Our website uses cookies and similar tools to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this website without changing your settings you consent to their use. To find out more about the cookies we use or how to change your settings, please see our cookies policy. OK Learn more.

Great Lenses Make Great Cameras.

Great Lenses Make Great Cameras.

Revolutionary lenses are developed and manufactured by industry-leading technologies

Great Lenses Make Great Cameras.

The lens is a gateway for light making it an essential part of the camera. In its pursuit of truly natural photographic textures and atmospheres, Panasonic has always aimed for the ultimate lens. This led Panasonic to introduce the world's first* lens with optical image stabilization for a compact digital camera, and to build a mass production system for the aspherical lenses that provide both superb images and a compact size. It is also the reason why Panasonic is so highly acclaimed both for lens quality and for its unique lens production and evaluation technologies. More than anyone else, Panasonic takes pride in crafting each and every lens with tremendous skill and care.  

* For a compact digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens, as of October 2, 2003.

Aspherical Lens Manufacturing Technology

lm_1_2_lc_2_141127

Higher Image Quality with Fewer Lenses

To assure superior image quality while reducing size and weight, LUMIX lenses feature a number of aspherical lenses that effectively prevent lens aberration.

Each aspherical lens has the effect of several spherical lenses, so a higher image quality can be achieved with fewer lenses. The result is smaller overall size and weight.

Higher Image Quality with Fewer Lenses

Advanced Lens Mold Technology

Panasonic is an established manufacturer of aspherical lenses, having started research into the lens shapes and materials that are suited for molding from a very early period.

High-quality lenses are mass produced using dies that are manufactured based on advanced technology and manually finished by engineers with a high level of craftsmanship.

Panasonic also mass produces ultrathin, small-diameter, and large-diameter aspherical lenses, which are difficult to mass produce. In addition to camera lenses, we also produce 1.0 mm diameter aspherical lenses, and we are the only manufacturer able to mass produce large-diameter 80 mm aspherical lenses.

Advanced Lens Mold Technology

Stringent Level of Quality Control

To inspect aspherical lenses, Panasonic developed an instrument called the UA3P [Ultra-Accurate 3D Profilometer], which is now used by many optical device manufacturers.

In addition to measurements with an accuracy of 1/10,000 mm using the UA3P, Panasonic engineers visually check each and every lens.

Stringent Level of Quality Control

Uncompromising Devotion to High Image Quality

lm_1_2_lc_6_141127

Minimal Ghosts and Flaring

Utmost caution is exercised in coating the LUMIX lenses to suppress ghosts and flaring, increase durability, and enhance image beauty while ensuring optimum colour balance.

Minimal Ghosts and Flaring
Multicoating Process

Multicoating Process

In addition to finely regulating the reflectance for the main wavelengths, LUMIX lenses feature a coating that reduces the reflectance of light that enters at an angle. This multicoating process is widely used on lenses with a small radius of curvature, such as those in ultra-wide-angle lenses and fisheye lenses. It greatly improves the image rendering performance when shooting against a light source.

Moreover, the bonded surfaces of cemented lenses are also given an original multicoating process to further reduce reflection. This results in high-quality images with superb clarity.

Nano Surface Coating Technology

Nano Surface Coating Technology

Nano Surface is an original Panasonic coating used on high-grade lenses. By forming a thin film with an ultra-fine nano-level structure and a super-low refractive index on the lens surface, Panasonic has achieved a dramatic reduction in the amount of light reflection over the entire visible light range (from 380 to 780 nm).

This significantly decreases ghosts and flaring and renders pure and clear images. The coating also resists degradation and maintains a high level of quality for a long period of time; and, this advanced coating technology is highly acclaimed by the camera and lens industry.

lm_1_2_lc_10_141127

Impressive Sharpness

Panasonic possesses a meticulous lens assembly and centering technology that is accurate to the micron level. By using six-axis adjustment for the optical axis instead of the conventional two-axis adjustment, error in fixation accuracy is suppressed to ±3 μm, to further improve resolution, ensuring impressively sharp images.

