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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 (2004)
Product typeDigital cameras
Country Japan
Ambassador(s)Marco Reus, Ayumi Hamasaki, Karena Lam

Lumix is Panasonic's brand of digital cameras, ranging from pocket point-and-shoot models to digital SLRs.

Compact digital cameras DMC-LC5[1] and DMC-F7[2] were the first products of the Lumix series, released in 2001. Most Lumix cameras use differing releases of the Panasonic Venus Engine for digital image processing; the original version (2002) was followed by II (2004), Plus (2005), III (2006), IV (2008), HD, V (2009) and VI, HD II, FHD (2010).

Some Lumix models are branded with Leica lenses (e.g. Nocticron or Elmarit lenses), although Leica does not manufacture the lenses. Others are rebranded as Leica cameras with different cosmetic stylings.

Despite shifting focus to full frame cameras, Panasonic continues to release and support micro four thirds (MFT) cameras.[3] As of 2023, the Lumix G9II is the flagship MFT camera of the range.[4]

Model lines

Panasonic DMC-LS60
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Some cameras are available in a choice of color, indicated by a suffix letter: K is black, S silver, A blue, R red, W white. Most lower-priced models have small sensors of about 10.2 mm / 1/2.5". More expensive ones often have sensors of about twice the area, 14.1 mm to 15.4 mm / 1/1.65" to 1/1.8". dSLRs and Micro Four Thirds system cameras have much larger sensors. Larger sensors produce a better image signal-to-noise ratio and better dynamic range. The GH series of Micro Four Thirds cameras, and the LX100, have a unique "multi-aspect" sensor, that is larger than the lens image circle. This allows three different aspect ratios, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9, to be used natively. As a result, the image diagonal remains the same in all three aspect ratios and provides full coverage of the sensor, and a larger field of view with higher resolution than one would get by simply cropping the 4:3 aspect to the narrower ratios.



