The DMC-TZ40 boasts advanced optical design making the camera keep on being the world’s slimmest in class 1. A powerful 20x optical zoom lens*2 in a slim body draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals.


DMC -TZ40 pocket-sized compact camera boasts a 20x optical zoom for both photo and video recording. The O.I.S. gives you clear, blur-less zoom shots.

The new 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor realizes both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing. In addition, the Wavelet NR (Noise Reduction) system*1 in the Venus Engine enables deliberate noise reduction process without missing low-frequency noise by enlarging its detection area by approx. 64 x*2. Edge Smoothing NR technology also helps rendering smooth edges even in image recording at high ISO setting.

The DMC-TZ40′s Venus Engine processes large amount of progressive full HD data at high speed. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time.

The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens* – rare on a compact camera – gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.

The DMC- TZ40 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) full HD recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced clearly.

It can also record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL) videos in MP4 format.This format is suitable for editing videos on a computer or uploading those to websites. and has a powerful 20x optical zoom with 2-step zoom function is available in video recording.

The DMC- TZ40 records high-speed videos at 120 fps (NTSC / HD)* / 100 fps (PAL / HD)* or 240 fps (NTSC / VGA)* / 200 fps (PAL / VGA)* in MP4 format. You can capture scenes that can’t be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.

1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.

The DMC- TZ40 provides easy-to-use manual controls. You can set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that exaggerates the feeling of movement. Plus, a total of 4 custom setting patterns can also be memorized to the camera (1 on C1 and 3 on C2).

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. You just press, aim and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos with maximum ease.


  • 20x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens from 24mm Ultra Wide-angle
  • New 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • Wi-Fi® Connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) and Level Shot
  • 1080/50p Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD Progressive and 1080/25p in MP4
  • GPS and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System)



Dimensions (W x H x D)
108.3 x 58.9 x 27.7 mm
(4.26 x 2.32 x 1.09 inch)
Weight (Approx.) 172 g (0.38 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card * 171 g (0.38 lb) for China
198 g (0.44 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card * 197 g (0.43 lb) for China
Camera Effective Pixels 18.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor / 18.9 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 – 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 – 8.0 (W), F6.4 – 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 20x
Focal Length f = 4.3 – 86.0 mm (24 – 480 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(28 – 560 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 24.5x (4:3 / 12M), 30.0x (4:3 / 8M), 38.2x (4:3 / 5M), 47.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 40x
12 elements in 10 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer / Five-Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S. + (On / Off) / Yes
Digital Zoom 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm – infinity / Tele 200 cm – infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm – infinity / Tele 100 cm – infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Touch AF/AE, Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture), AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area / Spot / Touch Area (in Touch AF/AE)
Shutter Speed Approx. 4 – 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30 sec
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
3D Image: MPO
Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Rec Mode (Mode Dial) Intelligent Auto, P (Program), A (Aperture Priority), S (Shutter Priority), M (Manual), C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control Mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Underwater*, High Speed Video, 3D Photo
* Not available on products for China.
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames / sec, Max. 6 images
with AF Tracking: 5 frames / sec, 2 frames / sec, Max. 100 images
Intelligent Burst
High-speed Burst: Approx. 40 frames / sec (recorded in 5M / 3M / 0.3M for 4:3, 4.5M / 2.5M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 2M / 0.2M for 16:9, 3.5M / 2.5M / 0.2M for 1:1)
Approx. 60 frames / sec (recorded in 2.5M / 0.3M for 4:3, 3M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 0.2M for 16:9, 2M / 0.2M for 1:1)

Flash Burst

Motion Picture Recording*1
HD Video: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60p (FHD: 28Mbps) (Sensor output is 60fps)
AVCHD, 60i (FHD: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 60fps)
MP4, 30fps (FHD: 20Mbps)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps) (Sensor output is 50fps)
AVCHD, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 50fps)
MP4, 25fps (FHD: 20Mbps)
1,280 x 720 pixels [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60p (HD: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 60fps)
MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50p (HD: 17Mbps) (Sensor output is 50fps)
MP4, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps)
STD Video: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) [NTSC Model]
MP4, 30fps (4Mbps)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 25fps (4Mbps)
High Speed Video: 1,280 x 720 pixels [NTSC Model]
MP4, 120fps (HD)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 100fps (HD)
640 x 480 pixels [NTSC Model]
MP4, 240fps (VGA)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 200fps (VGA)

(Max. of approx. 4 GB of continuous motion picture can be recorded in MP4. In AVCHD, recording may be continued until the card is full.)

Continuous Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*1
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FHD/60p, FHD/50p]: Approx. 75 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FHD/60i, FHD/50i]: Approx. 80 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 90 min
Actual Recordable Time
(Motion Pictures)*1
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FHD/60p, FHD/50p]: Approx. 30 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FHD/60i, FHD/50i]: Approx. 35 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 40 min
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 – 1 EV step, Max. ±1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* (*Extended ISO)
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 – 6400)
Still Image Recording
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,896 x 3,672 pixels (18M),
4,000 x 3,000 pixels (12M EZ),
3,264 x 2,448 (8M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,896 x 3,264 pixels (16M),
4,000 x 2,672 pixels (10.5M EZ),
3,264 x 2,176 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ),
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,896 x 2,752 pixels (13.5M),
4,000 x 2,248 pixels (9M EZ),
3,264 x 1,840 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)
1:1 Aspect Ratio: 3,664 x 3664 pixels (10.5M),
2,992 x 2,992 pixels (7.5M EZ),
2,448 x 2,448 pixels (6M EZ),
1,920 x 1,920 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,536 x 1,536 pixels (2.5M EZ),
480 x 480 pixels (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)
Color Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M Mode), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction
(Red-Eye Removal)
GPS Yes (GPS / GLONASS) / Map / GPS Log * Not available on products for China.
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)
Infrastracture Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Button
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, GPS Area Play*, Map*, Travel, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorite), Calendar
* Not available on products for China.
Thumbnails /
Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails /
Yes (Touch Magnification)
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting /
Set Protection
Yes /
Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
Resize /
Yes /
Copy /
Title Edit /
Text Stamp
Yes /
Yes /
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
* Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.
LCD 3.0″ (7.5 cm) TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (920K dots), AR Coating, Multi-Touch
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power Monitor Mode, Power Monitor Mode
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 – 6.4 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 – 3.3 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory Approx. 12 MB * Approx. 70MB for China
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface micro HDMI, AV Output, USB (AV / USB Multi)
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1,250 mAh, 4.5 Wh)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 – 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Battery Life*2
300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, DVD
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.