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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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8


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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Dec 2014
Jan 2015
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

  • The new rangefinder-styled Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 compact system camera gets a lot of things absolutely right, offering intuitive handling, lots of customisation options, solid weather-proofed build quality, and an excellent OLED viewfinder and rear screen, but some of the headline-grabbing features don't live up their full potential, while both the camera and its price have become somewhat inflated.

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    The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a fantastic ILC, providing great image quality and performance. Offering 4K resolution video with full manual control allows the GX8 to be just as equipped for videographers, as it is for photographers.


  • - It’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that doesn't offer the small-size benefits that are often associated with this style of sensor.
    - AF performance is great too.
    - Image quality is great too.
    - The Panasonic Lumix GX8 produces the best RAW image quality we’ve seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera.
    - Burst performance is superb, and offers several options.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is the fifth Panasonic stills camera to offer 4K video and photo shooting, following in the footsteps of the GH4, LX100, FZ1000 and CM1 models. "Introducing 4k to everyone" is the marketing angle that Panasonic are taking with the G7, and we'd agree that this DSLR-like, mid-range compact system camera is the best suited of all those products to expand the appeal of 4K to a wider audience, especially as it now offers additional 4K photo modes.


  • While the G7's design and build may lack the excitement of cameras like the Fuji X-T10, it has a very well-rounded feature set, with a high-quality OLED viewfinder, a vari-angle touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity. Image quality is also high.


  • Let's not beat about the bush; Panasonic's Lumix G7 is nearly the perfect interchangeable-lens camera for the majority of users. It's well-built, fairly compact and light, very fast, takes beautiful photos, is gifted in video (4K/UHD!), offers great customizability... It's hard to think of any flaws! All we'd say is that, because Panasonic was so keen that its G7 should do everything well, it perhaps offers a few too many options... Not much of a criticism, really!.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 builds upon its popular predecessor, the FZ200, by principally adding a better viewfinder and LCD screen, touch-sensitive interface, faster autofocusing and start-up times, improved optical image stabilisation system, more robust weatherproof build, and of course, Panasonic's 4K video and still technology. Image quality remains the same thanks to the attractive combination of a sensible 12 megapixel sensor and the excellent f/2.8 25-600mm lens. While it may not offer quite enough to tempt FZ200 owners to upgrade, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a great choice for would-be bridge-camera buyers.


  • The FZ330 is a worthy successor to Panasonic's excellent FZ200, and the addition of 4K shooting, a touchscreen and speedier performance make it hard to beat for a mid-price bridge camera.


  • Smaller, lighter and better looking than its predecessor, the new Panasonic Lumix GF7 is an that's particularly well-suited to its target audience of smartphone/entry-level compact camera owners looking for better image quality and more features.
    The GF7's increased focus on taking better selfies is no gimmick, with the tilting screen and a range of genuinely useful modes on offer to make it easier to take them, improve them and share them.


  • Familiar fantastic Panasonic image quality in a fun, light and easy-to use body with a tilting touchscreen and Wi-Fi.


  • The Panasonic Lumix GF7 gets plenty right, delivering an affordable, easy-to-use entry-level system that's not trying to reinvent the wheel, but build upon the series' heritage. Solid image quality in good light, a decent autofocus system that's hard to beat, improved Wi-Fi and, of course, that tilt-angle selfie screen are all successes in their own right.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a brave and largely successful attempt to bring together the best features of a smartphone and a camera into one unified device, but a few niggles, late introduction to the market and the high price-tag may consign it to "nearly-ran" status.
    Considering this is a first-generation product, the CM1 actually gets a lot of things right, both as a camera, which you'd expect from a camera company, and as a smartphone. Despite the glossy promotional photos, though, the CM1 isn't quite as premium in reality as you might expect, which is disappointing given the high cost of admission.


  • The Panasonic CM1 is impressive, even judged solely as a camera. Who wouldn't want a high-end compact with a 1-inch sensor that will go in a shirt pocket? On top of that, it's a decent Android smartphone too.


  • Running uncontested for the the title of best camera phone, the Lumix CM1 is the first in a new sub-family of camera-oriented hybrid devices. This style of handset might even become the norm for a while! On the one hand, it's a simple yet functional Android smartphone, offering power and responsiveness, and, in many ways, it's as good as other premium models.


Top 5 panasonic digital camera:

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
  4. Panasonic Lumix GF7
  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1