Product development highlights

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Released high-end compact camera DMC-LC5 equipped with "Leica · DC · VARIO · SUMIKRON lens"
Released Ultra Compact Camera DMC-F7 equipped with "Leica · DC · Barrio · Elmarito lens"DMC-F1
"Venus Engine" installed (DMC-F1, DMC-FZ1)
World's first "optical 12x zoom" mounted (DMC-FZ1)
"Image stabilization (MEGA OIS)" mounted (DMC-FZ1)
World's first Ultra Compact Camera equipped with "Image stabilizer (MEGA OIS)" (DMC-FX5, DMC-FX1)
"Venus Engine II" installed (DMC - FX 7, DMC - FX 2, DMC - FZ 20)
"2.5-inch power LCD" mounted (DMC-FX 7)
"Venus Engine Plus" installed (DMC-FX 8, DMC-FX 9)
"Free angle liquid crystal" mounted (DMC - FZ 30)
World's first "16: 9 CCD" mounted (DMC-LX 1)
"High-definition power LCD" mounted (DMC-FZ30, DMC-FX8, DMC-FX9)
World's smallest single lens type digital camera with "optical 10x zoom" (DMC-TZ1)
"Venus Engine III" & "Flexible collapsible lens" (DMC-TZ1)
World's first successful mass-production of "ultra-high refraction glass", "wide-angle 28 mm lens" mounted (DMC-FX 01)
World's first "motion recognition" installed (DMC-FX 07)
"Four Thirds mounting mechanism" & "Leica D Barrio · Elmarito lens" adopted (DMC-L1)
"Non-dust system" & "Live MOS sensor" loaded (DMC-L1)
World's smallest , "optical 10 × zoom" mounted with a wide-angle 28 mm mounted monocular type digital camera (DMC-TZ 3)
World's thinnest with a wide-angle 28 mm mounted model (DMC-FX 30)
"3.0 high-definition power LCD" mounted (DMC-FX50)
World's first "wide-angle 28 mm loaded model" equipped with "12.2 million pixel CCD" (DMC-FX100)
World's first "Intelligent Auto (iA)" installed (DMC-FX33, DMC-FX55) DMC-L 10
World's first digital SLR camera equipped with "Free Angle LCD" & "Face Recognition AF / AE" (DMC-L10, DMC-L10K)
"Leica D Barrio · Elmer Lens" adopted (DMC - L 10)
World's smallest , "optical 10 × zoom" mounted with a wide-angle 28 mm mounted monocular type digital camera (DMC-TZ 5)
"Venus Engine IV" installed (DMC-FX 35)
"Dark portion correction" & "Digital red eye correction" mounted (DMC - FX 35)
World's first "touch motion tracking AF / AE" mounted (DMC-FX 500)
"Chasing focus" is installed (DMC-FX 37)
"Leica · DC · Vario · Sumikuron lens" mounted (DMC-LX 3)
"Venus Engine HD" loaded (DMC-G1)
" Micro Four Thirds Mounting Mechanism " & "Lumix G Barrio Lens" adopted (DMC-G1)
By adopting "mirrorless structure", it achieves the world's smallest and lightest with digital single lens camera (DMC-G1)
"W Live View" loaded (DMC-G1)
Optical 12 × zoom mounted Monocular type digital camera realizes the world's smallest (DMC-TZ 7)
World's first compact digital camera with " AVCHD Lite movie shooting function" (DMC - TZ 7, DMC - FT 1)
"Waterproof, dustproof, anti-shock function & bending type lens" adopted (DMC-FT1)
"Leica · DC · Vario · Elmer Lens" mounted (DMC - TZ 7, DMC - FT 1)
Equipped with "personal recognition" (DMC - FX 40, DMC - FX 550, DMC - TZ 7, DMC - FT 1)
"Venus Engine V" installed (DMC - FX 40, DMC - FX 550)
Equipped with "New Shake Reduction (POWER OIS)" (DMC-FX60, DMC-ZX1, DMC-FP8, DMC-FZ38)
Equipped with "speed focus" (DMC - FX 60, DMC - ZX 1, DMC - FP 8, DMC - FZ 38)
The world's thinnest 0.3 mm ultra-thin aspheric glass lens is mounted, achieving the thinnest in Lumix history (DMC-FX 60)DMC-GF 1
Flash built-in lens interchangeable digital camera realizes world's smallest and lightest(DMC-GF1)
"Venus Engine VI" installed (DMC-FX66)
"Venus Engine HD II" installed (DMC-ZX3, DMC-TZ10, DMC-FT2)
"DMC - FX 66, DMC - ZX 3, DMC - TZ 10, DMC - FT 2" equipped with "super resolution technology"
Equipped with "iA zoom" (DMC-FX66, DMC-ZX3, DMC-TZ10, DMC-FT2)
Thin and bent type lenses are adopted, achieving the thinnest in the history of luminescence (DMC-FP1)
Brepita mode is installed (DMC - FX 70)
Finder-equipped lens interchangeable digital camera realizes world's lightest weight (DMC-G10)
"Venus Engine FHD" installed (DMC-FZ100, DMC-LX5, DMC-FX700)
"MOS sensor" mounted (DMC-FZ100, DMC-FX700)
Realizes the world's fastest , high-speed continuous shooting of about 11 frames / sec (DMC-FZ100)
"Nano surface coating" which reduces flare and ghost is adopted (DMC - TZ 20, DMC - FZ 150, DMC - FZ 48)
Realizes the world's fastest , high-speed continuous shooting of about 12 frames / sec (DMC-FZ150)
"High sensitivity MOS sensor" which improved light receiving sensitivity from conventional MOS is installed (DMC - FZ 150)
"High speed CCD" which speeds up reading speed from conventional CCD is installed (DMC - FZ 48)
Panasonic showed a prototype of a planned 3D Lumix camera in September 2011,[9] saying that it would have twin 4x zoom lenses with folding optics and optical image stabilization for both video and still images.[9]
The world's thinnest , as thin as about 20.2 times zooming digital camera realized about 28.2 mm (DMC-TZ30)
Newly developed "new high sensitivity MOS sensor" mounted (DMC-TZ30, DMC-SZ7)
As world's first lens integral digital camera realized F 2.8 brightness at 600 mm (DMC-FZ 200)
World's first realization of F1.4 brightness as a lens integrated digital camera (DMC-LX 7)
"5-axis hybrid camera shake correction" & "tilt correction" mounted (DMC-TZ40)
Equipped with "NFC (short range wireless communication)" aimed at cooperation with smartphones (DMC - TZ 40)

First Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera capable of 4K UHD and DCI 4K video recording (DMC-GH4)

