Panasonic's Lumix brand produces a variety of cameras, from point-and-shoots to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

The business is notable for standardizing and refining the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) platform of cameras and lenses.

Panasonic strives to give several MFT, bridge, and compact cameras to fit a range of styles and knowledge levels, even as it expands its full-frame options. Below are some of the best Panasonic cameras in 2022.

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Best Panasonic Cameras
Panasonic Lumix G95
  • 4K Photo modes – good for stills, video, and vlogging
  • Good built quality and handling – fully flexible touchscreen
  • pretty large for a Micro Four Thirds camera – with 20.3 MP
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$997.99
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II
  • live-streaming abilities – and excellent video focus
  • 3-in vari-angle touchscreen – with 1,840k dots
  • contains VLog L configuration – and 6.5-stop stabilisation
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$2,035.99
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Panasonic Lumix GX9
  • slim body – with a high electrical sight incorporated into the back
  • film any viewpoint – with tilt feature on viewfinder and screen
  • 20.3MP sensors & 4k video – in compact space
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$797.99
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Panasonic Lumix S1R
  • quality full-frame mirrorless camera – for high-quality stills
  • excellent construction – fits the newest CFexpress cards
  • high resolution of 47.3MP – and 4K video of the highest quality
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$3,697.99
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Panasonic Lumix S1
  • 6K video – and has a 35.6x23.8mm, 24.2MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent autofocus – 225-area coverage DFD contrast AF
  • features for experts – V-Log/V-Gamut log, Hybrid Log-Gamma
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$3,397.99
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Panasonic Lumix GH5S
  • 10.2MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor – and a Venus Engine
  • contains two analog circuits – for two base sensitivities
  • Multi-Aspect Ratio unit – recording the same horizontal viewing
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$1,697.99
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Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
  • little distortion at high ISO – and many advanced video options
  • capture 4k and FHD footage – up to 60 frames per second
  • two SD card slots – and many outputs and inputs
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$1,674.95
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The 7 best Panasonic Lumix cameras

Best Panasonic Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix G95

It's an excellent device for still photography, video, and vlogging, and Panasonic's underappreciated 4K Photo modes give it advantages over rival cameras.

The Lumix G90/G95 isn't inexpensive, but it does come with Panasonic's V-Log mode as a basic feature rather than an optional extra.

Panasonic Lumix G95
  • 4K Photo modes – good for stills, video, and vlogging
  • Good built quality and handling – fully flexible touchscreen
  • pretty large for a Micro Four Thirds camera – with 20.3 MP
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$997.99
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Key features:

  • Type: CSCSensor
  • Four ThirdsMegapixels: 20.3MP
  • Screen: 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 2.1m dots
  • Viewfinder: OLED EVF, 2,360k dotsLens: Micro Four Thirds
  • Continuous shooting speed: 9fps (6fps with AF)
  • Video quality: 4k
  • User level: Enthusiast

Pros

  • Good built quality and handling
  • Electronic viewfinder with high resolution
  • Fully flexible touchscreen

Cons

  • It feels pricey for what it is since it is pretty large for a Micro Four Thirds camera.

2. Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II

It is certainly worth considering for individuals who produce video material because of the video features it offers.

The improved stabilization method allows for compensation increments of up to 6.5EV, which is helpful. It now offers live-streaming abilities, as well as excellent video focus.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II
  • live-streaming abilities – and excellent video focus
  • 3-in vari-angle touchscreen – with 1,840k dots
  • contains VLog L configuration – and 6.5-stop stabilisation
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$2,035.99
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Key features:

  • Type: CSCSensor:
  • Four ThirdsMegapixels: 20.3MP
  • Screen: 3-in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,840k dots
  • Viewfinder: Electronic, 3,680k
  • Lens: Micro Four ThirdsContinuous shooting
  • speed: 12fps
  • Max video resolution: C4K/4K UHD up to 60p
  • User level: Professional/Enthusiast

Pros:

  • Wireless broadcasting capability
  • contains VLog L configuration
  • Good 6.5-stop stabilisation

Cons

  • Only a minor upgrade on the GH5

3. Panasonic Lumix GX9

It is a portable camera with good technology and features. Rather than featuring a bulkier DSLR-style design, it has a slim body with a high electrical sight incorporated into the back.

