Camera review websites have excellent side-by-side comparisons of many different cameras. This page isn’t a substitute for those comparisons, but simply offers some similar pictures taken on the same day in similar conditions. Keep in mind that both cameras were in “Auto” mode — the Panasonic at it’s highest JPEG quality setting, the Nikon in its “Normal” setting. So, the Nikon actually potentially offers much higher quality than what you see here.
Here is a gallery of photos I took with the Panasonic DMC-ZS40. Click any image for the larger gallery view which will include information about the camera settings for each photo. Below this gallery, you’ll find another collection of photos from the same outing taken with the Nikon D7200 DSLR camera.
Below is the collection of photos taken using the Nikon D7200. These were the first few photos taken with the camera, in relatively low light, without a tripod, without optimized camera settings, so the quality is not representative of what the camera can do.