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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.