The viewfinder and rear screen also offer a tilt feature, which is useful for filming from any viewpoint.

While the GX9 is modest on the outside, it packs a punch on the inside, with recently developed 20.3MP sensors that offer the same quality as the G90/G95 and Lumix G9 in the much compact space.

Other highlights include 5-axis sensor-shift stabilization and 4K video, and quick photo capturing. The Panasonic GX9 is well-suited to travel and use with Panasonic's smaller lenses.

Panasonic Lumix GX9
  • slim body – with a high electrical sight incorporated into the back
  • film any viewpoint – with tilt feature on viewfinder and screen
  • 20.3MP sensors & 4k video – in compact space
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$797.99
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Key Features:

  • Type: CSC
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • Megapixels:20.3MP
  • Screen: 3.0-inch, 1,340k tilt touch
  • Viewfinder: Electronic, 2,760k tilt
  • Lens: Micro Four ThirdsContinuous shooting
  • Speed: 9fps
  • Max video resolution: 4k
  • User level: Enthusiast

Pros

  • Rotatable viewfinder and touchpad
  • 20.3MP MFT sensor
  • Hybrid stabilization

Cons

  • Not as user-friendly as DSLR-style devices

4. Panasonic Lumix S1R

Panasonic Lumix S1R

It's the greatest quality full-frame mirrorless camera we've seen so far! The Lumix S1R is worth the cost of money if you need high-quality stills photography.

It is significantly more expensive, but it offers nearly double the resolution than S1. The smaller format Lumix GH5 or Lumix G9 models (above) may be a better alternative if you need to pack light and capture both stills and video.

This camera's XQD memory card port is now compatible with the newest CFexpress memory cards, thanks to a firmware upgrade in November 2019.

Panasonic Lumix S1R
  • quality full-frame mirrorless camera – for high-quality stills
  • excellent construction – fits the newest CFexpress cards
  • high resolution of 47.3MP – and 4K video of the highest quality
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$3,697.99
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Key features:

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • Megapixels: 47.3MP
  • Screen: 3.2-inch, 2,100k
  • Viewfinder: Electronic, 5,760k
  • Lens: L-mount
  • Continuous shooting speed: 9fps
  • Max video resolution: 4k
  • User level: Expert/professional

Pros

  • Extremely high resolution
  • The construction and controls are excellent.
  • 4K video of the highest quality

Cons

  • Expensive and heavy

5. Panasonic Lumix S1

The Panasonic S1H is the first device to shoot a 6K video and has a 35.6 x 23.8mm, 24.2-megapixel full-frame Sensor.

It can record 6K film at 24p in a 3:2 aspect ratio, 5.9K footage at 30p in 16:9, and 10-bit 4K/Cinema 4K video at 60p by using Super 35mm field of view. It can also capture 4:2:2 10-bit 4K footage at 30p over the whole image coverage.

Panasonic's V-Log/V-Gamut log modes, Hybrid Log-Gamma, 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, and Anamorphic 4:3 modes are among the visual specs intended at experts.

Panasonic Lumix S1
  • 6K video – and has a 35.6x23.8mm, 24.2MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent autofocus – 225-area coverage DFD contrast AF
  • features for experts – V-Log/V-Gamut log, Hybrid Log-Gamma
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$3,397.99
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Key features:

  • Sensor: 24.2MP full-frame CMOS
  • Video: 6K (5.9K) 3:2 24p, 5.9K 16:9 up to 30p, C4K/4K UHD up to 60p
  • Autofocus: 225-area coverage DFD contrast AF
  • ISO: Dual Native ISO; 100-51,200 (50-102,400 exp.)
  • Autofocus: 225-area coverage DFD contrast AF

Pros

  • Many additional features
  • 6K Video quality
  • Excellent autofocus and coverage

Cons

  • Expensive

6. Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Panasonic Lumix GH5s

A new 10.2MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor and a Venus Engine are included within the GH5S.

