LUMIX DMC-LZ40 20 MP 42X Super Zoom Digital Camera - Black
- Bring any subject in close with 42X optical super zoom (22mm - 924mm)
- Add creativity with 15 built-in effects including panorama
- Create incredible images with high-performance LSI processing
- Shoot approximately 320 shots per charge with lithium-ion battery
- How to Create a Shared Folder on your PC Using PHOTOfunSTUDIO
- How to Format Sd Card and Internal Memory for Compact Cameras
- How to Take Better Photos
- How to Import pictures using Photo Gallery
- How To Upload to Flickr.
- How To Upload to Picasa.
- How To Upload to Twitter.
- How to Create a LUMIX Club Account.
- How To Upload to FaceBook
- How to Send Images Stored in the Camera to a Mac.
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.4 x 86.6 x 94.2 mm / (4.98 x 3.41 x 3.71 inch)
- Weight Approx. 498 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.10 lb) / Approx. 524 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.16 lb)
- Camera Effective Pixels 20 Megapixels
- Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-inch CCD Sensor / Total Pixel Number 20.5 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
ApertureF3.0 - 6.5 / 2-step (F3.0 / 8.6 (W), F6.5 / 18.9 (T))
Focal Lengthf = 4.0 - 168.0mm (22 - 924mm in 35mm equiv.) / (24 - 1007mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording)
- Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 66.3x (4:3 / 8M), 105.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
- Intelligent Zoom 84x
- 2- Speed Zoom -
- Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction O.I.S. (On / Off) / No
Digital ZoomMax. 4x
- Conversion Lens Compatibility -
- Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele 160cm - infinity / AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 160 cm - infinity
AF Assist LampYes (On/Off)
- AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 1-area / 9-area / Spot
- Shutter Speed Approx. 15 - 1/1,500 sec / Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
- File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
- Recording Modes
- Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, M, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control, Portrait, Scenery
- Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, / Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)
- Still Image Scene Mode Soft Skin, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, / Food, Baby1*, Baby2*, Pet*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky / * Birthday only.
- Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image: 1.1 frames/sec / High-speed Burst: Approx. 3 frames / sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
- Motion Picture Recording (*2)
- HD Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (HD / Motion JPEG)
- STD Video 640 x 480, 30fps (VGA / Motion JPEG) / 320 x 240, 30fps (QVGA / Motion JPEG)
- High Speed Video -
- Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)
- AVCHD -
- MP4 -
- Actual recordable time (motion pictures)
- AVCHD -
- MP4 -
- Exposure Parameters
ExposureProgram AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
- Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 2 EV step, Max. ±2 EV, 3 frames
- Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO SensitivityAuto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
- Picture Quality
- Still Picture Recording [4:3] 5152x3864 (20M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 5152x3432 (17.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / [16:9] 5152x2896 (14.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / [1:1] 3856x3856 (15M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
- Image Quality Fine / Standard
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
- Photo Style / Film Mode -
- Color Mode / Color Effect / My color -
- Aspect Bracketing -
- Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
- GPS -
- Wi-FI -
- NFC -
- Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer2 sec / 10 sec
- Self Shot Mode -
Playback ModeNormal Play, Slide Show, Category Selection, Calendar
- Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
- Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
- Set Favorites / Rotate Image No / No
- Show Histogram Yes
- Show Highlights -
- DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection No / Yes
- Retouch Creative Retouch
- Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
- Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / No
- Cut Animation -
- Video Divide -
- PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All
- OSD language English, Spanish
LCD Monitor3.0" (7.5cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View: Approx. 100% / Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode, High-angle Mode
- Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 10.8m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.6 - 4.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
- Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
- Built- in- Memory Approx. 80MB
- Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
- Battery life (approx.) 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
- Standard Package
- Included Software * The DMC-LZ40 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet. / * The software for PC is not bundled with DMC-LZ40. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
- Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
- NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. / - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases. / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / *2 / - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion pictures. SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing. / - Motion pictures can be recorded continuously up to 2 GB. / - The maximum available recording time for up to 2 GB only is displayed on the screen.
Why didn't I receive software with my camera?
From customer feedback, we've learned that most customers prefer the photo editing software provided with Microsoft Windows (Windows Movie Maker) and the Apple iOs program, iMovie. The still photo and motion video formats used by these cameras are compatible with these software programs. No special software or drivers are required.
Where can I order parts for my product?
You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
Where can I find the firmware for my device?
Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
- There are vertical/horizontal lines in my LCD screen. What do I do?
- The LCD screen on my camera is blank. What do I do?
- My lens cover won't open or close. What do I do?
My LCD screen is cracked. Can it be repaired or replaced?
Yes the LCD screen can be repaired, but accidental damage is not covered under warranty so there will be a charge. To get more help and information please click here.
