Latest Panasonic camera reviews

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark 2 initial review: High-end compact's sensational sequel
Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark 2 initial review: High-end compact's sensational sequel By Mike Lowe

That's right: Panasonic has, for the first time in its history, named one of its Lumix cameras a "Mark II" model. Therefore you're not looking at the LX200, or some other obscure number of naming mechanism, rather the LX100 M2.The sequel to 2014's high-end... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful
Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful By Chris Hall

The Panasonic Lumix G Series has grown considerably over recent years and with the announcement of the new Lumix GX9, there's now a new compact model for those interested in quality and control.While this camera really updates and replaces the GX8, in... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro
Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro By Mike Lowe

Thought the Panasonic Lumix GH5 was the 4K capture king? Think again, for the new GH5S comes with more pro-spec video magic than you can shake a stick at, without the sky-high price point.Designed around the very same body as the GH5, the GH5S only presents... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy By Mike Lowe

The line between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continues to blur, with the Panasonic Lumix G9 gunning to be the first choice for pro photographers. In many respects, this is the camera to cease the disparity between the formats; it's almost like a "mirrorless... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera? By Mike Lowe

With phone cameras getting so good these days, the traditional camera needs all the stand-out specification goods possible. When pocketable convenience from your mobile handset isn't enough, and you want a boost of proper optical zoom to shoot far-away... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king By Mike Lowe

In the world of mirrorless and DSLR cameras a lot of manufacturers are brushing over 4K video capture. Canon? Doesn't want to know. Nikon? Miles behind. Not so Panasonic, whose GH5 is one of the most adept 4K capture devices available today, capable of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera By Mike Lowe

We thought the era of Panasonic making palm-sized compact system cameras was over: the earlier GF7 model was the last sighting of small-scale, as the GF8 was skipped in the UK. But, as it turns out, that's not the Japanese camera maker's approach: the... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy? By Mike Lowe

It was only a handful of years back that Panasonic ruled the high-end yet pocketable compact camera market with its Lumix LX7. In the years since Sony has been the manufacturer to forge an enviable position at the top with its RX100 models. But now Panasonic... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league By Mike Lowe

When we first saw the Panasonic FZ2000 back in September 2016, we thought it spelled the death of the camcorder as we know it. For this premium superzoom camera is so packed-out with 4K video features that, on paper, it wraps up all the wide-to-tele zoom... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has put out a full spread of compact system cameras, with the Lumix G80 (or G81 in Germany; G85 in other territories, just to confuse the bejeezus out of you) filling the DSLR-style gap left open when the flat-design GX80 launched earlier in... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features By Mike Lowe

With the Lumix GF8 absent from British shores, we were beginning to wonder if Panasonic had bailed on the smaller-scale and more affordable compact system camera concept. But that's not the case, as the latest Lumix GX80 (or GX85 in the USA) stands to... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 review: Imaging liberation meet lens limitation
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ100 review: Imaging liberation meet lens limitation By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 (known as ZS100 in the US) joins an increasing raft of cameras built around a 1-inch sensor size, promising upgraded image quality over what you would normally expect from a standard compact.Most prominent camera companies are... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic TZ range is hugely popular when it comes to dedicated compact cameras, especially if you're looking for big zoom in a relatively small package. In 2016 the range is diversifying: 2015's TZ70 is replaced by the similar TZ80 (or SZ60 for our... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review: Viewfinder victory for 20MP compact system camera
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GX8 review: Viewfinder victory for 20MP compact system camera By Mike Lowe

It's been almost exactly two years since we last saw a GX-series model – the viewfinder-laden "flat" compact system camera series – in 2013's excellent Lumix GX7. But with the new GX8, we see the shifting focus of Panasonic as a camera company: to... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ330: Superzoom gets even more serious (hands-on)
Panasonic Lumix FZ330: Superzoom gets even more serious (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Back in 2012 Panasonic changed the face of superzoom cameras with the Lumix FZ200, a camera offering a super-fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its far-reaching 24-600mm (equivalent) zoom range. That is important for letting in lots of light so the camera... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts By Mike Lowe

The camera market has self-saturated. There's so much good kit out there, capable of producing such high quality images, that product updates tend to focus on new features rather than significant core changes to sell themselves. In the case of the Panasonic... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies By Mike Lowe

