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Panasonic G1 Vs Panasonic G80

David Thorpe compares the first ever Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic with the much newer G80.

|  Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85) in General Photography
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Way back in 2008, Panasonic got photographers talking with the release of the Panasonic Lumix G1 - the first camera to feature the Micro Four Thirds system. 

Since then, we've seen quite a few of these small but mighty cameras hit the shelves, including the G80 which arrived towards the end of 2016. 

As it's nearly 10 years since the release of the original Micro Four Thirds camera, David Thorpe thought it would be interesting to compare the first Micro Four Thirds camera (G1) to its descendant, the G80, to see if it has more picture power than its older brother. 

David is a big fan of the G80, saying it represents the 'heart and soul' of the system so when he found a G1 for sale, the idea of comparing the two jumped out at him straight away.

In the video, David compares the size and weight of both cameras along with their functionality, controls, monitor quality, EVF size and overall performance. Plus, there's a rather interesting conclusion to the comparison where David says: "The G Series has come a long way in 8 generations and two things strike me on comparing them back-to-back; firstly, how very different they are but secondly, how similar they are."  

To hear to David's full conclusion, do take a look at the video and we also have reviews of both the G1 and G80 you can take a look at. 


Panasonic G1 Vs Panasonic G80

Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85)Panasonic Lumix G1
Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)45924000
Pixels (H)34483000
Sensor TypeCMOSLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro Four ThirdsNo Data
Sensor Size (width)17.3mmNo Data
Sensor Size (height)13mmNo Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
    LCD Monitor
    LCD Monitor3in3in
    Screen resolution1040K dotNo Data
    Touch ScreenYesNo Data
    Focusing modes
    • Autofocus
    • Manual
    • Spot
    • Face Detection
    • AF Tracking
    • Multi
    • Centre
    • Touch AF
    • Autofocus
    Exposure Control
    Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec60sec
    Shutter speeds longest60sec4000sec
    Bulb modeYesYes
    Exp modes
    • Program
    • Aperture-Priority
    • Shutter-Priority
    • Manual
    • Scene modes
    • Program Variable
    • Program
    • Aperture-Priority
    • Shutter-Priority
    • Manual
    • Centre-weighted - Average
    • Multi Pattern
    • Centre Spot
    • Multi Pattern
    • Spot
    • Centre-weighted - Average
    ISO sensitivity100 - 25600100 - 3200
    White balance
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Outdoors/Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Incandescent
    • Shade
    • Flash
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Bracket
    Exposure Comp+/-5+/-3
    Viewfinder Resolution2360k dotsNo Data
    Magnification0.74xNo Data
    Shooting Options
    Continuous shooting9fps3fps
    Movie modeYesNo
    Video Resolution
    • 4K
    • 1920x1080 FullHD
      Video FPS30p 25p 24pNo Data
      Stereo SoundYesNo Data
      Optical Zoom with VideoYesNo Data
      Other Features
      Image StabilisationYesNo
      USBUSB 2USB 2
      Wi-FiYesNo Data
      Card Type
      • SD
      • SDHC
      • SDXC
      • SD
      • SDHC
      File Type
      • RAW
      • JPG
      • RAW + JPG
      • RAW
      • JPG
      Power Source
      Battery TypeLithium-Ion DMW-BLC12ENo Data
      Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shotsNo Data
      Box Contents
      Box ContentsNo DataNo Data
      Width128.4mmNo Data
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