My camera's lens won't extend or retract. What do I do?
Remove the battery and replace it. If this does not correct the issue then the camera will need to be serviced. Please click here for more assistance.Click Here.
My camera won't power on. What can I do?
If you have a second battery, try it to see if you can power on the camera. If you don't have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be serviced. Click Here.
I'm using the iA mode on my Panasonic camera. Sometimes the photos aren't coming out as good as I feel they should. What should I do?
iA (Intelligent Auto) modes are created to improve specific shooting conditions assuming certain conditions exist. It's possible that one scene can be similar to another and the scene mode would not provide the optimum results. In such cases, we suggest using the "P" Program mode. Digital photography allows the customer to see the end product immediately, without the cost of film processing and printing.
I'm having problems transferring photos via Wi Fi directly to my computer.
In the majority of cases the difficulty lies with the sharing attributes of the folder to which you are attempting to send photos to, and/or a mismatch in the computer's network name. First, check to see if you installed the PhotofunStudio software that came with your camera. During the installation, you will be asked if you want to create a "Lumix Share"folder. Answer "YES". This will automatically set the sharing attributes of this folder to allow sharing with an external device, the camera in this case. If you have not installed it, please install it now. Next, when Windows is installed it automatically creates a "workgroup"and gives it a default name of WORKGROUP. If the you changed this name, the camera must be changed to match the new name. This is done from the camera's WiFi setup menu. Finally, after both of the above have been checked, please reset all the WiFi settings back to their default values. Once this has been done, create a new connection.
I saw a notice on Panasonic's web site that a firmware update was available for my camera. What is a "firmware update" and is it important that I install it?
Panasonic may occasionally add a new feature to the camera, or if we discover a minor problem after the camera started selling Panasonic may issue new firmware to make the necessary changes. Any new firmware release includes a description of the changes it makes. If you are having the problem it corrects, or if you want to add the new feature, follow the instructions and install the update. You should always begin the firmware update usong a fully charged battery.
I need software for my PC in order to import my photos.
This camera is designed to work with the photo software that comes with Microsoft Windows and the iOs operating systems. No special software is required.
How do I take pictures using the aperture priority mode?
To learn how to do this, Click Here
How do I reset the folder and picture number?
Go into the "Setup" menu and scroll until you reach "Rec. Reset" or "No. Reset" and follow the reset procedure there.
How do I reset my digital Camera ?
* To reset your camera, first make sure your camera is not in the iA mode.
- Press the [Menu/Set] button to bring up the Menu screen
- Highlight the "Setup" icon
- Press [Menu/Set]
- Scroll through the "Setup" pages until you highlight "Reset"
- Press [Menu/Set] again follow the screen prompt to highlight "Yes"
- Press [Menu/Set]
Note: Some cameras will have a second prompt (do the same) until you have returned to the "Setup" page.
You have now reset the camera.
How do I remove or insert my SD Card and battery in my compact camera?
To learn how to do this, Click Here
How do I know when my Digital Still Camera battery is fully charged?
When a battery is inserted into a Panasonic charger a green steady light will appear. When the green light goes out, the battery is completely charged, and ready to use in the camera. A blinking GREEN LED indicates a charging problem. The battery can be "shorted", though more often it is caused by a battery that is too hot or too cold. The battery should be allowed to come to room temperature before charging. Also, if the battery is 100% discharged, the blinking condition will subside after the battery has been on the charger for 10-15 minutes. If the condition persists, the battery should be replaced.
How do I insert/remove the SD card or battery?
The SD Card slot and battery compartment are located next to each other. They can generally be found on the bottom or side of the camera behind the door labeled "Memory card/battery". If you need more assistance please click here for Help & Tutorials.
How do I correct "system error zoom"?
This error message indicates an internal problem and would require service. Click Here.
How do I attach the strap to the camera body?
Put the small string through the metal bar and loop the rest of the camera strap through the small string.
How can I register for the warranty of my product?
You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
How can I download video to a MAC?
Connect to your Mac with the USB cable and import with iMovie 11.
How can I check the status of my camera repair?
You can check the repair status of your camera by clicking on the link below and entering your email address and password. Click Here or contacting our Call Center at 1-800-211-7262.
Can you text stamp latitude and longitude GPS information on my photos?
You will only see location, city, landmarks, etc. However, the latitude/longitude information can be seen in the EXIF data.
Can I use a third party software to edit the RW2 ( RAW) files that I take with my camera?
Any program that can open the Panasonic's RAW file can be used. However, RAW files do differ from model to model, so while your software may work with one camera's RAW files, there is no implied compatibility to other models. Many 3rd party software's do offer updates for new camera models as they are released. If you determine your software cannot open the RAW file, you need to check with your sotware's originator for updates.