Welcome to generation selfie. The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the follow-up to 2013's GF6, complete with flip-forward screen for taking those delightfully pouty shots. And if that premise hasn't got you hooked then fear not - as the latest in the entry-level... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: The do-it-all compact camera to beat
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: The do-it-all compact camera to beat By Mike Lowe

There are a growing number of pocketable do-it-all compact cameras on the market vying for attention, with the Panasonic Lumix TZ70 aiming to be cream of the crop. This pocketable travel compact squeezes an electronic viewfinder and 30x optical zoom lens... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights By Mike Lowe

Panasonic rules the roost when it comes to dinky compact system cameras, with 2013's Lumix GM1 establishing a strong position in the market.How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it and add... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ57 is the understated travel zoom to beat (hands-on)
Panasonic Lumix TZ57 is the understated travel zoom to beat (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

You know how it is, companies are always boasting about their latest and greatest products, sometimes detracting from the kit further down the ranks.It's much the same for the just announced Panasonic Lumix TZ57. Akin to a stripped-back Lumix TZ70 in... Read more

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: Viewfinder upgrade for 30x travel zoom
Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: Viewfinder upgrade for 30x travel zoom By Mike Lowe

As we roll into 2015, Panasonic is first out of the camera announcement gates with the unveiling of its latest travel zoom, the Lumix TZ70, which is bursting at the seams with features.Due on the shelves this March, Pocket-lint got a sneak peek of the... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows By Mike Lowe

When we first saw the Panasonic Lumix LX100 we were impressed that the company had finally squeezed a large-size Micro Four Thirds sensor into a compact camera. It's the exact thing photo enthusiasts have been calling on for years now; a nod to high-end... Read more

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review
4.0 stars Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review By Chris Hall

Panasonic is tackling the action camera and wearable trend in one go, with its HX-A500 action camera - the follow-up to 2013's HX-A100. This time around the headline is that it's ready for the future, offering 4K video capture from the off, as well as... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review By Mike Lowe

Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH4 review
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GH4 review By Mike Lowe

We've often thought of the Panasonic GH series as the best consumer interchangeable lens system for video capture on the market. It's not hard to see why: the Panasonic Lumix GH4 offers 4K video capture at usable frame rates. On paper that's untouchable... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review By Mike Lowe

The prospect of the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 (or ZS40 for our American readers) excited us when we first saw it because it's the latest in the line of what we would consider the very best of the all-round "travel zoom" compact cameras. And if you want something... Read more

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review
Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review By Mike Lowe

It seems to be selfie season, as Panasonic steps on board the flip-up screen compact camera express with the Lumix TZ55.We had been allowed to preview the bigger-brother TZ60 model ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, but have had to wait a little... Read more

Panasonic W850 hands-on: Camcorder adds second camera for 'video selfies' in bid to stay relevant
Panasonic W850 hands-on: Camcorder adds second camera for 'video selfies' in bid to stay relevant By Mike Lowe

It's no secret that camcorders are having a tough time in the market. They just don't sell as much as they used to because of a shift in trends. Panasonic has tried to get creative with the latest HC-W850 camcorder by adding a second lens and sensor to... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on
Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has a good track record of releasing decent superzoom cameras. Looking to fill the more budget-targeted gap, it has just lifted the lid on the Lumix LZ40: a 42x optical zoom bridge camera with a £229 price tag.We got to check out the budget... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review By Mike Lowe

The Lumix FZ72 - or the FZ70 as it’s known outside of Europe - is Panasonic’s answer to the superzoom that truly earns its super dues. With a top-end zoom of 1200mm equivalent it's the embodiment of a "do it all" zoom lens that can also cater for... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GM1 review By Mike Lowe

One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX7 review
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GX7 review By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 immediately took up the "most wanted" position in our desirable compact system cameras list when it was announced earlier this year. How's that for hype? But it's hype with reason: the GX7 comes complete with a brand new Micro... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G6 review
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G6 review By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix G6 - cue Far East Movement's "like a G6" lyric taking on yet another meaning - is the company's most tech-laden compact system camera to date. Much like the previous Lumix G5 model with added pep, the G6 sports a new design, while... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix LF1 review By Mike Lowe

