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Panasonic Lumix G80 G85 Video Review

David Thorpe reviews the 16 megapixel Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 in his video review.

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David Thorpe gives his review on the Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85, and goes into detail on shutter sound, image stabilisation, and shutter shock results. David also looks at continuous focus performance in poor lighting conditions. The Panasonic Lumix G80 offers a lot of features for the price, including a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis sensor based image stabilisation, 4K video, post-focus with focus stacking, and a weather sealed body.


We reviewed the Panasonic Lumix G80, and were impressed with what the camera had to offer, giving the camera an "Editor's Choice" award. The G80 also won an award for the "Best DSLR-Style Mirrorless Camera" in ePHOTOzine's Gear of the Year Awards 2016.

Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85) Sample Photos

More Panasonic videos from David Thorpe: Panasonic Lumix GX80 Video ReviewPanasonic Lumix GX8 Video ReviewPanasonic Lumix G7 Video ReviewPanasonic Lumix 30mm f/2.8 MacroPanasonic Lumix LX100, and Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7.

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Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85) Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4592
Pixels (H)3448
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeMicro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1040K dot
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2360k dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting9fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS30p 25p 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion DMW-BLC12E
Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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Photographs taken using the Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85)

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srh 18 54 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2016 7:06AM
Great video David!

lemmy 15 2.9k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2016 10:37AM
Thanks Simon. Glad you enjoyed it.
An inspiring video - what lenses would you recommend to go with the G80 - and what are the advantages of going for this ILC system over the panasonic FZ2000 ?
lemmy 15 2.9k United Kingdom
5 Jan 2017 4:14PM
As an all rounder, the Panasonic 14-140mm wide range zoom. It's very versatile and unusually for a such a zoom has good edge to edge performance.

The Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 and 25-100 f/2.8 would be the top quality option. I use the Olympus 12-40 and 40-150 Pro lenses which are of exceptional performance but bigger and heavier. A third option would be the 12-32 and 35-100 small zooms which perform very well indeed and are no trouble at all to carry everywhere. Then there's the 17mm f/1.8 Olympus which is never far from any of my cameras.

In answering that, I've part answered your FZ2000 question, too. It's the lenses plus the bigger sensor giving better noise performance. To balance that, the FZ looks to be very capable and covers the focal length range 99% of pictures are taken at with good fast apertures too. As an all round all in one camera it is hard to see much advantage in an ILC unless you want ultra wide, 1:1 macro or ultra high speed lenses or really need the extra low light IQ, which is probably unlikely for most of us.

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