I can’t believe the Panasonic GX80 is still going... but it's still competitive even now

Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Called the Panasonic GX85 in the US, the Panasonic Lumix GX80 is a real survivor that suggest that some of the best ideas in camera manufacture have already been had.

The Lumix GX80 is pretty unspectacular in current camera terms. It’s a super-compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera launched way back in 2016 with a pretty modest 16MP sensor, but can capture 4K video, has Panasonic’s clever 8MP 4K photo modes and even packs in an electronic viewfinder.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com