We first saw the Panasonic Lumix LF1 behind closed doors at a press conference and it got us rather excited. The small size, suitably wide-ranging zoom lens and a built-in electronic viewfinder appeared to be Panasonic's all-in-one - and more budget -... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GF6 review
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GF6 review By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is far from just a subtle upgrade to the series. Even though there's still no hotshoe or viewfinder - something we doubt will ever make it to the GF-series - it's otherwise just about the most feature-packed entry-level compact... Read more

Panasonic HX-A100
3.5 stars Panasonic HX-A100 By Ian Morris

Cameras for outdoor activities are all the rage these days. It's a segment that, while not invented by GoPro, has certainly been popularised by that company. These days though, the uses for rugged technology that can produce great quality pictures while... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5
3.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic FT5 is the tank of compact cameras: it's boxy, hard as nails and tough enough to flatten most traditional compact cameras' specifications too. Brute force is delivered in the form of water, dust, freeze and crush-proofing, while global positioning... Read more

Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder
4.5 stars Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder By Ian Morris

Any company making camcorders has its work cut out these days. The whole sphere of producing video has changed so much in recent years that there's only room for a couple of companies to have a crack of the whip, and actually make any money.Panasonic... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 - or Lumix ZS30 as it's known to our friends across the Atlantic - is one of those enabling cameras. It's got a 20x optical zoom with optical image stabilisation squeezed into a small and pocketable design which means wide-angle... Read more

Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on
Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on By Ian Morris

Panasonic's 9 series camcorders are, somewhat predictably, having their yearly refresh. The HC-X920 will replace the HC-X900 and have many of the same terrific features. But there are some new bits too, and these should make this camera a much more attractive... Read more

Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on
Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on By Ian Morris

Panasonic has always made good, solid and high-quality camcorders. The problem is, video-only devices are dying a little bit in this day and age. The reason, as you might expect, is that lots of people are using phones and still cameras to capture their... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 and SZ3 up the mid-range offering
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 and SZ3 up the mid-range offering By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced two new "ready to shoot cameras for everyone" at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint has already had a play.The new models, the Lumix DMC-SZ9 and Lumix DMC SZ3, build on the company's previous SZ range, updating key features such... Read more

Panasonic DMC-FT5 and FT25 Lumix cameras get tougher, we go hands-on
Panasonic DMC-FT5 and FT25 Lumix cameras get tougher, we go hands-on By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced the launch of two new tough cameras as part of its FT range at CES in Las Vegas, updating last year's models with new features and better sensors.  The new models - the Lumix DMC-FT5 and Lumix DMC-FT25 (the TS6 and TS25 in the... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is small and cute, we go hands-on
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is small and cute, we go hands-on By Stuart Miles

The big problem with most cameras, and why you end up just using the camera on your phone, is that you haven't got the pocket space to carry around something big and bulky.Not so with the new Panasonic Lumix XS1, a tiny compact camera that should make... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH3
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GH3 By Mike Lowe

The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a bold step into pro-like territory for a compact system camera. As well as a brand new 16-megapixel sensor, the rugged and splash-proof GH3 also throws in more video capture options than you can shake a stick at.However, with... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ200
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ200 By Mike Lowe

Superzoom cameras have been stretching zoom capacities for years, but it looks as though Panasonic’s latest Lumix FZ200 has taken a different approach: it’s opted to maintain its predecessor’s 24-600mm equivalent zoom, but now offers an f/2.8 aperture... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G5
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix G5 By Mike Lowe

Panasonic’s latest G5 compact system camera shows that the company’s power zoom lenses are here to say. Why? Because the camera now has a compact-esque zoom toggle, though there’s also the option to use more traditional twist-zoom or focus lenses... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX7
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix LX7 By Mike Lowe

There’s no sign of the high-end compact camera market slowing down. Panasonic, which reinvigorated the affordable premium sector with the launch of the LX3 back in 2008, has been a front-runner in the category and looks to continue this success with... Read more

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review
Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review By Hunter Skipworth

Panasonic's FZ200 is the sequel to one of the best bridge cameras we have ever played with: the FZ150. It features a whopping 24x zoom which even more impressively manages to stay at a constant f2.8 aperture throughout. This alone makes it a tempting... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GF5
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GF5 By Mike Lowe

As compact system cameras become more plentiful, there are splinter product groups forming. Panasonic’s latest compact system camera, the Lumix GF5, is all about being small and easy to use.Those after a pocketable system, but one that will deliver... Read more

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