Panasonic apologizes after being caught using photos taken on Canon, Nikon and Tamron kit

Panasonic uses a photograph taken on a Nikon, by photographer Mircea Bezergheanu, to illustrate the capabilities of Lumix cameras
(Image credit: Panasonic)

UPDATE: Lumix Japan has issued a public apology, after the discovery that it had been using photographs taken with a Nikon camera on its website spread like wildfire across the internet. 

As the story spread, more online sleuths began digging, revealing that the company had also been using images taken using Canon and Tamron equipment. (There's a good roundup of the instances at Photo Rumors.) 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.