This months What Digital Camera magazine has a review of the new Panasonic TZ40 compact travel zoom. Under the title “Is the latest TZ camera still best in class”?, the magazine concludes:
“Costing the same as the TZ30 when it was launched, the TZ40 offers more connectivity options and better all round features. The long zoom, great handling and simple menu system add up to make it a great camera to use, and while we’d like the next TZ model to offer RAW, its JPEGS will satisfy those that it’s designed for. (91%).
Here, here. The Panasonic TZ40 certainly has the features to be a great compact travel zoom like models from Sony, Canon, and Fuji but does it have enough to stand out from the crowd?
Personally I agree the TZ series needs to adopt RAW capture but I’d also like to see a rear articulated screen and a reduction in pixel density or a slightly bigger sensor.
Mark Baynham (April 2013)