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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10

Portability
68
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 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
  • Announced July 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FZ45
Panasonic TS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FT10
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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Overview

Here is a extended review of the Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Waterproof and they are both sold by Panasonic. The resolution of the FZ40 (14MP) and the TS10 (14MP) is very similar and they come with the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FZ40 was revealed 7 months later than the TS10 so they are both of a similar generation. The two cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FZ40 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic TS10 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the FZ40 grades against the TS10 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ40 over the Panasonic TS10

 FZ40 TS10 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2010Fresher by 7 months
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS10 over the Panasonic FZ40

 TS10 FZ40 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ40 and Panasonic TS10

 FZ40 TS10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera, you have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic FZ40 provides physical measurements of 120mm x 80mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") having a weight of 494 grams (1.09 lbs) while the Panasonic TS10 has sizing of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the FZ40 compared to the TS10.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FZ40 and TS10 is 68 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to see the difference between sensor sizing just by going over a spec sheet. The photograph underneath might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the FZ40 and TS10.

As you can see, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical MP so you should expect similar quality of photographs although you really should consider the production date of the products into consideration. The younger FZ40 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ40
Portrait photography with Panasonic TS10
46
focusing manually
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
28
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 Street photography factors
Panasonic TS10 Street photography factors
51
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (494 grams)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Sports photography camera
43
incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
environment proof
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Travel photography camera
54
good megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
great reach (600mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (494 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
61
environment proof
decent MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Landscape photography camera
51
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse function
36
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
environment proof
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ40 Vlogging advice
Panasonic TS10 Vlogging advice
23
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone port
more heavy than competitors (494g)
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
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Panasonic FZ40 vs Panasonic TS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ40 and Panasonic TS10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
Also called as Lumix DMC-FZ45 Lumix DMC-FT10
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Announced 2010-07-21 2010-01-21
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine HD II Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.2 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 2.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.50 m 4.90 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format AVCHD Lite Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 494 gr (1.09 pounds) 188 gr (0.41 pounds)
Dimensions 120 x 80 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 3.6") 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 pictures)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $420 $249