Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 Black + 12-32mm

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 Black + 12-32mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 - Starter Kit
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Key specs

Type of image sensor
Micro four thirds
Camera usage situation
At home for family & friends, Vacation
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (4K), VGA
Suitable for photographer type
Beginner

Pros and cons

According to our system camera expert
  • Because the camera doesn't have a low-pass filter, it produces razor-sharp images.
  • Capture fast-paced action accurately thanks to the high fps.
  • Record 4K video for lifelike footage.
  • Because the viewfinder isn't tiltable, you can't take photos from tricky viewpoints.
  • A memory card isn't included.
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Description

With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 system camera, you can shoot detailed images no matter the circumstances. Because the camera doesn't have a low-pass filter, the 16-megapixel sensor takes sharp photos with a great level of detail. You won't miss a second of the action, as this camera can take photos and record 4K video with 40 frames per second. With the 4K Photo function, you can save video frames as 8-megapixel images, so you'll have photos and video footage of all the action. Thanks to the electronic viewfinder, you won't be bothered by reflections. Taking photos of landscapes and high buildings is easy with the included 12-32mm lens.

With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 system camera, you can shoot detailed images no matter the circumstances. Because the camera doesn't have a low-pass filter, the 16-megapixel sensor takes sharp photos with a great level of detail. You won't miss a second of the action, as this camera can take photos and record 4K video with 40 frames per second. With the 4K Photo function, you can save video frames as 8-megapixel images, so you'll have photos and video footage of all the action. Thanks to the electronic viewfinder, you won't be bothered by reflections. Taking photos of landscapes and high buildings is easy with the included 12-32mm lens.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • USB cable
  • Shoulder strap

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • USB cable
  • Shoulder strap

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Key specs

Type of image sensor
Micro four thirds
Camera usage situation
At home for family & friends, Vacation
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (4K), VGA
Suitable for photographer type
Beginner


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    little friend with big options

    PY | 24 August 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Compact
    • Post Focus
    • 4K Photo
    • WiFi
    • Presets (SCN etc.)
    • Limited tilting screen
    • Limited flash
    • 8MP at 4K burst

    I am not a professional photographer and enter this field as a hobby. Before this I had an SLR (Canon 600D) and was a bit tired of bringing a giant bag everywhere.

    After seeing the Panasonic GX80 and reading something about it, I decided to switch to a system camera. I now own a number of works of the Panasonic GX80 and have taken quite a few photos with it. The GX80 is a lot smaller in size, but weighs almost as much as my Canon. This makes the GX80 feel qualitative and durable.

    Someone who has never had and/or uses an SLR or a system camera will be shocked the first time by all the buttons etc. This should not be an obstacle if you want to go a little further than just quickly shooting a photo. Nowadays there is a lot of information and, for example, tutorials on how to best deal with all options. In fact, that's how I discovered the functions of my canon.

    As mentioned before, the GX80 is very compact compared to my Canon and where I almost needed a separate backpack for this, I can now manage with a small protective cover. I got a 12-32 lens with the GX80 and this is also in favor of the compactness. As far as zoom is concerned, this is more than enough for me. Do you want something more? Then you have plenty of alternatives under the name Micro Four Third lenses. After all, the lens determines the quality of the photo and you could use different lenses for different settings.

    The basic functions on the GX80 are not very different from my Canon. For example, the standard elements such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO value and all other settings can be changed to your own taste under the Manual (M) function. If you do not want to perform these operations, you can simply use the Auto mode, which in fact allows you to take excellent photos.

    Post Focus:
    With the Post Focus of the GX80 you have the luxury of determining the focus afterwards. You take a photo where you can then indicate on the screen which objects should have the focus. This way you can save 1 photo several times from different perspectives. Nice function and good tool for the hobbyists among us.

    Presets:
    Personally, I found SCN stand cool and easy to use. Without having any experience and knowledge of photography, it is already possible to take very nice photos in different settings. For example, I had used a timelapse effect in the dark along the highway. You get a long shutter speed and the cars passing by look like nice lines on the road surface. For the mobile phone app feel, the ”artistic” mode can be used. In addition, I also found it useful that a panorama function with good guidance is built in.

    4K Photo
    You shoot a series of photos and can choose the best one afterwards. This is very useful when you want to capture a fun moment from an action-packed action. Tried this out recently at a football game and with the kids on the beach. Here you get all kinds of fun and funny scenes. The disadvantage is that the photos are saved as 8 MP quality. Therefore, much larger prints are not included for this function.

    WIFI:
    The Panasonic Image app can be downloaded for your mobile phone (Apple and Android supported). You can then use a Wi-Fi connection, which sets up the GX80, to remotely control the GX80 in different positions, because you also get to see the images live on your phone. In addition, this function also allows you to download the photos directly to your phone if you want to use them directly for social media, for example.

