Panasonic G1 Vs Panasonic G80 Comparison

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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.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Panasonic G1

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.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Panasonic G80

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 G1 Vs Panasonic G80

Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85) Panasonic Lumix G1
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Image Sensor
Pixels 16Mp (Megapixels) 12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4592 4000
Pixels (H) 3448 3000
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
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in 3in
Screen resolution 1040K dot No Data
Touch Screen Yes No Data
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec 60sec
Shutter speeds longest 60sec 4000sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
ISO sensitivity 100 – 25600 100 – 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-3
Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots No Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 9fps 3fps
Movie mode Yes No
Video Resolution
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
Video FPS 30p 25p 24p No Data
Stereo Sound Yes No Data
Optical Zoom with Video Yes No Data
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes No
HDMI Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes No Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-Ion DMW-BLC12E No Data
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 330shots No Data
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data No Data
Weight 505g 385g
Width 128.4mm No Data
Height 89mm 83.6mm
Depth 74.3mm 45.2mm




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