Lumix Compact System Camera

Panasonic was one of the first manufacturers to explore the possibilities of compact system cameras (CSCs) (also known as mirrorless cameras).

Panasonic's line of CSCs is now composed of the GH line of high-end video-optimized cameras; the slightly smaller G-series models which include electronic viewfinders and maintain a form-factor closer to a DSLR; the GX-series which adopt a rangefinder-esque form factor; the compact GF-series; and the ultra-compact GM-series.

Want to learn more? Visit our page page for all compact system cameras to find other CSC cameras, or visit our compact cameras page to learn more about non-interchangeable-lens compact cameras.

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 digital camera

Panasonic G6

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released June 2013

$497.99

Initial Test

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Panasonic G7

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

With the Panasonic G7, the company offers up a whole lot of camera at a really great price. Ostensibly a camera aimed at the family documentarian, the Lumix G7 is also a whole lot more than just a family camera, with great features like super-swift autofocus, a really great viewfinder and tilt/swivel LCD, in-camera Wi-Fi and more. And the ability to easily extract high-resolution stills from ultra high-def 4K video makes it easy to get the shot, no matter your reflexes. Should you buy one? Find out now in our in-depth Panasonic G7 review!

Released June 2015

$597.99 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 digital camera

Panasonic GF6

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released June 2013

$377.99

Initial Test

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 digital camera

Panasonic GF7

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 2.67x Zoom

The little Panasonic GF7 packs a lot of performance into a small, lightweight and easy to use package. It may be billed as an entry-level camera and comes in at an affordable, entry-level price, but the GF7 offers a lot of camera for the money. The image quality and performance of the Panasonic GF7 is quite good for its class. If also offers numerous options, shooting modes, and lots of user customization to fit varying shooting styles. All told, the GF7 is not only easy to use for beginner photographers, but also quite capable for more advanced ones as well. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic GF7 review!

Released March 2015

$389.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 digital camera

Panasonic GH3

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

The Panasonic GH3 marks a huge improvement over the much-beloved GH2, both in still photography and video capabilities, thanks to a brand new 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and one of the deepest feature sets we've ever seen on a mirrorless, compact system camera. In particular, the GH3 is loaded with professional-level filmmaking features, including full 1080p video at 60fps, bit rates as high as 72 Mbps, and an SMPTE Time Code option, along with nearly a dozen other premium extras you won't find on DSLRs twice its price. To top it all off, the GH3 boasts a more durable, weatherized body than the GH2, and a redesigned interface with plenty of easy-to-access buttons for making changes on the fly.

Released December 2012

$547.99 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 digital camera

Panasonic GH4

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

The Panasonic GH4 takes the impressive specs and performance of the GH3 and kicks them up a notch -- a big notch-- with faster burst shooting, quicker AF and 4K video, making the GH4 at home in the hands of not only advanced and professional still photographers, but also in the hands of advanced and professional videographers.

Released April 2014

$1297.99 Dave's Pick

Review

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Panasonic GM1

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 2.67x Zoom

The tiny Panasonic GM1 features the same sensor and processor as its larger sibling, the GX7, but Panasonic has done some innovative engineering to pack all that power into such a small and pocketable digital camera. Check out our Panasonic GM1 review to see why this camera was voted the Best Pocket Interchangeable Lens Camera of 2013!

Released November 2013

$399.95 Dave's Pick

Review

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Panasonic GM5

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 2.67x Zoom

The Panasonic GM5 takes what was great about the GM1 and improves upon it immensely. While still keeping a lightweight and compact design -- that's practically pocketable even with the 12-32mm kit lens -- the GM5 manages to includes a fully-functional, albeit small, electronic viewfinder. Creative lighting options are expanded by the addition of a hot-shoe and external flash support, plus, ergonomics and customization are subtly yet noticeably improved. The image quality remains unchanged and impressive, and performance is still excellent with slight improvements in some areas. Read our in-depth Panasonic GM5 review for all the details!

Released November 2014

$439.95 Dave's Pick

Review

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Panasonic GX7

16.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

The Panasonic GX7 may just be the Micro Four Thirds model we've all been waiting for, offering a ton of advanced features -- including a tilting electronic viewfinder, touchscreen LCD and robust Wi-Fi capabilities -- while capturing very good still images and great video. It may not rank the best in any one specific area, but the GX7 is the rare compact system camera that doesn't sacrifice much either, delivering all-around great performance for a reasonable price. It hits a sweet spot that should surely appeal to both pros looking for a compact, everyday alternative to their bulky DSLRs as well as a smart and sophisticated step-up model for amateur shooters.

Released September 2013

$549.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 digital camera

Panasonic GX8

20.3 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

With its new 20-megapixel sensor, impressive AF performance, high quality 4K video, as well as excellent, robust wireless connectivity, the Panasonic GX8 wears a lot of hats, so to speak. It's perfectly situated for travel and street photography, capturing lots of fast action and high quality video. With this combination of features and performance, the Panasonic GX8 certainly deserves consideration if you're in the market for an all-around, enthusiast-level mirrorless camera. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic GX8 review!

Released August 2015

$997.99 Dave's Pick

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