Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 Mirrorless camera with 12-32mm lens for £549 /  £349.99 after cashback @ John Lewis
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 Mirrorless camera with 12-32mm lens for £549 / £349.99 after cashback @ John Lewis

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Found 24th Dec 2016Made hot 25th Dec 2016
2 years guarantee included. You pay £549 for the camera and claim back £200 from Panasonic before 09/1/2017. Cashback offer has just recently been increased from £100 to £200.

Other Panasonic cameras also qualify for the cashback offer, deal also available from other select retailers (i.e Currys/PC world, Wilkinson etc). Was looking at Amazon, but cashback not available, purchasing through them.

Seems like a great deal for £349.

Note: If your searching the internet for reviews regarding this camera, I would suggest also searching for model GX85 (Same camera, just named differently in America, as stated by brilly)

Claim page:
promotions.panasonic.co.uk/pro…gns

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IN the market for a decent camera ---- like he idea of something a bit more portable but is something like a Canon eos1300d or eos700d SLR way better?

good deal

mgk

IN the market for a decent camera ---- like he idea of something a bit … IN the market for a decent camera ---- like he idea of something a bit more portable but is something like a Canon eos1300d or eos700d SLR way better?



CameraDecision is pretty useful showing the pros and cons of two cameras against each other. Here's the DMC-GX85 (Edit - which I've been updated by brilly below is the same camera as the GX80) against the Canon EOS700D for example...

cameradecision.com/com…00D
Edited by: "morgie" 24th Dec 2016

morgie

Hard to compare (as can't seem to find the DMC-GX80 on the site, but … Hard to compare (as can't seem to find the DMC-GX80 on the site, but usually CameraDecision is pretty useful showing the pros and cons of two cameras against each other. Here's the DMC-GX85 against the Canon EOS700D for example...http://cameradecision.com/compare/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX85-vs-Canon-EOS-700D


gx85 is the american name for it - same camera

brilly

gx85 is the american name for it - same camera



Thanks, that'd explain why I couldn't find the GX80 I tried checking for it under other names and somehow missed that.
Edited by: "morgie" 24th Dec 2016

Fab deal this. Paid £450 for it after cashback about 6 months ago. I love it.

mellonfarmcharmer

Fab deal this. Paid £450 for it after cashback about 6 months ago. I love … Fab deal this. Paid £450 for it after cashback about 6 months ago. I love it.



How is it and have you used SLRs before and how does it compare?
I am usually happy with a point and shoot but my wife wants a decent camera for action shots of kids doing sport and must admit using a SLR you get much crisper pics than the 150 quid point and shoot
Edited by: "mgk" 24th Dec 2016

mgk

How is it and have you used SLRs before and how does it compare? I am … How is it and have you used SLRs before and how does it compare? I am usually happy with a point and shoot but my wife wants a decent camera for action shots of kids doing sport and must admit using a SLR you get much crisper pics than the 150 quid point and shoot


review from dpreview: dpreview.com/rev…0/9
looks really good with the extra 100 cashback off
possibly better than the a6000 deal i just posted (_;)

Which one this or Canon M3 bought from Amazon for £359 plus £50 cash back. Thanks

mgk

How is it and have you used SLRs before and how does it compare? I am … How is it and have you used SLRs before and how does it compare? I am usually happy with a point and shoot but my wife wants a decent camera for action shots of kids doing sport and must admit using a SLR you get much crisper pics than the 150 quid point and shoot



​I still have my Canon 450d thinking I might not get used to it. I needed something fast for capturing my kids and good under low light and this seems to be hitting the all right notes. I love the 4k technology too, my only gripe with it is that it's not RAW - Nevertheless, is very useful and I'm reaching for that function all the time.

I will say, its all-axle stabilization is disconcerting as it feels like there is something loose inside the casing, where in reality it's the sensor 'floating' inside the body. But saying that, you only feel that sensation when holding the camera pointing at the ground/sky axis so isn't normally noticeable. Just something to be aware of, and that it's not broken.

Looking at the Olympus M10, but this was one of the other options. The 5 axis stabilisation was one of the big selling points for the M10 for me.
Edited by: "woldranger" 25th Dec 2016

brandlew

Which one this or Canon M3 bought from Amazon for £359 plus £50 cash b … Which one this or Canon M3 bought from Amazon for £359 plus £50 cash back. Thanks


Much depends on your need for EVF.

TK42

£329 … £329 here..http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/panasonic-lumix-gx80-camera-with-12-32mm-lens-10249.html2 Year Panasonic Warranty included as standard.



Great deal! Purchased.

zorbathegeek

Great deal! Purchased.



​Why's no one posted that?

the sony a6000 isnt too much more and its much more camera for your money

woldranger

Looking at the Olympus M10, but this was one of the other options. The 5 … Looking at the Olympus M10, but this was one of the other options. The 5 axis stabilisation was one of the big selling points for the M10 for me.



FYI the M5 is coming on lightning deal on Amazon @ 9:59am also lots of other cameras and lenses

sweetjudy21

the sony a6000 isnt too much more and its much more camera for your money


much more in what way?

on the Panasonic site to make claims it says: cash back and selected free gifts are not claimable until 28 days have expired, from the date of purchase. claim cash back ends 09.01.17?

sweetjudy21

the sony a6000 isnt too much more and its much more camera for your money



No 4K video, no touch screen, bigger lenses etc etc.
Edited by: "furq" 25th Dec 2016

cal__

on the Panasonic site to make claims it says: cash back and selected free … on the Panasonic site to make claims it says: cash back and selected free gifts are not claimable until 28 days have expired, from the date of purchase. claim cash back ends 09.01.17?


