Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Panasonic DSLR Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've had the Panasonic DC-FZ80K for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Panasonic DSLR Camera well. The different modes are useful.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Work Horse."

No focus peaking, even in live view. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very good camera for the size. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Panasonic DSLR Cameras

2. Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirr...

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

Some of the extra items are not useful. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
  • Professional photo & video : Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Intuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)
  • High Resolution Viewfinder & LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight.Diagonal Angle of View:75°(W)~29°(T)
  • Connectivity & Ports : 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"No known issues."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. No focus peaking, even in live view. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

3. Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit, DMC-G7KS

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KS First Impressions

"The camera is awesome."

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit, DMC-G7KS
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject; Focus mode AFS (single) / AFF (flexible) / AFC (continuous) / MF, AF mode face/eye detection / tracking / 49 area / custom Multi / 1 area / pinpoint
  • Class leading, ultra compact, interchangeable lens and accessory option; HDMI: microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link,video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p, Audio: stereo
  • Unwire your creativity with integrated Wi Fi sharing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KS Final Thoughts

"It is short though."

Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. This all with my Panasonic DMC-G7KS. I use it with my one year old Panasonic lens. This Panasonic DMC-G7KS takes absolutely beautiful images!

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

4. Panasonic DMC-LX100 (Silver) (International Model)

User Ratings: 39

Panasonic DMC-LX100 First Impressions

"Focus is very fast."

The difference is the excellent Panasonic lens. These are a lot of megapixels. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. So overall the build quality is nice on the Panasonic DMC-LX100.

  • Panasonic DMC-LX100 (Silver) (International Model)
  • 4/3-inch High-sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • F1.7-2.8 24-75mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens
  • 4K Video Recording Capability with 4K Photo Mode
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-LX100
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-LX100 Final Thoughts

"Modeling, it's fine."

Thank you Amazon and thank you Panasonic! It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. The pictures were clear and a came out great. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. Panasonic still services this camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(8 Points)

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5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70/DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black Body Only) - Inter...

Panasonic DMC-G70EG-K First Impressions

"Lenses are everything."

Panasonic still services this camera. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. The colors of course are very good as expected, and here is a surprise.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70/DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black Body Only) - International Version (No Warranty)
  • 16 MP Live MOS Sensor Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity Up to 8 fps Shooting with AF & ISO 25600,DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • Camera is Brand New May Com In Kit Box (Lens Removed)
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G70EG-K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G70EG-K Final Thoughts

"Well done Panasonic."

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. This all with my Panasonic DMC-G70EG-K. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. Some of the extra items are not useful. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + Extra Battery + 64GB

User Ratings: 61

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3 First Impressions

"For me it was a steal."

I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. However on contacting Panasonic about it, they sent us a memory card. This all with my Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3. The software also defaults to save your original pic. Everything was fine with the kit - great value!

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera + Extra Battery + 64GB
  • Kit Includes 11 Products --- All Brand New Items + Full Usa Warranties.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Digital Camera - 12.1 MP 1/2.3" MOS Sensor, Venus Engine Image Processor, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens, 25-600mm (35mm Equivalent), 1.44m-Dot 0.7x OLED EVF, 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen, 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, ISO 6400, 12 fps Shooting, 4K Photo Mode, 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+, DFD AF System
  • Extra Rechargeable Battery
  • 64GB SDXC Memory Card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-FZ300K-3 Final Thoughts

"THAT GRIP!"

This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that.

Overall Score
4.2


(2 Points)

7. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Wi-Fi C4K Digital Camera Body with DMW-XLR1 Adapter + 128GB Card + Battery +...

Panasonic K-101468-65 First Impressions

"I love this camera!"

This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! This is a great entry level camera. This all with my Panasonic K-101468-65. However on contacting Panasonic about it, they sent us a memory card. I love this camera a lot so far!

