Nikon D80 has a 10.0MP APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm ) sized CCD sensor . On the other hand, Panasonic LZ40 has a 20.0MP 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized CCD sensor .
Panasonic LZ40's sensor provides 10MP more than Nikon D80's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that Max sensor resolution is not the only determinant of resolving power. Factors such as the optical elements, low pass filter, pixel size and sensor technology also affects the final resolution of the captured image.
Below you can see the D80 and LZ40 sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Nikon D80 has a 13.3x Larger sensor area than Panasonic LZ40. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.