Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC40


Review Posted 5/1/2002






Lumix DMC-LC40 Specifications

CCD Imager 1/1.76" CCD w/Complementary Color Filter
3.9 million effective pixels
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 7-21mm f/2-2.5 ASPH.
(equivalent to a 33 - 100mm zoom on a 35mm camera)
Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups w/2 aspherical lenses
Digital Zoom Maximum 2x (variable)
Aperture Range f/2 - 8 ( adjustable in 1/3 steps EV)
Shutter Speeds 1/1000 sec. - 8 sec.
ISO Auto or fixed 100, 200, 400 (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s) Still image: EXIF TIFF (uncompressed RGB), EXIF JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File system), EPSON Print Image System (PIM), QuickTime® Motion JPEG (Movie Mode)
Adjustable Resolutions 2240 x 1680
1600 x 1200
1120 x 840
640 x 480

320 x 240 QuickTime Motion JPEG
records up to 75 seconds per video clip
Still image recording with audio 5 seconds
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print Reserve, All print reservation, Date/time; Trimming
Sequence 4 frames/second (up to 4 images in FINE or 8 in STANDARD quality)
Viewfinder Optical real image viewfinder with zoom function and diopter compensation; Field of view 82%
LCD 1.8" color PS-TFT LCD (110,000 pixels) for viewing, reviewing or editing images. Brightness is adjustable +/- 3 steps
Focusing System Auto/Macro, Spot AF Switching
Focusing Ranges Normal: 11.8" (30 cm) - infinity
Macro: Wide: 2.4" (6 cm) / Tele: 7.9" (20 cm) - 19.7" (50 cm)
Exposure Control Fully automatic (AUTO)
Program AE (P)
Aperture-priority (A)
Shutter speed-priority (S)
Scene Mode
Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in +/- 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing 0.25 - 1 EV step, 3 or 5 images
Metering System Multiple or Spot
White Balance System Automatic, daylight, overcast sky, halogen light, fluorescent light, flash, manual set
Flash Built-in, Guide number ???
Range: Wide-angle approx. 0.1 m (3.9") - 4.5m (14.7'); Telephoto approx. 0.2 m (7.9") - 3.5m (11.4') (ISO 100)
Flash Modes Automatic; flash on; flash off; red-eye reduction; slow synch w/red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure compensation ± 2 EV in 1/4 EV steps
Flash Charging Time Less than 6 seconds (at normal temperature)
Removable Media Card Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia Card (MMC)
16MB SD card included
Selftimer/Remote 10 or 2-second delay
Outer Connectors USB 1.1; DC IN; A/V output (video is PAL/NTSC selectable)
Auto-connect USB Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP
MacOS 9.x/OSX
Image Playback Index display, up to 16X enlargement, Slide-show, Scene rotation
Operating Environment Operation: 32° F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4° F - 140°F (-20°C - 60°C) 10-90% Humidity
Power Supply Lithium-ion rechargeable battery 1400 mAh, 7.2V, 110-240V AC adapter/battery charger (included); charging time in the camera: approx. 2 hours
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image date
Calendar Automatic up to the year 2031
Size 3.03 (H) x 4.1 (W) x 2.6 inches (D)
77 x 105 x 65.6mm
Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g. (without battery)
Package Contents LC40 camera, Li-Ion Battery, AC Adaptor/charger, 16MB SD Memory Card, Lens Cap, A/V Cable, USB Cable, Strap, Software CD-ROM (ArcSoft PhotoBase™, ArcSoft PhotoImpression™, ArcSoft PhotoPrinter® Pro, ArcSoft Panorama Maker™, SD Viewer, PictureStage Image Uploader)

NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.









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