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Panasonic introduces a super slim digital compact camera with a live viewfinder featuring a powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for the latest flagship of the popular ZS series. The new DMC-ZS40 makes significant upgrades especially in functions for more advanced photography such as a control ring, RAW compatibility and focus peaking. The 18.1-megapixel sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording achieving 1920 x 1080 60p full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format, and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality.

With the Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet with one-touch or reading the embedded QR code without the need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, users can utilize a smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables manual control or focus peaking in addition to setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter.

No pricing or availability information is available at this time. The ZS40 will be available at Panasonic and select retailers in the near future.

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