Summary

Highly Recommended awardThe Panasonic Lumix FZ80 / FZ82 is a bridge super-zoom with a 60x optical range. It updates the Lumix FZ70 / FZ72, retaining the older model's 20-1200mm lens, but with a new 18 Megapixel sensor, an upgraded 3 inch 1040k dot fixed touch screen, and a more detailed 0.2in 1.7 Million dot EVF. Also new are 4K video and 4K Photo modes, excellent Wifi for wireless shooting and image transfer, faster continuous shooting, improved AF with Panasonic's Depth from Defocus technology and USB charging. It's got just about everything you could wish for in a bridge camera at this price bar an articulated screen, so comes highly recommended.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ80 / FZ82 review

Samples

The following images were taken with a final production Panasonic Lumix FZ80 / FZ82. The FZ80 / FZ82 was set to its best quality Large Fine mode, capturing 18 Megapixel images with Fine compression. In each case I used Auto White Balance and the standard Photo style unless otherwise stated. Stabilisation was enabled for handheld shots and disabled for tripod-based shots. All of the images below are JPEGs out-of-camera and are available to download in larger or their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr. Thanks to Lacey Haynes who shot some of these images.

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/2000, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:3.6 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:4.2, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:11.3 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:4.7, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/640, Aperture:5.5, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:49.1 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:121.9 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:4.4, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:13.7 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:3.6 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/25, Aperture:3.2, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:5.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.0, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:10.4 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:92.3 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/25, Aperture:4.2, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:11.9 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:121.9 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/100, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:68.8 mm

 

Above: Model:DC-FZ82, Shutter speed:1/2000, Aperture:5.9, ISO Sensitivity:80, Focal length:215.0 mm

 

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