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The best Panasonic cameras for party photos are the compact point and shoot cameras which are highly portable and pocketable. Some of the below listed top-rated cameras are also ultra-zoom cameras which can capture images of 14 Megapixel resolution and HD videos. These cameras are best suitable for beginners and are helpful during vacations too. Supporting the ease of use, some of the below listed advanced cameras have touchscreen interfaces along with the Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Try out the best cameras for capturing your party photos affordable under $350 price range from Panasonic under the Lumix product line.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40/ZS30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25(TZ35) Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5/FT5 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Oct 2014
Mar 2013
Apr 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Frames Per Second
5.8 Frames
10.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
5.0 Frames
10.0 Frames
Weight
0.47 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.42 lb.
0.43 lb.
0.47 lb.
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
MOS, CMOS
CMOS
MOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
1.97 mm
7.66 mm
2.53 mm

  • Like its predecessor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 packs an image sensor that's much larger than you'd expect, resulting in a pocket-friendly camera that can go toe to toe with larger interchangeable lens models in terms of image quality.


  • Yes, the current cheapest option at £700 might seem a lot of money for a smaller that average compact system camera that as a result resembles a stylish point-and-shooter at first glance. And yet, if compared with the likes of the Sony RX100 Mark III available at a similar outlay – which, while excellent, doesn’t offer the opportunity to swap lenses – then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 starts to make a lot more sense as a proposition in the present market.


  • Superb image quality from a fantastic feat of camera engineering - perhaps the ultimate carry everywhere camera.


  • While last years' Lumix DMC-TZ30 / ZS25 model was more of a modest upgrade rather than a radical departure from what had gone before, 2013's DMC-TZ40 / ZS30 feels like a much more significant step forward for Panasonic's wildly popular travel-zoom range. The TZ40 is veritably stuffed to the gills with cutting-edge features, while the combination of a 20x zoom, effective stabilisation system and good image quality is hard to resist.


  • Impressive, but so far so similar to much of the competition. Where the TZ40 / ZS30 really differs from its rivals though is the implementations of various technologies. Amazingly it remains the only pocket super-zoom of its peer group to employ a touchscreen which genuinely enhances control and selective focusing. Of the models with GPS, the TZ40 / ZS30 is the only one with a built-in landmark database and mapping facilities.


  • Overall, this is an excellent camera, which should be one of the highest considerations for those looking for the ideal travel compact that offers more than some of the standard options on the market.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 ultimately straddles the divide between the photographer-centric LX7 and the company's extensive range of compacts, providing both a cheaper and in some ways more capable alternative to the former, and a good upgrade path from the latter, depending on your point of view. We've been very pleasantly surprised by the LF1, so much so that we can highly recommend what is an excellent compact camera.


  • Although Panasonic has undoubtedly created a very likeable and capable camera in the Panasonic LF1, we can't help but be a little underwhelmed by it overall. Aside from the electronic viewfinder, it doesn't offer anything too different from those that are already on the market.
    That said, if you're looking for a compact camera to use as an everyday backup to your main, heavier, camera, then it is a very good option with very good image quality and some fun features, such as digital filters and panoramic mode.


  • The Panasonic Lumix LF1 delivers a good level of performance and impressive image quality at a very good price. Some may be better off with the LX7, but the LF1 still comes recommended.


  • In summary the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35 is admittedly cheaper than the more expensive TZ40 model, but it does concede quite a lot of ground to achieve the more aggressive price-tag, and it doesn't offer that many upgrades over the previous TZ25 model. Therefore, while the DMC-TZ35 is certainly a very competent travel-zoom, it doesn't offer enough to convince us to save the extra outlay for its big brother, or more seriously for Panasonic one of its main rivals.


  • The pricing and feature-set of TZ35 / ZS25 makes sense when compared to Panasonic's 2013 models and comes Recommended if you don't need the extras of the TZ40 / ZS30, but it's well worth keeping an eye on the price of last year's TZ30 / ZS20 while stocks last. At the time of writing, the TZ30 / ZS20 was discounted to a similar point as the new TZ35 / ZS25 in some regions, yet offered a touch-screen, GPS, 1080p video and faster continuous shooting in addition to the same 20x zoom range.


  • Overall, this is a very good camera that should be one of the top considerations for those looking for the ideal travel compact that offers just a little bit extra than the bog standard options available on the market.


  • With on-board GPS, wi-fi and NFC connectiivity, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is one of the most well-appointed rugged cameras currently available, making it easy to record where your photos were taken and share them with friends and family. While the image quality from the 16 megapixel sensor isn't bad, there are much better cameras available at this price-point, albeit without the tough credentials, so you really need to make sure that you'll use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 to the full to warrant the extra outlay.


  • The Lumix DMC-TS5 is a good choice for those seeking a rugged camera with a robust feature set that includes a well-implemented GPS, plus Wi-Fi. The camera takes good quality photos for its class, has a great LCD, and offers a top-notch movie mode. However, its lens is on the slow side, and the flash is very weak. The Wi-Fi system could also be a lot more user-friendly.


  • The FT5 is a steady improvement on the FT4, we said that an improved screen would be a significant improvement and Panasonic have introduced a 3 inch screen on the new model. You can go deeper underwater to 13m, the GPS appears to activate quicker and the new model also has built-in Wi-Fi. Other than that, much has remained the same, with good image quality in an extremely tough body.


Top 5 panasonic camera for party photos:

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Digital Camera
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Digital Camera
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25(TZ35) Digital Camera
  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5/FT5 Digital Camera