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What Is the Best Panasonic Camera in 2020?

Panasonic has made a name for itself with its range of compact mirrorless and digital compact cameras. 

Most Panasonic mirrorless cameras use the Micro Four Thirds mount and have a huge range of options when it comes to interchangeable lenses.

Panasonic mirrorless cameras are among the best in the world but the brand also has an impressive selection of compact cameras, including super zoom digital cameras. 

With so much choice, what’s the best Panasonic camera in 2020? Since it’s too hard to choose just one, we’ve picked our favourite Panasonic cameras for a range of different purposes and scenarios. 

The best all-round Panasonic camera: Lumix GH5

Alongside the G9, the GH5 is Panasonic’s most exemplary mirrorless camera, notable for its compact DSLR design. 

It has a 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, which, thanks to the absence of the optical low-pass filter, can record more detail than ever. 

A Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera with lens and a mini-DSLR body design.

A high-quality electronic viewfinder, a vari-angle touchscreen, and a weatherproof body only serve to consolidate the camera’s impressive specs sheet. 

These features combine with unlimited 4K video recording with a choice of formats and frame rates to make a well-rounded camera for both photography and videography. 

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera today. 

The best Panasonic camera for vlogging: Lumix G95

This 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera comes with a rugged, weatherproof body that is resistant to water and dust. While the fully articulating touchscreen, high-res electronic viewfinder, and high-performance in-body stabilisation are all great, this camera really stands out with video. 

A Panasonic Lumix G95 camera with deep grip and lens.

There’s unlimited 4K video recording up to 30p with V-Log L mode to capture a wider dynamic range. It also has 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks. 

A High Speed Video mode enables you to shoot in Full HD at up to 120fps for incredible slow motion playback. You can also record 4:2:2 8-bit footage to an external recorder via a micro HDMI cable.

Take a look at the Panasonic Lumix G95 today. 

The best Panasonic camera for sports and wildlife photography: Lumix G9

This versatile camera remains Panasonic’s flagship camera for still photography with a 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and a powerful processor. 

The camera’s 2x focal length conversion factor helps you frame your subject more tightly, making it a popular choice for sports and wildlife photographers. 

A Panasonic Lumix G9 camera with lens and compact design.

Another big pull for wildlife photography is the speedy autofocus, with continuous autofocus up to 20fps in burst shooting mode. 

Meanwhile, a High Resolution mode lets you capture 80MP jpeg and RAW images in-camera by taking a sequence of 8 successive images to create a single big image with high detail. 

There’s also a powerful Dual image stabilisation system, combining lens-based and 5-axis sensor stabilisation, which can deliver a correction of 6.5EV at all focal lengths. 

The G9 also boasts a weather-sealed body and a high-quality electronic viewfinder and screen that will provide detailed subject tracking. 

Check out the Panasonic Lumix G9 camera today.

The best Panasonic camera for travel: Lumix GX9

The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a great entry-level camera, with a 20.3MP Micro 4/3 sensor, 4K video recording (at 30fps), and fast autofocus. Smaller and more portable than many of Panasonic’s other models, this is a great camera for travel. 

panasonic lumix gx9 camera for travel

Despite its compact size, you still get an amazing high-res electronic viewfinder and touchscreen, both of which have tilting capabilities so you can shoot from any angle. 

You also get quality 5-axis sensor-shift stabilisation, an in-built flash, flexible RAW formatting, and burst shooting up to 9fps. 

Take a look at the Lumix GX9 mirrorless camera today.

The best Panasonic camera for low light: Lumix S1

Panasonic’s powerful Lumix S1 has a 24.2MP full-frame sensor that produces incredible landscape and portrait shots, particularly in low light.

The Panasonic Lumix S1 camera from above with top LCD and control dials.

This camera is capable of producing excellent detail in low light photography, thanks to its large buffer capacity (40 RAW files), a native sensitivity range of ISO 51,200, and an incredible autofocus system. 

The S1’s AF system uses smart artificial intelligence and a powerful processor to recognise faces, objects, eyes, and animals. And it can gain more than 6 exposure levels.  

You’ll also get uncropped, full-frame ‘oversampled’ 4K video and the V-Log L mode for extended dynamic range in post-production. 

Check out the Panasonic Lumix S1 full-frame camera today. 

The best Panasonic compact zoom camera: Lumix FZ1000 Mark II

This compact zoom camera is a great alternative to Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras, with a 20.1MP 1-inch sensor and 4K video recording. 

Of course, the drawcard for the FZ1000 Mark II is the Leica 24-400mm equivalent lens (16x) with a wide aperture of f/2.8 to f/4.0. 

The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Mark 2 superzoom compact camera

Thanks to a Light Speed AF mode, you can track fast-moving action while the effective 5-axis hybrid optical image stabiliser freezes the action in sharp detail.

For videographers, there’s also slow-motion Full HD and a bonus jack for an external microphone. 

Take a look at the Panasonic FZ1000 Mark II zoom camera today.

The best Panasonic camera for filmmaking: Lumix GH5S

Arguably one of the best cameras for video you can buy today, the GH5S features an incredible range of specs for videography. 

To start, the GH5S can shoot unlimited Cinema 4K footage at up to 60p. Up to 30p, you can shoot 4K footage in 4:2:2 10-bit to capture smooth tonal gradations and a truly breathtaking range of colours. 

The Panasonic GH5S mirrorless camera with lens and a compact body and deep grip.

On top of that, you can record Full HD footage at up to 240fps, which creates an impressive 10x slow motion playback. 

Though the camera sensor has a resolution of just 10MP, this is perfect for 4K videos, allowing you to record at different rates without frame cropping or usable area loss. 

You also get a pre-installed V-Log L mode to capture a wider dynamic range, time code synchronisation, and more.

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix GH5S mirrorless camera today.

The best cheap Panasonic camera: Lumix LX10

Coming in at well under $1000, the Panasonic LX10 compact camera has a range of powerful specs that makes it great value for money.

The LX10 has a large 20.1MP 1-inch sensor and a 24-72mm equivalent zoom lens with a fantastic wide aperture of f/1.4-2.8.

A Panasonic Lumix LX10 compact digital camera

This camera has a unique focus bracketing feature in which you can choose a focus step (between 1 and 10) and set the number of frames, up to 999. 

Another feature lets you take many images with different focuses to glue together so the final, single image has a high depth of field. 

Finally, an interval shooting mode enables you to take up to 9999 shots with a step from 1 second to 99 minutes and 59 seconds. 

Check out the Panasonic LX10 compact camera today.

Shop your favourite Panasonic cameras today

Ready to buy a quality Panasonic camera? At Camera House, we have a great selection of Panasonic cameras, including mirrorless cameras and compact cameras that will meet your needs. Browse our range and shop online for flat-rate delivery across Australia.

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