The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Black Friday Deals 2021 is a camera for bridges that has the longest zoom lens. It provides a huge field of view that is equivalent to a full-frame between 20mm and 1200mm, which allows the photographer to frame his photos from a wide distance.
It’s distinctive ‘4k photo mode will allow you to take pictures of moments with less effort, but we haven’t yet tested this feature. Additionally, the camera is very user-friendly. However, the autofocus feature has a difficult time tracking the faces of subjects for both video and photography.
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The video quality is also low in general, and image quality is prone to degrade when shooting in dark conditions. This Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 is an excellent choice for wildlife and sports photography.
The ‘4k Photo’ feature will allow you to snap quick shots although we haven’t yet evaluated this option. The maximum speed of shooting is also rather quick.
The built-in lens’s long max focal length will let you focus on distant objects like athletes at the stadium or race cars racing around the track. Additionally, its optical stabilization feature eliminates the camera shake.
The autofocus system excels at recording moving objects inanimate, however, it has a difficult time when it comes to keeping the focus on people in the moving subject. The Post Focus and ‘Focus Stacking’ functions will help even if the picture was captured, although we don’t have the time to test these features.
However, the camera does feel somewhat cheaply constructed, its electronic viewfinder makes it simpler to align your photos as opposed to using an LCD screen.
The Panasonic FZ80 shares similar styling similar to its predecessor that was the FZ70. It’s an SLR-styled, superzoom camera, with the world’s largest 60x optical zoom capability which means it’s not an ultra-compact camera.
The FZ80’s dimensions are approximately 5.1 by 3.7 and 4.7 inches (130 x 94.9 millimeters) and weigh 21.7 grams (616 grams) with a battery and card that is just slightly smaller and heavier than its predecessor.
The Panasonic FZ80’s controls are well-constructed, and the touchscreen interface is very responsive. The shutter release feels good while the switch to toggle zoom that is located around the release is very effective.
It’s a shame that the FZ80 comes with only one dial for control, but it’s a pressable dial that lets it change functions. For instance, in the exposure manual mode, you can toggle between setting the shutter speed and the aperture by just pressing the dial.
You can also switch between exposure compensation and either shutter or aperture priority modes and so on.
The built-in electronic viewfinder features one 0.2-inch color LCD that has 1,166k dots and around 100 percent coverage. The equivalent 35mm magnification of the EVF is just 0.46x but it’s still helpful, but it’s not as large which is standard for the course of this kind of camera.
There’s no built-in sensor for the eye however, moving between EVF as well as the display on the back requires the user to press an option to just to the right side of the EVF which can be difficult when you want to shoot with the EVF and view photos on the back display.
One minor issue I’ve had about an EVF has to do with the dial for diopter adjustment located to the left of the eyecup can be easy to alter accidentally.
Sometimes, I had to adjust the diopter to return it to my desired settings after wearing the camera by my neck since my jacket would shift over the dial.
The rear display of the camera is excellent and I frequently was tempted to use it instead in place of an EVF in various circumstances.
With its autofocus system that detects contrast, the Lumix FZ80 requires decent light to ensure good autofocus performance. When it is used at wide focal lengths it’s quite quick especially when it is in good lighting.
However, if you’re taking full advantage of the zoom of 60x, the FZ80 is likely to struggle in dim lighting conditions.
Autofocus area mode options include tracking, face/eye detection 49-area custom multi, 1-area, and the ability to pinpoint. Each of them performs just as you would expect, however, 1-area isn’t able to provide the same precise autofocus as it does previously on different Panasonic cameras I’ve tried.
In this case, I’m referring to that the camera may struggle to focus on the small details within the focus zone even though they cover a large part of the focus area.
The Panasonic FZ80 may shoot at the same rate that its predecessor did with 10 frames per second, however, its performance is significantly better than what the FZ70’s specs were.
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This Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Black Friday Deals 2021 is capable of shooting at 10 frames per second with autofocus locked up for as long as 13 RAW+JPEG images and about 100 JPEG frames.
The buffer depth of RAW and JPEG isn’t the greatest and a bit slow to clear in under 20 minutes however, its JPEG buffer’s depth of storage is better and clears fast, taking only just a few minutes.
I tried the FZ80’s speed using a SanDisk Ultra SD card with 30MB/s read speed and 10MB/s writing speed. This means that faster cards will perform better.