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Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 21 June 2020
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should you buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its TVs, microwaves and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Panasonic digital cameras in this handy guide. We've analysed over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 digital cameras to impartially compare each digital camera brand.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at £87 for the Lumix DMC-FT30 which has a weight of 125g, an optical zoom of 4x and is a compact digital camera and go up to £1,279 for the Lumix DC-GH5 which has a weight of 645g, an optical zoom of 5x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Panasonic digital camera is £467.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras.

Is Panasonic the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Panasonic digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Panasonic is ranked the No. 3 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 3rd best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,740 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
12,451 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
4,487 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
25,139 reviews
#5
Japan
88%
88%
6,723 reviews
#6
86%
86%
1,085 reviews
#7
Polaroid
84%
84%
2,227 reviews
#8
Japan
83%
83%
3,000 reviews
#9
80%
80%
1,701 reviews
#10
79%
79%
827 reviews
#11
South Korea
78%
78%
4,338 reviews
#12
Ricoh
77%
77%
122 reviews
#13
Praktica
76%
76%
94 reviews
#14
Sigma
73%
73%
396 reviews
#15
SeaLife
72%
72%
4 reviews
#16
Fuji
72%
72%
285 reviews
#17
easypix
69%
69%
102 reviews
#18
67%
67%
58 reviews
#19
Mamiya
65%
65%
2 reviews
#20
Hasselblad
63%
63%
98 reviews
#21
Vivitar
60%
60%
244 reviews
#22
VTech
57%
57%
1 review
#23
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
2 reviews

Let's look at how Panasonic digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Panasonic Digital Cameras

There's a wide selection of Panasonic digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with over 50 Panasonic digital cameras currently on the market in the UK. At an average purchase price of £467, Panasonic digital cameras also tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers.

The average review score for a Panasonic digital camera is 80%.

Panasonic have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic digital camera being 80%. Panasonic have a number of great features including rechargeable battery and selfie mode which sets them apart from the competition.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£571
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,499
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£467
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,499
Price Distribution of Panasonic Digital Cameras

What Do the Panasonic Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Panasonic digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Panasonic and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Panasonic logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
765
4 stars
621
3 stars
65
2 stars
9
1 star
0
Panasonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,047
4 stars
306
3 stars
75
2 stars
52
1 star
79
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its digital cameras than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 95% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Panasonic digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Purchasers of Panasonic digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product takes good landscape photos and had well executed technical features. Their digital cameras have also won 500+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic
CNET.com logo
75%
417 reviews
73%
336 reviews
75%
209 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
124 reviews
83%
138 reviews
82%
102 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
127 reviews
82%
140 reviews
87%
60 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
129 reviews
74%
136 reviews
79%
60 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
107 reviews
77%
134 reviews
86%
49 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
112 reviews
75%
90 reviews
83%
67 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
101 reviews
70%
81 reviews
79%
56 reviews
68%
31 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
81 reviews
74%
75 reviews
75%
40 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
81%
76 reviews
81%
71 reviews
81%
38 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
93 reviews
74%
63 reviews
78%
46 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
75 reviews
70%
62 reviews
81%
45 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
71 reviews
81%
63 reviews
82%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
79 reviews
87%
67 reviews
89%
38 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
60 reviews
87%
50 reviews
88%
39 reviews
85%
31 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
79%
59 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
59 reviews
87%
34 reviews
87%
39 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
76%
22 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
34 reviews
87%
35 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
78 reviews
84%
35 reviews
85%
27 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
59 reviews
78%
39 reviews
80%
30 reviews
77%
13 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,435 reviews
75%
2,002 reviews
73%
1,421 reviews
70%
901 reviews
76%
768 reviews
Average
79%
4,440 reviews
78%
3,744 reviews
81%
2,493 reviews
76%
1,563 reviews
84%
1,433 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 503 industry awards for Panasonic digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards received by Panasonic to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Panasonic has won 503 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic
PhotographyBlog.com logo
106
112
53
40
38
Ephotozine logo
69
75
40
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
33
58
34
13
56
Camera Labs logo
88
43
33
26
Trusted Reviews logo
27
28
17
13
16
DP Review logo
31
28
22
5
13
CNET.com logo
31
32
16
9
11
photoreview.com.au logo
29
17
24
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
23
21
16
7
23
01net.com logo
15
19
22
8
20
What Digital Camera logo
24
17
17
9
15
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
20
21
8
5
Expert Reviews logo
20
18
9
5
16
reviewed.com logo
14
13
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
20
9
14
8
3
Digital Versus logo
9
8
14
3
12
M3.idg.se logo
12
15
7
6
6
PC Mag logo
13
15
14
2
2
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
20
14
5
3
2
dkamera.de logo
21
10
7
5
Other Expert Sites
330
286
233
116
162
Total
961
858
634
289
503

