Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Panasonic camera for beginners are the basic point and shoot cameras for capturing photos on the go. The highly portable and lightweight cameras under the Lumix product line include ultra-zoom and waterproof models which can capture Full HD videos and images of over 14 Megapixel resolution. The below listed top-rated compact cameras have been limited to only those which can be bought under the $300 price range.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 3D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 / DMC-FT4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / DMC-TZ30 3D Light Field Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 / DMC-FT4 Light Field Camera
$240 - $249
$200
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Feb 2012
Mar 2012
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
3D Digital Camera, Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
12.0 x
20.0 x
4.6 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.53 mm
2.53 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
Average Rating
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 3.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars