Panasonic G80/G81/G85

bythom panasonic g80

The seventh generation of the basic DSLR-like m4/3 camera from Panasonic. The G80/G81/G85 is weather sealed. 

  • Sensor
    • 16mp Panasonic CMOS sensor
    • no AA filter
    • 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop)
    • on-sensor IS
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images: 
    • 4592 x 3448 pixel JPEG or 12-bit raw maximum
    • 6 fps max with focus (limited 30 and 40 fps options), 9 fps with initial focus only 
    • 45 raw, 300 JPEG buffer
    • 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 aspect ratios
  • Video:  
    • 2160P/30/24 at 100Mbps
    • 1080P/60/30/24 at 28Mbps
    • 720P/60/30/, 480P/30 (frame rates are region sensitive; these are for NTSC countries)
    • AVCHD or MPEG-4
  • Shutter: 
    • mechanical 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
    • electronic 1 sec to 1/16,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: 
    • multi, center-weighted, spot metering
    • -5 to +5EV exposure compensation
    • 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom)
    • ISO 200-25600 (plus 100 extended), AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 
    • 49 point contrast detect with DFD
    • single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override with focus peaking
  • Display: 
    • 3" 1.04m dot LCD 
    • swivel 
    • touch-sensitive
  • Viewfinder:  
    • 2.36m dot OLED EVF
    • 1.48x magnification
    • +/-4 diopter adjustment)
  • Flash: 
    • pop-up flash included (20’/6.2m ISO 100 GN)
    • hot shoe
    • 1/160 flash sync
    • red-eye reduction, slow sync
  • Remote: optional DMW-RSL1
  • Other Notable Features: Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n, 22 filter effects, focus stacking, mic input, time lapse, interval shooting, optional DMW-BGG1 battery/vertical grip
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: 
    • DMW-BLC12
    • 330 shots CIPA
  • Size and Weight: 
    • 5 x 3.5 x 2.9” (128 x 89 x 74mm) wide, tall, deep
    • 17.8 ounces (505g) including batteries/card
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • Price: US$899, body only, US$999 with 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens
  • Current Firmware: version 1.5 (July 2020)
  • Announced: September 15, 2016

G80/G81/G85 model numbers indicate regional distribution differences, but the cameras are the same.

Olympus Lenses for the camera

Panasonic Lenses for the camera

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