Claiming 28 days after purchase is standard with Panasonic for a reason.

cal__

on the Panasonic site to make claims it says: cash back and selected free … on the Panasonic site to make claims it says: cash back and selected free gifts are not claimable until 28 days have expired, from the date of purchase. claim cash back ends 09.01.17?



From their website
Purchase Period: 11/10/2016 - 09/01/2017

72 days left to claim. Claim by 06/03/2017

They have the dual lens kit at Amazon for £489 and I thought I'd found a bargain until I noticed that Amazon are excluded.
SRS have it for £449 after the cashback making the second lens only an extra £100.

Original Poster

Agharta

They have the dual lens kit at Amazon for £489 and I thought I'd found a … They have the dual lens kit at Amazon for £489 and I thought I'd found a bargain until I noticed that Amazon are excluded. :(SRS have it for £449 after the cashback making the second lens only an extra £100.



I saw that as-well. It's very confusing and potentially a great deal. Amazon uk was not on the eligible list on the panasonic site at the time i posted this deal. However when I checked earlier this morning it was!, but when I check 30 mins later it was gone, just check again now, and there it is again.


Edited by: "sniperuk" 26th Dec 2016

sweetjudy21

FYI the M5 is coming on lightning deal on Amazon @ 9:59am also lots of … FYI the M5 is coming on lightning deal on Amazon @ 9:59am also lots of other cameras and lenses



​Thanks for the heads up mate. I'll have to drop what I'm doing just before 10 and get onto my pc. I like the weather sealing with the 5 bit the price has put me off so far.

sweetjudy21

FYI the M5 is coming on lightning deal on Amazon @ 9:59am also lots of … FYI the M5 is coming on lightning deal on Amazon @ 9:59am also lots of other cameras and lenses



Just had a look - nothing showing at the mo - am I missing something? (apart from a cheap micro 4/3 amazon deal! ;))

Em5 is there now at£535 with 2 lenses plus the grip. But it's the mark one.

brilly

review from dpreview: … review from dpreview: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx85-gx80/9looks really good with the extra 100 cashback offpossibly better than the a6000 deal i just posted (_;)



For action shots the A6000 will be better than the Panasonic as it has lightning fast autofocus, in fact the AF on the A6000 is probably the fastest you will get in a CFC type camera at anything like this price.

John Mason

For action shots the A6000 will be better than the Panasonic as it has … For action shots the A6000 will be better than the Panasonic as it has lightning fast autofocus, in fact the AF on the A6000 is probably the fastest you will get in a CFC type camera at anything like this price.


Isn't the kit lens a bit soft though on the A6000? You might get fast auto-focus but the kits lens puts me off.

Look at the comparisons here :cameralabs.com/rev…tml

Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 26th Dec 2016

John Mason

For action shots the A6000 will be better than the Panasonic as it has … For action shots the A6000 will be better than the Panasonic as it has lightning fast autofocus, in fact the AF on the A6000 is probably the fastest you will get in a CFC type camera at anything like this price.




Comparison here:
cameradecision.com/com…000

sniperuk

I saw that as-well. It's very confusing and potentially a great deal. … I saw that as-well. It's very confusing and potentially a great deal. Amazon uk was not on the eligible list on the panasonic site at the time i posted this deal. However when I checked earlier this morning it was!, but when I check 30 mins later it was gone, just check again now, and there it is again.


They were specifically listed as being excluded when I looked last night although I didn't look at the list of included retailers.
I'm kind of glad they aren't included as it's no longer available from Amazon direct at all.

Original Poster

Agharta

They were specifically listed as being excluded when I looked last night … They were specifically listed as being excluded when I looked last night although I didn't look at the list of included retailers.I'm kind of glad they aren't included as it's no longer available from Amazon direct at all.



Specifically listed where? My order is still for this with JL, as like you said, the amazon one is no longer available, but just curious.

Shame they dont sell the body on its own

woldranger

Shame they dont sell the body on its own



You can buy body only from srs for 239 or thereabouts. Great deal.

zorbathegeek

You can buy body only from srs for 239 or thereabouts. Great deal.


Yeah I've seen that, but I'd like to buy from John Lewis if I had the choice - surely it would be easier with regards to after sales?

With regard to that, does anyone know if there's a warranty claim and you buy a kit, would you have to send in the lens too? I remember with Canon that used to be the case so I was screwed after selling the kit lens!

sniperuk

Specifically listed where? My order is still for this with JL, as like … Specifically listed where? My order is still for this with JL, as like you said, the amazon one is no longer available, but just curious.


Here - LINK.
Click on Terms & Conditions and it says:

"7. This Promotion is open to participating retailers only; please check with your chosen retailer that they are participating in this Promotion prior to purchasing a product to avoid any disappointment. Panasonic will not accept claims against products purchased from eBay (whether listed new or used), Dixons Travel, Amazon.co.uk or from third party sellers on the Amazon.co.uk Marketplace platform."

Is there a big difference between the 1347 (a6000) vs 662 (gx80) for low light iso?

Will it make the difference between a beautiful night shot of stars in the sky and a blury mess?

Looks like the a6000 even after two years has the better sensor but the gx80 has better features overall, especially for video.
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