(Disclosure : I have been given the Panasonic Lumix ZS40 for review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own)
|Shot with Panasonic Lumix ZS40|
I have preached, persuaded, and bragged on my Canon Rebel EOS T3 for years. I have convinced most of my friends to switch to Canon cameras, and I am a true believer in their product and would only use Canon.
Recently I was given the new Panasonic Lumix ZS40 to test. At first I laughed, but not moments after getting my hands on the camera, I was in love. So in love that I actually left my big Canon camera at home on my last trip and took only the Panasonic ZS40 with me, and I did not regret it.
I am not camera guru, I am a photograph lover. I think my images that I shoot should look like something I would hang on my wall. I don't have time to spend hours editing photos, cropping out nonsense, and cleaning up the image. I want to point, shoot, and go.
The Panasonic Lumix ZS40 really does come with a lot of extra features, but the features are easy to use and on the camera...this saves me tons of editing time.
Example of editing features:
Normally I would not take a picture of a trash can, but this after all The Disney Boardwalk, and I thought I would mention how "green" Disney is. Then after shooting this blah, okay, standard picture of the this trash can.
I flipped over to the artistic feature in my camera - note I forgot to mention, you can edit the pictures after you shoot them, but before you upload them - and chose to use the One Color Feature. Now I can not only say that Disney is very green, but they also have stunning trash cans, thanks to my photography skills.
|After within camera edit|
As you know I am constantly on the go and I will shoot some pretty awesome photos, but then I have to wait until I get home, kick on the computer, and then upload them to my computer, so I can share.
Not no more, I can now sink my camera to my phone and share my photos instantly anywhere I want to, rather it be my social networks, email them, or even text them to someone. This feature alone has made my social media accounts look amazing!
I can instantly share photos like this over my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.....who else can instantly do that?
After learning a few or most of the features of my Panasonic ZS40, several people asked my how does it compare to an SLR? I am going to leave that judgement up to you. Here is 2 unedited photos of my dog laying in the yard. I have labeled which photo is which and you can be the judge as to which camera shoots the best image.
|Shot with Panasonic ZS40|
|Shot with Canon Rebel T3|