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Wi-Fi C4K Digital Camera Body with DMW-XLR1 Adapter + 128GB Card + Battery + Backpack + Monitor + LED Light + 2 Mics Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 13 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Wi-Fi C4K Digital Camera Body + [2] Panasonic Microphone Adapter + [3] SanDisk 128GB SDXC I U3 Card +
  • [4] Spare Battery + [5] Feelworld T7 7" 4K Monitor + [6] Spare NP-F550 NP-F570 Battery +
  • [7] Vidpro XM-55 Microphone Kit + [8] Vidpro Lavalier Microphone + [9] PD 150 LED Video Light Set +
  • [10] PD-BPT Rolling Backpack + [11] Vivitar HDMI to HDMI Cable + [12] Vidpro VB-3 3-Shoe Y-Bracket + [13] PD 6pc Complete Cleaning Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic K-101468-65
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic K-101468-65 Final Thoughts

"Really great Panasonic DSLR Camera!"

This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. Just buy this, you will not regret it. The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is...

User Ratings: 64 18

Canon Rebel T3i3 First Impressions

"Longer battery life."

The camera is highly capable and flexible. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. So pleased with all the features.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is Lens
  • 18.1 MP CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD monitor
  • Full HD video recording
  • ISO rating up to 6400 (expandable to ISO 12800)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Rebel T3i3
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon Rebel T3i3 Final Thoughts

"Pics come out great."

So overall the build quality is nice on the Canon Rebel T3i3. This is the best Panasonic DSLR Camera and I love it! But, others have covered its capabilities far better than I can. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.1


(12 Points)

9. Canon EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55 is STM DSLR Kit, EF 55-250mm STM, 64GB U3 Memory Card, Wide Angle, Te...

User Ratings: 72 7

Canon 1894C002 + 2044B002 Ritz Camera Kit First Impressions

"Auto focus great."

Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. I finally decided I liked the features of the Canon line. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! Absolutely great Panasonic DSLR Camera for the price.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i EF-S 18-55 is STM DSLR Kit, EF 55-250mm STM, 64GB U3 Memory Card, Wide Angle, Telephone Lens, 48" Tripod and Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDING:
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens, Studio Series .43x HD Wide Angle Lens, Studio Series 2.2X HD Telephoto, 58mm 4 Piece Filter Set
  • 64GB SDXC UHS-I/U1 Card, Ritz Gear Card Reader, Memory Card Wallet
  • 48 inch Tripod, Polaroid 8" Heavy Duty Mini Tripod, Ritz Gear Deluxe Premium SLR Camera Bag, Polaroid Pro Slave Flash
  • Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control, Camera Cleaning Kit, Universal LCD Screen Protector
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1894C002 + 2044B002 Ritz Camera Kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1894C002 + 2044B002 Ritz Camera Kit Final Thoughts

"Great pictures!"

The Canon 1894C002 + 2044B002 Ritz Camera Kit has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. This camera just feels good in the hands. Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong.

Overall Score
4.4


(61 Points)

10. Pentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resistant DSLR w/ D-FA 28-105 WR Lens , Black

Pentax Pentax K 1 Mark II w/ D FA 28-105 WR First Impressions

"Very easy to operate."

Many more options than available to entry level models. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. I have always gotten great results with my Pentax Pentax K 1 Mark II w/ D FA 28-105 WR.

  • Pentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resistant DSLR w/ D-FA 28-105 WR Lens , Black
  • High resolution Images: 36. 4 effective megapixels ensures that details are shown clearly, delivering outstanding quality images
  • Optical Viewfinder with nearly 100 percent field of view: assuring a clear view of the subject and ease of focus
  • Top sensitivity of ISO819200: state of the art imaging processing system, greatly improves image quality, even in low light situations
  • PIXEL SHIFT RESOLUTION SYSTEM II: PENTAX technology that produces high quality images beyond the power of traditional image capture
  • The new generation shake reduction II: five axis, five shutter step camera shake compensation
  • DUSTPROOF, WEATHER RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION: A combination of the K 1 Mark II's 87 weather seals and the optional D BG6 Battery Grip's watertight design prevents the intrusion of water and dust
  • Dust removal II mechanism: This effectively removes all dust particles from the image sensor surface, and prevents unwanted spots from appearing on the captured image
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax Pentax K 1 Mark II w/ D FA 28-105 WR
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Pentax K 1 Mark II w/ D FA 28-105 WR Final Thoughts

"Now I have the Pentax Pentax K 1 Mark II w/ D FA 28-105 WR."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. The software also defaults to save your original pic. I am also a white balance and color nut. I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

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