Impressive Sharpness
lm_1_2_lc_12_141127

Superb Image Rendering

Even though a wide variety of cameras are made, each one uses the same principle of light passing through a lens and being recorded as an image. As lens performance differs, so does the look and characteristics of the resulting images.

Superb Image Rendering
Sharp Resolution

Sharp Resolution

Resolution is an indication of how accurately a single thin line can be produced. With LUMIX lenses, even an individual strand of hair is rendered with astonishing clarity and detail.

Minimal Spherical Distortion

Minimal Spherical Distortion

Wide-angle shots taken with most lenses tend to have distortion near the edges. With their superb image rendering, LUMIX lenses capture buildings and other objects with clarity and beauty.

lm_1_2_lc_16_141127

Ultra Wide-Angle

The aspherical lenses that are widely used in wide-angle lenses are extremely difficult to produce because they demand high dimensional accuracy. But Panasonic has made great strides in this area. This has made it possible to provide ordinary users with versatile, wide-angle lenses.

High Zoom & Tele Zoom in a Compact Size

Telephoto lenses used to be large, heavy and difficult to carry around. Panasonic
achieved greatly by downsizing and reducing the weight of the digital camera, with zoom function, in compact models like the FZ series, TZ/ZS series, and the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) models with digital interchangeable lenses.

Ultra Wide-Angle
High Zoom & Tele Zoom in a Compact Size
Aspherical lens

Aspherical lens

Aberration is unavoidable with spherical lenses. Aspherical lenses can optimally correct aberration, resulting in light rays being focused on a single, ideal point.


Extra-Low Distortion Lens

Extra-Low Distortion Lens

The ED lens is used mainly in telephoto and wide-angle zoom lenses; and, suppresses the prism's colour separation effect to correct longitudinal chromatic aberration.

lm_1_2_lc_21_141127

Fast Lenses

Panasonic's leading optical technology achieves super bright lenses; that freeze fast-moving subjects with fast shutter speeds, or exceptionally sharp images, even in low-light situations.

Fast Lenses

Optical Image Stabilizer

The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. With the optical system, the image is not electronically processed so there is minimal degradation and higher quality.

Optical Image Stabilizer
Fast Lenses

• F1.2 / 42.5 mm LEICA DG NOCTICRON interchangeable lens
• F2.8 / 12-35 or 35-100 mm LUMI G X interchangeable lens
• F1.7-2.8 lens and 4/3-inch sensor for the DMC-LX100
• F2.8 / 600 mm lens for the DMC-FZ200 and more

Beautiful Blur-less Images

Beautiful Blur-less Images

Apart from the digital image correction, the O.I.S. corrects a jolt of the light axis by shifting the lens unit to offset it; thus, the image is not affected digitally nor deteriorated at all.

Leica Quality Standard

lm_1_2_lc_26_141127

World Renowned LEICA Lenses Manufactured by Panasonic

Ever since Oskar Barnack invented the "Ur Leica" in 1914, Leica has worked non-stop to introduce revolutionary cameras and lenses based on advanced optical technologies, and advanced progress in the field of photography.

Now, there are presently three categories: LEICA DC lenses for compact cameras, LEICA DG lenses for the LUMIX G, and LEICA D lenses for digital SRLs. They are manufactured by Panasonic using measurement instruments and a strict quality assurance system certified by Leica Camera AG.

* LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. The LEICA DG lenses and LEICA D lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.

Leica Quality Standard

X Lens

lm_1_2_lc_28_141127

X Lens for LUMIX G

The high-performance X lens crystallizes Panasonic's optical technologies with superb image rendering, producing life-like textures and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency, while crisp, edge-to-edge contrast and a unique Nano Surface Coating minimizes ghosts and flaring.

X Lens for LUMIX G

Lens Family

Our website uses cookies and similar tools to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this website without changing your settings you consent to their use. To find out more about the cookies we use or how to change your settings, please see our cookies policy. OK Learn more.