Updated on 3 December 2015 by

Panasonic is a consumer electronics giant who is a relatively late entrant to the digital camera market with the launch of the Lumix brand in 2001, sporting Leica branded lenses. Nevertheless the brand has grown from strength to strength, mainly in the point and shoot and bridge camera category. The best Panasonic Digital cameras are renowned for the performance of their zoom lenses.

Panasonic pretty much pioneered the 'superzoom' category of compact cameras with their slim bodies but powerful lenses especially with the FZ series. The best Panasonic digital cameras in the superzoom bridge category also offer full manual control geared towards the serious photo enthusiast market.
Their TZ series of compact cameras are equipped with wide-angle lenses for landscape photography and indoor photography and are slim and lightweight, thus popularizing the travel zoom concept. Many models are also GPS-enabled for geo-tagging of photos.

Panasonic does not have much of a presence in the DSLR segment but of late they have entered the mirrorless camera market with their micro four-third system of cameras - a joint venture with Olympus. The Panasonic G-series of micro-four thirds cameras is acclaimed by experts in the mirrorless camera market. The G-series models are also capable of HD video capture.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Panasonic Lumix GF7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Dec 2014
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.3 stars
Ease of Use
80% Positive
20% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
Focus
70% Positive
30% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Image Quality
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
Video
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive