Way back in 2008, Panasonic got photographers talking with the release of the Panasonic Lumix G1 – the first camera to feature the Micro Four Thirds system.
Since then, we’ve seen quite a few of these small but mighty cameras hit the shelves, including the G80 which arrived towards the end of 2016.
As it’s nearly 10 years since the release of the original Micro Four Thirds camera, David Thorpe thought it would be interesting to compare the first Micro Four Thirds camera (G1) to its descendant, the G80, to see if it has more picture power than its older brother.
David is a big fan of the G80, saying it represents the ‘heart and soul’ of the system so when he found a G1 for sale, the idea of comparing the two jumped out at him straight away.
In the video, David compares the size and weight of both cameras along with their functionality, controls, monitor quality, EVF size and overall performance. Plus, there’s a rather interesting conclusion to the comparison where David says: “The G Series has come a long way in 8 generations and two things strike me on comparing them back-to-back; firstly, how very different they are but secondly, how similar they are.”
To hear to David’s full conclusion, do take a look at the video and we also have reviews of both the G1 and G80you can take a look at.
|Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85)||Panasonic Lumix G1|
|Pixels||16Mp (Megapixels)||12.1Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||CMOS||Live MOS Sensor|
|Sensor Size||Micro Four Thirds||No Data|
|Sensor Size (width)||17.3mm||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||13mm||No Data|
|Screen resolution||1040K dot||No Data|
|Touch Screen||Yes||No Data|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec||60sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec||4000sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 – 25600||100 – 3200|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2360k dots||No Data|
|Video FPS||30p 25p 24p||No Data|
|Stereo Sound||Yes||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||No Data|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Ion DMW-BLC12E||No Data|
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||330shots||No Data|
|Box Contents||No Data||No Data|