New GX80 reviews

Mirrorlessons writes:

To be honest, I had a hard time finding real flaws with this camera, and there certainly wasn’t anything that would prompt me to not recommend it. In fact, my only real disappointment is that a few features I liked on the GX7 have been removed.
Right now, especially for someone who wants to buy their first mirrorless camera without spending too much, I can’t think of any better deal especially considering the compact size and great selection of lenses within the micro four thirds system.

Harrison Cline writes:

At $799, I feel that this camera is a tough contender in the mirrorless world and can still compete with DSLRs within the price range or even the next tier up.

Panasonic GX80 GX85 4K Video test by Geekanoids.

Store links:
Black GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. WexUK. ParkUK.
Silver GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. ParkUK.

New GX80/85 52minutes video review by ThisWeekinPhoto with Gordon Laing

Thisweekinphoto posted that 52 minutes long review of the Panasonic new GX80/85 camera. And dutch readers can check out the full GX80 review at Pixelmania.

UPDATE: Camerastuffreview tested the Panasonic too:

If you have large hands, photograph often in poor conditions or prefer lenses with a long focal length, then the Panasonic GX8 might be a more suitable candidate. If you want to use the camera primarily for video, then the Panasonic GH4 is a more obvious choice. In all other cases: It is a pleasure to work with this handy camera. The AF of the Panasonic GX80 is really lightning fast. 4K photo offers the option of recording action at 30 frames per second and saving the best picture in the camera. Go ahead and argue with them, the photographers who choose a Panasonic GX80 over a Leica or a Canon.

Store links:
Black GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. WexUK. ParkUK.
Silver GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. ParkUK.

New PEN-F reviews by Geekanoids and Mirrorlessons


Olympus PEN-F & ECG-4 Grip Unboxing & First Look by Geekanoids

We got two nre PEN-F reviews. Above the video from Geekanoids and here is the Complete Review from Mirrorlessons:

The Pen F is a camera that delivers an excellent user experience and is packed with tons of features that allow you to do pretty much everything. The new profiles can make the camera more personal and they deliver the best black and white images I’ve seen from a digital camera.
The new sensor doesn’t bring any substantial improvements but the image quality is on par with the best you can find in the Micro Four Thirds realm. The autofocus performance is good, and the build quality and design are excellent. It’s a beautiful camera to own and to use especially with compact lenses.

PEN-F store links to Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Panasonic GX80/85 unboxing and first video review.


The new Panasonic GX85/80 will ship in two weeks from now. Above you can watch the official Panasonic unboxing video to learn what’s inside. And Reviewed.com posted that full video review:

Store links:
Black GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. WexUK. ParkUK.
Silver GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. ParkU

New Panasonic GX80 reviews by Richard Wong, Mirrorlessons, CameraLabs

GX80

Richard Wong writes:

When reviewing the Panasonic Lumix GX85, I keep asking myself this question: Which is the better camera, is it the GX85 or the GX8?
It’s a hard question to answer. The GX8 has some better key features, the much bigger EVF, the new 20MP image sensor, slightly better controls…etc.
On the other side, GX85’s smaller and lighter body, lower price (GX85’s retail price should be around NZD$250 cheaper than the GX8 when it hits the market), and with the better image stabiliser and built-in flash, it is also a more versatile camera for everyday use. Personally, I want the GX8 if I’m buying a micro four thirds camera for myself tomorrow because I just really love that camera especially it’s fantastic electronic viewfinder. But at the same time I feel the GX85 is indeed the better camera for most people.
The GX85 may not have the best of everything, but its a really versatile camera that you can easily carry with you all the time.

Apologies for bombarding you but we thought you might be interested in our GX80 first impressions, as well as a video showing its 4K live cropping capabilities.

Mirrorlessons posted some image samples and a test video on Youtube.
Panasonic Lumix GX80 / GX85 sample images at CameraLabs.

Store links:
Black GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. WexUK. ParkUK.
Silver GX80/85 at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. ParkUK.