Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Digital Compact Camera

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The Technical Details Behind This Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Digital Compact Camera

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Digital Compact Camera is a point and shoot camera that combines a large zoom lens with High Sensitivity MOS image sensor (1/2.3-inch). An outstanding autofocus system and a quality image sensor work together to produce quick and superior pictures.

The camera lens offers an aperture range of f/2.8 to 5.9 along with a Multistage Iris Diaphragm. A focal length between 20 - 1200 mm lets you capture an immense variety of scenes and subjects. The zooming capabilities on this camera are incredible - you get a 60x Optical Zoom, 84x Extra Optical Zoom and 120x Intelligent Zoom modes.

You can get sharp pictures using the Power Optical Image Stabilisation function, while the aspherical and ED lenses reduce any form of aberration or reflection in the photographs. A compact body, a touch-enabled rear LCD and Wi-Fi connectivity make it an ideal choice for photography enthusiasts.

Top Three Reasons We Think You Will Love The Panasonic Lumix FZ80
  • Performs continuous image capturing at ten frames per second.
  • The 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor is efficient at producing images with excellent clarity and detail.
  • It includes a touch screen interface and an 0.2-inch electronic viewfinder with 1166k dots.

Shooting And Focusing Performance

Using the Depth From Defocus function, it is possible to shoot even the fastest moving objects. The feature works on quickly calculating the distance between the camera and the subject by analysing two images with variable sharpness levels. Such an element has a more significant advantage than the conventional Light Speed AF facility used in most cameras.
The autofocus is also capable of working well under low light conditions. It includes a list of modes such as tracking, face/eye detection, custom-multi, pinpoint, 49-area, and 1-area. You can also set it to continuous autofocus, which uses a contact-detect AF system to capture photos during fast-paced action or while taking videos.
You will be able to shoot stunning nighttime scenes through its high range ISO that goes from 80 to 6400. Images captured in high ISOs retain much colour and detail, while the grain development is minimum.

Quality And Reliability

The camera includes a 3-inch rear LCD panel with 1040k dots of resolution. It is touch-sensitive and therefore can be used to navigate the menus, view gallery, and even set a focus point directly on the screen.

The controls on this device are efficient and ergonomic. The shutter release button is quick to respond, and the zoom toggle button works as expected. Included is a pressable control dial which switches between different modes and functions quickly.

You can use the built-in Wi-Fi to quickly transfer your pictures and videos. Also included are Micro HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, a mono speaker and a stereo microphone. Image files save to SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards with UHS-II compatibility.

Our Expert’s Opinion

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Digital Compact Camera is an all-rounder when it comes to point and shoot cameras. A brilliant zoom, a fast sensor, ample storage and battery and efficient stabilisation and focusing features make it an ideal accessory for photographers.

Sample Images

Megapixel18 Megapixels
Video Type4K Video Recording
SensitivityStill Image: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Extended ISO)
SensorMOS Sensor
Shutter SpeedApprox. 4 - 1/2,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)
View Finder0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Zoom60 x Optical Zoom
Frames Per Second Shooting10 frames/sec
LensEFL: 3.58-215mm (35 mm equivalent: 20-1200mm)
Screen Size3.0" LCD Screen
PowerLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 895mAh, 6.5 Wh) (Included)
Dimensions130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm
AF Working RangeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area / Pinpoint