    And last but not least
    What I do miss is a fully rotatable screen, because I did have this on my Canon. The flash is also not very effective if the distance is already a bit too large, my Canon's was a bit stronger. If you need the flash often, I recommend buying an external one.
    I also like that the GX80 can be charged directly with a USB cable without removing the battery.

    In summary, I think it is a super nice camera with many functions. Do you want to shoot beautiful photos without the body of an SLR? Then this is a good choice!

    PY | 24 August 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Recommended if you want more

    HenkDoKa | 28 August 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • 4K photo and video
    • WiFi
    • post-focus
    • MOS sensor
    • Speed
    • sling rigid
    • Tiltable screen not rotatable

    After a long comparison, I finally opted for a system camera instead of an SLR. The wearing comfort was ultimately the deciding factor to go for a system camera instead of an SLR in the same price range. An SLR may have a larger sensor, but with the MOS sensor in the GX80 I don't think the difference in quality of photos is very big (for what I do with it).

    I mainly use the camera for street photography and for festivals and parties. The 12-32 kit lens is sufficient for this work. The zoom range of this lens is somewhat limited, but sufficient for me. It is nice that the camera remains comfortably compact together with this lens. But if you are planning to go on safari, I advise you to opt for a travel lens.

    Making videos with the GX80 is also more than good. He does that in 4K quality. I regret that there is no connection for an external microphone and that you cannot turn the tilting screen towards you when filming yourself. But if you are going to use the camera mainly for photography and occasionally want to make a video, it will suffice.

    If you have made a 4K video you can select a fragment and export it as an 8MP jpeg photo. The quality of the photo is sufficient for a website, on social media or as a small photo in a photo book.

    In addition to 4K video, the camera also has 4K photo. There are a number of nice functions such as 4K burst and post-focus. With 4K burst, the camera shoots a series of photos at 30 fps when you press the shutter button, until you release the shutter button. This is great when you want to photograph (fast) moving objects. You can then choose the exact moment from a series of photos and save that moment as a photo.

    Post-focus works in much the same way. The camera also takes a series of photos at 30fps, but then 30 different focus points. That way you can shift the focus point after shooting the photo. A great feature for creative shooting and macro photography.

    There is also WiFi on this camera which I really like. Via the Panasonic APP you can put photos directly on your phone and share them quickly. In addition, you can also operate your camera via the APP, which is handy when taking selfies and videos.

    The tilting screen is responsive and the menu is intuitive. It is a pity that the screen is not rotatable.

    The sling feels a bit stiff and after a while it hurts my neck. Especially on hot days it quickly starts to irritate. My girlfriend is less bothered by that, so it can also be personal.

    Even though there are a few minor drawbacks, I am very satisfied with the Panasonic GX80. For the advanced photographer and for the amateur who wants something more than a compact camera, I can recommend the GX80 without a doubt.

    HenkDoKa | 28 August 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Nice all-rounder

    Rosierose | 3 November 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • WiFi
    • Quality photos
    • grip
    • Creative options
    • Viewfinder gives a distorted image

    After a lot of shooting with my smartphone and sporadically with an SLR camera, I thought it was time to take a more professional approach.

    Panasonic promises a camera that responds quickly and takes sharp and clear pictures, even in difficult or fast-moving environments. In addition, the Post Focus function should give you the freedom to choose the focus point, even after taking the picture. With the 4K Photo function, you can record movies and later extract the perfect shot as a still image. The camera would therefore be ideal for street photography, among other things.

    As you can read in the other reviews, it may not be a beginner's camera in the classic sense of the word. But precisely because this camera has so many different options, I think it is a nice camera to start with! You can learn a lot from it and get creative with it. But even if you don't feel like working through the almost endless options, you can take beautiful photos with, for example, the Intelligent auto (plus), where the camera itself does all the necessary settings to take a good photo.

    The Lumix DMC-GX80 is easy to carry, it fits comfortably in the hand and I actually like that it is a bit heavier. While shooting from the car and walking in the forest, I noticed that the image stabilization also works really well; despite the movements I was able to take sharp pictures. It also takes great photos in low-light environments. I didn't like that the supplied lens can zoom in less far than that of my own camera and that the viewfinder gives a distorted and discolored/overexposed image.

    I think the fact that you can connect the camera to your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi is a very nice invention. Using the Image App from Panasonic, I was able to operate the camera and make, view and share photos and videos very easily.

    I am also very enthusiastic about the Post Focus function, when you shoot in this function, multiple photos are taken with a different focus point on each photo. Afterwards you can save the photos with the best focus points for you. With the free update Focus Stacking, you can even stack these photos so that the final photo has multiple focus points. Very useful if you don't know in advance where you want the focus. I also find the autofocus surprisingly sharp.

    All in all, I think it's a very nice camera that I really have the idea that it can last for years and years to come.

