Panasonic’s FZ80, all-in-one great travel camera

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Panasonic is known for producing quality cameras in the market. Recently, the firm has released the Lumix FZ80 in the Gulf market.

As expected, it packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability.

Having 60x zoom lens, the device brings with it a new higher-resolution image sensor, new processor and a bevy of new features including 4K UHD video recording.

Just like its predecessor, FZ80 sports 60x optical zoom range which means it’s not a compact one.

It’s 5.1 x 3.7 x 4.7 inches and it weigh 21.7 ounces with battery.

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Using this device for a week now, the controls are surprisingly good and the touchscreen interface performs nicely.

It features 18.1-megapixels camera resulting to a more vivid outcome.

It manages to fill up in a 60x optical zoom, which provides a very broad focal range of 20-1200mm, so perfect for squeezing loads into the frame or zooming into one’s subject.

Its ISO runs from 80 to 3200, so in low-light conditions, one almost certainly need to use the built-in optical image stabilization, or, for longer exposure/slower shutter speeds, mount the camera on a tripod.

Speaking about the 4K photo, FZ80 allows one to capture a burst of 30 frames per second at 4K resolution which is 2840 x 2160 pixels, from which one can extract an 8mp image.

What I like about the 4K burst is it’s best for fast-moving subjects. Here, you press and hold the shutter button to capture a sequence of images.

The camera is very perfect for those who frequently travel as provides smooth 4K video capturing.

Moreover, features like the built-in Wi-Fi enables users to share and download pictures in a hassle free manner marking it an ideal choice for any discerning socially-active photographer.

 

Basic Specifications
Full model name: Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80
Resolution: 18.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Lens: 60.00x zoom
(20-1,200mm eq.)
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
Native ISO: 80 – 3200
Extended ISO: 80 – 6400
Shutter: 1/16000 – 60 seconds
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.7 x 4.7 in.
(130 x 94 x 119 mm)
Weight: 21.7 oz (616 g)
includes batteries
Availability: 03/2017
Manufacturer: Panasonic

 

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