With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever. It's not for the inexperienced, though.
Despite a few shortcomings, the FZ45 superzoom offers excellent value. It resembles a dSLR put on a hot wash, but it's easier to use and packed full of the latest must-have features. It feels like we've seen much of what's on offer here before, however.
LIke other Panasonic models before it, the Lumix GX85/GX80 packs a lot for its price, including great photos, 4K video and speed.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6 not only does more than you could possibly expect from any pocket-sized camera, it does it spectacularly well. Other cameras may be smaller, cheaper or offer more manual control, but, as a package, the TZ6 provides unparalleled practicality, versatility and quality
The company's latest mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than its predecessor with the tilting viewfinder of a sibling series. But it's lost something.
A superzoom's a smart buy as long as you realise that you're not going to get quite the same handling and picture quality as you would from a digital SLR. You don't want to spend a fortune, in other words. On that basis, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 is great. Panasonic's created a camera that's one of the best of its type, but one of the cheapest too
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is by no means perfect, but it's still head and shoulders above most other budget compact cameras. It's also very light, and refreshingly easy to operate.
Great fun to use and packed with useful features, the sturdy Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 isn't cheap, but it has built-in GPS to geotag your photos, good low-light performance and an impressive movie mode. If you're looking to upgrade your snapper before your next holiday, this is certainly one to consider.
A slow burner of a camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5's wide-angle lens caught our eye, despite some pedestrian styling. The more we used it, the more we fell in love with it as we uncovered yet more flexible options, making this accessible point-and-shoot another quiet triumph for Panasonic
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 compact superzoom is expensive. But its high-quality images, long zoom range, HD movie features, GPS, and touchscreen mean you certainly get plenty of camera for your money.
With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ7 is a better camera than the TZ6, so why have we given it a slightly lower score? Because, although the TZ7's movie mode is great, the AF and zoom need to be quicker. But hey, you're getting a top-quality, 12x super-wideangle superzoom and HD movies all in camera that fits in your pocket -- amazing
Why bother looking at any of Panasonic's other numerous 12-megapixel compacts now that the Lumix DMC-ZX1 is here? It beats the whole lot for zoom range and, from the look of our test shots, image quality too, yet it's no bigger. The DMC-ZX1's only real rivals are the Lumix DMC-TZ6 and DMC-TZ7 superzooms
What a great little camera -- you get an excellent zoom range, good image quality and innovative focusing, exposure and ISO technologies that really do make a difference to your shots. It might be a snapshot camera rather than a serious photographic tool, but it's much smarter than the average point-and-clicker
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a great camera, but its new 'intelligent' image processing isn't especially convincing, and the 'intelligent zoom' and 'extra optical zoom' are an insult to the intelligence. The GPS and manual exposure modes are important steps forward, but, while the TZ10 is better than the Lumix DMC-TZ7, it looks like the rate of progress is slowing down
There's a lot to like about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33, with it's succinct design, MegaOIS function and efficient wide angle lens. A lack of manual control and unspectacular image quality barely detract from the feature-packed fun of this sturdy, sylish compact
There's an air of compromise about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 -- it's not quite a superzoom, but it's larger and more expensive than many compacts. That said, it offers a useful balance of performance and versatility and looks pretty smart while it's at it.
With a lens of which most dSLR users could only dream, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 is one of the most versatile and powerful cameras you could hope to pick up for less than £300. A sterling performer throughout our tests, its output more than lives up to the promise of its specs.