Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Review and 4K Video Zoom Footage Test

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Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Review and 4K Video Zoom Footage Test
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Today I’m reviewing the Panasonic FZ80 super zoom camera. Now in the world of super zoom cameras, the Panasonic FZ80 is one of the few that shoots 4K video and I’ll be testing the 4k video quality in a minute. On the outside, the Panasonic FZ80 has a very familiar Panasonic look to it. It’s equipped with a 60X zoom lens that can be zoomed in and out using the toggle button that surrounds the shutter button. The controls on the top of the camera are also very familiar for anyone who has used a modern panasonic. The mode dial with on-off button is also identical to ones on cameras like the Panasonic FZ1000 and Panasonic G7. I also love the position of the movie record button which is really easy to access. The 3 inch screen on the back is bright and crisp and even works well outdoors. However, the only thing I do miss is having an articulating screen. This one is fixed, so changing screen angles to get more creative shots or even selfies and vlogs is much tougher. The menus on the Panasonic FZ80 are laid out in typical panasonic fashion and are very intuitive. The controls and buttons on the back are also neatly laid out. Another really useful feature is the camera’s electronic viewfinder. While it certainly isn’t the best viewfinder on the market, it’s very handy when shooting pictures and videos outdoors. I also love how the camera handles, thanks to it’s well-designed, deep grip. The build quality is also solid, despite the fact that it’s made mostly of plastic.The Panasonic FZ80’s battery and sd card are situated in this compartment on the bottom. I do advise getting at least a UHS Class 3 card, if you plan to record 4K video. I’ll leave links to some cards that will work with this camera, right below the video. When it comes to charging the battery, this can be done using the provided wall adapter and USB cable which plugs into the side of the camera, right next to the micro HDMi port, which can be used to connect it to a TV or monitor. When it comes to charging the battery, I always recommend getting a standalone battery charger like this one, so you can swap batteries out and charge them as needed. I’ll leave a link to one I recommend, right below the video as well. The Panasonic FZ80 can also be mounted on a tripod, and this can be pretty useful, as you’ll see when we test the video quality. The camera is also equipped with a pop-up flash, in case you plan to take photos in low light conditions. Rather surprisingly, it also comes equipped with a hot shoe mount on top.


InsideOutMedia says:

Is this a good camera for a noobie photographer? And it’s only $300 on Amazon…

Matt Maness the Navy Mechanic says:

Seems the FZ300 more clear and better shots. Half the photos down with the FZ80 looks distorted and or blurry. May ditch it and replace it with the FZ1000

JDMDOGZz says:

Can you turn the stabilization off?

Dee M says:

Watching this vid helped me feel much better about my purchase lol. (Had already ordered it from Amazon-only camera that had a monthly payment option at the time).

WildWill says:

For the recording limit, is it 4K 15 mins for all clips in total recorded in 4K or 15 mins recorded in 4K for one clip? And does that apply also for 1080p 60fps?

Alan Cazares says:

How do i add a Mic to this

Donna Camacho says:

Hi, The pop up flash on my FZ80 does not flash. The Flash on the LED display shows that it's off. How do I turn it on? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks

The Cando Railfan says:

Not the end of the world, but it really needs USB-C.

Yassin Habiballah says:

how is the stability when you arent zooming?


can this camera shoot video slow motion? Please let me know  thank you

Knazmuel Hossain says:

Would you recommend this for sit down style, indoor youtube video shooting?

BillyBeats says:

Can you put a stabilizer on this camera?

M. D. B. says:

What's the largest capacity card that I can use in this camera?

Jae Ballarbare says:

sound test?

Makker Drengene says:

hi! Gonna buy this camera soon, so i need to ask some few questions. Can u out a mic and a gorilla tripod on that camera? plz answer me

L is for Lucas says:

I was wondering if the camera outputs live video in 4k from the hdmi port?

Mark Mann says:

good presentation! Thank you!

Savio Jose says:

For how long can this camera do a 4k video recording? What's the maximum duration?

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