Panasonic Mirrorless Camera Reviews

Click on the linked camera names below to be taken to the review (unlinked items are in process of being reviewed).

The following are recent Panasonic m4/3 cameras (lowest to highest):

  • GM5 — very small, consumer-oriented compact-style body
  • GF5— small, consumer-oriented compact-style body (2012 Entry Mirrorless Camera award winner)
  • GX80/85 — enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body, with reduced feature set from GX8
  • GX8 — most recent enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body; first 20mp sensor for Panasonic
  • GH4 — high-end DSLR-style body (built in EVF) with extensive video capabilities

Other older models:

  • G3— enthusiast-oriented DSLR-style body (built-in EVF)
  • G5 — enthusiast-oriented DSLR-style body (built-in EVF) with good video capabilities
  • G6 — enthusiast-oriented DSLR-style body (built-in EVF) with good video capabilities
  • G7 — enthusiast-oriented DSLR-style body) built-in EVF) with good video capabilities
  • GH1 —high-end DSLR-style body (built-in EVF) with extensive video capabilities
  • GH2 — high-end DSLR-style body (built-in EVF) with extensive video capabilities
  • GH3 — high-end DSLR-style body (built-in EVF) with extensive video capabilities, third generation
  • GF1—enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body
  • GF2 —enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body
  • GF3— small, consumer-oriented compact-style body
  • GM1— very small, consumer-oriented compact-style body (2013 Entry Mirrorless Camera winner)
  • GX1— slightly larger enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body
  • GX7— enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body, with built-in EVF

So What Would Thom Get?
The GM5 is a gem of a small camera, almost shirt-pocketable with some lenses. It’s definitely a carry-everywhere camera, but it’s now far out of date in terms of the Panasonic line-up. The GH4 is tour-de-force when it comes to video, including 4K video capabilities, and it has great autofocus performance with many Panasonic lenses due to careful tuning.

There's really not a stinker in the current cameras, so choose a Panasonic body based upon how it fits into your shooting style. Panasonic has made serious strides in almost all their model lines over time, so keep to current models whenever possible.

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