Summary

Highly Recommended awardPanasonic's Lumix G80 / G85 is a feature-packed camera that stacks-up very well against its rivals. As a mid-range mirrorless camera, you'll enjoy the usual features including a decent viewfinder, articulated touch-screen, loads of manual control and built-in Wifi, but the G80 / G85 goes the extra mile with great quality 4k video, built-in stabilisation that rivals industry leader Olympus, and a weather-sealed body and kit zoom. Panasonic's unique 4k Photo modes let you extract stills from video, refocus and even adjust the depth-of-field after the event, and while continuous autofocus during fast bursts is bettered by some rivals, it'll still track action at 3-6fps with big zooms, and the single autofocus remains one the best around. Overall I find it hard to think of a better general-purpose all-rounder at this price point - highly recommended!

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Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 review

Samples

The following images were taken with a final-production Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85. All are JPEGs straight out of the camera. The G80 / G85 was set to its best quality 16 Megapixel resolution and Fine quality compression with Auto White Balance and the Standard Picture Style unless otherwise stated. All of the images below are available to download in larger or their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr.

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:6400, Focal length:400.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:2.8, ISO Sensitivity:1000, Focal length:150.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/13, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:60.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/13, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:1.4, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:25.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1600, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/3200, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:60.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:33.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:15.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:60.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:3.5, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/40, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:60.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/50, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:25.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:60, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:17.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:12.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:44.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:5.3, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:36.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:137.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1300, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1300, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/1300, Aperture:13.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:400.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G80, Shutter speed:1/16000, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:100.0 mm

 

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