Panasonic Lumix G95 Review

Panasonic Lumix G95
Overall Rating
Based on 12 expert reviews

There's a lot to like about the Panasonic Lumix G95, most reviewers agreed, but not, necessarily, the price. This follow-up to the Panasonic Lumix G85 from 2016, doesn't pile on a ton of major new features, but the functions it does add improve both still and video shooting. Does that warrant the $200 increase in price from its predecessor? Reviewers were divided, with some calling the G95 a fully balanced mirrorless camera, while others said it's just a slight upgrade over the cheaper G85. Either way, image quality got high marks, with the G95 using the same 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as the higher end Panasonic GH5 and G9. Since there's no optical low-pass filter, test photos were extremely sharp with the camera's 5-axis image stabilization providing the icing on the cake. Long known for its video chops, Panasonic continues the tradition with the G85 providing "powerful 4K video features" including unlimited video recording. The camera's rugged weatherproof body was also a plus though several reviewers noted the G95 was on the large side, almost as big and heavy as a mid-level DSLR. Battery life was mediocre, and the camera offers just a single SD card slot. In the end though, this Lumix was seen as a solid mirrorless camera option, despite the smaller Micro Four Thirds format camera sensor.

+ Very good image quality (same 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as GH5 & G9)
+ Sharp images thanks to no optical low-pass filter
+ Great 4K video
+ Unlimited video recording
+ 5-axis image stabilization
+ Rugged weatherproof build
+ Fast autofocus
+ Responsive to use
+ Handy vari-angle touchscreen
- Only modest update over previous model and more expensive
- Below average battery life
- Large size (almost as big as a mid-level DSLR)
- Single card slot
Full Model Name
Panasonic Lumix DC-G95
Camera Type
Mirrorless Camera
Sensor Format
Micro Four Thirds
Frame Rate
9 frames per second
5-axis optical in-body image stabilization
ISO Range
ISO 200-25,600 (native); 100-25,600 (extended)
2360K-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Rear Screen
1,240,000-dot LCD touchscreen
Card Slots
Single SD slot (UHS-II)
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
5.1 x 3.7 x 3.0 inches
18.9 ounces
Top Reviews

"The G95 offers excellent image quality, fast performance, excellent video, and robust weather sealing, all at a reasonable price point. The G95 hits a nice sweet spot for enthusiasts and intermediate-level creators looking for a well-rounded, multimedia-focused camera that doesn't break the bank." - Imaging Resource, read the full review here.


"The Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 is a good all-around mirrorless camera, though it doesn't stand out in any particular area. Its build quality is very good, with plenty of direct controls, in-body IS and an EVF that is much larger than those on its peers. Image quality is very good, though behind its competitors that use larger sensors. Video quality is fine in daylight, but falls behind when light is poor. In addition, a 1.25x crop when shooting 4K video doesn't limits your lens selection for wide-angle video capture." - DPReview, read the full review here.


"The Panasonic G95 blends an abundance of features with sound image quality and strong video to boot. It's got some strong competition, however, and it's not the biggest step up from the G85 when you consider its asking price, but what it does it generally does very well." - Tech Radar, read the full review here.


"The Panasonic Lumix G95 is a great stills and video camera for enthusiasts and vloggers. It's true that the Micro Four Thirds sensor is smaller than the APS-C sensors in some rival mirrorless cameras, but this doesn't seem to harm its performance. The handling and control layout are great, and the autofocus feels very snappy indeed. The only issue is the price. It's a good camera but it's not cheap." - Digital Camera World, read the full review here.

"The Lumix G95 is a mid-range mirrorless camera that takes the popular G80 / G85 with its comfortable body, decent viewfinder, fully-articulated screen and built-in stabilization, and brings it up-to-date with a higher resolution 20 Megapixel sensor that matches the G9 for photo quality, unlimited movie recording times even in 4k, USB charging and power delivery, a very flat profile for grading, a headphone jack and Bluetooth to complement the Wifi." - Cameralabs, read the full review here.


"Panasonic has hit the mark well with the Lumix G95. It has an attractive collection of features for both stills photographers and videographers. The vari-angle screen, 4K recording, audio ports and V-Log L are especially enticing for videographers and vloggers. The camera also has a sturdy build and is weather-sealed. This will appeal to enthusiasts who want a camera they can use in all manner of conditions." - Camera Jabber, read the full review here.


"The Panasonic Lumix G95 offers a great entry point for photographers and videographers looking for a capable, customizable and easy-to-use mirrorless camera. However, the older G80 is similar and far cheaper, while Fujifilm offers strong competition in the X-T30." - Pocket Lint, read the full review here.


"The Panasonic Lumix G95 offers very good image quality, although the 20mp Four Thirds sensor struggles to match APS-C sensors for noise performance at higher ISO speeds. If you don't need to shoot at high ISO speeds, and want a camera with excellent external controls, and great handling, then the Panasonic Lumix G90 offers a great weather-sealed option. The built-in image stabilization system works well, meaning you can shoot as slower shutter speeds, and therefore keep the ISO speed down. The camera also offers unlimited 4K video recording, and V-Log L, which makes it an ideal choice for those looking for a video camera." - ePHOTOzine, read the full review here.


"Panasonic have moved the Lumix G95 in a different direction to previous versions. They've added several major new features to make it more video-friendly. There have also been some improvements on the stills side of things, too, most notably the latest 20 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter. Both user groups will be less than impressed by the price hike that all of these new features have warranted." - Photography Blog, read the full review here


"Panasonic Lumix G95 blends an abundance of features with sound image quality and reliable video to boot. It's got some strong competition, however, and it's not the biggest step up from the G85 when you consider its asking price, but what it does it generally does very well." - Photography Blog, read the full review here.

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