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Versatile, travel-friendly and powerful, the Lumix G80 really is the next step for your mirrorless journey

Panasonic Lumix G80 Mirrorless Camera & 12-60mm OIS G Lens Kit

Highlights

  • Screen Size: 3.0" Vari-Angle
  • Fitting: Micro FourThirds
  • Sensor Size: FourThirds Sensor
  • Resolution: 16-20MP
  • "In Body" Image Stabilization
  • 4K Movie
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Product code: G80K (5025232856299)

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Panasonic Lumix G80 Mirrorless Camera & 12-60mm OIS G Lens Kit

£599.00

RRP £799 (SAVE £200.00)

No used versions available

Product Details

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Swivel LCD Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • DFD AF System, 4K PHOTO Modes
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization, Dual I.S.
  • ISO 25600 and 10 fps Shooting with AF-S

Stunning clarity with every shot

The new LUMIX DMC-G80 features an updated Image Stabilization system – the 5-axis Dual I.S. MK II By incorporating new gyro-sensor technology, the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) are able to work in perfect harmony and with outstanding accuracy. With improved suppression of blur, resulting pictures and videos remain beautifully crisp despite vibrations caused by shaking hands or traversing outdoor terrain.

With the LUMIX DMC-G80’s ability to analyse shooting conditions, including focal length, the new Dual I.S. system is able to utilise max. 5-stop slower shutter speed. Users can also enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting in both wide angle and telephoto, even in low light situations or when shooting with one hand.

To further minimise unwanted vibration, the LUMIX DMC-G80 also utilises an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit. The shock caused by the movement of shutter diaphragm is dramatically reduced and shutter sound is also minimised. Together with the adoption of solid magnesium for the front panel, shutter vibration is reduced by approx. 90% compared with the DMC-G80’s predecessor, the G7.

Power to deliver the highest quality

The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and new Venus Engine combine to allow users to shoot vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast, impressive colour reproduction and max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity.

By removing the Low Pass Filter from the DMC-G80’s sensor, the limiting resolution is improved by approx. 10%. At the same time, the Venus Engine reproduces vibrant, impressive colour – such as clear sky – by dividing hue, saturation and luminosity and finely adjusting them individually. Taking advantage of this fine tuning capability, the LUMIX G80 enables users to choose a pre-set of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction that suits their environment and shooting style.

Panasonic’s LUMIX G cameras are not only renowned for their still image quality, but also for their high quality video capability in 4K. The LUMIX DMC-G80 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 25p (50Hz) or 24p in MP4 in addition to full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 at 50p (50 Hz) videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF.

Capture those fleeting photo opportunities

Utilising the LUMIX DMC-G80’s exceptional 4K video recording capability, the 4K Photo function allows users to extract an 8-megapixel still with exact precision, enabling even the most fleeting moment to be caught in a still image.

Three exclusive 4K Photo functions are integrated into the LUMIX DMC-G80: 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst; all of which help allow photographers to capture and record that perfect picture by cropping the exact frame they want out from the recorded 4K video footage.

In addition to 4K Photo, the DMC-G80’s contrast AF achieves even faster and more precise focusing with digital signal communication at max. 240 fps. The Contrast AF system in the LUMIX DMC-G80 is further enhanced by Panasonic’s integration of Depth From Defocus (DFD) technology[4] which shortens the focusing time even further.

Even if focus is not exactly as the user intended when the shutter is pressed, the LUMIX DMC-G80 also comes with the Post Focus function that enables users to select the specific focal point even after shooting – particularly helpful in situations like macro shooting where severe focusing is required. The camera now supports a Focus Stacking function. As taking a single macro photo with specific areas in focus can sometimes be difficult, Focus Stacking enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different aperture values, then combine them into one image and select the area to be in focus.

In addition, Low Light AF makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in extremely low-lit situations (-4EV) such as wildlife photography at dawn or dusk, while Starlight AF, allows budding astronomers to capture individual stars and constellations in the night sky.

Tough and versatile design

To withstand the demands of heavy field use, the DMC-G80 adopts rugged design with a full die-cast magnesium front frame. It also features splash and dustproof construction thanks to the careful sealing on every joint, dial and button.

To further enhance control, the LUMIX DMC-G80 comes with ergonomically-designed thick grip for a stable holding even in one hand. The front/rear dual dial system enables direct setting. For example, users can adjust white balance with a front dial and set ISO with a rear dial while choosing the shutter speed or monitoring the noise effect on the rear screen – ideal when dealing with complex lighting situations.

The DMC-G80 boasts a large 2,360K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with a magnification ratio of approx. 1.48x / 0.74x (35mm camera equiv.) and 100% field of view. It delivers high speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility, plus, the eye point of approximately 20 mm offers high visibility and comfort even for users wearing glasses.

The LVF also comes with a new Power Save Mode. If the sensor detects that the eye has moved away from the LVF, the camera automatically enters sleep mode after 3, 5 or 10 seconds. When the shutter button is half pressed, it instantly switches back into shooting mode. This feature helps to increase the amount of shots that can be taken with one battery charge by almost three times, from 320 to 800-900.

Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3-inch (7,62cm), 1040K-dot, free-angle rear screen is easy and intuitively to control. It also tilts vertically by 270-degree, which makes shooting overhead or at low angles even easier.

Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S G Vario

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • POWER O.I.S., Dual I.S. Compatible
  • Splash- and Dust-Proof Construction
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Panasonic’s LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm lens (35mm camera equivalent – 24-120mm) is a versatile lens offering high performance and durability. It is built to the Micro Four Thirds System standard, and provides a maximum aperture opening of F3.5 at the wide angle and F5.6 at the tele end, as well as Panasonic’s POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser).

Built to excel in a range of environments, this is the perfect lens to deal with any unexpected shooting opportunities while out with your camera. Combined with its compact size, this makes the new LUMIX G VARIO lens a great option for everyday use, whether at home or on your travels.

Comprising of 11 elements in nine groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and an ED lens element (Extra-low Dispersion) to avoid distortion and assure stunning picture quality. The multi-coated lens elements also minimise ghosts and flare, enhancing shooting performance and maximising results ─ even in bright sunlight.

The aperture consists of seven blades forming a round opening, which produces a beautiful bokeh effect in the out-of-focus-area.

To offer optimal performance of autofocus in fast shooting and 4K-modes, the lens incorporates an inner focus drive system and stepping motor, delivering a focussing speed of up to 240 frames per second (fps). This ensures smooth, silent operation with the LUMIX G’s high speed, high precision contrast AF.

The versatile 5x zoom range of 24-120mm (35mm camera equivalent) covers a variety of shooting situations such as travel landscapes or intricate portraits. It also features a 0.54x magnification capability for crystal clear macro close-up shots (compared to full frame).

The integrated POWER O.I.S. effectively compensates for any hand-shake movements, making it easier to take photos in low-lit environments. The lens also works with a Dual I.S. system when mounted on a compatible Panasonic LUMIX G camera, such as the GX8.

Splash and dust-proof, the new LUMIX G interchangeable lens enables the active photographer to go out shooting even in poor weather conditions or challenging environments. To match the strong build quality of LUMIX G cameras, the new zoom lens includes a highly durable metal mount.

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Good value for money, Wi-fi, Viewfinder, Video mode, In-camera raw conversion
Trusted Reviews

Panasonic’s new G80 – not to be confused with the GX80 launched earlier this year – sits in the middle of Panasonic’s CSC lineup. It features many of Panasonic’s key technologies, including 4K Photo, in a form that’s reminiscent of a DSLR.

Expertreviews.co.uk

Panasonic G80: Packed with useful features, the Panasonic G80 is superb for stills and even better for video

Pocket Lint

As an overall package, however, the Panasonic Lumix G80 cements the company's position as one of the market leaders. It's a strong performer with a great specification for the price point. That is exactly what will lure people to it. And rightly so.

TechRadar UK

While not quite perfect, the G80’s feature set and performance make it one of the most compelling mid-range mirrorless propositions around.

ePHOTOzine

Externally, while the Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 may look very similar to the Panasonic Lumix G7 , the G80 offers a weather-sealed camera body, new shutter unit and image stabilisation (IS) system, along with the latest 4K shooting features.

Photography BLOG

The new Lumix DMC-G80 camera completes the Panasonic range of enthusiast-focused compact system cameras. Arguably, with the G80, GF7, GX80 and GX8, Panasonic has cameras to suit every type of user (not to mention the video-centric GH4), although choosing between them all could be a challenge in...

Stuff.tv

Ticks all the boxes for a mid-range CSC, with a few fancy features thrown on top, even if it doesn’t win out in the style stakes

Practical Photography

This review was first published in the December 2016 issue of Practical Photography - download back issues here .

Amateur Photographer

Andy Westlake tries Panasonic’s brand-new SLR-style Micro Four Thirds camera for enthusiast photographers

Camera Labs

Panasonic'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...

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I have used the G80 mainly for travel photography and specifically for one trip, a sailing voyage to South Georgia and Antarctica. The camera was easy to handle and use in fairly harsh conditions and I was particularly worried about how it would cope with sea-spray, rain, snow and some of the cold...

WEX

I have used the G80 mainly for travel photography and specifically for one trip, a sailing voyage to South Georgia and Antarctica. The camera was easy to handle and use in fairly harsh conditions and I was particularly worried about how it would cope with sea-spray, rain, snow and some of the cold...

Wex Photo Video

My G6 failed after heavy use and much travel, The G80 is a massive improvement in quality of build, simplicity of use, good dial access to features. I particularly like the dial set up to change aperture and shutter speeds without need to use menus, just like a traditional camera....great!.

John Lewis

I bought the camera to use primarily as a Vlogging camera for Youtube but also to take stills with. It's a great camera for stills although it suffers in low light due to the MIcro Four Thirds sensor but this is to be expected. It actually performed in low light better than I had expected.

Argos

This camera is a fantastic price and a great camera to get started in filmmaking & videography. I have always used Canon Camera so it is taking me a while to adjust to the new brand, but the different range of abilities, the ease of use is fantastic. I highly recommend!

UK Digital

An older camera but is that a bad thing. I think not. Good handling, well built, small and light (compared to my Pentax K1) and pretty good image quality given the size of the sensor.

Very

Bought this getting back into video and photography, just what I needed! The camera is intuitive to use right out the box, after some settings twiddling it's ready to produce footage up to an enthusiast standard with ease...

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Panasonic

I bought this for taking holiday and family videos mainly, but I also wanted to be a able to take good still photos. The camera has met with these requirements very well. An auto zoom on the standard kit lens, which is very good for video, would have improved the camera greatly for video, as its...

WEX

I bought this for taking holiday and family videos mainly, but I also wanted to be a able to take good still photos. The camera has met with these requirements very well. An auto zoom on the standard kit lens, which is very good for video, would have improved the camera greatly for video, as its...

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