Panasonic has unveiled the G80, a new mirrorless camera with 4K video – the first SLR-type Panasonic compact system camera to have in-body image stabilisation.

Designed to be rugged, the 16-million-pixel Lumix DMC-G80 includes a claimed improved 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation designed to enable a 5-stop slower shutter speed.

An electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit should also help cut unwanted vibration.

‘Together with the adoption of solid magnesium for the front panel, shutter vibration is reduced by approximately 90% compared with the DMC-G80’s predecessor, the G7,’ Panasonic said in a statement.

The sensor’s low-pass filter has been removed to help improve image quality.

The ‘splash and dustproof’ G80 includes Post Focus, enabling users to select a specific focus point after shooting, plus a 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF and a 3in 1.04-million-dot free-angle monitor.

Low Light AF enables focusing down to -4EV, according to Panasonic, which is useful for wildlife photography at dawn or dusk, for example.

Due out in mid-October, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 is compatible with a new battery grip, the DMW-BGG1, costing £249.

The G80 is priced £699 body only and £799 with a 12-60mm lens.