Panasonic Lumix GX80 Camera

You might remember, I recently went on a photography masterclass in London testing out the Panasonic Lumix GX80. You can read all about it here, it certainly was an interesting day and involved cycling on a Pedibus across Tower Bridge and around the streets of London.

I’ve been using the camera for the past couple of months and thought it was about time I reviewed it properly on the blog. I’m not going to lie, I’m not the savviest person when it comes to photography. I’d like to think that over the past couple of years, I’ve certainly learnt a lot. I would invite you to go check out the photography on some of my earlier posts but I’d rather you didn’t.

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The Panasonic Lumix GX80 is a compact system. It’s the perfect size for a blogger, especially to take travelling and to events. The size of the camera does not reflect it’s capabilities, I’ve been thoroughly impressed. The camera is pretty powerful with the capability to film in 4k and additionally has 4k Image features.

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“Catch those Unmissable Moments”

You may have seen the advert for this camera on the TV with the boy jumping into the swimming pool and managing to get that golden shot. I used this feature whilst in Disneyland for a cliche jumping in the air shot. We have all been there trying to capture that mid-air moment and still pressing the shutter too early. This feature will capture all of those unmissable moments. You can see below, these are just some of the many shots from my mid-air jumping extracted from the 4K burst.

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To catch more unmissable moments, The Dual Image Stabiliser gives the camera the ability to shoot such high quality and crisp images even when you are in situations with a lot of movement. When I was pedalling around London on a Pedibus, this was the perfect opportunity to test out this feature. The photo’s below were captured at the same time as I was pedalling. I do think they are pretty great considering!

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Another feature I have been loving to experiment with is the Post Focus selection. This means you can choose out different focus points on the image after taking it. It’s a really nifty feature, one that I didn’t think I would ever need. Now that I use it, I’m glad I’ve got it as I have options when it comes round to using the image.

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The camera also has a Wi-Fi feature meaning sharing images on to your smartphones could not be easier. The Panasonic Image Share App is so simple and easy to use. This feature makes blogging and instant sharing high-quality images to social media so quick and simple. The app also has remote control feature which is super helpful for filming sit-down YouTube videos. Additionally, it also has geo-tagging, home monitor and photo collage features.

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The camera has a sensitive touch screen which makes it easy to focus, and zoom in subjects and a 3-inch tilt screen. I do wish that the screen would completely flip over but it’s still pretty great for filming on as I use the remote control feature on the app. A lot of my footage from my recent trip to Paris was filmed on the camera so keep your eyes out for those vlogs. In the meantime, I did shoot a little video from the Panasonic Lumix Photography Masterclass. Check it out below.

A couple of other features which I thought I would mention is that it has a silent mode. There’s nothing worse than a shutter going off every 2 seconds in quite a quiet moment. The camera also has an interchangeable lens which is compatible with the Olympus pen (aka the camera that every other blogger owns and so do I). It’s great that I can change around my lenses and experiment further.

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Overall, I’ve been really impressed with the Panasonic Lumix GX80 Camera. I’ve found my images to be so much clearer, crisper and vibrant. The post focus and 4K burst modes have been great at capturing more challenging moments. It’s great to have more options when it comes to editing them afterwards. I’ve also been impressed capabilities of the camera when it comes to filming. The app is super helpful for remote control filming and the quality is amazing.

If you want to find out more information about the Panasonic Lumix GX80 camera, there’s loads of information here. Prices start at £549 with the standard 12-32mm lens kit on Amazon. Have you used a Pansonic Lumix camera before? Did you like it, what are your thoughts on this one?

*I was kindly gifted the Panasonic Lumix GX80 camera but all thoughts & views are my own.

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20 Comments

  1. November 10, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Having a smaller camera for holidays would be really good, carrying around the DSLR is never easy and I end up leaving it in the room and take photos with the phone. This camera sounds great, especially post focus selection, it is such a great feature!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • November 10, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Agreed, I invested in a compact system about a year ago and would 100% recommend getting one! xo

  2. Rinica
    November 10, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Great post, your pictures look beautiful. I’m on the hunt for a new camera after selling my Pen, as much as I loved it it just wasn’t getting much love for everyday mainly due to the weight! It was heavy to take around….have you found this be more compact than the Pen? And would you recommend for a beginner? 🙂

    • November 10, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      I would say it’s a similar weight because of the interchangeable lenses. I don’t think you’d get a lighter one with the same capabilities. I’d recommend it for a beginner, If I can use it – anyone can! xo

  3. November 10, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I really love how this camera sounds. I obviously love my Canon DSLR but it is bulky and not always comfy to carry around. I think the feature I like most on the panasonic lumix is the post focus selection. Will definitely be looking into getting this as a travel camera since I love photography x

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    • November 10, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      It’s brilliant for travel photography! I’d recommend looking into a compact system, so much more convenient than a DSLR and I’d say this one is just as great! xo

  4. November 10, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    lovely Review!
    I was stuck between this or the camera I chose, you have reminded me I need to get learning the full potential of what I have invested in
    thank you and lovely quality shots !

    • November 10, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I need to learn more about the camera and use it to it’s full potential – It seems really easy to get to grips with though! xo

  5. November 10, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Oh wow those pictures are amazing – I love the shots you have taken and it is great to have a good camera you can pop in your handbag.

  6. November 11, 2016 / 5:47 am

    I just watched the short video of Jonas Borg using the Panasonic Lumix GX80 Camera. I’m amazed. Professional photographers here in the Philippines would always recommend others to purchase either a Nikon or Canon camera. These 2 top brands here get most of the market. I would consider Panasonic now because it stands out and has really good specs.

  7. November 11, 2016 / 6:00 am

    Loving the ducal image stablisier feature. Taking pictures when there’s a lot of movement is one of my biggest issues. May have ot take a closer look at the GX80.

  8. Sarah (Mum x3x)
    November 11, 2016 / 8:15 am

    This looks like a great camera, it takes amazing pics, I love the jumping photos! I often take my smaller camera with me because it’s easier than lugging around my big camera. A small camera is a must and this one looks and sounds perfect! 🙂 xx

  9. November 11, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Having a more compact camera which is just as good as an SLR is why I bought the Olympus Pen. Love the Disneyland jumping shot x

  10. November 11, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Such a good camera! I have a Samsung NX300 and I love it, especially because go how small it is and how many functions it has, I think this one it’s on a similar level 🙂

  11. November 12, 2016 / 12:47 am

    This sounds like a great camera, the photos are proof! They’re beautiful. I need a new camera so bad!

  12. November 12, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    This sounds fab, it looks like you’ve got some great shots with it! I can’t believe you took those photos whilst pedalling :O

  13. November 14, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Camera looks amazing, and it took some great pictures!! I have to be honest I used my phone for 80% of all my pictures I did just get a new camera my blogger friend gave me which I can’t wait to play with and use.

  14. November 15, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Ohhhhh! I LOVE this camera! I desperately need a great ‘point and shoot’ as sometimes I just can’t be bothered lugging my DSLR around. The quality and functions are perfect for what I need. x

  15. December 7, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    I just recently bought myself a small canon camera and I am loving it. I am loving the Post Focus selection, what a cool feature I will check if mine has it too

  16. December 29, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    In-ter-est-ing! So I have a brand new Canon I’ve been trialing out, I adore my huge Nikon but the Canon M10 is just so lightweight and versatile. I’ve never tried a Lumix before but I’ve heard good things. Your snaps are always beaut!

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