Panasonic GX80/GX85 review

Panasonic's latest gives you an electronic viewfinder and lots more, in a compact rangefinder-style body

We chose three rival cameras for the Panasonic GX80 to see how it measured up in our lab tests: the Fuji X-T10, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk II and the Panasonic G7.

We've carried out lab tests on the Panasonic GX80 across its full ISO range for resolution, noise (including signal to noise ratio) and dynamic range. We test the JPEGs shot by the camera, but we also check the performance with raw files. Most enthusiasts and pros prefer to shoot raw, and the results can often be quite different.

Panasonic GX80 resolution charts

We test camera resolution using an industry-standard ISO test chart that allows precise visual comparisons. This gives us numerical values for resolution in line widths/picture height, and you can see how the Panasonic GX80 compares to its rivals in the charts below.

Panasonic GX80 review

JPEG resolution analysis: The GX80 gives a good account of itself, especially at the higher end of the sensitivity range when it takes the lead along with the Fuji X-T10.

Panasonic GX80 review

Raw (converted to TIFF) resolution analysis: While the GX80's raw files score well for resolution at the lower and higher sensitivity values, it can't match the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II, and it's bested by the competition for much of the range.