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Panasonic Lumix GX800 Review - Verdict

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Panasonic Lumix GX800 In Hand (5)

Value For Money

The Panasonic Lumix GX800 is available for £499 with 12-32mm lens, and goes head-to-head with the Olympus PEN E-PL8. The GX800 is one of the cheapest mirrorless cameras available with 4K video recording, and as part of the Micro Four Thirds system benefits from a wide range of compact lenses. Other alternatives to look at can be found below:

Olympus PEN E-PL8 - 16mp, in-camera IS, FullHD video, £499 with lens
Fujifilm X-A10 - 16mp, FullHD video, £499 with lens
Sony Alpha A5100 - 24mp, FullHD video, £399 with lens
Canon EOS M3 - 24mp, FullHD video, £419 with lens

Have a look at more mirrorless cameras in our Top 10 Best Entry Level Mirrorless Cameras. You'll also need to buy a MicroSD memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Verdict

The Panasonic Lumix GX800 offers a compact and stylish camera body, a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, and 4K video recording. Built-in Wi-Fi ensures you can quickly and easily transfer photos to your smartphone, and the tilting selfie-screen and built-in flash will make it great for anyone who wants to take high quality portraits. If you've recently invested in a 4K TV, and want to start recording 4K video, then the GX800 makes it very easy to get started. As part of the Micro Four Thirds system there's a wide range of lenses available to suit every budget as well. 

The Panasonic Lumix GX800 is available for £499 with 12-32mm kit lens, making it good value for money as one of the cheapest 4K capable mirrorless cameras. However, if you spend a little more, then the GX80 is available and offers 5-axis image stabilisation, a built-in electronic viewfinder and a screen that also tilts down. But for those on a tighter budget, the GX800 offers a lot of features, fast performance, and excellent image quality, all for less than £500.

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Pros

  • 4K video recording
  • 4K photo modes
  • Great image quality
  • Good noise performance
  • MicroUSB connection and charging
  • Dual-axis electronic level

Panasonic Lumix GX800 Cons

  • MicroSD memory
  • Short battery life (210 shots)

Overall Verdict

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ShaunsPics 9 87 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2017 8:01PM
Image stablilision in lenses as standard.
Carrera_c 11 273 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2017 4:52PM

Quote:Image stablilision in lenses as standard.

In the lens, not in the body. A lot of M43 lenses do not have IOS as standard, especially non-Panasonic lenses, although there are some Panasonic lenses which are also missing this. It wouldn't be fair to list it as having Image Stabilisation on the spec page as it's not part of the actual camera spec.
ask1 3
9 Jan 2017 1:28PM
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10 923 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2017 2:41PM
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