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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The screen and performance also get good comments. Comments about the low light performance and battery are different, and the usability and sensor get less positive comments.

image quality, performance, screen, design, portability

sensor, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 / G81 / G85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

 

The Panasonic Lumix G85 is another fantastic Hybrid camera that offers full manual control and excellent quality in both still image and video capture. Their 4K burst and 6.1fps continuous AF burst shooting will blow you away along with the camera's...

Overall image quality is very good ; Low image noise through ISO 3200 ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Full control over still image and video settings allow for total creative freedom no matter how you shoot ; Built-in...

Even when shooting with the EVF, the LCD touch screen is active making it very easy to change your touch AF or other features ; Higher ISO images are incredibly dull from noise

The Panasonic Lumix G85 is another fantastic Hybrid camera that offers full manual control and excellent quality in both still image and video capture. Their 4K burst and 6.1fps continuous AF burst shooting will blow you away along with the camera's...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 (also known as the Panasonic G85) is a new Micro Four Thirds compact system camera that features 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation and a splash/dust proof magnesium body. It integrates 4K video recording capability with a...

The new Lumix DMC-G80 camera completes the Panasonic range of enthusiast-focused compact system cameras. Arguably, with the G80, GF7, GX80 and GX8, Panasonic has cameras to suit every type of user (not to mention the video-centric GH4), although...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic G85 Review

 

The Panasonic G85 is Panasonic's latest DSLR-style mid-range mirrorless camera, and it offers numerous high-end features, borrowing quite a few from the earlier GH4 flagship model. The G85 gains some notable upgrades, particularly regarding the camera...

Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features

OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life

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Apr, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Panasonic Lumix G85 Digital Camera Review

 

A Lumix that's ready to shoot 4K in rain or snow.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 preview

 

NEW: Lumix G80 / G85 sample images, G80 / G85 quality Scroll down for my new podcast / video review! The Panasonic Lumix G80, or G85 as it's known in North America, is a mid-range mirrorless camera that's based on the Micro Four Thirds standard....

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K

 

Panasonic has put out a full spread of compact system cameras, with the Lumix G80 (or G81 in Germany; G85 in other territories, just to confuse the bejeezus out of you) filling the DSLR-style gap left open when the flat-design GX80 launched earlier in...

All the autofocus performance of the top-spec GH4, in-camera 5-axis dual image stabilisation works well, weather-sealed design at a fair price, 4K capture, vari-angle LCD

Front dial too easily knocked in its new design, sixth Fn button placement not ideal, 4K capture has limitations for high-end videographers, busies G-series lineup

The Lumix G80 might not be the most visually exciting camera in the world. Its DSLR looks are harmless, though, it's just perhaps not as eye-catching as the subtleties of its GX80 brother. The presence of this camera alongside the G7 also muddies the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix G85 review

 

Combining the best of Panasonic's tech into one Micro Four Thirds camera

Added in-body image stabilization ; Beefier battery life ; Weatherproof magnesium chassis

Battery grip required for headphone jack ; 16MP sensor lags behind the competition

This is arguably Panasonic's most compelling Micro Four Thirds camera for still photographers and videoographers alike, but it's surrounded by strong competitors.

Sep, 2016

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic G80 review: The best sub-£1,000 CSC ... for now

 

Packed with useful features, the Panasonic G80 is superb for stills and even better for video

Comprehensive features and controls ; Fast, flexible autofocus ; Outstanding video mode

Image quality a little behind the front runners

The Fujifilm X-T20 may be the camera to steal the show – we’ll be reviewing it as soon as we can. For now, though, the Panasonic G80 is the best sub-£1,000 CSC kit on the market.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 review

 

Don't let the mini-DSLR styling fool you - Panasonic's compact CSC has 4K video skills

Great image and video quality for the cash ; 4K Photos capture every moment ; Smart extras like focus stacking ; DSLR-lite design

Looks a little mainstream ; Doesn’t do enough to stand out

Ticks all the boxes for a mid-range CSC, with a few fancy features thrown on top, even if it doesn't win out in the style stakes

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic DMC-G85 mirrorless camera

 

Photokina 2016 - Panasonic Lumix G85 camera : Panasonic introduce the DMC-G85, a new rugged-design DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera, as the latest member of the Lumix G Series. The Lumix G85 incorporates a host of advanced technologies and...

Panasonic's unique technologies further enrich the user's photographic experience. The newly integrated Focus Stacking function lets users adjust the depth of field after shooting by simply selecting the focusing area. For even more creative...

Sep, 2016
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Product Specifications

Display

Display aspect ratio:3:2

Picture Quality

Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:2.8
Lens weight:7.41