    Rosierose | 3 November 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Great camera!
    • Post focus function
    • 4k photo function
    • tiltable screen
    • good photos
    • quite pricey

    This camera is highly recommended!
    with this camera it is guaranteed to take beautiful pictures, the quality of the pictures is impressive.
    With the many options such as post-focus and 4k photo mode, it is in my opinion a star of its kind.
    another plus is the tiltable screen, so you can put it in the desired position, I noticed that it was especially useful in the sun.

    PatrickH88 | 10 October 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Good solid camera
    • post focus
    • 4k photo function
    • sturdy camera
    • sharp photos
    • Fast and silent focusing
    • Soon noise at a fairly low ISO value
    • Flash not strong
    • 4k photos only in .JPG

    I regularly use the post focus function because you can focus photos later. This is very useful if you have chosen a wrong focus point and the photo is out of focus. The 4k function takes very nice sharp photos.
    The 4k-PRE, Burst and S/S function all make a small movie of a few seconds to a few minutes, where you can later select that one image and save it as a photo. This is very useful if you want to photograph a moving image. there is always a photo that is nicely sharp.
    The disadvantage of this function is that the photos can only be saved in .JPG and that the photos are only 8 megapixels. You cannot make a real quality print with this function.
    The 4k Photo function saves the images in 16 megapixels.

    The normal photos from the camera are very nice and sharp. Only at a somewhat higher ISO value does noise quickly appear (ISO1600 and at ISO 3200 also color noise and slight distortion of the colors). It is wise to purchase a bright lens with a high aperture so that the ISO value can remain low.
    I bought the camera with a 12-32mm and I must say that focusing is very fast and almost silent. You can also focus up to 10 cm from the object. Ideal for Macro photography.

    In my opinion, the built-in flash is not very strong to properly expose photos from a distance.
    I also think it's a sturdy camera and I don't think it will break anytime soon. I find the controls of the menu quite simple and I don't have the idea that I will get lost in the endless menu options.

    Dirk Schoute | 21 August 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Very good camera
    • Lots of features
    • WIFI
    • 4K
    • Compact
    • Price

    I recently became a father and managed to photograph the little one beautifully without much knowledge of cameras. Useful options such as Post focus, with which you can determine afterwards which element in the photo you want to focus on. And Focus stack, with which you can capture moving images well, because it shoots multiple photos at lightning speed and you can choose which one you like best. A huge plus is the image stabilization. This works so well that a tripod is unnecessary.

    The camera fits comfortably in the hand, but is a bit heavy. Despite the fact that the camera has a touchscreen, which works very well, it has more buttons and wheels than I'm used to from a digital camera. This probably indicates that I still have plenty to discover. For a beginner like me, this is a camera that you can get started with right away, but which you can get even more out of over time. I can't imagine that I would have to switch to another camera in the coming years, because I think this camera is future-proof with all its possibilities.

    Sander | 23 October 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Quality camera

    I have now had the camera for 2 weeks and have already made frequent use of the various functionalities. The choice to buy the camera was simple. I wanted a good camera with which to capture many photos of my newborn daughter. It is important to me that the quality of photos is high and that the use of the camera is easy. This is what the Panasonic offers!

    The 4K video offers high quality, which allows me to capture the most beautiful images of my daughter. The post focus option is ideal for this. My daughter cannot sit still and with the post focus a number of shots are taken in succession so that I can make the best choice afterwards.

    In terms of price, I think the camera is on the high side. I am not a professional photographer and only do this for the hobby. I am very satisfied with the ease of use and the quality of the photos, but would also settle for a less expensive camera.

    Debora Sunaryo | 17 October 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    I would recommend for beginner

    Overall, I love this camera, very affordable and the pack version comes out very handy. Super stabilisation, I use it handheld and you barely see the shaking when properly held. Good video overall . Has flaw due to the lens included in the pack but for a first camera I am satisfied

    N. Dbs | 27 March 2021 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Top camera. Really recommended
    • 4K
    • Wi-Fi
    • Lens
    • Sharpness of the photos

    I first bought a large camera from an acquaintance to take beautiful pictures.
    The quality was certainly pleasing, but the camera was too heavy and too clumsy.
    Now I have the ideal intermediate solution.
    The quality of a large professional camera, but the size of a compact camera.
    Razor-sharp photos, and can be printed via WiFi.
    With the 4K photo function, super sharp photos can be taken.
    For anyone in doubt, no need to look any further. This is recommended

    RonaldS | 11 October 2016 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Nice camera highly recommended
    • sharp photos
    • Easy to use
    • Delivered quickly
    • Good quality

    Exactly what I expected

    naomi | 5 March 2021 | In the composition: Body Black + Lens for Architecture and Portrait, and more | Automatically translated from Dutch

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Specialisten review van de Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
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