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 $119 for the Lumix DMC-TS30 which has a weight of 125g, an optical zoom of 4x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $1,498 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 $577.
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. 4 best digital camera brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 4th best digital camera brand out there.
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.
All digital camera Brands
Panasonic Digital Cameras
Panasonic have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic digital camera being 80%. Panasonic also have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.
The average review score for a Panasonic digital camera is 80%.
There's a smaller selection of Panasonic digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 46 Panasonic digital cameras currently on the market in the United States. Panasonic digital cameras also tend to be more expensive than most other digital camera brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $526
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $577
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 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 had nice technical features. Their digital cameras have also 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.
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.
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 as one might hope
The rugged Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 (also called the DMC-FT2 in some regions) is critics' favorite waterproof camera
plenty of rugged protection
With a price premium paid for its rugged qualities
innovative feature set make this pocket camera our favorite rugged outdoor shooter
the metal body is really sturdy
built in Wi-Fi as well as NFC
fast shooting performance make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a worthy rugged point-and-shoot even if its photos
one built to modern standards--and without an optical viewfinder
Now additionally offering built in Wi-Fi
best-featured Digital Camera in the Tough compact camera class
PDN is a member of the Technical Image Press Association which has contracted with Image Engineering to perform detailed lab tests of digital cameras
NFC are built in
Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 review The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 is a rugged waterproof compact designed for use in the water
the Panasonic Lumix G9 was my trusty companion for action
rugged is a tall order
they've built the best fixed-len
ruins the classic good looks of the E-P5—and you can't misplace what's built into the camera
There's no shortage of rugged
don't get me wrong this is not as rugged as a go pro
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
not a rugged device
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.
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.
If you're looking for a high end Panasonic digital camera then the Panasonic Lumix DCG9 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $1,197.99.
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
A fully featured and multi award winning 5x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, features bluetooth and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good picture resolution, it's able to produce good images and good for video recording.
122 Reviews + 13 Awards
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that Panasonic Lumix DCG9 has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 122 reviews.
The cheapest price that we found for the Lumix DCG9 in the United States is $1,197.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.