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Should You Buy a Panasonic Digital Camera?

Updated 03 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 $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.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,671 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
25,400 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
12,191 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
4,510 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
6,743 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
4,364 reviews
#7
Polaroid
84%
84%
2,207 reviews
#8
82%
82%
1,744 reviews
#9
82%
82%
828 reviews
#10
Japan
82%
82%
3,135 reviews
#11
81%
81%
1,122 reviews
#12
Sigma
76%
76%
395 reviews
#13
Ricoh
76%
76%
122 reviews
#14
SeaLife
75%
75%
4 reviews
#15
GE
United States
72%
72%
212 reviews
#16
Praktica
69%
69%
94 reviews
#17
Fuji
69%
69%
362 reviews
#18
Lytro
67%
67%
207 reviews
#19
Hasselblad
66%
66%
90 reviews
#20
Vivitar
65%
65%
244 reviews
#21
Mamiya
65%
65%
2 reviews
#22
easypix
63%
63%
102 reviews
#23
HP
United States
61%
61%
14 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#26
Coleman
57%
57%
1 review
#27
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
VTech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#29
Phase One
51%
51%
3 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 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
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,699
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$577
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $13,699
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
1,068
4 stars
308
3 stars
76
2 stars
51
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 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.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic
CNET.com logo
75%
420 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
212 reviews
74%
123 reviews
80%
83 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
120 reviews
83%
135 reviews
82%
91 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
127 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
60 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
127 reviews
74%
135 reviews
81%
59 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
107 reviews
77%
132 reviews
85%
50 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
115 reviews
75%
89 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
105 reviews
70%
77 reviews
79%
56 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
82 reviews
74%
73 reviews
76%
40 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
81%
75 reviews
81%
72 reviews
82%
38 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
75 reviews
70%
64 reviews
82%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
92 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
47 reviews
69%
22 reviews
75%
19 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
75 reviews
81%
63 reviews
82%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
82 reviews
87%
64 reviews
88%
36 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
42 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
56 reviews
76%
45 reviews
75%
31 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
35 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
79 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
34 reviews
88%
32 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
57 reviews
77%
38 reviews
81%
33 reviews
78%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
2,442 reviews
75%
1,995 reviews
73%
1,441 reviews
70%
902 reviews
76%
768 reviews
Average
79%
4,452 reviews
78%
3,730 reviews
81%
2,510 reviews
76%
1,560 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
112
53
40
38
Ephotozine logo
69
74
39
25
40
Camera Labs logo
90
45
32
26
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
57
32
13
56
Trusted Reviews logo
29
28
19
13
16
CNET.com logo
31
33
18
9
11
DP Review logo
30
30
21
5
13
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
22
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
22
16
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
19
9
15
01net.com logo
15
19
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
25
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
21
17
9
5
16
reviewed.com logo
15
13
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
15
8
3
Digital Versus logo
8
9
15
3
12
PC Mag logo
13
15
14
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
12
15
7
6
6
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
6
3
2
Techradar logo
6
16
6
4
11
Other Expert Sites
356
286
237
113
156
Total
972
867
642
289
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

reliable as one might hope
macworld.co.uk
The rugged Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 (also called the DMC-FT2 in some regions) is critics' favorite waterproof camera
consumersearch.com
plenty of rugged protection
macworld.com.au
With a price premium paid for its rugged qualities
Pocket Lint
innovative feature set make this pocket camera our favorite rugged outdoor shooter
PC Mag
the metal body is really sturdy
Techradar
built in Wi-Fi as well as NFC
Ephotozine
fast shooting performance make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a worthy rugged point-and-shoot even if its photos
CNET.com.au
one built to modern standards--and without an optical viewfinder
Imaging Resource.com
Now additionally offering built in Wi-Fi
PhotographyBlog.com
best-featured Digital Camera in the Tough compact camera class
techmagnifier.com
PDN is a member of the Technical Image Press Association which has contracted with Image Engineering to perform detailed lab tests of digital cameras
pdnonline.com
NFC are built in
brisbanetimes.com.au
Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 review The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 is a rugged waterproof compact designed for use in the water
Camera Labs
the Panasonic Lumix G9 was my trusty companion for action
camerastuffreviewcom
rugged is a tall order
CNET.co.uk
they've built the best fixed-len
reviewed.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
don't get me wrong this is not as rugged as a go pro
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.

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 DMC-FZ1000 ($498), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 ($459) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($551).

What is the Best High End Panasonic Digital Camera?

Panasonic Lumix DCG9

$1,197.99
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Panasonic Lumix DCG9
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Panasonic Lumix DCG9
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 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.

96
Reviews
122 Reviews + 13 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
68
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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.

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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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 High End Panasonic Digital Camera?

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