How Reliable Are Panasonic Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic digital cameras. over 230 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think Panasonic digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Panasonic digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Panasonic digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

a durable body to withstand daily use
toptenreviews.com
robust performance
DP Review
a robust cam
digitalcamerainfo.com
robust Wi-Fi capabilities -- while capturing very good still image
Imaging Resource.com
Wi-Fi built in for uploading to your favourite social networking websites
Ephotozine
sturdy build
Digitaltrends.com
rugged design slightly
wovow.org
It's well built
Good Gear Guide.com.au
reliable as one might hope
macworld.co.uk
HD video capture—and this rugged shooter was waterproof up to 33 feet
PC Mag
well built
photoreview.com.au
NFC are built in
brisbanetimes.com.au
Rugged cameras have been around for years
stuffmideast.com
54AM No camera looks more rugged than the FT5
stuff.tv
the robust metal construction of the Lumix LX5 is pitched at photo enthusiasts
techworld.com
In this review Rugged construction Under the hood Networking features Stills performance Video performance Conclusion Building something that’s both attractive
CNET.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

ruins the classic good looks of the E-P5—and you can't misplace what's built into the camera
reviewed.com
There's no shortage of rugged
Expert Reviews
the wifi feature suffers from a combination of reliability problems
amazon.co.uk
the image quality superb for a camera of its size (Though not waterproof
Amazon
its certainly not waterproof
Bhphotovideo.com

Features to Look Out For On Panasonic Digital Cameras

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Panasonic digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery and selfie mode.

Panasonic Rechargeable Battery

A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.

Panasonic digital cameras that have a rechargeable battery include the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (£199), the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (£600) and the Panasonic Lumix DCFT7 (£217).

Panasonic Selfie Mode

Panasonic digital cameras that feature selfie mode include the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (£199).

What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ91

£382.39
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Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ91
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20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
6.4
MINIMUM
280g
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at £382.39 is the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ91, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (30x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Huge minimum aperture number (6.4)
Image stabiliser

A powerful and award winning 280g camera. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and an HDMI and supports Wi-Fi.

95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
92
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
78
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ91 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 87%. Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ91 has received a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de.

dkamera.de Recommended

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DC-TZ91 in the UK is £382.39 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

£599.97
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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
22
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
658g
3"
SCREEN
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM

If you're looking for a high end Panasonic digital camera then the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 86, but is a bit more expensive at £599.97.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
ok optical zoom (5x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Image stabiliser

A powerful and multi award winning 5x optical zoom camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, features bluetooth and supports Wi-Fi. Owners report that it has a good picture resolution, it's able to produce good images and good for video recording.

97
Reviews
122 Reviews + 13 Awards
92
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
68
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 122 reviews. Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 has received 13 awards including a "Recommended" award from Altomdata.dk plus four other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus two other sites.

Ephotozine Editor's Choice
Techradar Recommended
Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
focus-numerique.fr Recommended
altomdata.dk Recommended
lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star
komputerswiat.pl Best Product
fotomaniak.pl 5 Star
ljudochbild.se Recommended
tek.no Recommended
Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 6 star

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DC-G9 in the UK is £599.97 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90

£198.97
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Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
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Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
280g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

At only £198.97 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Selfie mode
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (30x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Image stabiliser

Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera has superb features, a very good zoom and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and optical zoom 280g digital camera, with a cheap price and an extremely good spec. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video.

95
Reviews
41 Reviews + 3 Awards
94
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
3 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 41 reviews. Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus two other sites.

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
Ephotozine Recommended
Pocket Lint Recommended

The Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is 112mm wide, 67.3mm tall, 41.2mm deep and weighs 280g.

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DC-TZ90 in the UK is £198.97 and in total we found 13 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?
Is Panasonic the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Panasonic Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Panasonic Digital Cameras?
Features to Look Out For On Panasonic Digital Cameras
Panasonic Rechargeable Battery
Panasonic Selfie Mode
What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?
What is the Best High End Panasonic Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Digital Camera?