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Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 11 February 2021
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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 35,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ 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 $50 for the DMC-GH2 which has a weight of 609g, an optical zoom of §x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $2,092 for the Lumix DMC-GH5S which has a weight of 660g, an optical zoom of §x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Panasonic digital camera is $564.

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.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
7,557 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
4,525 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
83%
83%
1,370 reviews
#7
Polaroid
80%
80%
323 reviews
#8
80%
80%
56 reviews
#9
80%
80%
236 reviews
#10
80%
80%
17 reviews
#11
Japan
79%
79%
567 reviews
#12
Ricoh
75%
75%
12 reviews
#13
Sigma
72%
72%
34 reviews
#14
GE
United States
72%
72%
28 reviews
#15
SeaLife
69%
69%
1 review
#16
Lytro
63%
63%
125 reviews
#17
Aquapix
62%
62%
62 reviews
#18
Praktica
61%
61%
2 reviews
#19
61%
61%
5 reviews
#20
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#21
Vivitar
60%
60%
49 reviews
#22
easypix
59%
59%
70 reviews
#23
VTech
58%
58%
4 reviews
#24
Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
#25
Coleman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#26
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Fuji
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Hasselblad
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Mamiya
54%
54%
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
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 81%. 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 81%.

There's a smaller selection of Panasonic digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 50 Panasonic digital cameras currently on the market in the US. 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
$558
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,099
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$564
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,999
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
44
4 stars
20
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Panasonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
88
4 stars
23
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
5
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other brands.

Over 98% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for Panasonic digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 84% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

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 Olympus Panasonic
CNET.com logo
75%
152 reviews
73%
110 reviews
75%
93 reviews
75%
46 reviews
78%
21 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
27 reviews
84%
13 reviews
83%
19 reviews
82%
13 reviews
90%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
26 reviews
75%
16 reviews
73%
13 reviews
70%
14 reviews
81%
5 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
74%
19 reviews
72%
19 reviews
68%
13 reviews
74%
13 reviews
64%
5 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
28 reviews
62%
9 reviews
73%
14 reviews
67%
11 reviews
75%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
16 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
12 reviews
81%
7 reviews
83%
7 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
80%
12 reviews
83%
16 reviews
83%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
86%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
76%
22 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
69%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
2 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
22 reviews
71%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
76%
13 reviews
80%
1 review
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
79%
23 reviews
80%
11 reviews
82%
13 reviews
71%
13 reviews
80%
1 review
What Digital Camera logo
87%
22 reviews
89%
8 reviews
86%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
86%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
20 reviews
84%
13 reviews
74%
10 reviews
66%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Cameras.co.uk logo
85%
25 reviews
80%
10 reviews
83%
12 reviews
82%
5 reviews
81%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
77%
22 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
10 reviews
68%
10 reviews
75%
4 reviews
betabuzz.de logo
74%
18 reviews
80%
7 reviews
76%
7 reviews
71%
12 reviews
75%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
14 reviews
69%
14 reviews
75%
11 reviews
65%
4 reviews
68%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
21 reviews
79%
11 reviews
72%
5 reviews
71%
9 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
14 reviews
84%
8 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
10 reviews
87%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
Neocamera.com logo
66%
18 reviews
46%
18 reviews
37%
6 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
644 reviews
77%
376 reviews
71%
379 reviews
72%
287 reviews
75%
149 reviews
72%
37 reviews
Average
79%
1,190 reviews
77%
713 reviews
75%
681 reviews
74%
528 reviews
79%
235 reviews
87%
64 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 28 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 28 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Olympus Panasonic
PhotographyBlog.com logo
22
9
16
12
3
3
Camera Labs logo
23
7
8
3
1
CNET.com logo
14
11
4
3
2
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
13
7
4
1
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
8
7
3
8
2
1
DP Review logo
12
8
4
1
3
Ephotozine logo
10
5
1
6
1
4
buy-n-shoot.com logo
8
3
5
5
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
5
3
6
4
Pocket Lint logo
6
6
1
1
3
3
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
4
3
5
1
2
01net.com logo
5
4
2
1
2
What Digital Camera logo
4
2
4
3
1
M3.idg.se logo
4
3
2
3
2
stuff.tv logo
7
4
2
tipa.com logo
6
4
1
2
EISA.eu logo
4
3
1
2
2
Akam.no logo
6
3
1
1
digicamreview.co.uk logo
4
1
3
2
letsgodigital.org/es/ logo
4
5
1
Other Expert Sites
85
56
29
33
11
11
Total
254
155
97
83
54
28

How Reliable Are Panasonic Digital Cameras?

We checked over 35,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic digital cameras. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% 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

Superb Camera - well built
Amazon
The DC-ZS70 is well made
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.

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 ($301), the Panasonic DC-TS7 ($264) and the Panasonic Lumix GX9 ($529).

What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DCG100

$747.99
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Panasonic Lumix DCG100
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Panasonic Lumix DCG100
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
22
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
345g
2.9"
SCREEN
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM

A great mid range choice, priced at $747.99 is the Panasonic Lumix DCG100, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Image stabiliser
Huge minimum aperture number (22)

A good value for money and fully featured 345g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DCG100 in the US is $747.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90

$300.99
e-Global Central US
Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
Buy Now
Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
280g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

At only $300.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (30x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.3)

A fully featured and award winning 280g digital camera, with a reasonable price and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Customers report that this digital camera has superb features, a very good zoom and it's very easy to use.

94
Reviews
41 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates 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.

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 US is $300.99 but in total we found only 1 price 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
What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Panasonic Digital Camera?

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