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:
Dynamic Range:
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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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80: test results

Here we’re showing preliminary test results from the GX80 to see the effects of removing the optical low pass filter. We don’t have any way of processing the camera’s raw files at the time of writing, so for now can only look at JPEGs, but this should still give some idea of the camera’s image quality.

Resolution

Below are 100% crops from camera JPEGs of our resolution test chart, shot at each ISO setting using the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro at f/4.

Multiply the number beneath the line by 200 to get resolution in lines/picture height. What we can see here is clean resolution of fine detail to around 3200 l/ph, then blurring of the lines together with no obvious sampling artefacts, before some false detail appears at higher frequencies.

Impressively, noise only has an obvious impact on resolution above ISO 3200: however the top two settings don’t look great. However, this doesn’t look very much different to what we previously saw from the 16MP Panasonic G7, so in JPEG at least we’re not getting much more resolution.

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 100

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 100

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 200

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 200

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 400

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 400

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 800

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 800

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 1600

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 1600

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 3200

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 3200

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 6400

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 6400

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 12800

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 12800

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 25600

Panasonic GX80 resolution: JPEG ISO 25600

 

  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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