The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 (FZ45) comes with a 24x optical zoom that gives you a great range of shooting ability from a 35mm film equivalent ultra wide-angle focal length of 25mm to a super telephoto focal length of 600mm. At 600mm, with its wide-open aperture of f/5.2, the FZ40 still produces stunning portraits with softly focused backgrounds while at 25mm, you can achieve about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. Not only do you have the reach but thanks to the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), the Panasonic FZ40 nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. and ensures that image quality resulting from the high-resolution 14.1 megapixels 1/2.33-inch CCD image sensor is optimised. The FZ40 is also very easy to use. For simple operation, just choose the iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. 7 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time. The DMC-FZ40 (FZ45), a hybrid still/motion image model, also lets you take beautiful HD movies in the iA Mode. The movie mode in the Panasonic FZ40 allows HD movie recording in 720p in AVCHD format featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for the excellent results in both audio and visual. The manual control of the Lumix FZ40 elevates the operability even higher with the incorporation of a new jog dial. Furthermore, the AF/AF-MACRO/MF mode button lets you change its setting quickly according to the shooting condition. The Panasonic Lumix FZ40 also features a large 3.0-inch (230k dots) LCD with the Intelligent LCD function which automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions.
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Optics Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 MegapixelsSensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color FilterAperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F5.2 - 8 (T)) / (F2.8 - 11 (W) / F5.2 - 11 (T) in movie recording )Optical Zoom 24xFocal Length f=4.5-108mm (25-600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (31-735mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording) Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 28.4x (4 3 / 10M), 33.8x (4 3 / 7M), 40.5x (4 3 / 5M), 50.6x (under 3M)Intelligent Zoom 32xLens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses) / 2-Speed Zoom YesOptical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)Conversion Lens Compatibility YesDigital Zoom 4x ( Max. 96.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 202 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)Focusing Area Normal Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro AF / MF / Intelligent AUTO Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinityFocus Range Display Yes AF Assist Lamp Ye sFocus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)Shutter Speed Still 60 - 1/2000 secMovie Mode 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode) Starry Sky Mode 15, 30, 60sec.Shutter Interval approx. 0.7 sec Viewfinder 0.20 Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x Recording Face Recognition Photo Optical Image Stabilizer Photo