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Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Updated 18 August 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's bread makers, TVs and microwaves.

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 £90 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 £1,300 for the Lumix DMC-GH5 which has a weight of 645g, an optical zoom of §x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Panasonic digital camera is £464.

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%
31,703 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
25,346 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
4,510 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
12,023 reviews
#5
Japan
87%
87%
6,691 reviews
#6
87%
87%
1,117 reviews
#7
Polaroid
83%
83%
2,192 reviews
#8
Japan
83%
83%
3,006 reviews
#9
81%
81%
1,697 reviews
#10
80%
80%
827 reviews
#11
Sigma
78%
78%
396 reviews
#12
South Korea
78%
78%
4,358 reviews
#13
Praktica
78%
78%
94 reviews
#14
Ricoh
77%
77%
122 reviews
#15
SeaLife
74%
74%
4 reviews
#16
Fuji
71%
71%
399 reviews
#17
easypix
70%
70%
102 reviews
#18
Hasselblad
68%
68%
90 reviews
#19
67%
67%
82 reviews
#20
67%
67%
58 reviews
#21
Vivitar
64%
64%
244 reviews
#22
Mamiya
63%
63%
2 reviews
#23
Lytro
62%
62%
207 reviews
#24
GE
United States
61%
61%
214 reviews
#25
Konica Minolta
60%
60%
8 reviews
#26
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
2 reviews
#27
VTech
52%
52%
0 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
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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. Panasonic also have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic digital camera being 80%.

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

Panasonic have a number of great features including rechargeable battery and selfie mode which sets them apart from the competition.

Panasonic digital cameras tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£598
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£464
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
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
1,065
4 stars
310
3 stars
74
2 stars
53
1 star
80
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its digital cameras than most other digital camera 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 they have won 500+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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%
431 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
213 reviews
74%
126 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
121 reviews
83%
136 reviews
82%
100 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
127 reviews
82%
141 reviews
87%
62 reviews
82%
50 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
128 reviews
74%
136 reviews
81%
61 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
105 reviews
77%
133 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
115 reviews
75%
91 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
106 reviews
70%
80 reviews
79%
60 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
79 reviews
74%
72 reviews
76%
41 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
39 reviews
77%
30 reviews
86%
34 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
94 reviews
74%
64 reviews
78%
48 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
76 reviews
70%
63 reviews
82%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
62 reviews
82%
43 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
81 reviews
87%
68 reviews
88%
39 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
62 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
43 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
59 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
36 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
62 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
81 reviews
84%
35 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
33 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
59 reviews
77%
36 reviews
81%
33 reviews
78%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,459 reviews
75%
1,995 reviews
73%
1,442 reviews
70%
906 reviews
76%
768 reviews
Average
79%
4,493 reviews
78%
3,738 reviews
82%
2,541 reviews
76%
1,570 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 given to 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
107
113
55
40
38
Ephotozine logo
67
74
40
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
30
57
34
13
56
Camera Labs logo
89
43
32
26
Trusted Reviews logo
29
27
21
13
16
DP Review logo
31
30
22
5
13
CNET.com logo
33
32
15
9
11
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
21
18
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
19
9
15
01net.com logo
15
20
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
17
25
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
18
10
5
16
reviewed.com logo
15
12
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
15
8
3
PC Mag logo
13
17
14
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
7
6
6
Digital Versus logo
8
8
15
3
12
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
20
14
6
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
10
7
13
1
13
Other Expert Sites
344
298
228
117
154
Total
963
868
649
290
503

How Reliable Are Panasonic Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic digital cameras. 230+ of these reviews that 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

the robust metal construction of the Lumix LX5 is pitched at photo enthusiasts
techworld.com
HD video capture—and this rugged shooter was waterproof up to 33 feet
PC Mag
built in Wi-Fi
Ephotozine
well built
photoreview.com.au
Rugged cameras have been around for years
stuffmideast.com
solidly built “superzoom” camera if you're after a simple compact camera with a bit more power than the average smartphone
fatducktech.com
trustworthy camera has been redefined to reach perfection
akihabaranews.com
It's well built
Good Gear Guide.com.au
robust Wi-Fi capabilities -- while capturing very good still image
Imaging Resource.com
sturdy build
Digitaltrends.com
a robust cam
digitalcamerainfo.com

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
Even then I found it best to hold the door facing downwards when I did open it so that any tiny traces of water sitting in the seal groove did not drip into the camera
Amazon
if you read the instructions it cannot stay in water for longer than 1 hour so i guess it leaks after that so the rubber seal is proberably not up to the job it certainly looks that way
amazon.co.uk
not a rugged device
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

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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 (£228), the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (£949) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 (£206).

Panasonic Selfie Mode

Panasonic digital cameras that feature selfie mode include the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (£228).

What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15

£399.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15
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20.1MP
4864 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
1.4
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
310g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at £399 is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.1MP)
Tiny optical zoom (3x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (1.4)
Has an image stabiliser

Our review analysis indicates that this camera has very good features, it's able to produce good images and compact. It's a very popular and multi award winning 3x optical zoom camera, good for portrait photography. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video.

96
Reviews
44 Reviews + 11 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
80
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 92%, based on 44 reviews. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site.

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
Ephotozine Recommended
Expert Reviews Best Buy
Pocket Lint Recommended
Camera Labs Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
optyczne.pl Editor's Choice
fotomaniak.pl Good Buy
ljudochbild.se Recommended
dkamera.de Recommended
Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DMC-LX15 in the UK is £399.00 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

£949.00
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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 87, but is a bit more expensive at £949.

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)
Has an image stabiliser

Very good for landscape photography, this is The best scoring camera under £1,000. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, features bluetooth and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera 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
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
65
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
17 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 has great expert reviews and superb 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

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What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90

£227.99
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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 £227.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 90 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)
Has an image stabiliser

Our review analysis indicates that this camera has superb features, a very good zoom and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and very popular 280g camera, with one of the biggest optical zooms around and a good price. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.

95
Reviews
41 Reviews + 3 Awards
94
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 has very good expert reviews and great 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

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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?

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