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For more than half a century Panasonic has been a trusted leader in the entertainment space. Today, Panasonic is on the leading edge, always innovating and creating new products. Panasonic continues to keep up with the high-paced world, manufacturing a variety of imaging products from point-and-shoot cameras, to mirrorless cameras and camcorders. Panasonic LUMIX cameras are known for the freedom to interchange high-quality lenses to capture clear, high-quality images with precise focus. Professionals and enthusiasts alike turn to Panasonic LUMIX cameras for reliable and quality photography.

In 2008, Panasonic worked alongside Olympus to create the world's first micro four-thirds camera system. Well-known in the photography industry, the micro four-thirds Panasonic camera has no mirror, keeping the camera compact and lightweight with the benefit of having interchangeable lenses. Popular among camera enthusiasts for its easy-to-carry small size and freedom to change lenses, the micro four-thirds Panasonic camera set a new standard in the industry.

The popular Panasonic LUMIX camera series has a camera for everyone, from first-time photographers to experienced hobbyists. Great for content creators, Panasonic cameras capture quality still images while also providing stunning video, all in one compact camera. Panasonic is a great option for live streams and vlogging, as well as for more traditional still photography.

The History of Panasonic

Founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita, Panasonic first sold duplex lamp sockets. In 1927, the company produced a bicycle lamp, the first product it marketed under the brand name National. Panasonic operated factories in Japan and other parts of Asia through the end of World War II, producing electrical components and appliances such as light fixtures, motors, and electric irons. After World War II, Panasonic regrouped and began to supply the post war boom in Japan with radios and appliances, as well as bicycles.

For more than 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic's consumer electronics and technology products range from award-winning VIERA High Definition Plasma and LCD TVs and LUMIX Digital Cameras to ruggedized Toughbook laptop computers, communications solutions, networkable office solutions, security systems, home appliances, personal care products, components, and entire in-flight entertainment and information systems.

Panasonic Corporation of North America, based in Secaucus, NJ, is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of its branding, marketing, sales, service, product development, and R&D operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are Panasonic and LUMIX the Same?

LUMIX is the product brand name of Panasonic's digital cameras. First released in 2001, the Panasonic LUMIX brand includes a wide range of cameras from point-and-shoots to mirrorless cameras. The LUMIX series was one of the first of its kind to offer a compact camera with interchangeable lenses. We offer LUMIX cameras for sale at Samy's. Be sure to browse all of our Panasonic LUMIX accessories as well.

Is Panasonic Camera a Good Brand?

Yes! Panasonic cameras have been a well-known, trusted brand for over 50 years. Panasonic creates high-quality, reliable cameras built to take sharp images and excellent videos. Advanced features and interchangeable lenses make Panasonic cameras a great choice for professionals, content creators, hobbyists, and families alike.

Is LUMIX a Good Camera Series?

Yes! LUMIX cameras from Panasonic are a popular digital camera for professional videographers and photographers. The LUMIX camera series includes compact and mirrorless cameras. Many LUMIX cameras offer 4K video recording capabilities. The LUMIX brand by Panasonic is recognized for its exceptional image quality and innovative technology, as well as its user-friendly interface.

Where Are Panasonic Cameras Made?

Introduced in 2001, Panasonic LUMIX cameras originated in Japan. To this day, many Panasonic cameras and lenses are still designed at the Japanese headquarters, and then they are manufactured in China, as well as other Panasonic factories around the world.

Is Panasonic LUMIX a DSLR Camera?

No, not entirely. While the LUMIX camera series did include some DSLR cameras, they currently focus on mirrorless, point-and-shoot, and compact digital cameras as well. Panasonic manufacturers just about every type of professional camera, meeting the demands of the photography and videography industries.

What Are Some Popular Panasonic Products for Camera Enthusiasts?

Panasonic is a popular camera brand due to its professional full-frame cameras and its micro-four thirds system of cameras and lenses developed in collaboration with Olympus. Panasonic LUMIX cameras are used among the professional photographer and videography community. Shop our Panasonic camcorders as well for exceptional quality video. We also offer Panasonic lenses, batteries and chargers, as well as Panasonic camera accessories.

Are Panasonic LUMIX Cameras Compatible with Any Brand of Lens?

Since Panasonic and Olympus created the micro-four thirds camera system, most of Olympus' camera lenses are compatible with Panasonic cameras. There are also third-party lenses that share the exact same mount as Panasonic cameras. However, it's recommended to use Panasonic lenses for best quality photos and video, as they are designed for use with the Panasonic brand of cameras.