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Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 06 September 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 36,000 user and expert reviews and 630+ 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 popular digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at $125 for the Lumix DMC-SZ10 which has a weight of 163g, an optical zoom of 12x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $1,559 for the DC-S5 which has a weight of 714g, an optical zoom of 3x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Panasonic digital camera is $561.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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%
7,456 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
4,433 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
1,485 reviews
#7
Polaroid
82%
82%
545 reviews
#8
82%
82%
72 reviews
#9
81%
81%
236 reviews
#10
Japan
81%
81%
567 reviews
#11
80%
80%
17 reviews
#12
Ricoh
77%
77%
12 reviews
#13
GE
United States
71%
71%
28 reviews
#14
Sigma
68%
68%
34 reviews
#15
Aquapix
63%
63%
62 reviews
#16
SeaLife
62%
62%
1 review
#17
61%
61%
5 reviews
#18
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#19
Vivitar
60%
60%
49 reviews
#20
easypix
59%
59%
70 reviews
#21
Lytro
59%
59%
167 reviews
#22
VTech
58%
58%
4 reviews
#23
Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
#24
Coleman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#25
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Mamiya
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Fuji
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Bell+Howell
52%
52%
0 reviews
#29
Hasselblad
51%
51%
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 47 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 $11,599
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$561
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,399
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 83% 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 Pentax Panasonic
CNET.com logo
75%
147 reviews
73%
109 reviews
75%
89 reviews
74%
41 reviews
78%
8 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
27 reviews
84%
13 reviews
83%
19 reviews
82%
13 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
74%
19 reviews
72%
19 reviews
68%
13 reviews
74%
13 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
28 reviews
62%
9 reviews
73%
14 reviews
67%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
79%
23 reviews
80%
11 reviews
82%
13 reviews
71%
13 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
80%
12 reviews
83%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
22 reviews
71%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
76%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
76%
22 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
69%
14 reviews
87%
1 review
85%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
19 reviews
76%
15 reviews
74%
11 reviews
69%
11 reviews
75%
1 review
What Digital Camera logo
87%
22 reviews
89%
8 reviews
86%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
20 reviews
84%
13 reviews
74%
10 reviews
66%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Cameras.co.uk logo
85%
25 reviews
80%
10 reviews
83%
12 reviews
82%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
86%
15 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
12 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
22 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
10 reviews
68%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
21 reviews
79%
11 reviews
72%
5 reviews
71%
9 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
78%
14 reviews
69%
14 reviews
75%
11 reviews
65%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
betabuzz.de logo
74%
18 reviews
80%
7 reviews
76%
7 reviews
71%
12 reviews
Photo Radar logo
80%
18 reviews
84%
14 reviews
75%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Neocamera.com logo
66%
18 reviews
46%
18 reviews
37%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
77%
640 reviews
77%
370 reviews
71%
377 reviews
72%
293 reviews
81%
43 reviews
80%
9 reviews
Average
79%
1,177 reviews
77%
711 reviews
75%
675 reviews
74%
517 reviews
81%
73 reviews
82%
12 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 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 4 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Pentax Panasonic
PhotographyBlog.com logo
22
9
16
12
2
Camera Labs logo
23
7
8
CNET.com logo
14
11
4
3
DP Review logo
12
8
4
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
8
7
3
8
Ephotozine logo
10
5
1
6
2
1
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
13
7
4
1
buy-n-shoot.com logo
8
3
5
5
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
4
3
5
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
6
6
1
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
5
3
What Digital Camera logo
4
2
4
3
stuff.tv logo
7
4
2
01net.com logo
5
4
2
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
4
3
2
3
tipa.com logo
6
4
1
1
alphr.com logo
5
1
2
1
2
photoreview.com.au logo
4
2
3
1
EISA.eu logo
4
3
1
2
Akam.no logo
6
3
1
Other Expert Sites
82
58
25
34
6
3
Total
252
155
97
82
18
4

How Reliable Are Panasonic Digital Cameras?

We checked over 36,000 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

Battery light solidly built the video is amazing 4K photos
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 DMC-G7 ($559), the Panasonic Lumix GX9 ($560) and the Panasonic Lumix DCG100 ($648).

What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DCG100

$647.99
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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 $647.99 is the Panasonic Lumix DCG100, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

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

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

82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DCG100 in the US is $647.99 but in total we found only 2 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
What is the Best Mid-Range Panasonic Digital Camera?

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