The highest-end photography orientated camera from Panasonic (DC-G9)

Panasonic collaborated with Sigma and Leica to form the L-mount Alliance on 25 September 2018, and license the L-mount system for their own lines of lenses and cameras.[10]

in 2019 Panasonic announced the release of its new S-series line of mirrorless cameras.[11]
The first Panasonic cameras to offer a full frame (35mm) sensor size. (DC-S-series)
The first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera capable of recording 4K at 60p internally. (DC-S1)
The highest resolution MILC at the time (47.3 MPx). (DC-S1R)
The first MILC capable of internal 6K and 10-bit 4K/60p video recording. (DC-S1H)

Model history

See also: Venus Engine

Type Venus Engine
Non-installing Venus I


Venus II


Venus Plus


Venus III


Venus IV


Venus HD


Venus V


Venus VI


Venus HD II



(2010, upgraded in 2012, 2013)

Venus IX


Venus X


Venus XI


FX100 FX150 FX580 / FX550 FX700
Ultra-Compact, Wide-angle FX01 FX50 / FX30 / FX55 / FX33 FX35 / FX500 FX48 / FP8 / ZX1 / FX550 FX66 ZR3 / ZX3 FX78
Ultra-Compact F7 F1 / FX5 / FX1 FX7 / FX2 FX8 / FX3 / FX9 FX12 FS3 / FS5 / FS6 / FS7 / FS15 / FS20 / FS25
LC5 LC1 LX1 LX2 LX3 LX5 / LX7 LX100 ZS60/




Compact, Wide-angle, Large Zoom TZ1 / TZ2 / TZ3 TZ4 / TZ5 / TZ15 / TZ50 / ZS1 ZS3 ZS5 / ZS8 ZS7 ZS10 / ZS15 / ZS20 / ZS30 TZ56 / TZ57 / ZS45 / TZ61 / TZ70 / TZ80 / TZ100 TZ90 TZ95 / TZ200 / TZ220
Medium Zoom
LZ1 / LZ2 / LZ3 / LZ5 LZ6 / LZ7 LZ8 / LZ10
Ultra Zoom
FZ1 / FZ2 / FZ10 FZ3 / FZ5 / FZ7 / FZ30 / FZ20 FZ50 / FZ18 / FZ8 FZ28 FZ35 / FZ38 FZ40 / FZ45 FZ100 / FZ48 / FZ150 / FZ200 FZ1000
Compact LC40 / LC20 LC33 / LC43 / LC70 LS1 / LS2 LS60 / LS75 / LS80 LS85
Four Thirds L1 / L10
Micro Four Thirds G1 / GH1 / GF1 G2 /G10 GH2 / GF2 / GF3 / G3 / GX1 / GH3 / G5 / G6 GH4 / G7 G9 / GH5 / GH5S /GX9
Full Frame L-mount S1 / S1R / S1H
One Inch sensor
Waterproof, shockproof and dust-proof TS10 TS1 TS2 TS3 / TS4

Note: Years shown in the header row are Venus Engine release years, not the camera release years.

Note: The Venus engine of the S-series full frame cameras is only referred to as "the new Venus Image Processor" by Panasonic.

See also


  1. ^ DMC-LC5 (Japanese)
  2. ^ DMC-F7 (Japanese)
  3. ^ "Panasonic Manager: Micro Four Thirds is 'a Precious Asset,' It's Here to Stay | PetaPixel". 25 August 2020. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  4. ^ Behiri, Johnnie (2023-09-12). "Panasonic LUMIX G9II Review - A Flagship MFT Photo Camera with Enhanced Video Capabilities". CineD. Retrieved 2023-10-05.
  5. ^ Richard Butler. "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review". Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Panasonic announces vlogging-friendly Lumix DC-G100/G110". DPReview. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. ^ "Panasonic announces DMC-SZ7 and DMC-SZ1 mid-level compact superzooms," Digital Photography Review.
  8. ^ Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Review, Digital Camera resource page, Jeff Keller, April 7, 2007. Accessed on line April 28, 2008.
  9. ^ a b Stephen Shankland, CNET. "Panasonic shows off 3D Lumix camera prototype." September 2, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  10. ^ "Panasonic, Leica and Sigma unveil the L-Mount mirrorless alliance". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  11. ^ "Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras | Photography Blog". Retrieved 2020-02-17.

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