Despite having a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount, its sensor is slightly bigger than most MFT cameras since it's a Multi-Aspect Ratio unit that records the same horizontal viewing angle regardless of the picture or movie's ratio.

Furthermore, every pixel on the GH5S sensor contains two analog circuits, allowing for two base sensitivities, which is a first for a Panasonic G-series camera (ISO 400 and ISO 2500).

Panasonic Lumix GH5S
  • 10.2MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor – and a Venus Engine
  • contains two analog circuits – for two base sensitivities
  • Multi-Aspect Ratio unit – recording the same horizontal viewing
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$1,697.99
BUY

Key Features:

  • Sensor: 10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
  • Video: DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
  • Log Mode: V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
  • Video Quality: Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
  • Viewfinder: 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • Sensitivity: Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
  • Touchscreen: 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Memory & Connectivity: Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
  • Stills: 12-fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes

Pros:

  • 4K quality
  • 10.2 MP sensitivity
  • Dual angle shooting

7. Panasonic Lumix DCS5

It's a mirrorless camera featuring optical zoom for enthusiasts that utilizes L-mount lenses.

It's a good choice for hybrid users who want to do photography and video because it can capture clear images with little distortion at higher ISO settings and has several advanced video options.

It can capture 4k and FHD footage at up to 60 frames per second, albeit 4k video at that fps requires a 1.5x reduction. It does, however, have excellent internal recording capabilities since it can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video for more precise colors and tones.

There are two SD card slots and a comprehensive set of outputs and inputs, along with a headset connector, mic output, and mini HDMI port.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
  • little distortion at high ISO – and many advanced video options
  • capture 4k and FHD footage – up to 60 frames per second
  • two SD card slots – and many outputs and inputs
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON
$1,674.95
BUY

Key Features:

  • Body Type - DSLR
  • Mirrorless - Yes
  • Sensor Size - Full Frame
  • Tested Lens - Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6

Pros:

  • 4K Quality
  • High body stabilization
  • Goods features

Cons

  • Low shooting speed
  • High buffer time
  • Poor autofocus in videos

The Panasonic camera line-up

Panasonic camera line-up

Full-frame

1. S Series

  • High-end full frame range with excellent professional specifications
  • Best suits Professionals
  • Micro Four Thirds cameras

2. G Series

  • Mid-range cameras
  • High speed and excellent autofocus
  • Huge devices

3. GH Series

  • Exclusively made for photographers and videographers who capture videos
  • Amazing video specifications with a DSLR structure
  • Weather-protected bodies

4. GX Series

  • Low costs to mid-range cost
  • Best for beginners
  • Small and compact body

5. GF Series

  • Entry-level mirrorless range
  • Aimed at beginners who are adapting to interchangeable cams.

Bridge/compact cameras

1. FZ Series

  • High-end bridge cams
  • Good zooming capacity
  • 4K recording and built-in ND filter

2. LX Series

  • Premium compact cams with good sensors
  • Full manual exposure and focus controls

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Panasonic camera FAQ

What is the best Panasonic Lumix digital camera?

Lumix G9 is best for professionals.

Which Panasonic cameras has the best image stabilization?

Panasonic S1 offers good image stabilisation.

Which Panasonic camera is best for filmmaking?

Panasonic Lumix GH5 is best for filmmakers.

Which is the best Lumix camera?

Panasonic Lumix G95 is the best Lumix camera as it has excellent features and is versatile. It also offers good price.

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