Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40

Announced Jan 11, 2002 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 33 – 100 mm (3×)
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This camera was beyond my expertise when I purchased it new in 2003. I am pleased to see that it has grown in appreciation for its excellent lens and features. I am very pleased to have it and am using it more and more.

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I just bought a like-new used LC-40 at a fantastic price. Great camera for street photography. Prints at 12x16 (using Genuine Fractals) are as sharp as you would expect from a Sumicron lens. Lens is great at f2 and f2.8. Start up time is quick. Easy to change aperature setting in A priority mode. A sleeper of a camera due to some of the reviews. Problems: Dim light focusing, but I didn't buy it for that use anyway.

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Bought it for 400CHF (anniversary deal of the shop) about 2.5 years ago. For the money the best buy at that time. I am very sattisfied with the lens quality. At first I was even shocked at the sharpness of the pictures - better than my Canon film with 50mm 1.8 lens. The camera has a lot of options I use quite often. The flash is quite good for its size as well. And the battery - it just lasts ages. I can make about 250 shots using display and some flash. (better than my stepfathers FZ10 !). I ...

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I'm not a big fan of Digital cameras, but the Panasonic DMC-LC40 is a good camera for what it's worth. Good quality pictures (once you set up all the proper settings for the ideal shooting conditions. Has some nice features like zoom-in feature for reviewing your pictures. Biggest plus is the Leica lens. Because of the large element design (yes bigger is better), image quality is better then most high quality small element lenses even with higher megapixels. Buttons and controls take ...

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I do not generally like digital cameras, and prefer film cameras to them. So I did not want to spend a lot of money on them. I saw this DMC-LC40 in clearance at Ritz Cameras for only $185 with tax, so I thought for a camera that used to be $700 this is not bad price. Plus I liked the size and shape of the lens made by Leica, and the camera itself which was assambled in Japan. No bad stuff comes from them so I bought it. I am using it for 7 months now. What can I say, indeed a great camera. It ...

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After two years of using the LC40, I have finally upgraded to a FZ20. Time to review my experiences. I must say that since a family member of mine bought a Nikon 5000 several months ago, I have been itching to upgrade. The Nikon 5MP showed how far Panasonic were off the mark with their 4MP camera in terms of picture quality (see below) Having said that, the LC40 is a very well built camera and Panasonic's interface is wonderfully easy to master.Erhaps thats because by tboday's standards it ...

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I love this camera. While it is a top end point-and-shoot, I get excellent quality and sharpness on all of my photos! While it lacks most of the manual overide features of many more expensive cameras, I like the images better from this camera than my high-end 6MP pro camera! I've also found that, if you have a high speed memory card (I do), this camera is fast! I've taken some amazing photos with the LC-40 . . . Problems: It is not too good in low-light situations . . . but if that is what ...

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My Panasonic DMC-LC40 was my first proper digital camera, and I was at first quite impressed with it, and a couple of features are still very good, a year and a half after I purchased it. I still use it, but never for anything requirig the flash. There are quite a few things I do not like about it, and a few good features to point out. What is good about it is: - Lens quality and its optics, which means that it is possible to hand-hold the camera and still take OK quality images a ...

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Not suitable for taking spontaneous photos (contrary to brochure) because the automatic settings tend to result in a blue/magenta tinge (which makes our baby look dead!). Very poor support from Panasonic. I've had the camera for 18+ months and am very disappointed with it. Problems: Zoom feature broke in the first few weeks (fixed under warranty). Other than that Panasonic has either denied the problems or failed to respond.

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I have been using this camera for 6 months .It makes very good pictures, the lens is very fast and sharp . I Iappreciate the fact that the finder is quite accurate and that the time lag is relatively short. To me it's a fine camera which completes my usual SLR outfit. Problems: none

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