Panasonic 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 the current Panasonic m4/3 cameras (lowest to highest):

  • GM1 — very small, consumer-oriented compact-style body (2013 Entry Mirrorless Camera winner)
  • GX7 — enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body, with built-in EVF
  • GH4 — high-end DSLR-style body (built in EVF) with extensive video capabilities

Earlier models that may still be available new are:

  • 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 
  • 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 
  • GF5 — small, consumer-oriented compact-style body (2012 Entry Mirrorless Camera award winner)
  • GX1 — slightly larger enthusiast-oriented rangefinder-style body 


So What Would Thom Get?

The GM1 is a gem of a small camera, almost shirt-pocketable with some lenses. It’s definitely a carry-everywhere camera. 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. 

The older generation bodies (GH2, GF3, G3 mainly) are also very good choices and tend to be still available from online sources at very good prices.

There's really not a stinker in the bunch, so choose a Panasonic body based upon how it fits into your shooting style. Don't rule out a used or refurbished GF1, GF2, or GH1. They're not slouches, and the money you save could be put to acquiring more and better lenses while waiting for the exact m4/3 camera you want.

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