axis correction that detects and compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement - horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation. Your videos will look sharp and blur free. The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line in your video and keeps it level even if the camera is tilted. Shoot stable videos even when recording from high or low angles.

Easy Smartphone Wi-Fi Connection with NFC
Easy Smartphone Wi-Fi Connection with NFC

The versatile ZS40 boasts Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology so you can enjoy flexible shooting and instant image sharing with easy operation. Connect the camera to a smartphone / tablet by simply placing them near each other and follow the simple steps. Set-up is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds. Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC, you can still be easily connected to the camera by scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor*. *It is recommended o use the latest version of the 'Panasonic Image App' to use this feature.

18.1-Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
18.1-Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor delivers high quality images from even difficult lighting situations. The ZS40 boasts high-speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording. The superior NR (Noise Reduction) system in the Venus Engine enables deliberate noise reduction, without missing low-frequency noise, in the large detection area in high sensitivity image recording even at ISO 6400 (extended).

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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera with an 18.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor. The point and shoot features Venus Engine image processor to enable high-resolution still imaging and full HD 1080p video recording with excellent low-light quality and sensitivity to an expandable ISO 6400. The imaging performance has improved significantly with the built-in Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x optical zoom lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-720mm. Aspherical and extra-low distribution of elements produce sharp, high contrast imagery and also work to minimize distortion throughout the zoom range. The extensive zooming capabilities of this lens is HYBRID O.I.S.+ image stabilization which gives excellent stabilized results.The camera features with both a large 3.0 inches 920k-dot LCD screen and 0.2 In. 200k-dot electronic viewfinder for better live viewing experiences. The LCD also provides instinctive menu navigation for applying camera settings, including Creative Control modes and Creative Panorama, as well as accessing the built-in Wi-Fi functionality with GPS capabilities. The Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant sharing photos or videos to linked mobile devices, remote shooting and viewing. Further rounding out the versatile design of the camera is a Control Ring, which surrounds the lens to provide intuitive and efficient access and adjustment to some of the most oft-used camera settings and features.Features: 18.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine: An 18.1 megapixel 1/2.3 In. High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor work together to produce high-resolution imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to an expanded ISO 6400. The combination of these two technologies also results in an excellent signal-to-noise ratio to realize imagery with a high degree of clarity and minimal noise

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