The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 isn't cheap, but your money is buying a tank-like snapper that's built to last. It's great for the more adventurous traveller who doesn't hanker after extensive manual controls, and anyone who's worried about their kids getting their hands on a more fragile device.
Reliable, predictable image quality and built-in Wi-Fi make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 a tempting choice for novice users. Tweaks and options are a little thin on the ground, but the option to add creative filters retrospectively means you can afford to experiment without spoiling your original shots.
If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is the most serious challenger yet to the dSLR's pro photography crown, with excellent low-light performance.
The Panasonic DMC-SZ7's small size gives little hint to the impressive lens, decent resolution and quality video features packed within. At £200, it's a keenly priced, feature-packed snapper that's perfect for everyday use.
The compact semi-pro Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 exceeded my expectations. It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive. With a wide range of lenses, it offers the flexibility of a dSLR without the weight and bulk.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 consistently produced high-quality images in my tests, with good low-light performance, bold colours and a great level of detail, right into the corners of the frame. The built-in Wi-Fi is very tempting as it's been paired with free iOS and Android remote control apps, but rivals with similar specs undercut its price.
A supremely tactile camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is one compact you'll really enjoy using. The wide aperture at either end of the zoom allows for some shallow depths of field and attractive defocused areas, but check out the similar EX2F from Samsung before buying.
The replacement for the G3, the G5, brings its autofocus system up to the latest generation.
A good choice for beginners and less confident users, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 takes care of the technical side of photography while you concentrate on finding good subjects and framing them. Light and slim, it's one to slip in your pocket for impromptu, spontaneous snaps.
While it doesn't offer much for upgraders, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera.
With a long zoom and loads of physical controls, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 is keenly priced and produced consistently sharp, accurate and vibrant results. A great choice for less savvy photographers, the easy access to aperture and shutter priority modes offers plenty of incentive to step away from just auto shooting.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 offers true innovation that makes 3D photography and video shooting easy and intuitive. It's expensive, but you're paying for a lot of duplicated technology under the hood here. It looks good, it's fun to use, and it put in a good test performance overall.
You can't fault the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20's rugged build quality. It's perfect if you need a go-anywhere pocket camera that you won't fear bashing around or getting wet. However, if picture quality is more important to you than a tough exterior, you might be underwhelmed by its results.
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.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent.
While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90.
A highly configurable camera that will appeal directly to the more ambitious photographer. Excellent low-light performance, accurate colour reproduction and sharp, noise-free results at even fairly middling sensitivity mean you'll have trouble finding a more flexible, dependable model than the Panasonic Lumix GX1.