Andy Westlake examines the Panasonic Lumix GX80 mid-range compact system camera

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Features:
Build/Handling:
Metering:
Autofocus:
AWB Colour:
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Image quality:
LCD viewfinder:

Pros:

  • + Highly effective in-body image stabilisation
  • + Compact, portable, rangefinder-style design
  • + Quiet, discreet shutter
  • + Useful 4K Photo modes

Cons:

  • - Default control set-up feels dated
  • - Viewfinder isn’t the best
  • - No mic socket for video

Product:

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£599.00 (with 12-32mm lens)
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Details

Sensor:16MP Four Thirds Live MOS
Output size:4592 x 3448
Lens mount:Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length Magnification:2x
Shutter speeds:60sec - 1/4000sec (1sec - 1/16000sec electronic)
ISO sensitivity:ISO100 - 25,600 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, iAuto, scene, panorama
Metering modes:Multi, centre weighted, spot
Exposure Compensation:+/-3 EV, 0.3EV steps
Continuous shooting:8fps (6 fps with focus tracking)
Screen:1.04-million-dot 3-inch tilting touchscreen
Viewfinder:2.76-million-dot EVF (16:9 aspect ratio)
AF points:49-point contrast detection
Video:4K 25fps; Full HD 50fps
External Mic:No
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:DMW-BLG10E Li-ion
Battery life:Approx 300 shots per charge
Dimensions:Approx 121 x 71 x 32mm
Weight:430g inc battery and card
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Viewfinder and screen
  5. 5. Autofocus
  6. 6. In body IS / Dual IS
  7. 7. Performance
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80: test results
  9. 9. Test results
  10. 10. Panasonic GX80: Our Verdict
  11. 11. Page 11
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