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Comparisons / Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 and Olympus SP-720UZ

Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 and Olympus SP-720UZ [S]ave

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
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Olympus SP-720UZ
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General
ModelPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40Olympus SP-720UZ
BrandPanasonicOlympus
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.panasonic.comhttp://www.olympusamerica.com/
Model numberDMC-FZ40SP-720UZ
Camera formatEVFMid-Sized
Release year (year)20102012
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)120107
Width (mm)9273
Height (mm)8073
Weight (g)498405
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)14.1014.00
Sensor format1/2.33 inch1/2.3 inch
Sensor area (mm²)28.2028.07
Sensor width (mm)6.136.17
Sensor height (mm)4.604.55
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)1.421.44
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:94:3
Color filter typeRGBGRGBG
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization-+
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 2048 x 1360(2.8 mp other)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1440(3.7 mp 16:9)
  • 2560 x 1712(4.4 mp 3:2)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3072 x 1728(5.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3072 x 2048(6.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3072 x 2304(7.1 mp 4:3)
  • 3648 x 2056(7.5 mp other)
  • 3648 x 2432(8.9 mp 3:2)
  • 3648 x 2736(10.0 mp 4:3)
  • 4320 x 2432(10.5 mp 16:9)
  • 4320 x 2880(12.4 mp 3:2)
  • 4320 x 3240(14.0 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 424(0.3 mp other)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3264 x 2448(8.0 mp 4:3)
  • 4288 x 2416(10.4 mp other)
  • 4288 x 3216(13.8 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.3)
  • raw
  • raw+jpeg
  • jpeg (exif 2.3)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.807.00
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 848x480
  • 1280x720
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVCHD LIte / QT Motion JPEGQuickTime Motion JPEG
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video-+
Hd video out++
Hd video connectionHDMIHDMI
Lens and Optics
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT, 14 elements in 10 groups, 3 Asph. and 3 ED elementsOlympus lens; 13 Lenses in 10 Groups, 4 Aspherical and 3 ED elements
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)25.00 - 600.0026.00 - 676.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)5.00 - 108.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)24.0026.00
Aperture range (f)0.09 - 0.360.18 - 0.31
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)3030
Optical image stabilization+-
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)Contrast Detection; iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus+-
Viewfinder
ViewfinderEVF / LCDLCD
Viewfinder typeEVF type; 0.2" 201.6K pixels eq.-
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder+-
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.003.00
Rear display resolution (dots)460,000460,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)1610
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600Auto, High Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • color temperature
  • daylight
  • flash
  • halogen
  • shade
  • white set 1
  • white set 2
  • auto
  • custom (2)
  • daylight
  • fluorescent 1
  • overcast
  • tungsten
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 601/1300 - 4
Bulb mode-+
Exposure compensation+/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesIntelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, SpotDigital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority+-
Shutter priority+-
Full manual exposure+-
Creative exposure modesCreative Movie, My Color, Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Close-up, Scene, Custom, Panorama Assist, PartyScene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 10
  • 2
  • 12
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • 1st / 2nd
  • auto
  • auto/red-eye reduction
  • flash synchro
  • forced off
  • forced on
  • slow sync./red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • fill-in
  • off
  • red-eye reduction
Flash range description0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)0.3 - 2.1 m (ISO 100) 8.5 m (ISO 1600); 1.6 - 2.5 m (ISO 400) 4.9 m (ISO 1600)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support+-
Uncompressed format
  • raw
  • raw+jpeg
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Included memory (MB)4059
Included memory typebuilt-in memoryInternal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • mini-hdmi with viera link
  • combined av/usb
  • dc input
  • micro (type d) hdmi
Performance Timing
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.807.00
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)58
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)580-
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary LI-50B
Usable battery types
  • 7.2v
  • 895mah lithium-ion rechargeable
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Software
Included software
  • photofunstudio 5.0 hd edition
  • silkypix developer studio 3.1 se
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Miscellaneous
Notes and featuresPower OIS, 720p movies with manual exposure control.Dual Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080p Movies, Magic Filters, HDR Backlight Adjustment, AF Tracking, 3D Photo Shooting



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