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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review

Panasonic's FX80 boasts a wide Leica lens and Full HD video

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The Panasonic Lumix FX80's very wide angle lens enables you to easily fit expansive scenes into the frame.

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The Leica lens doesn't zoom in very far but maintains good sharpness levels at the telephoto end.

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Minimum focusing distance is 5cm and the wide aperture lens blurs backgrounds nicely.

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Several of the Panasonic Lumix FX80's creative filters provide attractive results, including Miniature Effect.

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The Panasonic Lumix FX80's aggressive noise reduction means that even ISO 1600 can be usable, although many fine details are lost so prints are best kept quite small.

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The camera's Expressive filter effectively jazzes up otherwise drab images.

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Even at ISO 100, fine detail is very smeared, with the grass in this image taking on a watercolour look when images are viewed at 100%.

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The Panasonic Lumix FX80's 24mm wide angle is great for taking landscape photos.

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The lens only zooms in to 120mm, but images remain impressively sharp at this setting.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix FX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesSelf-timer, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Intelligent ISO Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)114 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56 mm
Width96.3 mm
Depth19.4 mm
Product SeriesFX
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FX80
Product NameLumix DMC-FX80 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCFX80EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FX80 incorporates bright F2.5 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle. The F2.5 lens is approx. 25% brighter than the F2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens. It allows the use of faster shutter speed and captures clear, blur-free images even in low lighting situation. The 5x optical zoom increases its power to 10x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FX80 Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year