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5 best Panasonic apps for Android
Panasonic is a fairly diverse electronics company. We initially wanted this list to be for Lumix owners much like our Nikon and Canon app lists were. However, Panasonic makes a lot more stuff than just cameras. The good news is you can easily find Panasonic stuff online. The bad news is the relative lack of apps for Panasonic’s products. For the most part, your best bet is the official app for most of this stuff. It’s a little thin, but here are some great Panasonic apps that might help.
The best Panasonic apps for Android
Price: Free / Up to $53.99 per month
Adobe Lightroom is one of the more popular photo editing apps for serious photographers. Panasonic makes some of the highest-end cameras out there with the GH series. Lightroom is a good way to edit some of those photos on the go. It has support for RAW files, support for its desktop equivalent, and one-touch enhancements. Some image processing is only available on newer flagships. However, it’s good for most serious photo editing. Many cameras can transfer files to mobile now and that makes this good for editing on the fly.
See also: The best photo editor apps for Android
Amazon Shopping, B&H Photo Video, etc
Amazon Shopping is a bit of a weak choice, we know. However, it’s actually pretty good for Panasonic camera owners. You can find a variety of lenses, accessories, and all kinds of other fun stuff. You can also find many other Panasonic gear like cameras, TVs, Blu-ray players, and other stuff like that. It’s a good place to window shop before going to brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon also has a fairly liberal return policy in case something doesn’t work out. Other excellent apps for this are Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg. Even eBay is a decent storefront for Panasonic fans if you don’t mind stuff being used.
See also: The best shopping apps for Android
HyperFocal Pro is another Panasonic camera app. It works a lot like most DSLR-style tools. You can keep track of your calculations, camera settings, and more. The developer updates the app consistently. That means it should include the latest Lumix cameras. You can also set up profiles for quick reference later. Basically, it lets you remember your camera settings for various scenes or locations where you shot for quick future reference. Thus, it’s not the most complex app out there, but it should work great for photographers. It’s also entirely free with no in-app purchases or advertising.
See also: The best DSLR apps for Android
Magic Universal ViewFinder
Price: Free / $1.59
Magic Universal ViewFinder helps you frame shots without lugging all of your camera equipment to a location. It emulates Lumix cameras and lenses with the camera on your phone. You can use the app to frame shots and scout locations before setting up your actual camera gear. It’s compatible with many Lumix cameras, including most of the GH line. It also allows you to store additional data like focal length and the like. It’s not perfect, but it should do nicely for most. It’s one of the better Panasonic apps. There used to be a Magic ViewFinder app specifically for Panasonic cameras. However, the developer created a universal one that includes Panasonic functionality.
See also: The best photography apps for Android
Bonus: Official Panasonic apps
Price: Free (usually)
Panasonic is probably the best supplier of Panasonic apps. It has dedicated Panasonic camera apps for its Lumix lineup of cameras along with apps for its TVs, Blu-Ray players, and more. Some of them are actually pretty decent. Most of them are rather hit or miss, though. It all really depends on what you need. Their TV remote and Blu-Ray remote apps aren’t so great. However, their Lumix apps are actually fairly decent and work pretty well. Admittedly, we couldn’t test all of them because many of them require specific hardware, but the ones we tested were good enough most of the time. We recommend checking out Panasonic’s offerings before looking elsewhere.
If we missed any great Panasonic apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists.
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