Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 and Lumix DMC-ZS35
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Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-ZS40 travel zoom, also known as DMC-TZ60 in some markets. Equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC, it provides a 30x zoom range (24-720mm equiv), an 18.1 megapixel sensor, and a built-in electronic viewfinder. Its enthusiast-leaning feature set includes a control ring around the lens, Raw shooting and focus peaking. Also introduced is a lower-cost model, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 (TZ55), with Wi-Fi connectivity (though no NFC). The ZS35 covers a 28-560mm equivalent 20x zoom range, uses a 16 megapixel sensor, and lacks a viewfinder. 

No pricing or availability information is available at this time.

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Press release:

The New LUMIX DMC-ZS35 Ultra Compact 20x Super Zoom with Wi-Fi® Connectivity

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) –
 Panasonic is proud to introduce the new DMC-ZS35 digital compact camera with a powerful 20x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 24-480mm) as a new member of the LUMIX ZS series. 

Featuring Flip-up Monitor and Full-HD Video Recording

The image processing by the 16-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the imaging engine excels not only in picture quality but also in its processing speed. It enables 1920 x 1080 full-HD* high quality video recording and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) is able to minimize blur even when using a powerful zoom and the Active Mode effectively suppress hand vibration in video recording. 

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet without a need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can use their smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables setting focus, zoom, and releasing the shutter remotely. Now it is possible to record video and watching the image live on a smartphone/tablet. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices such as smartphone/tablet right after shooting. 

The 3.0-inch large 460K-dot monitor tilts up to 180-degrees making it extremely easy to take a self-portrait. A variety of special effects that add fun to the shooting experience are integrated into the DMC- ZS35 including Creative Control, Creative Retouch and Creative Panorama. The 1250mAh large capacity of battery enables the camera to shoot approx. 350 pictures. 

With the powerful 20x zoom and Wi-Fi® capability in a compact body, the DMC-ZS35 is an all-round camera for users who enjoy a variety of shooting experiences.

• Sensor output is 30p 

Other Features: 
Manual Exposure, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 3D Photo Mode, AC / USB Power Charging

The ZS35 will be available on and at select retailers. 

Notice for Motion Picture Recording:
• Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos.
* SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
• Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.

The New Premium LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Compact Camera Offering 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi® / NFC and GPS

Featuring Flexible Manual Shooting and 60p Full-HD Video Recording

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a super slim digital compact camera with a LVF (Live View Finder) featuring a powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for the latest flagship of the popular ZS series. The pocket-sized high performance ZS range has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of both still and video. The new DMC-ZS40 makes significant upgrades especially in functions for more advanced photography such as a Control Ring, RAW compatibility and Focus Peaking.

Crystallizing its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating a 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens in slim, flat body and the advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) which effectively suppresses hand movement in both photo and video recording.

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording achieving 1920 x 1080 60p astonishingly smooth full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet with one-touch or reading the embedded QR code without the need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can utilize a smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables manual control or Focus Peaking in addition to setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter with a refined GUI (Graphic User Interface) on the smartphone/tablet. It is also possible to record video while watching the motion live on a smartphone/tablet. 

The DMC-ZS40 is equipped with built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) and complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) for higher accuracy. LUMIX GPS works in association with the internal geographical dictionary of place name information for users who enjoy traveling.

A variety of special effects adding fun to the shooting experience are integrated in the DMC-ZS40 including Creative Control, Creative Retouch and Creative Panorama. Zoom Macro shooting is also available on DMC-ZS40. 

Integrating an unprecedented level of functionality into the pocket-sized body with 30x super zoom lens, the DMC-ZS40 is the ultimate digital compact camera that gives the photographer unlimited use in any shooting situation.

The ZS40 will be available on and at select retailers. 

Other Features: 

Level Gauge, Composition Guide, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 3D Photo Mode, 3.0-inch 920K-dot Monitor with AR Coating, 1250mAh Large Capacity Battery, AC / USB Power Charging

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 and Lumix DMC-ZS40 Specifications

 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 (Lumix DMC-TZ55)Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (Lumix DMC-TZ60)
Body type
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 34564896 x 3672
Other resolutions4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 4804896 x 3264, 2896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2692, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors18 megapixels19 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (boost to 6400)
White balance presets4
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Image stabilization notesHybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus
Uncompressed formatNoRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
File format
  • JPEG (DCF Exif 2.3)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (DCF Exif 2.3)
  • RAW (RW2)
  • MPO
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–480 mm24–720 mm
Optical zoom20×30×
Maximum apertureF3.3 - F6.4
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (2X)
Manual focusNoYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points2123
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTiltingFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000920,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coatingTFT LCD with AR coating
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNoneElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder resolution200,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Custom 1/2
  • Panorama Shot
  • Scene
  • Creative Control
Scene modes
  • Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,
  • Food, Baby 1/2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.00 m6.40 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included12MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Wireless notes802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion battery and USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz)
Dimensions111 x 64 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.34)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPS notesBuilt-in place name database