Which camera LF1 or ZS40?

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Which camera LF1 or ZS40?
2 months ago

As the title, I currently have a ZS7 that I am relatively happy with but am hankering after a change and have narrowed it down to the LF1 or ZS40.

So the ZS7 has x12 zoom which is mostly long enough, but it is probably just too big for a trouser pocket when in its' case. Pictures I take are mainly holiday, sporting or music events. For the latter zoom is important for the former wide angle, pocket ability and low light.

Key criteria for me are:

some sort of manual control

size

zoom

Picture quality

low light capability

I suppose my questions:

is the quality of the LF1 that much better than my ZS7?

What will I see from a ZS40 to my ZS7,is it a noticeable upgrade?

All things being equal which gives better pictures LF1 or ZS40?

x30 zoom, is that useable or does camera shake come into it?

One way around the lack of zoom is to crop, do the LF1 pics stand up to that - and if so how much?

With respect to the lenses seems both have issues, LF1 at wide angle ZS40 at zoom, is that right?

LF1 is probably favourite just due to its size but it is 15 months old, is a replacement on the way, I have googled and whilst the LX8 is widely trailed nothing for an LF2?

Interested in the forum's thoughts

Thanks

Tim

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (TZ60)
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