Panasonic is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its 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 $100 for the Lumix DC-FZ80K which has a weight of 616g, an optical zoom of 60x and is a slr digital camera and go up to $1,398 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 $483.
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. 5 best digital camera brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 5th 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.
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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 44 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 $445
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price $483
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 has useful 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 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
85% 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:
PDN is a member of the Technical Image Press Association which has contracted with Image Engineering to perform detailed lab tests of digital cameras
a robust cam
features an improved waterproof rating of 8 metres
Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites
It's well built
rugged build quality that's a step up from anything we've seen from the Lumix G range before
solidly built “superzoom” camera if you're after a simple compact camera with a bit more power than the average smartphone
HD video capture—and this rugged shooter was waterproof up to 33 feet
my answer basically comes down to whether they need a camera with a superzoom lens or need one that is rugged
Rugged cameras have been around for years
54AM No camera looks more rugged than the FT5
the robust metal construction of the Lumix LX5 is pitched at photo enthusiasts
There's no shortage of rugged
ruins the classic good looks of the E-P5—and you can't misplace what's built into the camera
its certainly not waterproof
Have not fully tried the waterproof mode yet
The other slightly doubtful bit of construction is the rear dial wheel
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 DCG95 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $1,049.
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)
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 this camera has a good picture resolution, it's able to produce good images and good for video recording.
122 Reviews + 13 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic Lumix DCG95 has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 122 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DCG95 in the US is $1,049.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.