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Panasonic LUMIX GX85

As a manufacturer of both camcorders and cameras, Panasonic is getting serious about making 4K more accessible. Besides adding 4K to a number of compact cameras, Panasonic has now also introduced a 4K capable mirrorless camera. Besides the 4K thou...

Grade: B+ Price: $598.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Showcased in a pre-release event in Sonoma, the G5 replaces the G3 as Panasonic's high-end mirrorless camera. With new "light speed" autofocus, a rebuilt 16 megapixel MOS sensor, 1080/60p HD video at a whopping 28mbps bitrate, and 3....

Grade: B+ Price: $591.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic's popular and very good LX5 gets a much-needed facelift in the LX7, which features the same 24-90mm range but a faster f1.4-2.3 aperture. This bests Samsung's new EX2f on the long end and ties it for the fastest aperture found in a compa...

Grade: B+ Price: $552.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

A bargain, the S2 includes optical image stabilization, a 4x zoom, 720p HD video, and a 14.1 megapixel sensor for a cool $100. Don't expect wonders from this little automatic camera, but the price in itself might just qualify as one.

Grade: B+ Price: $800.00

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Panasonic Lumix GF3

The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is the company’s 2011 Micro Four Thirds-format shooter. At the time it was released, it was their smallest so far and arguably the most beginner-friendly mirrorless compact system camera yet. It sports a familiar 12-megapix...

Grade: B+ Price: $354.00

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Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic's top-of-the-line ruggedized camera, the TS4 is built to survive up to 40ft under water, is shockproof to 6.5, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof. In addition to a GPS, the TS4 even includes an altimeter, compass, and ba...

Grade: B+ Price: $250.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

The FH6 and also-announced FH8 pair practical 5x zoom ranges with an admirably fast (for a camera in this price bracket) f2.5 at the wide end. The FH8 has a 16 megapixel sensor vs. the FH6's 14 and has a larger 3-inch LCD, but those are the on...

Grade: B Price: $126.00

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Panasonic Lumix S1

The S1 is Panasonic’s lowest-end digital camera for 2011, but could still be a very good budget-minded option. It's a cheaper version of the also-announced S3; the only notable difference is the lower 12.1 megapixel count. Other specs are solid, i...

Grade: B Price: $145.00

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Panasonic Lumix S3

The S3 is one of Panasonic’s lower-end models, but should still be a decent budget option. The 14.1 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video, optical image stabilization, and 28mm wide-angle 4x zoom are run of the mill. However, it uses the same Venus Engi...

Grade: B Price: $150.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZS7

Update July 27, 2011: The ZS7 is still a fantastic compact zoom camera, but the going rate is far too expensive. The lowest street price we've seen recently is $400 (up from an average of $225 in its heyday), so it's no longer a good value for buy...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix TZ50

The Panasonic Lumix TZ50 represents another foray into the wireless age for digital cameras, an expedition ongoing since Kodak took the first tentative step with the EasyShare One back in 2005. Allowing for free wireless uploads of full resolution...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5K

Panasonic’s SZ line, announced just this year, is their latest budget offering that combines versatile lenses with compact and lightweight builds. All three pocketable cameras in the line look nearly identical and feature 10x zoom 25-250mm l...

Grade: B Price: $200.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

The GX1 is in many ways the successor to original GF1, a well-built micro 4/3 model that, due to impressive image quality and a high level of external controls, was a hit among the enthusiast crowd. The GX1 builds upon that success and, due to its...

Grade: B Price: $500.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic began their compact travel zoom series way back in 2006 with the TZ-1. Subsequent models in the TZ and ZS lines have always married a relatively small body with a very useful zoom range and many high-end features, like manual modes and c...

Grade: B Price: $510.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZS10

Panasonic invented the "travel zoom" class with the ZS series (TZ series outside of North America). These pocketable long-zoomers are incredibly versatile, suitable for taking detailed shots of objects near and far. They're great for traveling (su...

Grade: B Price: $370.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZS8

The Panasonic ZS8 is a camera worthy of this venerable travel zoom line. It replaces last year's excellent ZS5, complete with a few spec boosts, like a mighty 16x zoom ratio, 14.1 megapixel resolution, 3-inch LCD, and 24mm wide-angle lens. The lon...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25

The Lumix line has a long standing tradition of value. The ZS25 improves on the series by altering the lens design to incorporate an intelligent zoom, which gets to 40x. Intelligent zoom still isn't as good as optical zoom, however. The perk of th...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix LX3

The LX3 is out of production and has been replaced by the LX5, a very worthy successor. Here's what we had to say about the LX3 before it was discontinued:Meant for users looking for a high-end point-and-shoot or a supplement to their existing pro...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZR1

The Panasonic ZR1 is a compact point-and-shoot camera with an impressive 8x optical zoom lens and 12.1-megapixel sensor, providing a robust image-taking experience. That lens, while long, is also wide, with 25mm wide-angle capabilities as well. Th...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix FS25

Panasonic's FS25 is a powerful point and shoot that is an excellent choice for someone looking for a step up from the entry level. A 5x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom and 12.1-megapixel resolution allows you to get close to action without fear...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix TS20

 The Panasonic TS20 digital camera picks up where 2010’s TS10 left off, filling a niche for the budget-minded consumer looking for a rugged compact. The TS series is most well-known for the TSx’s, the most recent being the high-end, ultra-rugged T...

Grade: B Price: $245.00

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Panasonic GM5

You pay a premium for small size, and that pretty much sums up the new Panasonic GM5. It's a capable camera, but it's a bit pricer (and smaller) than similar models.The Panasonic GM5 replaces last year's GM1, and there's not too ma...

Grade: B Price: $500.00

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Panasonic Lumix TS10

The TS10 is Panasonic's latest rugged shooter -- a cheaper, smaller, and less-tough version of the TS2. The stress ratings are more modest, so let's say that it's for beach bums and clumsy people rather than snorkelers and mountain climbers. Based...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix FZ8

The Panasonic Lumix FZ8 offers a powerful 12x optical zoom lens in a highly portable and comfortable body. The FZ8 allows for a level of photography that approaches professional-level SLRs without requiring users to fuss with extra lenses and enor...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix LZ7

The LZ7 was released more than three years ago, so any newer, less expensive options are available. Try the Panasonic FH20, for example. Here's what we had to say about the LZ7 when it was released back in January 2007:The Panasonic LZ7 is an affo...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix G1

This fall, Panasonic announced their G1 camera, a stylish and unique gadget that got digital photography enthusiasts buzzing. Olympus also had a number of prototype cameras available that used the same technology as the G1. These new designs repre...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix TZ4

The Panasonic TZ4 is a small step down from the more advanced TZ5, losing the HD video recording and a single megapixel. Otherwise, it's functionally identical, including the same 10x optical zoom lens and the new Venus IV image processing engine,...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic DMC-TS30

Panasonic's scaled-down version of their rugged camera is easy on the wallet, pricing out at just $179.99 at first release. Of course, to get down to that price, the camera trims down a few features--does it offer enough to make it worth a pur...

Grade: B- Price: $148.00

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Panasonic Lumix GH1

IntroIn my review of the Panasonic Lumix G1, the world's first Micro Four Thirds camera, I stated that it was "a bold new step for the company, and for the digital camera market as a whole." While the same can't be said of its successor, the Lumix...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20K

It's been a few years since I played with a Panasonic. Back then, I personally felt that there was a risk in purchasing (or recommending for purchase) any camera made by a manufacturer that didn't begin with C or N. Brands like Panasonic m...

Grade: C+ Price: $179.00