Portraits – Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40

Portraits – Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40


In addition to a remarkable 30x Leica optical zoom lens, this point-and-shoot camera has many features for both personal and family portraits. With its eye-level viewfinder for improved viewing and stability and a convenient control ring, all in an ultracompact body, it’s perfect for everything from weddings to a breathtaking portrait session at the beach.

Super-slim, the pocketable ZS line is noted for versatile lenses that cover ultra-wide-angle to telephoto lengths, so you can get any shot you want. The DMC-ZS40 was designed with significant upgrades no smartphone can match, especially in functions for more advanced photography, such as a control ring, RAW compatibility and focus peaking.

Panasonic integrated Hybrid OIS+ (hybrid optical image stabilizer plus) to suppress hand movement in both photo and video recording, so you can capture your memories blur-free. And its 18.1 megapixel sensor and Venus image processor provide high-speed image capture, 1,920×1,080 Full HD video recording and fast 10-frames per sec burst shooting with high picture quality.

Plus, Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology let you connect the camera to a smartphone/tablet with one tap or by reading the embedded QR code, without cables or searching for a hotspot. You can also use a smartphone/tablet as a secondary monitor for the camera for manual control and setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter on the smartphone/tablet.

Other DMC-ZS40 features include: a 3.0-inch, 920k-dot antireflective monitor; built-in GPS; creative control, creative retouch and creative panorama effects; zoom macro shooting; a level gauge; a composition guide; and 3D photo mode. $449.95.