Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX880KEBK Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 12-32 mm Interchangeable Lens - Black
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Sell the kit you’re not using to MPB. Trade in for the kit you need to create. Buy used, spend less and get more. Buy. Sell. Trade. Create. The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high-resolution images in fine detail with high-contrast, impressive colour reproduction and max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity. The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at a max. 240 fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec. The camera uses an electronic shutter over 1/500s, which is worth noting when shooting in artificial light. The shutter is very quiet. The screen is very clear and has good viewing angles, with additional controls that can be found on the screen.
Using the remote control, it is possible to capture selfies while jumping with the Jump Snap function. The smartphone held by the subject detects when they are at the highest position and the camera automatically releases the shutter.
Image quality is great in a variety of different situations - just stay away from the very top end of the ISO settings if you can help it. The kit lens is a good lens to get you started, but the flexibility to buy others if you want to is something you don’t get with premium compact cameras, and is appealing for those who think they might get a bit more serious down the line. The rating for image quality is based on using the Panasonic GX800 with the kit lens - you can get even more from the camera’s excellent sensor if you invest in additional, higher quality optics. Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ only.
There are 9 ISO settings available on the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX800. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and RAW on the right.Calling it a handgrip is something of a misnomer, though, in that it only really accomodates two or three fingers of your right hand. The Panasonic Lumix GX800, or GX850 as it’s known in North America, is an entry-level mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Announced in January 2017, it replaces the GF7 and is aimed at anyone upgrading from a phone or compact camera for better quality, control and flexibility. Like all of Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras to date, it’s based on the Micro Four Thirds system which means it works with any lens designed for that format, including a wealth of options from Panasonic and Olympus. Panasonic typically sells the GX800 / GX850 in a kit with a 12-32mm / 2.7x kit zoom that’s equivalent to 24-64mm in coverage, giving you slightly wider angle capabilities than most kit lenses.
The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity lets you remotely control the camera using the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet, and is available for iOS and Android devices. There are a large number of options and settings that can be accessed and changed, making the app extremely useful, there are also time-lapse options, and you can view and share images, as well as tag photos with GPS information. All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 7Mb.
I wouldn't hesitate to replace my GM1 with a GX### if I had to, but I'm in no hurry to and Panasonic hasn't made it terribly enticing. I'd almost take a GF7/8 over a GX850, same flip screen, no 4K, but at least I can keep using standard sized SD cards.