Panasonic Lumix GX880 is a slightly renewed and improved camera construction, whose strengths are small size and a really reasonable price.
Lumix GX800 debuted two years ago and I consider this camera really interesting equipment. It's in your pocket, it costs very little, and at the same time it films in 4K and takes nice pictures. This is an ideal model for vlog fans, for example. Now the manufacturer showed its refreshed version, which, however, does not bring many new products.
The most important features
- Micro 4/3 Matrix 16 Mpix (without the AA filter)
- ISO 200-25600
- Movie mode 4K 30p
- Tilted 180 degrees, touch screen
- Built-in flash
The same matrix, though with a small change
The manufacturer did not change the model's heart, which is still a 16-megapixel MOS Micro 4/3 matrix . What is new is the fact that this time the matrix has been deprived of a low-pass filter, which will guarantee higher detail of images, and its sensitivity range is ISO 200-25600.With the electronic shutter, the camera will take up to 10 pictures per second. The 3-inch camera screen has a touch and tilts 180 degrees , which is very useful when vlogging. There were also Panasonic's company functions known from other cameras from this manufacturer, such as 4K Photo, Post Focus or Focus Stacking. The great convenience is also that the camera can be charged via the USB input.
movie mode without changes
As I have already mentioned, the new model does not offer many changes to its predecessor. The shape has changed minimally, the producer has also added a new Multi-Shot Night Portrait mode, thanks to which the camera shoots separately a few elements of the image to ultimately get better photos taken after dark. Also new is the mentioned Focus Stacking mode, which we did not experience in our predecessor. However, the film mode does not bring changes. This one still offers the possibility of filming in 4K at 30fps and in Full HD at 60fps. However, his possibilities end there. If the producer added even the slow-motion mode in Full HD, then certainly many users would be very satisfied.
Price and availability
The camera around the world should debut at the end of June. It will be available in black and silver, in the body version and with a kit lens. You will have to pay about 400 pounds for the camera and the lens. It means that on the Polish market its price will exceed 2 thousand. PLN Considering that we will pay less than PLN 1,500 for the Lumiksa GX800 with a putty, the new camera will hardly tempt many people to buy, because it offers little new products.