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Old Aug 30, 2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 vs ZS 50

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I want to add a high quality, long zoom , travel camera to my collection, with extensive manual capabilities and with a rangefinder viewer as well as a 3" LCD screen. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 and ZS50 seem to meet my requirements. However, I need to determine which of the two, ZS40 vs ZS50, offers the most advantage for me.

Anyone have personal review info on either or both of the subject cameras?
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Old Sep 1, 2015, 1:07 AM   #2
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The main difference between the two, is that the ZS50 has a higher resolution EVF and less noise in higher iso, due to the lower pixel count on the sensor.
I have the ZS30 wich I find a capable camera. So it's successors will be at least as good I think.
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Old May 6, 2018, 6:21 AM   #3
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To my aging eyes, the ZS40 shots appear sharper than the ZS50.

I had similar conclusions from the zs50 I purchased (and returned). I decided there was not sufficient difference between the images of the ZS40 and ZS50. So I am sticking with my ZS40 for now.

In addition, there is an interesting article here - http://fixthephoto.com/blog/tech-tip...tographer.html

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