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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 Digital Camera

£429.00
MILC 16MP Live MOS 4x Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Eleven industry awards
Supports video recording
Small viewfinder
52 Reviews + 11 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

Camera experts really like this medium megapixel digital camera and have given it eleven awards.

The authors at review websites Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Altomdata.dk and Pocket Lint all recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Camera Labs, Dkamera.de and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this digital camera was very good.

The writer at websites DP Review said that this medium megapixel digital camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Three more expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was good. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera an "Essential" award, 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-nine experts from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this Panasonic digital camera on average 89%. That puts this Panasonic camera in the top 4% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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Excellent Performance for the Price

Three people who bought it thought it was good value for money. Two years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review “Excellent performance for the price”. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote “It delivers excellent photo and video for a Micro Four Thirds camera, especially at its price, plus a great feature set” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Practicalphotography.com said in their review of this digital camera “At an appealing price”.


Small Viewfinder

Six people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good viewfinder. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Relatively small viewfinder” . Website Whathifi.com mentioned “The aging electronic viewfinder is one of the worst on the market” . Camera Labs wrote “Viewfinder 16 9 shape not optimal for still 4 3 photos” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good screen. Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned last year “Screen tilts”. In the same month Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Screen doesn't articulate”.

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Good Video Capture

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Impressive Image Quality

Nine owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Camera Labs said “Crisper images than earlier models with same sensor”. Website Whathifi.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Reliable image stabilisation”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It's got a great feature set, very good photo and video quality for its” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since April 2016.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-GF7, or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) both from Panasonic are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GX80 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GX80 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Features

Dripping With Features

Six customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 agreed that it had good features. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “Features two slave modes”. In April last year Stuff.tv wrote “Dripping with features”. Last year website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Wide range of features and accessories”.


Design

Smart and Fairly Compact Design

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Camerastuffreviewcom said “Ergonomics, design and options are ideal for street photography, wedding photography or travel photography” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 was good looking. The Lambanana said on expert website Amazon “Small and beautiful” in their review of this digital camera.

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Solid Build Quality

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 “Solid build quality” . Stuff.tv wrote in their review of this digital camera “Impressive image quality” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Website Whathifi.com said in their review of this digital camera last year “Well made and nicely finish”.

Easy to Use

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Comfortable to use”. The Lambanana said on expert review site Amazon “Really simple and intuitive” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 5 stars out of 5.

Solid Build Quality

Seven people reckoned that the product was well made. In April last year Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned “High build and image quality” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Built, in viewfinder”. Stuff.tv mentioned “Compact, lightweight build”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touchscreen.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed the display resolution (numeric) of, the Lumix DMC-GX80's display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 730,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper digital cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Lumix DMC-GF7, or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) both from Panasonic are also worth considering.

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Only 4592 X 3448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of camera the best image resolution is 4896 x 3264 pixels.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) which is cheaper.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a USB connectivity.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX80 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-GX80 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a fairly typical weight (383 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-GF7 (236g), or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) (360g) both from Panasonic.

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Compact Size

Three owners reckoned that the product was compact. Website Whathifi.com wrote “Smart and fairly compact design” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Techradar said last year “Compact size” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review. Expert website Tech-Boom.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “True to the compact style of its predecessors”.


Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The average maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 3 to 38.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of this spec and age have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 51mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 550mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 64 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-GX80 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GX80 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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