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Panasonic LUMIX GX80 – The Best Camera for your Travels?

Panasonic LUMIX GX80 – The Best Camera for your Travels?

29 August, 20165Comments
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I love my Panasonic LUMIX GX7, so it’s no surprise that the updated model, the LUMIX GX80, gets my vote. If you’re on the hunt for a stylish, lightweight camera that can capture top pics and videos on your travels this could well be the one for you.

The GX80

The lovely LUMIX team invited me to a photography masterclass and post class pedibus ride round London where I’d get to test the GX80 out. I naively assumed that somebody would be pedalling round me the city so that I’d be able to put the camera through its paces (and perhaps have a cheeky rest from looking after my nine month old, Nova).

No.

It turns out the GX80 needs more of challenge to really showcase all its amazing capabilities. Yes, we had a driver but we were to do allllll of the cycling. Although we weren’t whizzing through the streets at any great speed, it’s pretty hard to simultaneously pedal (especially in a skirt), hold on to the bar with one hand (or your hat in my case) and snap pictures. Well, the latter was made much easier by the GX80.

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R-L: Simon [Simon’s JamJar] // Vicky [Vicky Flip Flop Travel] // Rachel [Rachel Nicole] // Chris [Tiki Chris] // Laura [Twins That Travel] // Me!

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GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

As I said, I adore my GX7 and use it for all my photos and videos, so I had no doubt that the newer model, the LUMIX GX80, would be amazing. The fact that most of these photos have been taken on the move, yet still remain crisp just shows how great it is. It’s mainly down to the 4K technology, post focus function, super fast auto focus and dual stabilisation, but more on those points in my upcoming review. All you need to really know is that the LUMIX GX80 is great for capturing those unmissable moments.

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GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

I’ll give you the low down, how, what and why in my review, but for now these shots that I captured while we were cycling round London should give you an idea of what the GX80 can do. Whether you’re in the market for a new camera or want some inspo for an upcoming trip to London, enjoy!

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GX 80, Panasonic GX 80, GX80, Lumix GX80, Panasonic GX80, London

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GX80, LUMIX, Panasonic GX80, GX 80If you can’t wait for my review you can find out more here.

Are you already a LUMIX fan? Recognise any of these London spots?

5 Comments

  1. Such a fun idea to promote the new model! I’d have broken the Lumix if I was on this challenge since I can’t actually ride a bike or cycle at all! But as for the cameras themselves, I’ve not tried these slightly bigger ones but I have one of the compact ones with super zoom and it is absolutely brilliant for its cutesie size!

    1. Oh really? At least you could have got away with it on a pedibus – there would be five or so other people to do the legwork for you!

      You can’t go wrong with a LUMIX, big or small. It’s just a tricky task of choosing exactly which one to go for!

  2. I’m looking out for something a bit smaller but still gives quality images so can’t wait to read your review. Glad you didn’t come a cropper on that bike-table-pedalo thingy!

    1. Thanks Suzanne. I’m testing it out in Stockholm next week, so the review will be live shortly afterwards. I have high hopes for this camera as it’s been great so far.

      Haha, me too! Luck must have been on my side!

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