Panasonic Lumix G80 G85 review by Gordon Laing: “one of the best at its price point”

I am a big fan of those 1 hour reviews from Gordon Laing! So take out your popcorn and watch it :) And the full text review can be read at CameraLabs. The wrap up:

Panasonic’s Lumix G80 / G85 is a feature-packed camera that stacks-up very well against its rivals. As a mid-range mirrorless camera, you’ll enjoy the usual features including a decent viewfinder, articulated touch-screen, loads of manual control and built-in Wifi, but the G80 / G85 goes the extra mile with great quality 4k video, built-in stabilisation that rivals industry leader Olympus, and a weather-sealed body and kit zoom. Panasonic’s unique 4k Photo modes let you extract stills from video, refocus and even adjust the depth-of-field after the event, and while continuous autofocus during fast bursts is bettered by some rivals, it’ll still track action at 3-6fps with big zooms, and the single autofocus remains one the best around. Overall I find it hard to think of a better general-purpose all-rounder at this price point – highly recommended!

G85: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. Amazon.de. ParkCameras. WexUK.

Quick GH5 Metabones Speedbooster XL test by Newsshooter

Youtuber Kaiman Wong features in a quick test of the Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster XL 0.64x and a XEEN 50mm T1.5 cine lens. Many thanks to CVP for the opportunity to test out the camera.
Shot in 4K/25P and 150Mbps and recorded internally to SD card. The camera is a pre-production sample and image quality should not be taken as final. The camera was set in Cinelike V with contrast and noise reduction dialled down to minimum. ISO was 200 and the in-body image stabilisation was turned off.

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Amazon.de, Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GH5 V-LOG activation code at BHphoto.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.

Dpreview tested the new Panasonic FZ2500/FZ2000:

Dpreview published their Panasonic FZ2500/FZ2000 review:

It is a well-designed enthusiast bridge camera focused on video, and it offers capture tools that you won’t find on any other camera in its class. 4K video quality is excellent, though there’s a substantial crop factor, essentially knocking out the wide end of the lens. Still image quality is decent, though it’s hampered by a so-so lens and JPEG engine that could use a tune-up. If you’re a videophile then it’s a top choice. If not, there are cheaper options out there.

FZ2500: BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. ParkCameras. WexUK.