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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Comments about the low light performance and battery are mixed, and some have doubts about the usability and sensor.

image quality, performance, screen, design, portability

sensor, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K

 

Panasonic has put out a full spread of compact system cameras, with the Lumix G80 (or G81 in Germany; G85 in other territories, just to confuse the bejeezus out of you) filling the DSLR-style gap left open when the flat-design GX80 launched earlier in...

All the autofocus performance of the top-spec GH4, in-camera 5-axis dual image stabilisation works well, weather-sealed design at a fair price, 4K capture, vari-angle LCD

Front dial too easily knocked in its new design, sixth Fn button placement not ideal, 4K capture has limitations for high-end videographers, busies G-series lineup

The Lumix G80 might not be the most visually exciting camera in the world. Its DSLR looks are harmless, though, it's just perhaps not as eye-catching as the subtleties of its GX80 brother. The presence of this camera alongside the G7 also muddies the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix G85 review

 

Combining the best of Panasonic's tech into one Micro Four Thirds camera

Added in-body image stabilization ; Beefier battery life ; Weatherproof magnesium chassis

Battery grip required for headphone jack ; 16MP sensor lags behind the competition

This is arguably Panasonic's most compelling Micro Four Thirds camera for still photographers and videoographers alike, but it's surrounded by strong competitors.

Sep, 2016

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic G80 review: The best sub-£1,000 CSC ... for now

 

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

Comprehensive features and controls ; Fast, flexible autofocus ; Outstanding video mode

Image quality a little behind the front runners

The Fujifilm X-T20 may be the camera to steal the show – we’ll be reviewing it as soon as we can. For now, though, the Panasonic G80 is the best sub-£1,000 CSC kit on the market.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 review

 

Don't let the mini-DSLR styling fool you - Panasonic's compact CSC has 4K video skills

Great image and video quality for the cash ; 4K Photos capture every moment ; Smart extras like focus stacking ; DSLR-lite design

Looks a little mainstream ; Doesn’t do enough to stand out

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

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

 

The Panasonic Lumix G85 is another fantastic Hybrid camera that offers full manual control and excellent quality in both still image and video capture. Their 4K burst and 6.1fps continuous AF burst shooting will blow you away along with the camera's...

Overall image quality is very good ; Low image noise through ISO 3200 ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Full control over still image and video settings allow for total creative freedom no matter how you shoot ; Built-in...

Even when shooting with the EVF, the LCD touch screen is active making it very easy to change your touch AF or other features ; Higher ISO images are incredibly dull from noise

The Panasonic Lumix G85 is another fantastic Hybrid camera that offers full manual control and excellent quality in both still image and video capture. Their 4K burst and 6.1fps continuous AF burst shooting will blow you away along with the camera's...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 (also known as the Panasonic G85) is a new Micro Four Thirds compact system camera that features 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation and a splash/dust proof magnesium body. It integrates 4K video recording capability with a...

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...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic G85 Review

 

The Panasonic G85 is Panasonic's latest DSLR-style mid-range mirrorless camera, and it offers numerous high-end features, borrowing quite a few from the earlier GH4 flagship model. The G85 gains some notable upgrades, particularly regarding the camera...

Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features

OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life

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Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic DMC-G85 mirrorless camera

 

Photokina 2016 - Panasonic Lumix G85 camera : Panasonic introduce the DMC-G85, a new rugged-design DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera, as the latest member of the Lumix G Series. The Lumix G85 incorporates a host of advanced technologies and...

Panasonic's unique technologies further enrich the user's photographic experience. The newly integrated Focus Stacking function lets users adjust the depth of field after shooting by simply selecting the focusing area. For even more creative...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix G85

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 mirrorless camera : B&H Photo Video has leaked a press release about the new Panasonic camera models. Besides the compact cameras DMC-LX10 (LX15 in Asia / Europe) and the DMC-FZ2500 (FZ2000 in Asia / Europe), Panasonic will also...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic G80 / 85 BGG1 Battery Grip Review

 

David Thorpe takes a look at the BGG1 Battery Grip for the Panasonic Lumix G80 and G85 camera.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery level indicator:Y / Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):330
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y / Yes
Histogram:Y / Yes
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback modes:Next, Pause, Previous, Zoom
Saturation adjustment:Y / Yes
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Splash proof:Y / Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Second display:N / No
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/160

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:3.6
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 60
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPEG XR, MPO, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3448
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):4592x3448, 3232x2424, 2272x1704, 1824x1368, 4592x3064, 3232x2160, 2272x1520, 1824x1216, 4592x2584, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1824x1024, 3424x3424, 2416x2416, 1712x1712, 1712x1712
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.43 / 74.3
Height :8.9 / 89
Lens diameter:6.6
Lens length:7.1
Lens weight:210
Weight (including battery):505
Width:12.8 / 128.4