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The best Panasonic bridge cameras listed below can be availed at a price of at least $500. Available under the Lumix product line, the below listed interchangeable lens cameras offer quite useful manual controls and customizability options. They also support ultra-zooming features like most bridge cameras and are known for their offering of best image and video quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
Panasonic DMC-FZ60K Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jul 2014
Jul 2013
Mar 2013
Jul 2012
Jul 2012
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
16.0 x
60.0 x
35.0 x
24.0 x
24.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
MOS, CMOS
CCD
CMOS
MOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.66 mm

  • - Body materials feel a little plasticky compared to the Sony RX10.
    - Connector compartment door is fiddly to open and close.
    - Smartphone app used with built-in WiFi is a bit clunky and unituitive.
    - Plenty of dedicated, customizable controls keep you out of the menu system.
    - Bright, versatile 25-400mm eq. f/2.8-4 lens with very good optical performance is incredibly fun to shoot with.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a formidable still and video camera thanks to a big 1-inch sensor and 4K recording capability.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a premium bridge camera for a premium price. And yet, for anyone who requires 4K-video shooting without the need to change lenses, the FZ1000 is a so far unique product within its bridge camera class. But it’s not just about video; as that one-inch sensor and broad focal range equivalent to 24-400mm in 35mm film terms further attests: as it stands Panasonic’s latest bridge camera is arguably its most ‘future proofed’ yet.


  • Thank the lucky stars that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 costs less than £160, because from an image quality point of view, it's not a very good camera. And this is a shame because the rest of it has been made well. You could argue that viewing the pictures at normal size will negate the noise issue because it's unlikely to be seen and it depends on how pedantic you want to be about it.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 is an excellent camera if you want lots of optical zoom, yet have a limited budget. You can shoot close-up objects with a 1cm minimum focusing distance, or zoom right in to distant objects. Photographers of all levels will find the camera easy to use - there's iAuto mode, scene modes and manual controls for more creative control. If you're going to be shooting moving objects you might find the focusing speed a little frustrating, but there is optical image stabilisation to help keep images sharp.


  • If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.


  • The 24x Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 doesn't have the most ambitious zoom ratio, but a sharp f/2.8 aperture lens and speedy performance make up for it.


  • The only real downside of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a fairly substantial price increase compared to its predecessor - £50 in the UK and $100 in the US - making it one of the most expensive super-zooms on the market. Even so, that F/2.8 lens is a technical triumph that will make a real difference to your photography - hand-holding a camera at 600mm and getting sharp results and blurred backgrounds has never been so easy.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is an appealing super-zoom bridge camera that does most things very well. The £349.99 / $399.95 launch price is high, but the FZ62 offers enough features, image quality and performance to satisfy anyone looking for an all-in-one, do-it-all camera.

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    If you like a lot of dedicated buttons and manual controls at your fingertips, but don't want to spend the money for an interchangeable lens camera, the DMC-FZ60 will likely fit your hand like a glove. Its powerful 24X zoom, optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity all combine to give you tremendous flexibility for capturing attractive shots in most situations.


  • The Lumix FZ60 / FZ62 is an affordable version of Panasonic's Flagship FZ200 superzoom, sharing the same 25-600mm zoom range, but with a differrent 16.1 Megapixel MOS sensor and lacking many of the premuim model's features, most notably, an f2.8 maximum aperture that's constant throughout the zoom range, high resolution electronic viewfinder, articulated LCD screen, RAW files, flash hotshoe and 1080p60/50 video.


Top 5 panasonic bridge camera:

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 Digital Camera
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
  5. Panasonic DMC-FZ60K Digital Camera