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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95

Portability
68
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 front
Portability
67
Imaging
62
Features
88
Overall
72

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ40
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 494g - 120 x 80 x 92mm
  • Released July 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FZ45
Panasonic G95
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 536g - 130 x 94 x 77mm
  • Revealed April 2019
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-G90
  • Superseded the Panasonic G85
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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Panasonic FZ40 versus Panasonic G95, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both of them are offered by Panasonic. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the FZ40 (14MP) and G95 (20.3MP) and the FZ40 (1/2.3") and G95 (Four Thirds) offer totally different sensor sizes.

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The FZ40 was revealed 9 years earlier than the G95 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Panasonic FZ40 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic G95 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief summary of how the FZ40 scores against the G95 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ40 over the Panasonic G95

 FZ40 G95 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G95 over the Panasonic FZ40

 G95 FZ40 
RevealedApril 2019July 2010Fresher by 106 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1240k230kSharper display (+1010k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FZ40 and Panasonic G95

 FZ40 G95 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FZ40 enjoys exterior dimensions of 120mm x 80mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") and a weight of 494 grams (1.09 lbs) whilst the Panasonic G95 has dimensions of 130mm x 94mm x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0") along with a weight of 536 grams (1.18 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the FZ40 versus the G95.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FZ40 and G95 is 68 and 67 respectively.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to see the difference between sensor sizing purely by reading a spec sheet. The graphic below will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the FZ40 and G95.

Clearly, each of these cameras have different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The FZ40 having a tinier sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Panasonic G95 will offer you more detail because of its extra 6.3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older FZ40 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic G95 as a Portrait photography camera
46
focusing manually
MP count good (14MP)
supports RAW formats
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
77
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (20.3MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic G95 as a Street photography camera
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (494 grams)
78
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
features touch focus
weather sealing
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic G95 as a Sports photography camera
43
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
68
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count decent (20.3 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
weather sealing
bad battery pack (290 CIPA)
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 Travel photography advice
Panasonic G95 Travel photography advice
54
MP count good (14MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (494g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
73
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
features touch focus
megapixel count decent (20.3MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
bad battery pack (290 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ40
Landscape photography with Panasonic G95
51
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have Timelapse recording
76
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count decent (20.3MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
no anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
bad battery pack (290 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 Vlogging information
Panasonic G95 Vlogging information
23
relatively wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone socket
more heavy than competition (494 grams)
79
display is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external mic support
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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic G95 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ40 and Panasonic G95
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95
Also called as Lumix DMC-FZ45 Lumix DMC-G90
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2010-07-21 2019-04-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine HD II Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 20.3MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 6400 25600
Min native ISO 80 200
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 49
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.2 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Amount of lenses - 107
Crop factor 5.9 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.74x
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Max silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 9.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.50 m 6.40 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video file format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 494g (1.09 pounds) 536g (1.18 pounds)
Physical dimensions 120 x 80 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") 130 x 94 x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 290 photographs
Battery style - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures)) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $420 $998