Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40

Announced Jan 11, 2002 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 33 – 100 mm (3×)
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Had this camera for 4 mths and done hundreds of shots. Images are generally of high quality and white balance is good in daylight. Night shots are good too, due to the big aperture Leica lens(f2.0) but color is inaccurate due to the incandescent light. No amount of adjustment in white balance can correct this. Macro feature is brilliant and very sharp. I like the shuttle priority feature and it's the most frequently used mode. Construction is pretty competent with good panel fitting. Problems: ...

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I've owned a few other digital cameras in the past. I haven't been real inpressed with many of them & in my line of work, I have to use cameras to get very detailed views of accidents & incidents. I recently got the Panasonic DMC-LC40 as a gift & so far I'm really impressed. The auto feature seems to do almost perfect in most situations, you can't beat the Macro setting. It does have the Leica lens on it, which in its self is impressive, seeing as how it's one of the top lenses in the ...

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Since I had the 3.3 mega pixel Panasonic iPalm I decided to check-out the new Panasonic DMC-LC5. However, the camera store was out-of-stock on those and the salesman showed me the Panasonic DMC-LC40. As the store offered 30-days money back guarantee (which I did take advantage of) I bought it for $469 plus tax. Mainly the camera came with a 16MB SD (Secure Digital) card, a power supply/charger, a rechargeable battery, some software package (drivers are not required for Windows XP though). ...

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